The Daily Beast
July 24, 2016
“I’ll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen.”
Ryan Gosling – Read full article
“My virginity was a big deal, my braces were a big deal – all because I was America’s sweetheart.”
Brooke Shields – Read full article
“I’ve squandered an opportunity that people would kill for. You reach a certain age and you come to the conclusion that greatness is not in you.”
Woody Allen – Read full article
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Melissa Rivers: Anger, Grief, and Why I’m Auctioning Joan’s Possessions
The Daily Beast, June 12, 2016
On September 4, 2014, in the Mount Sinai Hospital room just after her mother Joan Rivers had died, Melissa Rivers asked for some time alone with her mother's body.
"I was just sitting there, and laughed," Rivers recalls in an interview with the Daily Beast. "I heard an intake of breath behind me. A nurse had come in. She asked me if I was OK. I told her, 'I was just thinking: my dad is having a really bad day. I imagined him in Heaven, saying, 'She's whaaat? She's here? Heck. After all these years of not being yelled at.'"
Edgar Rosenberg committed suicide in 1987, after his wife's Fox chat show had been canceled and the couple had separated.
In interviews, Joan Rivers told me more than once how furious Edgar's suicide still made her, and--in her last major interview--how her friend and then-First Lady Nancy Reagan had arranged to have Edgar's body moved home from Philadelphia, where he had killed himself.