Comedienne Joan Rivers is locked in a battle with the Beverly Hills theatre she's set to perform at - over a plate of cheese.

The sharp-tongued fashion critic is set to appear in her standup show BROKE AND ALONE IN LA at the CANON THEATRE from tonight (22APR03) - but she's found that her simple dressing room requirements can't be met.

She says, "They're so cheap at the Canon. We just were having an argument with the producer. He doesn't want to give me cheese in the dressing room.

"It's in my contract - DIET COKEs and a cheese plate. And he said we can't afford a cheese plate.

"It's just sad that, when people come back and see me, you can say, 'Would you like a piece of cheese?'"

22/04/2003 21:09