The latest target to take a verbal battering from Joan Rivers is former TODAY host Ann Curry.
When asked about the ongoing Today show drama, Joan Rivers, 79, shocked HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill by laying into Ann Curry.
Ann Curry, 56, left Today show in 2012 amidst rumors that co-host Matt Lauer was behind the departure.
Joan Rivers didn’t hold back, she said: “Ann Curry? With all due respect…“ and then made a snoring sound.
She then aped her presenting style by saying: “Do you reeeeeallly like coffee? REALLY? That’s making me cry that you like coffee.”
Then Joan Rivers added the piece de resistance: “I used to scream at the set, <<Shut up, b***h!>>.“
Joan Rivers said more in support of Matt Lauer, who has seen TODAY ratings nosedive since Ann Curry left: “I think they’re blaming it all on him and it’s very unfair.”
But she did add: “She’s a very nice woman and I’ve heard Matt is a toughie.”
Joan Rivers said of the show “it’s being run by a lot of white men” who went to Ivy League schools and “didn’t keep up with the times”.
The Fashion Show host added: “You can’t sit on your laurels. Good Morning America is kicking butt.”
Ann Curry joined NBC News in 1990 as a Chicago correspondent and eventually rose through the ranks to become a news anchor at Today.
In 2011, she replaced Meredith Vieira on the morning show co-anchoring alongside Matt Lauer.
According to most accounts, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer did not see eye to eye almost from the get-go. While appearing collegiate and even friendly on air, the two colleagues were said to harbor intense feelings of dislike for one another.
Matt Lauer reportedly complained about Ann Curry and was believed to have played a key role in her ouster last year.