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Joan Rivers gets great last laughs on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Joan Rivers judged teams making a TV jingle in her last ‘Celebrity Appearance’ taping.Jeff Schear/Getty Images Joan Rivers judged teams making a TV jingle in her last ‘Celebrity Appearance’ taping.

Joan Rivers will be in classic form in her final TV appearance, which will air Monday, insiders tell Confidenti@l. A source on the set for the April taping of the late comic’s turn on “Celebrity Apprentice” says she “arrived in good spirits, she was very personable and gave everyone hugs and kisses.” The insider, who was at the Cutting Room club to see the standup legend judge the two celebrity teams on making a 30-second TV commercial jingle, added that Rivers, who died in September, “looked great” and was “dressed to kill” for the appearance. “She and her assistant were placing bets on how much the chandeliers cost in the Cutting Room and were cracking jokes,” added an insider, “She was lighthearted and kind.” “We consider Joan Rivers as a part of the Cutting Room family,” said Steve Walter who co-owns the venue, where Rivers performed every Wednesday night for four years. “She was not only a comic genius, but she was also very kind and generous. She is greatly missed and we will always remember her.” The two-hour episode will air Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Chelsea Handler’s ride is clearly the double-hump version.chelseahandler via Instagram Chelsea Handler’s ride is clearly the double-hump version.

CHELSEA TOPS OFF HER TRIP

Happy hump day, indeed. On a trip to Israel, Chelsea Handler posed lasciviously on a camel, topless except for two tiny Israeli flag pasties. “A Muslim allowed a topless Jew to sit on his camel,” Handler wrote on Instagram, “And we say we can’t live side by side? I say we try and we can and we will. And, you don’t even have to be topless. L’chaim.”

Super Bowl halftime performer Katy Perry’s on her game at a press conference.Kevin Mazur/WireImage Super Bowl halftime performer Katy Perry’s on her game at a press conference.

SUPE’S A SNAP FOR KATY

At least Katy Perry knows how to properly handle balls. In the midst of DeflateGate, the pop star wore a custom RVN knit crop top and skirt and Pedro Garcia shoes, and clutched a football at a press conference for the Pepsi Halftime Show in Phoenix. Perry told reporters she will include “a lion and sharks” in her performance. Perry also announced that, in addition to Lenny Kravitz, an “old school” female singer will appear. Let the guessing games begin.

SURROGACY SPAWNS FRESH TROUBLE

Jessica Bartholomew, the surrogate for Sherri Shepherd’s baby with ex-husband Lamar Sally, says she’s been saddled with child-support claims after the former “The View” host walked away from both the relationship and the infant. In an interview with “Inside Edition,” Bartholomew claims Shepherd refused to sign the birth certificate, which meant Bartholomew had to be listed as a “non-custodial parent” on the document. Since then Sally has applied for government assistance for help with his son Lamar Jr.’s medical costs. So, Bartholomew says, “I have a child support case coming against me now.”

ILL-SUITED ‘PRADA’ REMARK

Simon Doonan poked fun at “The Devil Wears Prada” from the stage of the House of Speakeasy gala at City Winery Wednesday, only to discover its producer, Wendy Finerman, was in the audience. After the “Asylum” author complained that the movie represented a fashion industry full of businesspeople rather than the eccentrics who have made it great, Doonan was beckoned over by the Hollywood veteran. We’re told Finerman took it in good humor. Also at the fete, where Aberfeldy and Craigellachie single malts were served, was Uma Thurman.

Be careful if you’re going to do a ‘bottoms up’ with Snoop.Tiffany Rose/WireImage Be careful if you’re going to do a ‘bottoms up’ with Snoop.

DOGG DAYS OF WINTER

Oh Snoop, you’re such a dogg. The “Gin and Juice” rapper flirted with the ladies of “Orange Is the New Black” at a Sundance party, telling Dascha Polanco and Adrienne Moore that he likes to drink in the nude. At a fete for Cuca Fresca rum, he told the actresses, who play Daya Diaz and Cindy Hayes on the Netflix hit, that he loves their show. When Moore asked how he likes to drink his Cuca Fresca, the famed hip-hopper shot back, “Naked.”

RUSSIANS SALUTE COMPOSER OF NOTE

Some of Russia’s top music stars will take the stage Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a concert honoring legendary Russian composer Igor Krutoy, who last year was awarded the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, one of his home county’s highest honors. Among those performing for the sell-out crowd will be singers Philipp Kirkorov, Nikolai Baskov, Valeriya, Emin and special guest star Lara Fabian.

Billy Idol quietly rocked the Beacon Theatre VIP area.Trisha Leeper/WireImage Billy Idol quietly rocked the Beacon Theatre VIP area.

IDOL MOMENTS

Rocker Billy Idol was pretty much dancing with himself Thursday morning at nightclub No. 8. The “Rebel Yell” singer popped into the Chelsea club after his Beacon Theatre show, hung out in the VIP area with about dozen people and minded his business. “He wasn’t drinking or anything,” a night owl tells us. “He played a couple of records, chatted and then headed out. He was super chill, super nice; which surprised the hell out of me.”

SHORE THING FALLS THROUGH

Remember Pauly Shore? If so, you weren’t at Sundance Film Festival’s Tao lounge this week. According to one Park City partygoer “Shore (was) so drunk that he was trying to introduce himself to any girls who would give him a minute, calling himself the ‘Weasel’ ” (Shore’s nickname). Alas, the “Son in Law” star wasn’t well received. “Apparently no one was having time for him,” our spy snickered.

Rose Byrne glams up for the red carpet at the AACTA Awards in Sydney, Australia.Brandon Voight/Splash News Rose Byrne glams up for the red carpet at the AACTA Awards in Sydney, Australia.

ROSE SHOWS MIDDLE CLASS

Rose Byrne dares to bare her midriff in a Toni Maticevski crop top and skirt at an awards ceremony at the Star hotel in Sydney.

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GRAPEFRUIT

Former 007 Pierce Brosnan blended in with civilians while shopping for produce on the West Coast with his wife of 14 years, journalist Keely Shaye Smith. Brosnan, who played James Bond in four films, including 2002’s “Die Another Day,” picked up freshly squeezed orange juice at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

Ansel Elgort shows great range as an actor at the Thunder vs. Knicks game.James Devaney/GC Images Ansel Elgort shows great range as an actor at the Thunder vs. Knicks game.

ANSEL DOES PICKUP AT KNICKS GAME

Ansel Elgort of the “The Fault in Our Stars” looked downright delighted to get a front-row seat, close to the Knicks City Dancers, at the Thunder vs. Knicks game at the Garden on Wednesday. He was so excited that he dropped his phone right on to the court.

THEY SAID IT:

“I’ve learned how to shut up more.”

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Cate Blanchett commands the carpet at the national awards show in Sydney.Don Arnold/WireImage Cate Blanchett commands the carpet at the national awards show in Sydney.

CATE IN REVEALING ROLE

Cate Blanchett admitted she was going commando in her Alexander McQueen dress at the AACTA Awards in Sydney, Australia.

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