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Q&A: Joan Rivers Reveals How She's Stayed in Show Business

Joan Rivers

Credit: Photo by: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Awards season is a busy time for Fashion Police host Joan Rivers, and she’ll have a lot of style judging to do after the Oscars this Sunday! Of course, the week leading up to the Academy Awards still means time to party, even for the busy 80-year-old, and on Wednesday, she attended Global Green USA’s 11th Annual Pre-Oscar Party.

Star was on the red carpet and caught up with Joan about the big show and how she’s managed to stay relevant in show business after so many years. Of course, the funny lady couldn’t get through our entire interview without cracking a few jokes, too!

How do you stay environmentally friendly?

How can you not if you have any kind of a conscious? You reuse your towels a little bit more, you unplug your TVs when you’re not watching them, you reuse plastic bags. I mean, just use your head! Plastic surgery is very good, too.

How have you managed to stay in show business for so long?

I have made sure to reinvent myself and my career every four years, at least. That’s the trick and that’s the secret. You have to in this business! In our business, you just always have to keep thinking ahead. It’s a very temperamental business.

Who do you get most excited to see on the Oscars red carpet?

I like to see the great ones. Meryl Streep works it. Tom Hanks after the way he was in Captain Phillips, in that last scene. The ones that really are actors. I really get crazy about the actors. I’m also really looking forward to seeing Shirley Temple. I should come early!

What is your favorite red carpet moment to date?

Julia Roberts came up to me and she’s got great humor. She came up to me on the red carpet about eight years ago and said, “Take a look and say it to my face!” And you just love her for that. Say it to my face!

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