Joan Rivers Talks Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan and Courtney Love: "It’s Great to Be Nuts"

Fashion Police maven sounds off about Hollywood's biggest train wrecks

By Alexis L. Loinaz, Melanie Bromley Jun 12, 2013 5:02 PMTags
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Joan Rivers loves a good train wreck when she sees one. And you know she can't help but go off the rails on them.

In an exclusive interview, the Fashion Police maven, who celebrated her 80th birthday on June 8, shot the breeze with E! News about three glorious Tinseltown cautionary cases: Lindsay Lohan, Courtney Love and Amanda Bynes. And she was more than ready to deploy her wicked, acid-tongued wit.

Starting with Miss Bynes.

"Sad, because now they're saying she's schizophrenic," Joan says about the beleaguered star, who was arrested last month for allegedly tossing a bong out her NYC apartment window.

Still, in Joan's eyes, the Easy A actress can't hold a candle to LiLo.

"I love the ones like Lindsay Lohan—they're just crazy. That is so much fun." Joan says. "But when they really tip over into serious, then you feel, 'Let's get her out of the spotlight and let's get her in a straitjacket.'"

Which is exactly how the Fashion Police host feels about Bynes.

"This is how crazy Amanda Bynes is: Courtney Love tweeted her, 'Get it together," which is like Peter Dinklage calling you shorty." Oof!

As for Love herself, Joan quips: "Courtney Love is nuts—she knows she's nuts. She's got all that money. It's great to be nuts when you got a car to drive. Then it's fun."

That said, Joan believes that for troubled stars like Love, Lohan and Bynes, fame can be a double-edged sword, offering both perks and setbacks.

"Fame is great," she says before warning: "You want to be left alone like some of these girls? Then you go behind the gates of your $20 million estate and you have fun inside. Everything is a trade-off."

Wise words from one helluva stylista sage.