We thought something was fishy when Joan Rivers put her Marie Antoinette-style New York penthouse up for sale in May for 25 million dollars. (Click here for details on The Real Estalker) Joan originally moved from LA to New York because she felt it was the only place a mature woman could find a decent social life – and she has THRIVED there, rubbing elbows with high society. So what possessed her to pack up and LEAVE? The prospect of having a reality show with her lookalike daughter is probably the only thing that could have pried her out of her beloved NYC. Joan is moving in with Melissa and her son Cooper and possibly a boyfriend in LA for their show called “Mother Knows Best.” Let’s face it, Melissa has mouths to feed and Joan has always been there for her. The show will air in December on WE.


Posted by Janet on July 13, 2010

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  1. By Muffin
    On July 13, 2010 at

    Uggghhh. I don’t know whether to feel sorry for Melissa or Joan. Joan for being such an egomaniac or Melissa for being such a spoiled little biyatch!! There comes a point when you must let your children stand on their own 2 feet. What will Melissa do when Joan is gone? There is a fine line, and I think Joan has crossed it.

  2. By Reta
    On July 13, 2010 at

    Did Melissa ever really learn a profession, I mean, seperate of being connected to her mommy? She doesn’t seem to be dumb by any means, but yet doesn’t seem to be particularly talented at anything either. I think she’s a bit old to be riding on mommy’s coattails still. Maybe Joan is having health issues and just wants to be near her daughter and grandchild for whatever time she has left, and being on 2 seperate coasts won’t cut it. Joan can sell her apt and things and move in with M. and when she croaks M will get all her money anyway, so she won’t NEED to ever have her own career.
    I admire Joan for having the balls she did, for hanging in there back when it was all men, and fighting to stay in the picture, and opening doors along with other early comedians for the women of today. She’s still funny today, even at her age and still has big elephant balls. I loved her on Celebrity Apprentice and was rooting for her to win, and was so happy for her when she did. She killed the other contestants with her energy and wit, and made the show really watchable. AND she was right about the poker player too. Love ya Joan! Don’t die yet!

  3. By Sally
    On July 13, 2010 at

    It’s apparent that Joan really loves her daughter. I think having her dad commit suicide possibly made Melissa a lot closer to her mother. Joan has stated that in the past she herself was suicidal. So it would make sense that they find strength in each other.

    On another note, Melissa needs to chill out with the plastic surgery. Does her face even move?

  4. By Hilary
    On July 13, 2010 at

    RE: this new mother-daughter show, Joan says that she will live part of the year in LA and part of the year in NYC. I can’t believe she would sell her New York place — as it’s the home of her dreams.
    And re: Melissa’s plastic surgery, it looks AWFUL. Unfortunately, Melissa gets more of her looks from her dad, who wasn’t good looking at all. Wonder what kind of beans would be spilled if Melissa’s ex-hubby decided to talk? The marriage lasted long enough to make a baby and ended shortly thereafter… and has Melissa been linked with anyone seriously since? Janet?

  5. By Reta
    On July 13, 2010 at

    I think M looks more like her mom than the ugly dad. I remember what he looked like and he had a really huge awful nose for one thing. I haven’t heard about M having any male in her life since her ex husband, but that could just be because no one thinks her worthy of gossiping over is my guess.

  6. By Bettye Bluejay
    On July 14, 2010 at

    It’s the Career.

  7. By captain america
    On July 14, 2010 at

    but sorry to say that the only option availible for this “Miscarriage” is being a cheap prostitute.

  8. By Lenny
    On July 14, 2010 at

    Melissa is in the same ball park as Tori Spelling. Both look like their dads and both man were homely.

  9. By run tell dat
    On July 14, 2010 at

    these two are INSUFFERABLE. joan hasn’t been funny in two decades.

    God, you guys are OLD as sin.

  10. By City Girl
    On July 14, 2010 at

    I will def. watch! Joan is a total hoot, and can’t wait to see how bawdy she’ll get.
    Melissa is Joan’s opposite, so it may be fun to see how those two interact.
    Joan really worked to get where she is, and whether you care for her or not, consider that she put in alot of hard work to achieve her success. She’s not a flash in the pan “reality” no talent like some other shows that feature “families….”

  11. By SebastianCanada
    On July 14, 2010 at

    I have a soft spot for Joan, in large part because I was a child of the seventies and remember her as that ballsy big-shouldered broad who was funny as hell, and pretty attractive at that time. I will check out whatever she does. However, I find her “professional” relationship with her daughter grating.

    Joan has had some tragic lows – but many of these were of her own making – and has used Melissa as a security blanket, just as she did her husband before his suicide. If anyone is the villain, it is Joan, not Melissa.

  12. By WEDNESDAY ODDS & ENDS — TV Tattle
    On July 14, 2010 at

    […] and Melissa Rivers' WE show "Mother Knows Best" debuts in […]

  13. By dee cee
    On July 17, 2010 at

    It would have been better she gave half the money to Melissa and continued her own career.. Sometimes talent doesn’t out in off spring. Like Lucie Arnaz

  14. By Mistechal
    On July 17, 2010 at

    For a beginning, take that butt-ass ugly daughter to mom’s plastic surgeon. The fish lips ! The orange fake tan ! GAH ! Up-do’s are nice, but hers makes her look like she is older than Mom !
    Let’s hope that she at least has a winning , sensitive ,personality.

  15. By Reta
    On July 18, 2010 at

    Isn’t it wierd that in this picture neither of them look like they have any real eyes? There are just black holes where the eyes should be. Deep dark nothing in there holes. Scary!

  16. By Sue
    On August 8, 2010 at

    Melissa really should lay off the plastic surgery! She looks older than she is. Joan was very attractive in her Carson days. Melissa is nothing without her mother. She looks SO bad for a young girl.


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