Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved comediennes in the history of American television.
Known for The Caroll Burnett Show, her weekly variety/sketch show which won 23 Emmys in the 11 years it ruled the airwaves on Saturday nights, Burnett, 78, redefined comedy for woman on television.
From stage performances to TV sketches to starring in a number of films, Burnett has made it clear over the course of her entertainment career that she is extremely comfortable in front of the camera.
On Tuesday night, however, the legendary actress found herself in the middle of a public spat with Joan Rivers on “Joan Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” (Tues., 9 p.m. EST on WE) in a moment that can only be described as awkward.
Seeking a celebrity face to make a guest appearance at a charity event at her daughter Melissa’s son’s school, Joan cornered Burnett at a restaurant and went over to her table for a quick chat.
From the get-go, it was clear that Burnett wasn’t too excited to see Rivers. When Rivers hugged her hello, Burnett gave a “deer in the headlights” look as she braced for an uncomfortable conversation.
Burnett shot down Rivers’ attempts to get her to appear at the charity auction, saying that she was busy on the date it was scheduled. The uncomfortable conversation reached an apex when Rivers told Burnett she was detecting some animosity from her.
At that, Burnett got up from the table and explained why she was holding a grudge. “Hawaii!” she said, and stormed out of the restaurant.
Check out Carol Burnett and her awkward public spat with Joan Rivers in the video clip below and let us know: Do you think the two were really at odds or is the spat just another scripted “reality” drama?
via Huffington Post