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Full House alums Bob Saget and John Stamos poses for photos at the Friars Club event honoring legendary insult comic Don Rickles, 87, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Monday, June 24, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Greg Allen / Invision / AP

See photos of "Full House" alums John Stamos and Bob Saget, musician John Mayer and comediennes Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin at a Friars Club event honoring Don Rickles on June 24, 2013.

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Joan Rivers speaks to OnTheRedCarpet.com in May 2010 about her documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Joan Rivers, a Jewish comedienne and longtime TV fashion critic, refuses to apologize over what she says was a joke made about Heidi Klum's look at a post-Oscars party, in which she referenced the Nazi Holocaust.

"The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens, Rivers, 79, said about the supermodel's racy, cleavage-bearing dress, while commenting about Oscar looks on the E! Network show "Fashion Police" on Monday.

Joan Rivers talks to HuffPost Live during a chat on March 29, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Huffington Post

Joan Rivers is catching some flack after making derogatory comments about Adele's weight -- again.

In late February, Rivers mocked Adele's weight in an interview with David Letterman, commenting that the singer should have named her hit song "Rolling in the Deep ... Fried Chicken." She went on to make gestures suggesting that the singer is overweight.

Joan Rivers signs copies of her new book at a Costco in Burbank, California, on Aug. 7, 2012. The comedienne says the wholesale store has banned the product because it contains explicit language. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Larry Grossman

Police were called to a Los Angeles-area Costco on Tuesday after Joan Rivers staged a protest against the wholesale store, which she says has banned her new book.

The 79-year-old outspoken comedienne, reality star and co-host of the E! show "Fashion Police" wore sunglasses and held a megaphone as she stood inside an outlet in Burbank, signing copies of the publication, as an officer gestured for her to leave.

Joan Rivers appears in a promotional photo for Fashion Police in 2012. - Provided courtesy of E!

Joan Rivers was one of the passengers arriving at Los Angeles' International Airport whose airplane was struck by lightning on Friday.

"I just landed on a plane from LA that was STRUCK by lightning," Rivers wrote on Friday, April 13. "Thank God everyone is fine. I now think Benjamin Franklin was an ASS!"

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Joan Rivers appears in a promotional photo for Fashion Police in 2012. - Provided courtesy of E!

Joan Rivers is the first to joke about how many times she's gone under the knife and told Anderson Cooper on his daytime talk show on Monday that she has had 739 procedures.

"Every weekend I just go in and I do something," Rivers said with a smile when Cooper asked her to confirm the number.

Joan Rivers appears in a promotional photo for Fashion Police in 2012. - Provided courtesy of E!

The feud between Chelsea Handler and Joan Rivers continues as the two comedians recently traded jabs on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show.

Handler, who hosts the late-night talk show "Chelsea Lately" on E!, appeared on Stern's show on January 23. Stern asked Handler what she thought about Rivers' criticism of her in the past and Handler replied, "Joan Rivers? What the [expletive] do I care about Joan Rivers?"

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Joan Rivers appears in a commercial for GoDaddy.co, which aired during Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6, 2011. - Provided courtesy of GoDaddy.co

Joan Rivers has been named the new face - and body - of GoDaddy.co and is seen in the new ad for the Internet domain provider, which aired during the 2011 Super Bowl on Sunday.

Check out the ad below.

Joan Rivers documentary about her life and career, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, is released as comedienne turns 77. - Provided courtesy of KABC

Joan Rivers says negative comments she made about Sarah Palin prompted Fox News to cancel her scheduled appearance on its show "Fox and Friends," although the cable network denies this.

The 77-year-old comedienne said in a video posted on TMZ that Palin, the former Republican governor of Alaska who is seen as a likely 2012 presidential candidate, was "just stupid and a threat" and added she agreed with those who blamed the politician for the recent shooting of Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.


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