Your Week in Pop Culture: Hollywood shows love after Joan Rivers' passing
Comedianne and style icon Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday after complications with throat surgery last week. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/MGN)
(RNN) – Legendary comedienne and hostess Joan Rivers passed away after being taken off life-support on Thursday at the age of 81.
Her hold no punches style of comedy made her a legend and an enemy to some, but she was never silenced and continuously worked until her untimely passing after she stopped breathing following throat surgery on Aug. 28.
"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon,” her daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement on Thursday.
All of Hollywood has shown their love and sent their condolences through social media, and #RIPJoanRivers is a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Even in her last book I Hate Everything...Starting with Me, she had a hilarious take on death.
“No one loved life, laughter, and a good time more than Joan. We would have dinner and laugh and gossip and I always left the table smiling. She was a brassy, often outrageous, and hilarious performer who made millions laugh. In private, she was the picture of elegance and class. I will miss her,” legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters said in a statement.
We send our condolences to the Rivers family as well. Rock on, diva! Check out this epic timeline of her career here.
Tweet of the Week: ‘Little Rascals' cast celebrates 20th anniversary
Most millennials love, love, love the 1994 kid's movie Little Rascals, the new-age take on the Our Gang movies that our grandparents loved.
Well, with the 20th anniversary of the movie being Aug. 5, the original cast remade their fun movie poster. The side-by-side images were tweeted by Blake McIver Ewing, who played the snobby Waldo for #Rascals20th day on Wednesday.
Fun times. Also, as an aside to the ladies, Bug Hall got real cute.
A little something from YouTube: Guitar-playing YouTuber explains every Mumford and Sons song ever
Far be it for me to dis Mumford and Sons, your hipster sister's favorite indie band – I don't have a record deal and I'm not selling out shows (yet).
But for those who say their music pretty much sounds the same, You Tube user Dion Beary has a one-minute video that encompasses everything you think when you hear their songs.
Yup, we are all thinking the same thing – and with more than 630,000 clicks, Beary has proved that it doesn't take some high-priced acoustic electric guitars covered in dirt to sound like Mumford and Sons.
Sports: Frank Caliendo is at it again – Allen Iverson's ‘Practice' speech as Morgan Freeman
Frank Caliendo is the best thing that consistently happens on ESPN Radio's flagship program Mike and Mike in the Morning.