There was a huge public outcry after the Broadway League dissed Joan Rivers, who was nominated for a Tony Award for best actress in a play in 1994, by failing to honor her after her sad passing on Sept. 4. Thankfully, Broadway has changed its tune — seven of the famous New York City street’s 40 theaters have decided to dim their marquee lights at 6:45 p.m. tonight, Sept. 9, in honor of Joan.
It’s no secret that Melissa Rivers, 46, was as close to mother Joan Rivers as a daughter could be. As she continues to grieve for her mother’s death, sources close to Melissa have revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she has been sleeping in Joan’s bed and that she may never sell her mother’s $35 million apartment.
While Melissa Rivers, 46, continues to mourn the loss of her beloved mom Joan Rivers, HollywoodLife.com has learned that Melissa truly thought “she’d leave this earth before her mom.” Read on for more about Melissa’s “shock” after her mother’s death.
Just like she wished for, Joan Rivers was mourned by family and friends in a glamorous and star-studded funeral on Sept. 7. During the emotional service at Temple Emanu-El in New York City, Hugh Jackman, 45, gave a “scene-stealing” performance for the crowd.
It was Joan Rivers from head-to-toe. Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers managed to create a funeral that not only paid tribute to her, but remained upbeat, just like Joan would have wanted. Kathy Griffin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Trump were just a few of the famous faces that entered Temple Emanu-El, around 11am, Sept. 7, which was filled with white gardenias, Joan’s favorite flowers.
Joan Rivers was mourned by family and friends on Sept. 7 at a funeral service at Temple Emanu-El in New York City. The 81-year-old comedy legend was memorialized with a funeral fit for Hollywood, including touching performances and emotional eulogies. Joan would have been so pleased with the star-studded service.
Joan Rivers, 81, was memorialized in her hometown of New York City on Sept. 7. Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, Howard Stern, and more celebrities gathered at Temple Emanu-El to mourn the loss of their beloved Joan.