03:43 PM EDT 09/02/2015
Originally posted 09/01/2015 11:00PM
Friday will mark the one-year anniversary of Joan Rivers' death due to complications from a surgical procedure, and on Tuesday, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, revealed that she has scattered some of her mom's ashes in a place that holds fond memories for her family.
Melissa told Entertainment Tonight that she scattered some of the comedy legend's ashes in Wyoming last month. It's where Joan, Melissa and her son, Cooper, 14, would vacation each year.
"Coop and I took our annual family vacation to Wyoming. [The] first without my mom and scattered some of her ashes there so we can still be together every August as a family."
In Her Own Words: New Fashion Police Host Melissa Rivers' Most Touching Reflections About Her 'Fearless' Mother Joan
Originally posted 08/31/2015 04:35PM
Just five days shy of the one-year anniversary of Joan Rivers' unexpected death, Melissa Rivers will take her mother's seat when Fashion Police returns to E! on Monday night.
Melissa joins Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski in hosting the show that her mother – who was 81 years old when she died in New York City on Sept. 4, 2014, due to complications during an endoscopic procedure – led for five years.
Before a new era of Fashion Police begins, let's take a look back at everything Melissa has said about her legendary mother in the last year.
Originally posted 07/01/2015 09:30AM
Though Melissa Rivers' late mother Joan was close with Donald Trump, her former Celebrity Apprentice boss isn't getting her support in his bid for president.
Rivers, 47, takes issue with Trump's controversial stance on immigration.
"I know Donald on such a different level. Do I agree with his comments? No. I don't agree with what he said, but I do think he is very, very smart," she told PEOPLE before a Q&A at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum, which is currently featuring the exhibit "Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?"
Originally posted 06/18/2015 04:10PM
Melissa Rivers is stepping into some familiar shoes – her mother's!
The Fashion Police executive producer will be joining Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski when the E! show returns this summer, but the panelist position wasn't one that Rivers initially set out for.
After her mother's death, Rivers, 47, told PEOPLE she was unsure of who she was without Joan working by her side. As the remaining half of the Joan and Melissa "comedy act," Rivers told PEOPLE she was suddenly left as a "straight man" and asking herself, "Now what?"
Originally posted 06/17/2015 05:10PM
Melissa Rivers is taking her mother's legacy into her own hands.
Rivers will co-host E!'s Fashion Police alongside Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski starting this summer, the network announced Wednesday. She already executive-produces the show and is assuming a role held by her late mom, iconic comedian Joan Rivers.
"I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and Fashion Police family," Melissa, 47, said in a statement.
Originally posted 06/09/2015 04:25PM
Joan Rivers would have been 82 on Monday, and her loved ones happily celebrated in honor of the late comedian's legacy.
"We went out to dinner with some friends and toasted her," daughter Melissa Rivers tells PEOPLE. They toasted the late comedian, saying, "We're still here, we're doing okay."
Despite being gone, Melissa and her son, Cooper, are keeping Rivers' legacy alive.
"We laugh everyday, and that's the greatest testament to her legacy," Melissa shares.
Originally posted 05/29/2015 11:40AM
What Melissa Rivers wouldn't give to have mom Joan tell her, just one more time, that she's doing something wrong.
Originally posted 05/28/2015 02:15PM
Joan Rivers may be gone, but her legacy lives on. The Grammy Museum announced Tuesday that it will unveil a new display next month honoring the Grammy-winning comedian.
Originally posted 05/14/2015 09:25AM
[YOUTUBE "ZvShWZLV9Xw" "auto"] Melissa Rivers says that her largest complaint in the wake of the Fashion Police drama that occurred after her mother's death is that it tarnished the legacy Joan Rivers left behind.
Originally posted 05/12/2015 04:55PM
In January, Melissa Rivers filed a lawsuit against the New York City clinic where her mother Joan stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure last October. The trailblazing comedian died a week later at the age of 81.
Now, Rivers, 47, is standing by her decision.
"I want to find out what happened," she said on The Wendy Williams Show Tuesday. "I need to know, I need answers. I'm angry."
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