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Controversy Over FOX Show Canceling Joan Rivers

1/19/2011 4:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joan Rivers has been canceled from a scheduled appearance on FOX & Friends -- she says it's all over a comment she made to TMZ blasting Sarah Palin ... but FOX denies that's the reason.

Joan Rivers Banned Fox and Friends
This weekend, Rivers said she partially blamed the Arizona shootings on Palin ... and then referred to Sarah as "stupid and a threat."

Rivers was scheduled to appear with daughter Melissa tomorrow on the show to promote her new show, "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?"  River's rep tells us a producer called to say they gave her the chop because of Joan's comments.

But moments ago FOX responded ... they say the show was overbooked and the producer "mistakenly" canceled Joan's appearance instead of rescheduling it.

FOX insists it has nothing to do with Joan's comments.

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46.

Missie    

LOL, good for Fox! And lmao @ the ppl saying Fox is a joke and has no street credit, their ratings beat all others, and it's so laughable that ppl say they are one sided, have you watched the other liberal news channels? Talk about one sided views!

1338 days ago
47.

sugarbee    

I agree with #36 "saywhat"
Joan has the right to dislike Palin but to blame her for that wacko murdering people is outrageously stupid and mean spirited. Not to mention Joan calling Palin STUPID is like The Elephant Man calling Heidi Klum ugly.

1338 days ago
48.

A. Rex Shun    

Gotta love all the ad hominem attacks against Fox, Palin et al. Not even one example of to back up the claim. Just like our dear leader, President Obama, all profiles, no courage.

1338 days ago
49.

andi    

Sarah palin has all of you Liberal or should I say LIBELer dummies so scared! What exactly has she EVER said that is hateful? Please enlighten me...You who condemn her have obviously never actually listened to her.

1338 days ago
50.

Annie     

Rivers told our photog, Sarah is "stupid and a threat."

Joan could have stopped at "stupid". I am sure Joan is not upset at all that FOX and Friends has banned her. She is smarter than the three morons on that show combined.

1338 days ago
51.

fatty fat    

JOAN RIVER SMART NOT TO DO SHOW ON FOAX!!! FOAX NEWS ALL IS IT IS A BUNCH OF STUPID RED NECKS AND PALIN AND HER FAT DAUGHTER WHO TO STUPID FOR WORDS JOHN STEWERT AND KEITH OLBERMANN RIP HER A KNEW ONE EVERY DAY BECAUSE ITS SO EASY!!! AND ALL YOU HATE RETARDED RACISST TEE BAGERS OUT THEIR YOUR STUPID TO!!! OH AND HATE OBAMA ALL YOU WANT BECAUSE GET USE TO IT HE GOING TO BE ARE PRESIDENT FOR A NOTHER 8 YEARS STUPID RETARDS!!! LOLOLOLOL

1338 days ago
52.

fatty fat    

JOAN RIVER SMART NOT TO DO SHOW ON FOAX!!! FOAX NEWS ALL IS IT IS A BUNCH OF STUPID RED NECKS AND PALIN AND HER FAT DAUGHTER WHO TO STUPID FOR WORDS JOHN STEWERT AND KEITH OLBERMANN RIP HER A KNEW ONE EVERY DAY BECAUSE ITS SO EASY!!! AND ALL YOU HATE RETARDED RACISST TEE BAGERS OUT THEIR YOUR STUPID TO!!! OH AND HATE OBAMA ALL YOU WANT BECAUSE GET USE TO IT HE GOING TO BE ARE PRESIDENT FOR A NOTHER 8 YEARS STUPID RETARDS!!! LOLOLOLOL

1338 days ago
53.

Donna    

I can't figure out why Joan Rivers is on her daughter's TV show.
She has always been a loud mouth and obnoxious. The things that come out of her mouth are legendary stupid. She's so old and has had so many face lifts she dosen't even look human. But God forbid she goes out in any kind of classy way - which she never ever was. Her daughters TV show will NEVER make it with Joan on it. We've had enough of this woman - she should just live what's left of her pathetic life in seclusion and do us all a big favor. I don't blame her husband for killing himself.
Wouldn't you???

1338 days ago
54.

andi    

KP...what "study" are we talking about? It's idiots like YOU that give Liberals a bad name LOL!

1338 days ago
55.

soulofanangel    


Joanie, Joanie, Joanie....

Plastic, sarcastic so what else is new?

The decades of jokes can almost make you puke.

1338 days ago
56.

sem    

Jackie, you don't seem to know what you're talking about. The first amendment applies to congress and government, NOT private business. They banned Rivers because she basically accused Palin of being an accessory to murder without any proof or logic to back it up. Why should they want to put someone like Rivers on their programs when they don't have to? Let Rivers go on MSNBC if she wants to lash out like that.

1338 days ago
57.

sem    

Hey fahgettaboutit, can you post up a few examples of the "hatred" Sarah Palin has spewed on Fox News. I'd love to see some. Thanks! Plus, Rivers wasn't criticizing her... she was basically accusing her of murder with no evidence (or logic) to back it up.

1338 days ago
58.

bill    

who care what she thinks , nasty , rude , cold and indifferent . 150,000.00 on plastic surgery . who care what this old bag has to say , i met her once , pompus and rude

1338 days ago
59.

Triumph    

IN A RELATED STORY: Joan Rivers will still be appearing on the Cartoon Network's show, "Robot Chicken". Seth Green -one of the show's creators- said Joan would be more than welcomed since she is made up of more plastic then the figurines used in the filming of the 'Stop Motion Animation' production.

1338 days ago
60.

Steelers suck    

No great loss. Fox is so far up Palin's ass they know what the bitch had for lunch. Or should I say who the bitch had for lunch?

1338 days ago
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