06:23 PM EDT 07/16/2015
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."
Originally posted 05/06/2015 04:45PM
In an interview with PEOPLE Now, Melissa opens up about how she's coping with Joan's unexpected death last September.
"I've gained weight, which pisses me off!" she jokes, showing once more how much she's like her famous mom.
On a more serious note, Melissa says she's finding "a new normal. It's adjusting to the new normal, where I'm not much questioning anymore what is the new normal, it's like, 'Okay, we're in the new normal and how do we go forward?' "
Originally posted 05/01/2015 03:15PM
Melissa Rivers shares her personal memories of her mother, Joan, and the lessons she taught her about laughter and love. Subscribe now for instant access to this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.
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