Joan Rivers: Her Life in Photos

Comedienne, talk-show host, fashion critic, trailblazer: The riveting Rivers kept audiences laughing for more than 50 years

RED CARPET ROASTING

Rivers's tell-it-like-it-is brand of humor was put to good use when she and Melissa hosted Live from the Red Carpet for E! beginning in the mid-1990s, savoring and skewering stars' fashion choices at the Oscars, Emmys and other major awards shows. After Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic took over red-carpet duties in the early 2000s, the mother-daughter team headed to the TV Guide channel to report on awards show fashions for a reported $8 million.