The funnywoman was held by security guards before boarding a flight to Newark, New Jersey, when officials questioned the wording of documents listing her married name, Joan Rosenberg, as well as her stage moniker.
Rivers missed her flight and had to spend another night in Costa Rica before she could board a plane home, but she’s determined to see the funny side of the incident.
She tells the New York Daily News, “If I were going to make up an alias, I wouldn’t pick Rosenberg. I’d pick Jolie or Pitt. Do terrorists wear Manolo Blahniks? I can tell you Donna Karan does not make anything that hides a bomb.
“I tried the tears; they didn’t work. I tried reasoning. I couldn’t bribe because I didn’t have any money. I said ‘I’m going to have a heart attack over this,’ so the woman called the paramedics.”