Joan Rivers and Annie Duke Celebrity Apprentice Finale

joan riversPoker champ Annie Duke was fired on the season finale of “Celebrity Apprentice” and comedian Joan Rivers was  hired.

Joan Rivers and Duke were the last remaining celebs out of 16.

The task at hand was planning a charity fundraiser.  River’s planned a more successful event therefore Duke got the boot!

Duke was summoned to a boardroom session to hear the dreaded verdict from series host “The Donald” (Trump that is) “You’re fired!”

Joan Rivers Trivia

Before she was a successful comedienne, actress, talk show hostess and a television personality, she briefly worked as a shoe buyer for Lord & Taylor, a department store in New York City, after graduation from college.
Collected Faberge eggs.

Said the most difficult celebrity she ever interviewed was Tommy Lee Jones, whom she thought was rude.
Was the national spokesperson for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Hosted a daily talk show on WOR-AM radio in New York City from 1997 until 2002, syndicated to about 50 stations.
About 1982, she was appointed the first permanent guest hostess on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). She infuriated Johnny Carson when she left to host her own show, The Late Show (1986) on rival Fox network. Johnny Carson never spoke to her again.
She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1990 for best talk show host and was nominated for a Tony Award for the play “Donna Marr and Her Escorts” in 1994. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1985.
Was one of the final guests to appear on The Wayne Brady Show (2002).
Was nominated for Broadway’s 1994 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying the title character, Sally Marr, in “Sally Marr… and Her Escorts”.
Started performing as a stand-up comedienne using the stage name Pepper January.
She was a Phi Beta Kappa Sorority key holder from Barnard College, where she studied anthropology.
She had her first cosmetic surgery procedure (an eye-lift) in 1965 at age 32.
She had her nose thinned in 1983.
The majority of her plastic surgery was performed by Santa Monica surgeon Steven Hoefflin (who also performed plastic surgery on Michael Jackson’s nose). She also received Botox and collagen injections every four months from New York City dermatologist Patricia Wexler.
She was an advocate of plastic surgery for older women saying that if a woman can afford it, it is worth it for her self-esteem.
Before she was a successful comedienne, actress, talk show hostess and a television personality, she performed as half of the comedy team of “Joanie and Bill”. “Bill” was former actor William Perry (1936-2006) who was the nephew of actress Toby Wing.
An accomplished author, she has written several candid autobiographies, including “Enter Talking” and “Still Talking”. Author of self-help books, including “Bouncing Back: I’ve Survived Everything… and I Mean Everything… and You Can Too!” and “Don’t Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit!”. Author of several comedy books, including “Having a Baby Can Be a Scream” and “The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz”.
Her father, Meyer C. Molinsky, was a doctor.
Her parents, Beatrice (Grushman) and Meyer Molinsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants.
Early in her career, she was a writer for Candid Camera (1953).
Grandmother of Edgar Cooper Endicott.
Her publicist was Judy Katz.
Used to maintain a residence in Litchfield County, Connecticut adjacent to the former Bill Blass estate.

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