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Academy on Joan Rivers: Memorial couldn’t fit all

USA Today

1 week ago

Actor Mickey Rooney is honored during the "In Memoriam" segment of the Oscars on Feb. 22. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters

The late Joan Rivers didn't have to be at Sunday's Oscars ceremony to make her presence felt.

Many fans were upset that Rivers, the caustic queen of so many red carpets, was not pictured during the annual In Memoriam TV segment that honors those connected to the film industry who have died in the previous year. Rivers died in September.

Asked about Rivers' absence, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that oversees the Academy Awards, issued a statement...

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