“On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received. At this time she does remain on life support. I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers.”
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
I’d like to make something clear. The other day I was stopped at the airport by a reporter from Splash Video who caught me off guard. I said “Palestinian” when I meant to say “Hamas”. This started a controversy which has turned into a tempest in a teapot, which the media is happily exploiting.
I regret that I did use the word “Palestinian” when I meant to say “Hamas” and obviously, there are many good Palestinians like Israelis who want peace and Israel’s right to exist. Unfortunately, this is not so with Hamas (which has been recognized as a terrorist entity by The United States, Israel and many other Western democratic nations).
So let’s all take our energies and concentrate on fixing the mess that’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri.
An accurate clarification of my earlier comments:
“I am both saddened and disappointed that my statement about the tragedy of civilian casualties was totally taken out of context. What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, The United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The media, as usual, has decided to only quote the most out of context and inflammatory non sequitur rather than giving an accurate account of what my intentions were behind the statement. Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace. It is stupid and wrong and I am tired of bearing the brunt of attacks by people who want to sell newspapers or gain ratings by creating a scandal about me that is non-existent.”
I had a wonderful interview recently with MAKERS, the online collection of women’s stories. Nobody wants a carbon copy. You’ve got to believe in what you’re doing. As Winston Churchill said, “failure” is not being knocked down… failure is having the courage to get up again. Continue reading A Chat with MAKERS About Comedy in a Man’s World →
On Tuesday (7/28/14) I was on Watch What Happens Live with Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars. I absolutely adore Andy Cohen and always have such fun with him. In case you missed it, here is a video from the after-show: Continue reading Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen →
In case you missed it, I had a great interview about work, family and my new book (Diary of a Mad Diva) with Tavis Smiley for his show on PBS. It was a wonderful interview in two parts, which aired on July 14th and July 15th, 2014. Continue reading Two-Part Interview with Tavis Smiley on PBS →
I was on Raw Dog Comedy on SiriusXM recently, and the subject of Jerry Lewis came up during an Unmasked show with host Ron Bennington. Here’s how I responded… Continue reading On Raw Dog Comedy on SiriusXM →
Yesterday, I discussed “Diary of a Mad Diva,” celebrity fashion and the latest gossip on HuffPost Live with the wonderful Marc Lamont Hill. We took some calls and questions and had some good laughs. What a fun half-hour! Continue reading HuffPost Live with Diary of a Mad Diva →