This week, the fabulous Bianca Del Rio jumps into bed with me! In this episode, we chat about Bianca winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, how to deal with haters and the wonderful divas of Broadway. Continue reading In Bed with Joan – Episode 71: Bianca Del Rio
Some of you might remember the impromptu wedding I performed for Joe Aiello and Jed Ryan at my book signing at Barnes & Noble in July. Since it was totally unplanned, Joe and Jed didn’t have a marriage license on them. They’ve since gotten one, and asked me to marry them again, this time “for real.” So we did it! On Friday, August 15th, 2014 at the Plaza Athenee hotel in New York City, Joseph Aiello officially married William (Jed) Ryan. The ceremony was attended by family and friends, with a wonderful reception following. I’m so thrilled and honored to have been a part of it! Congratulations, Joe and Jed!
Watch the video! (I get so emotional.)
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.”
This week, Candace Cameron Bure joins me in bed! In this episode, we chat about Candice’s sitcom upbringing, her three kids, The Olsen Twins, getting married at 20 to a professional hockey player, and her experience on Dancing with the Stars! Continue reading In Bed with Joan – Episode 69: Candace Cameron Bure
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
This week, comedian and Vine star Brittany Furlan jumps into bed with me! In this episode, we chat about how she lost her virginity, getting her first TV gig on “Reality Hell”, her rise to fame on the Vine app, and her adventures and scandals at the Daytime Emmys! Continue reading In Bed with Joan – Episode 68: Brittany Furlan