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Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' Despite Bleak Outlook, Daughter Melissa In Denial

August 31st, 2014 11:53am EDT
Joan and Melissa Rivers
Joan Rivers remains in a medically-induced coma and in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

The comedienne was rushed to the hospital on Friday after suffering cardiac arrest during a procedure at a medical center and is currently on life support, according to TMZ.com.

Rivers' daughter Melissa says she's receiving the best treatment possible and has thanked fans for the outpouring of support for her 81-year-old mother. The family says she's "resting comfortably" but the outlook is bleak, and the family will reportedly have to make a decision whether or not to keep h...
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Celebrities Tweet Their Love & Prayers To Joan Rivers

August 30th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Celebrities Tweet Their Love & Prayers To Joan Rivers
Several celebrities including Charlie Sheen and Courtney Love have taken to social media website Twitter to send their support to Joan Rivers and her family.

The "Fashion Police" host, 81, was hospitalized on Thursday at Mount Sinai in New York City after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during surgery on her vocal chords.

Rivers is currently in a medically-induced coma. She is in "serious" but "stable" condition, according to her daughter Melissa and hospital staff.

I’m thinking about you, @Joan_Rivers, and sending lots of love your way.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) Au...
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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Near Death, Jon Voight Boycotts Angelina Jolie's Wedding & More

August 30th, 2014 7:25am EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Jon Voight Boycotts Daughter Angelina Jolie Wedding To Brad Pitt: Many years of estrangement led to speculation that when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt would tie the knot, that Jolie's father, actor Jon Voight, would not attend. But the past few years have brought a softening of father and daughter and the two have spend holidays and birthdays of the Jolie/Pitt brood together. Perhaps, by the time of...
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Joan Rivers Is 'Resting Comfortably' Following Medical Emergency, Says Daughter

August 29th, 2014 8:26am EDT
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa has confirmed her mother is "resting comfortably" following a health scare on Thursday.

She said in a statement obtained by Us Weekly: "I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."

The comedienne, 81, was rushed to the hospital yesterday after suffering cardiac and respiratory failure during a medical procedure on her vocal chords.

When she stopped breathing during the surgery, she was taken to Mount Sinai Ho...
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Joan Rivers Stops Breathing During Medical Procedure, Is In Critical Condition

August 28th, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Joan Rivers Stops Breathing During Medical Procedure, Is In Crit
Joan Rivers has been hospitalized after she stopped breathing during a medical procedure. The comedienne, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York City this morning after she had a procedure performed on her vocal chords, according to TMZ.com.

Rivers is reportedly in critical condition, and at one point her heart stopped beating.

An individual placed an emergency call at 9:39 a.m. ET this morning, telling the 911 operator: "We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest."

Rivers' daughter Melissa is reportedly on her way to the city to be by her mother's side.

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Joan Rivers Walks Out On CNN Interview (Video)

July 6th, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Joan Rivers Walks Out On CNN Interview (Video)
Things got a little catty Saturday night between Joan Rivers and CNN news host Fredricka Whitfield.

Rivers made an appearance on CNN to promote her new book “Diary of a Mad Diva” and stormed out of the studio in “mad diva” fashion, after objecting to a line of questions from CNN host Whitfield.

The 81 year old comedienne Rivers host the hit E! Show “Fashion Police” which Whitfield described as “very mean is some ways” as the interview began. “I’m sure I say the same things that all your viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch,” Rivers added. “We’re one of the few ...
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Kristen Stewart Threatens To Sue Joan Rivers Over Slutty Comments

June 23rd, 2014 10:00pm EDT
Kristen Stewart Threatens To Sue Joan Rivers Over Slutty Comment
Kristen Stewart is upset with Joan Rivers, who calls the actress a "one-trick pony" and alludes to the star's use of the infamous casting couch in the upcoming book "Diary of a Mad Diva."

The "Fashion Police" host writes: “Many stars only do one thing well, of course, the best one-trick pony is Kristen Stewart, who got a whole career by being able to juggle directors’ balls."

Rivers is alluding to Stewart's affair with the director from "Snow White and the Huntsman," which eventually broke up Rupert Sander's marriage.

Stewart's team has threatened legal action against Rivers and asked h...
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Joan Rivers To Lena Dunham: Don't Tell Girls It's Okay To Be Fat

March 27th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Joan Rivers To Lena Dunham: Don't Tell Girls It's Okay To Be Fat
Joan Rivers has a bone to pick with "Girls" creator Lena Dunham. The comedienne thinks Dunham is sending the wrong message to young women about their weight.

Dunham, 27, stars in the series about a group of 20-something women in New York City who struggle professionally and romantically, and she has appeared nude or scantily clothed in several episodes.

Rivers believes Dunham, who has vehemently defended the onscreen nudity, is not making a good impression on viewers because she's overweight.

Rivers told Howard Stern, "Lena Dunham, who again I think is terrific, how could she wear dresse...
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Crystal Harris, Paris Hilton And More Show Off This Year's Hottest Halloween Costume: Miley Cyrus

October 29th, 2013 3:04pm EDT
Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner
Crystal Harris and husband Hugh Hefner dressed up as Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus for the Playboy Mansion's annual halloween party over the weekend.

The Playboy model shared photos of herself and her husband on Instagram, showing that while she didn't go the full Miley, she did fill out her flesh-colored mini dress a little better than Miley did that rubber bikini at the MTV Video Music Awards. But Harris did fail in the tongue department -- Miley's got her beat there.

One of the photos shows Harris twerking against her husband, who opted to recycle an old prison inmate costume to double ...
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Former Neighbor Sues Joan Rivers For $15 Million

October 12th, 2013 4:36pm EDT
Joan Rivers
A former neighbor is suing Joan Rivers for reportedly pushing her out of her New York City condominium.

Elizabeth Hazan has hit the comedian with a $15 million lawsuit, claiming the "Fashion Police" star went overboard as the building's president by cutting her cable and filling her door locks with glue after Hazan fell behind on her condo fees.
 
Hazen, 41, claims: "Her problem with me is that I'm young, she's old, I'm beautiful, she's ugly. Without makeup she looks like the Joker in Batman.
 
"It's personal between her and me. It's been that way ever since I moved in 2005. She spat in my...
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'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': And Your Little Mechanical Dog Too!

April 29th, 2013 3:16pm EDT
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, Gary Busey got on Lisa Rinna’s last nerve, with his inability to focus or be a part of their tiny team. But Penn Jillette still managed to pull off a successful task, winning for Plan B. Team Power’s Brande Roderick took the fall for the loss, and was fired.

After last week’s Board Room, Lil Jon is the last original member of Power, and he feels like the proverbial “black guy in a horror movie.” With only six players remaining, Plan B is still not playing on a level field; Gary is their weakest link.

Donald Trump greets the troops with a surprise advisor – Joan Rivers, a previo...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Tried Botox Once, Says She Looked Like Joan Rivers

April 12th, 2013 6:57pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is open to having plastic surgery when she gets older, but one thing she vows she'll never to do is have a Botox treatment.

The Iron Man 3 star, 40, admits in the May 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar that she had the wrinkle-reducing treatment done once in the past, but now she swears it off because of the results.

"I've probably tried everything. I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything," she tells Harper's. "Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!"

It's no secret that R...
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Joan Rivers Responds To Adele Fat Jokes Controversy With More Fat Jokes

April 1st, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers won't back down from her criticism of Adele's weight - and has responded to haters with even more fat jokes.

Last month, Rivers was on David Letterman's late night show when she suggested Adele should rename her song "Rolling in the Deep" to "Rolling in the Deep Fried Chicken." 

Last week, when asked about the comments by Huffington Post, Rivers doubled down: "She's a chubby lady who's very, very rich, and she should just calm down -- or lose weight!"

"She wanted an apology, so I took an ad out on her a**. I said, 'You are not fat.' And then I had room for a lot of other ads,...
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Joan Rivers Refuses To Apologize For Holocaust Joke

March 1st, 2013 8:43am EST
Fashion Police
Joan Rivers is refusing to apologies about controversial comments she made about Jews during a segment on her TV show Fashion Police, insisting she uses humor to remind the public about the Holocaust.

The veteran funnywoman, whose parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, critiqued a dress worn by German supermodel Heidi Klum during Monday's episode of the E! series, saying, "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens."

The remark, in reference to the Jewish prisoners of war killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, upset leaders of the Anti-Defamati...
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Anti-Defamation League Slams Joan Rivers Over Her 'Pushing Jews Into Ovens' Joke

February 28th, 2013 8:39am EST
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers has come under fire for comments she made about Jews during a segment on her controversial style show Fashion Police.
 
The veteran comic, whose parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, critiqued a dress worn by German supermodel Heidi Klum during Monday's episode of the E! series, saying, "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens."

The remark, in reference to the Jewish prisoners of war killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, has upset leaders of the Anti-Defamation League, who are now demanding an apology from Rivers.

The league's...
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Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

February 21st, 2013 8:07pm EST
Kim Novak
Most celebrities have had "a little work done" over the course of their careers, going for the usual nip here or tuck there to improve their appearance and keep themselves looking youthful enough to keep landing the big roles; and then there are the few dozen who have taken cosmetic surgery procedures to their most extreme.

Take former Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns, for instance. Known in the early 80s for his flamboyant, androgynous appearance, Burns has undergone several cosmetic surgeries -- likening them to simply "buying a new sofa" and saying it's something he'll always keep doing ...
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Joan Rivers Presides Over Friends' Nuptials In NYC

February 17th, 2013 4:16pm EST
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers officiated at the wedding of two friends in New York City on Valentine's Day. Who knew she was an ordained minister?

On Thursday, Rivers oversaw the vows of celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey and musician Theo Bleckmann at the Empire State Building, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
 
During the ceremony, Rivers joked, "I wouldn't want to marry anyone else, except maybe Britney Spears, so I could watch her lip-sync her vows."
 
She quipped on Twitter: "Thrilled to be an ordained minister, but I'm also a performer - every wedding I officiate has a cover ch...
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It Came From Outer Space: 11 Celebrities Who Just Might Be Aliens

September 18th, 2012 7:31pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
There are celebrities who dress like they're here from another planet -- like new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld; and there are those celebrities we actually think really may be from another planet -- like Lady Gaga and Tom Cruise.

Karl Lagerfeld: no one on earth would ever consciously choose to look or dress like this.

Lady Gaga: may actually be from beyond. Those pointy horns and shoulders may actually be her true form. And she came here in a giant space egg. Hmmm....

Richard Branson: the dude's obsessed with getting back into spac...
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Rihanna Slams Joan Rivers Over Chris Brown Comments

August 25th, 2012 8:05pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna has taken aim at Joan Rivers after the outspoken comic mocked the pop star over her candid interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Umbrella hit-maker broke down in tears during a chat with Winfrey for her OWN network earlier this month when she admitted she still loves her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who was charged with assault and placed on probation after he beat her in 2009.

The comment irked Rivers, who took to Twitter.com to call the star out on her confession, writing, "Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now it's MY turn to slap her."

Ri...
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Joan Rivers Handcuffs Herself To Costco Shopping Cart For Not Selling Her Book

August 8th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers was removed from a Costco in California by police on Tuesday after she staged an unofficial protest over the banning of her book.

The comedienne is unhappy that bosses at Costco have refused to stock I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me because of its controversial content, so she made an appearance at the Burbank branch armed with a box of books and megaphone.

Rivers was reportedly selling copies of the book to customers outside the shop, before heading inside and handcuffing herself to a female shopper's cart - and store managers subsequently called police to report the com...
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Joan Rivers Is Back on Drop Dead Diva (Season 4, Episode 9)

August 4th, 2012 11:28am EDT
Joan Rivers Is Back on Drop Dead Diva
Check out the sneak peek videos below of the upcoming episode of Lifetime's hit show, Drop Dead Diva, featuring Joan Rivers! Episode four will air this Sunday at 9/8c.

In this episode, Jane and Grayson represent a woman who is suing for custody of her late fiance's ashes, however she has an odd habit that may prevent her getting her way. Meanwhile, Teri attempts to launch her music career with the help of Luke. Just as Jane starts to accept his disappearance, Owen suddenly returns.
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Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie Voted Sweetest & Spiciest Celeb Moms In Mother’s Day Survey

May 13th, 2012 12:56pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Mothers are generally regarded as sweet, but some even have a spicier side, too!

Good Earth Tea, maker of the unique “Original Sweet & Spicy” herbal tea blend, set out to find out all about these two mom types through their first ever Sweet & Spicy Mother’s Day survey.

The results?

Sandra Bullock was the clear choice for “Sweetest Celebrity Mom,” with more than 33% of the vote.

The title of “Spiciest Celebrity Mom” was a tight race, with Angelina Jolie nabbing 22.3% of the vote over Sophia Vergara (21.9%) and Joan Rivers (21.4%)!

Do you agree with the results? Which Hollywood moms wou...
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Kardashian Drama Dominates E! 2012 Upfront Event In New York City

May 1st, 2012 10:30am EDT
Kim & Kourtney Kardashian
There's always some kind of drama going on with the Kardashian clan - and that's what makes and keeps people watching them on television.

Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attended the E! 2012 Upfront event in New York City yesterday.

The latest news centered on whether Khloe her husband Lamar Odom were cancelling "Khloe & Lamar" after just two seasons. Their rep clarified that the program is simply "on hold."

Kim's dating life has also been in the spotlight recently, but her boyfriend Kanye West was nowhere to be seen. And there's always the baby bump...
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Joan Rivers Smokes Pot On Her Reality TV Show

February 1st, 2012 11:28am EST
Joan Rivers
Comedienne Joan Rivers stunned TV viewers on Tuesday by smoking marijuana on her reality show.

The veteran funnywoman was shown obtaining medicinal cannabis from a dispensary in California before puffing it from a pipe while sitting in her car with a pal.

As the effect of the drug takes hold, she then dissolves into fits of giggles and has to be driven home by a friend - stopping on the way to pick up burgers and fries.

However, Rivers' pot-puffing antics infuriated her daughter Melissa, who told viewers, "My 78-year-old mother has now become 17, and I have become a soccer mom yelling...
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Joan Rivers Vs. Chelsea Handler: Joan Knows Best

January 26th, 2012 3:18pm EST
Joan Vs. Chelsea
What ever happened to professional courtesy? Must be in the trash with Joan’s original face and Chelsea’s first bottle of vodka. This week the two E! host and comedienne’s bashed each other on ‘The Howard Stern Show.’

Chelsea Handler, host of ‘Chelsea Lately’ and Executive Producer of NBC’s ‘Are You There? It’s Me Chelsea,’ was the first to appear on Monday, Jan. 23. In response to a question from Howard about Joan’s early critics of Chelsea, Handler replied, ‘Joan Rivers...What the **#! do I care about Joan Rivers?’ ‘**#! off!,’ the late night host added.

Never one to back down from a f...
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Joan Rivers Documents Her 734th Cosmetic Surgery On TV Show

January 26th, 2012 9:45am EST
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers has shared her love of cosmetic surgery with fans by allowing TV cameras to document her 734th procedure.

The comedienne is famous for overhauling her look by regularly going under the knife and she allowed a camera crew to film her quest for perfection for her reality TV show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best.

Rivers, 78, went without make-up as a surgeon drew lines on her face to see where they would make incisions to "tune up" her neck in what the star claimed was her 734th cosmetic procedure.

The funnywoman's daughter, Melissa, is seen pleading with her mother not to go ...
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Joan And Melissa Rivers Escape Exploding Manhole Accident

January 24th, 2012 12:31pm EST
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers and her daughter narrowly escaped injury on Monday morning after a manhole cover exploded close to their car in New York.

The veteran funnywoman and her daughter Melissa left Rivers' Manhattan apartment and stepped into a limousine to travel to an appearance on Good Morning America to promote the upcoming second season of their TV show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

However, just moments after their car pulled away, a manhole cover blew up and flew through the air.

Rivers confirmed the incident to New York Post gossip column Page Six, saying, "We could have had our premi...
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Are You Ready For The Next 'Celebrity Apprentice?' 18 New Celebs Named!

January 4th, 2012 7:25pm EST
Tia Carrere
Seems like my long wait for another glimpse of The Donald’s yummy son Don Jr. is nearing an end … “Celebrity Apprentice” will be back for its fifth season premiering Sunday, February 12 at 9pm EST/PST on NBC!

Another 18 celebs will be grinding it out to win the approval of Donald Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump in the famed boardroom. As always, the chosen include a nice mix of “who the heck is that?” “really? I thought he/she was dead!” and “oh yeah, THAT guy/girl.”

Amongst the men playing are a couple of singers - pop star Clay Aiken, and 80’s Twisted Sister frontman rock star Dee...
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Louis C.K. Talks About Joys, Challenges Filming Season Two of ‘Louie’

July 7th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Louis C.K.
If you’ve seen actor/comedian Louis C.K.’s absurdist comedy “Louie” on FX, chances are you either love it or don’t get it at all. The show is unique for a variety of reasons, most notably the fact that C.K. not only stars in the show, but also writes, directs and edits every episode himself. He is also one of the producers and has a contract with FX Networks that gives him complete freedom in terms of story and production, something that is unheard of in the television industry. There is no question that “Louie” really is his show.

“The writing is the most difficult because that’s where it...
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Charlie Sheen To Be Roasted Same Night As 'Two And A Half Men' Premiere

July 5th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is set to make his return to American TV with a comedy roast on the same day Ashton Kutcher takes over as the leading man in Two And A Half Men.

Sheen was fired from the sitcom earlier this year after he hit headlines with a series of bizarre antics and a public feud with the show's creator Chuck Lorre. Kutcher was hired to replace him and his debut episode is set to air in the States on September 19th.

It has now emerged Sheen will also return to TV that evening in a roast for the Comedy Central network. The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will be taped on September...
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