Fashion Police fetes host Joan Rivers at age 80
NEW YORK (AP) - "I'm having a great time," Joan Rivers crows before offering a brisk self-appraisal: "Everything is working, my mind is fine.
"The only time I play the age card is on planes when I'm trying to put a bag above the seat: 'I am 80 years old! Would someone PLEASE help me?!'"
Actually, she only turned 80 on Saturday, a milestone that has prompted the E! network to stage a Joan Rivers "takeover": Its regular one-hour edition of Fashion Police on Friday will be a black-tie birthday salute, preceded nightly through Thursday by special half-hours (at 10:30pm EDT) featuring guest appearances by celebrities and even victims of past fashion slams.
This means frequent-flier Rivers would soon be back on a plane for Los Angeles to tape this five-day marathon while she marvels at the success of Fashion Police, which, since premiering three years ago, has only tightened its grip in the culture as a wicked hybrid of style and snark.