BB: Do you have plans for your birthday?
JOAN: Nothing. I'm working at QVC and also at E!, which I love. I'm busy. That's how I like to spend a birthday.
I'm not a great one for 'Oooh it's my birthday. Everyone stop.' Let's everyone keep going.'
BB: I'd love to get in bed with you but I've already come out of the closet. Please share some news about your latest creation "In Bed with Joan."
JOAN: It is on the Internet and no commercials. I do it out of Melissa's house. I get people I like and I'm interviewing people I like. I'm having the BEST time in the world. There's no studio head, there's no network to say, "You can't say that" or "We'd prefer you didn't talk about that." It's just doing a show and it's a great success and so much fun. I've had everybody from Sarah Silverman to RuPaul to Penn and Teller to Gary Busey. My god, they're all coming on. It's just wonderful.
BB: I've seen a few shows and it makes me want to come back for more.
JOAN: It's just sit back and I ask them questions and they are so relaxed ... 'cause they're in bed. It's another project and I think that's great.
BB: Have you ever thought of doing an episode on E! that looks back at your fashion "dos and don'ts?"
JOAN: Yeah, they would be all "don't." You look back and you go "How insane was I to wear that?!" You know what, that's what fashion should be ... it should be fun.
BB: About Anna Wintour; didn't you say the F word?
JOAN: That was taken out of context ... but she is such a cold fish. She takes it all sooooo seriously. You wanna go, "Calm down, comedy is funny. Just relax."
BB: Did you ever rebel?
JOAN: My whole life is rebelling ... even if there is nothing to rebel about (laughter). I get onstage, I yell and scream and it's rebelling. It's all there.
BB: Thank you and I'm looking forward to your show.
(E-mail Liz Smith at MES3838@aol.com.)