Surgically enhanced comedienne Joan Rivers refuses to date younger men for fear of becoming an object of public ridicule.

The American funnywoman-turned-TV-host - whose cosmetic surgery makes her look far younger than her 72 years - is not looking for romance with a toy boy.

She says, "Beautiful young men don't do a thing for me. They don't speak the same language.

"One of my daughter's friends had a crush on me when he was 19 and I was about 50, but no way. I'm not that desperate.

"So many friends date younger guys - it looks awful."

27/07/2005 01:27