At Joan Rivers’ star-studded funeral, Hugh Jackman sang and Howard Stern delivered the eulogy

09.08.14 5 years ago

At Joan Rivers” star-studded funeral, Hugh Jackman sang and Howard Stern delivered the eulogy
“She did everything on her own terms,” said Stern, whom Rivers roasted in January at his 60th birthday bash. “She fought the stereotypes that women can”t be funny, they should stay in their place, stay home,” he added. “Courageously, she fought to save her family after her husband”s suicide; she fought to rebuild her career after Johnny banned her from ‘The Tonight Show” and the Fox show was canceled. She fought the bigotry toward gay people.” PLUS: How Prince Charles became friends with Rivers.

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John Oliver goes after “60 Minutes”
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“Bad Judge”s” showrunner exits over “creative differences”
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Watch a teaser for the “Veronica Mars” web spinoff
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Fran Drescher weds
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