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Your Week in Pop Culture: Hollywood shows love after Joan Rivers' passing

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Comedianne and style icon Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday after complications with throat surgery last week. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/MGN) Comedianne and style icon Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday after complications with throat surgery last week. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/MGN)

(RNN) – Legendary comedienne and hostess Joan Rivers passed away after being taken off life-support on Thursday at the age of 81.

Her hold no punches style of comedy made her a legend and an enemy to some, but she was never silenced and continuously worked until her untimely passing after she stopped breathing following throat surgery on Aug. 28.

"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon,” her daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement on Thursday.

All of Hollywood has shown their love and sent their condolences through social media, and #RIPJoanRivers is a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Even in her last book I Hate Everything...Starting with Me, she had a hilarious take on death. 

Rolling Stone compiled what they believed are her 10 best jokes from 50 years of stand-up, and some of them are pretty solid.

“No one loved life, laughter, and a good time more than Joan. We would have dinner and laugh and gossip and I always left the table smiling. She was a brassy, often outrageous, and hilarious performer who made millions laugh. In private, she was the picture of elegance and class. I will miss her,” legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters said in a statement.

We send our condolences to the Rivers family as well. Rock on, diva! Check out this epic timeline of her career here.

Tweet of the Week: ‘Little Rascals' cast celebrates 20th anniversary 

Most millennials love, love, love the 1994 kid's movie Little Rascals, the new-age take on the Our Gang movies that our grandparents loved.

Well, with the 20th anniversary of the movie being Aug. 5, the original cast remade their fun movie poster. The side-by-side images were tweeted by Blake McIver Ewing, who played the snobby Waldo for #Rascals20th day on Wednesday.

The cast took a few more group selfies, and re-created a few more fun scenes from the movie, including Alfalfa and Spanky in drag.

Fun times. Also, as an aside to the ladies, Bug Hall got real cute.

A little something from YouTube: Guitar-playing YouTuber explains every Mumford and Sons song ever 

Far be it for me to dis Mumford and Sons, your hipster sister's favorite indie band – I don't have a record deal and I'm not selling out shows (yet).

But for those who say their music pretty much sounds the same, You Tube user Dion Beary has a one-minute video that encompasses everything you think when you hear their songs.

Yup, we are all thinking the same thing – and with more than 630,000 clicks, Beary has proved that it doesn't take some high-priced acoustic electric guitars covered in dirt to sound like Mumford and Sons.

Sports: Frank Caliendo is at it again – Allen Iverson's ‘Practice' speech as Morgan Freeman 

Frank Caliendo is the best thing that consistently happens on ESPN Radio's flagship program Mike and Mike in the Morning.

Each appearance is gold, and this week the voice talent takes on former Philadelphia ‘76ers point guard Allen Iverson's infamous ‘Practice' speech as Morgan Freeman. It. Is. Priceless.

For the sake of #ThrowbackThursday, here is the original Iverson rant from 2002.

Caliendo also did the Jack Nicholson monologue from A Few Good Men as Charles Barkley. If you need to laugh on this Thursday, do so by watching these clips.

Oh, and the NFL kicks off Thursday on NBC, with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks facing the Green Bay Packers.

The NFL Kickoff should be a national holiday, because who really needs Valentine's Day?

Also in sports: Peyton Manning takes 1st selfie with Broncos offensive linemen Orlando Franklin – Twitter

Pop Culture gem of the Week: Frank Underwood has some advice for President Barack Obama 

Could President Barack Obama be as cutthroat as House of Cards' anti-hero Frank Underwood, played brilliantly by Kevin Spacy?

Maybe.

Whether this is solicited advice or not, Frank Underwood gave President Obama some advice during a bit on The Colbert Report on Wednesday.

So cutthroat. So brilliant. And just call him Frank Underwood (no spoilers if you haven't watched the second season, but it's so good. As soon as you're done with this column, go watch it).

You want more pop culture?

Check out all of this weekend's movie premiers on IMDB by clicking here. This week's big showing could be the IMAX re-release of Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks.

Here – come and see my clickbait! 

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'The Simpsons' marathon lifts ratings for fledgling FXX Network - The New York Times 

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  • What will you miss most about Joan Rivers?

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    Her comedy
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