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Jason and Alexis: Joan Rivers biopic will NEVER happen with Showtime now

Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers appears on the NBC television program “Today”, in New York, Wednesday May 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Joan Rivers biopic will NEVER happen with Showtime now. There is a major reason for this: They don’t have the rights! Melissa Rivers owns the rights to her mothers story, and Joan was smart enough to trademark her jokes and famous phrases. Showtime even went as far to cast Kathryn Hahn in the role of Joan. Sarah Silverman recently made comments about Hollywood not casting Jewish people in Jewish roles, but coined the phrase people with “jewface”