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WATCH: When Mary Wilson had a juicy chat with a hilarious Joan Rivers on “The Late Show”

Oh, I miss Joan Rivers.

Always loved when she hosted The Tonight Show then when she did The Late Show on Fox I watched her all the time. It was on that show in 1986 that Joan interviewed Mary Wilson whose hot new memoir Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme was causing quite a stir.

In the book, Mary called out Diana Ross for her obnoxious behavior at the Motown 25 reunion which included actually pushing Mary while on stage which is why the Supremes “reunion” was so brief. Joan asks about this point blank and while Mary tries to sugar coat it a little bit, Miss Rivers had it right. The friendship was over. And Ross’ career did take a hit. Is it a total coincidence that she never had another big hit single after Wilson’s book came out? She remained a big star and a big concert draw but her recording career never recovered.

It also would have been so interesting had that 2000 reunion tour actually happened with Mary, Diana and Cindy Birdsong.

Anyway, in this clip, enjoy Mary basking in the limelight again.

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  1. Thank you for continuing to cover Mary, Greg!

    I have always felt she was the best singer in the Supremes but not the best performer. Diana was definitely the best “performer.” As such, I can understand how she felt tossed aside and felt, rightly or wrongly, that she had to insert herself into the story at times. The 25 reunion was just not a good look for her. I understand why she felt she had to fight for her own; but, maybe had she left Motown as soon as Diana was pulled out separately things could have been different for her career trajectory.

    They had magic together though!

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