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Why Melissa Rivers Won't Vote for Apprentice Boss Donald Trump: 'I'm All About Hillary'

Why Melissa Rivers Won't Vote for Apprentice Boss Donald Trump: 'I'm All About Hillary'

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?"

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Kelly Osbourne on Melissa Rivers Joining Fashion Police: 'This Is What Should Have Happened from Day One'

Kelly Osbourne on Melissa Rivers Joining Fashion Police: 'This Is What Should Have Happened from Day One'

Originally posted 06/26/2015 02:40PM

Melissa Rivers is stepping into her mother's shoes on Fashion Police – and Kelly Osbourne couldn't be happier!

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Melissa Rivers on Taking Over Fashion Police: 'It's Terrifying'

Melissa Rivers on Taking Over Fashion Police: 'It's Terrifying'

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?"

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Melissa Rivers Will Host Fashion Police – and Giuliana Rancic Is Officially Back

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Melissa Rivers Will Host Fashion Police – and Giuliana Rancic Is Officially Back

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.

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Melissa Rivers Keeps Her Mother's Legacy Alive on What Would Have Been Joan's 82nd Birthday

Melissa Rivers Keeps Her Mother's Legacy Alive on What Would Have Been Joan's 82nd Birthday

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.

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Melissa Rivers Misses Everything About Mom Joan, Even Her Criticisms

Melissa Rivers Misses Everything About Mom Joan, Even Her Criticisms

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.

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Joan Rivers 'Can We Talk?' Exhibit Coming to Grammy Museum

Joan Rivers 'Can We Talk?' Exhibit Coming to Grammy Museum

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.

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Melissa Rivers: Kathy Griffin Tarnished 'My Mother's Legacy' with Fashion Police Comments

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.

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Why Melissa Rivers Is Suing over Joan's Death: 'I Need Answers'

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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Melissa Rivers Is Getting Used to a 'New Normal' After Her Mother's Death

Originally posted 05/06/2015 04:45PM

"She felt she had a great life and did a lot of amazing things and had no regrets," says Melissa Rivers of her mother Joan, "but that doesn't make the people left behind feel – I mean, intellectually you feel a little bit better, emotionally it doesn't help at all."

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?' "

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