ETALK and E! Celebrate the Iconic Work of Comedic Legend Joan Rivers

— September 5, 2014

 “My dear friend, Joan Rivers, has passed away. Once again, I can only quote Billy Crystal… there are no words.” – Whoopi Goldberg 

"RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never quite feel as awesome. You will truly be missed." – Anna Kendrick 

"My heart is torn in half. She wasn't done. #Joan." – Sarah Silverman

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TORONTO (September 5, 2014) The fashion world of dos and don’ts just won’t be the same without Joan Rivers. ETALK and E! give their final salute to the late, great, comedic legend and celebrate her incredible contribution to the worlds of television, film, fashion, and comedy with ETALK PRESENTS: CAN WE TALK? REMEMBERING JOAN RIVERS airing tonight, Friday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. on E!. Hosted by ETALK’s Ben Mulroney, the half-hour special honours the award-winning icon and features countless interviews with Rivers over the years. Encore presentations of the special air on CTV Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. ET and on CTV Two Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Immediately following the ETALK premiere, E! hosts and Rivers’ celebrity friends talk about their colleague’s life and legacy on E! NEWS SPECIAL – JOAN RIVERS: CELEBRATING AN ICON airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on E!.

In addition to a myriad of film and television roles, solidifying her position as a true comedy star, Joan Rivers won an Emmy® Award in 1990 for Outstanding Talk Show Host for her work on THE JOAN RIVERS SHOW and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989. The long-time friend of ETALK is credited with starting LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET on E! with fellow E! co-host Giuliana Rancic, and most recently hosted E!’s FASHION POLICE, critiquing the best and best of the worst in celebrity fashion, alongside Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, and George Kotsiopoulos. 

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