Joan Rivers Handcuffs Herself to a Costco Shopping Cart in Burbank

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Rivers Photo: David Shankbone via Flickr

Attention shoppers: Joan Rivers raised a ruckus at the Burbank location of Costco yesterday when she appeared at the store and chained herself to a customer's cart in protest of the chain's refusal to carry her book, supposedly for a dirty word printed on the back cover. Armed with a bullhorn and an entourage fitting of a "staged media event," Rivers shilled copies of I Hate Everyone... Starting with Me directly to her fellow Costco members and proceeded to compare the store's policies to "Nazi Germany." Police quickly booted Rivers, who reportedly quipped, "I say any customer that buys 300 rolls of toilet paper deserves a funny book to sit on the toilet and read." [THR; E!]