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#GiulianaRancic Flipped Off The Academy For #JoanRivers

Rivers’ former co-stars on E!’s Fashion Police expressed their anger during the show’s Oscars special on Monday night.

1. Many people have been outraged over the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences leaving Joan Rivers out of the “In Memoriam” montage during the Oscars on Sunday.

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Joan Rivers filming Fashion Police on July 10, 2014.

2. And during Monday’s Oscars edition of Fashion Police, a show Rivers helmed until her death in September, her former co-star Giuliana Rancic shared her thoughts on the situation.


Her “fuck you” and middle fingers were bleeped and blurred, but viewers could still clearly make out what she was saying and doing.

“Let’s all blame [The Academy]. Lets’ blame them for everything,” Rancic continued. “Amen,” Kelly Osbourne added.

Then, Rivers’ successor Kathy Griffin, said, “Can we kind of take a moment with that because when I was watching that I thought, Meryl Steep is out there and she kept saying like, ‘People who push the boundaries and stuff.’ So when they left Joan out of that, I thought it was really a miss. And she was in feature films and I thought that was an odd miss. But it’s almost like even posthumously, she’s still a rebel.”

Brad Goreski, Osbourne, and Rancic all clapped in agreement.

BuzzFeed News’ request for comment from E! and Rancic were not immediately returned.

‘A regrettable mistake’: New York Times calls Michael Brown ‘no angel’

Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times’ public editor, confessed Monday afternoon that a writer’s use of the term “no angel” to describe Michael Brown was “a regrettable mistake” and saying that the 18-year-old killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer was no angel seemed “to suggest that this was, altogether, a bad kid.”

New York Times writer John Eligon used the phrase in a profile of Brown published yesterday, and the backlash was profound.

The author of the piece says, in hindsight, he would have changed the wording:

“I understand the concerns, and I get it,” Mr. Eligon said. He agreed that “no angel” was not a good choice of words and explained that they were meant to play off the opening anecdote of the article in which Mr. Brown saw an angelic vision. That anecdote “is about as positive as you can get,” Mr. Eligon said, and noted that a better way to segue into the rest of the article might have been to use a phrase like “wasn’t perfect.”

“Hindsight is 20/20. I wish I would have changed that,” he said.