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Melissa Rivers and Her Diva Antics Kept Tom O’Neil on Red Carpet

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Melissa Rivers graces Tom O’Neil‘s Gold Derby blog with a snippy little comment:

Wow, Tom! I guess all the times that I went to the mat to keep you as part of the team at E! and TVGN, were just “diva antics”. If you only knew…

And didn’t that pay off for Ms. Rivers and Mama Joan? What do they do that the Fuggers don’t do a zillion times better?

Why didn’t Melissa start a production company and seize control of the Rivers brand, rather than hope some TV suit would throw the pair a bone is a question for the ages. Their red carpet questions once were fresh, now are commonplace and frankly, they need another venue. Dinner theater?

Update (September 21):
We have since spoken to O’Neil about all this. Read his response here.

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