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TheDailyBeast: Banned Talk Show Guests

Joan Rivers

After being named permanent guest host of "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" in 1983, Joan Rivers committed the ultimate show business sin three years later when she left start her own late-night talk show on Fox and didn’t tell Carson first. Rivers’s new show was soon cancelled, and she never appeared on Carson’s couch again—a ban that Jay Leno has honored during the years he has hosted the show. And the comedian still feels the sting. Three years ago, during an interview with MSNBC, Rivers called Carson a “nasty man."

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