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.
This week, Tyler Oakley joins me in bed! In this episode, we chat about defining what it is to be an internet celebrity, coming out at a young age, telling President Obama he had a cute desk, and his obsession with One Direction!
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 was on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, August 4th. I had such an amazing time on the show! In case you missed it, you can see the video here: Continue reading Late Night with Seth Meyers
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
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
This week, comedian Grace Helbig (of the YouTube channel It’s Grace!) jumps in bed with me! In this episode, we chat about Grace being a semi-finalist for Miss New Jersey, getting inspiration for daily videos (or the honesty of not being inspired), keeping Grace’s private life private, and doing “The No Filter Show” and “Camp Takota” with Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart! Continue reading In Bed with Joan – Episode 67: Grace Helbig
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