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Joan Rivers Wanted Funeral To Be 'A Huge Showbiz Affair'

9/5/2014 8:28pm EDT
Joan Rivers Wanted Funeral To Be 'A Huge Showbiz Affair'
Joan Rivers, 81, died on Thursday at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City after being removed from life support following a cardiac and respiratory arrest on Aug. 28. Her funeral will be held in her native NYC on Sunday at Temple Emanu-El.

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson said in a statement to ABC News: "It is a terribly sad day for all of us. We mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy."

The comedienne had clear ideas about what she wanted at her funeral, which she detailed in her 2013 book "I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me."

She wrote: "W...

Comedienne Joan Rivers Dies At Age 81

9/4/2014 4:09pm EDT
Joan Rivers
Comedienne Joan Rivers died today at the age of 81 after she was removed from life support at 1pm EST.

Melissa Rivers released a statement stating: "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although t...

Joan Rivers Moved From ICU To A Private Room

9/3/2014 8:04pm EDT
Joan Rivers Moved From ICU To A Private Room
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa has confirmed that her mother was moved from the intensive care unit (ICU) at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City to a private room.

According to the New York Daily News, she said in a statement: "My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support."

Melissa gave no reason for the move.

The comedienne, 81, has been on life support since the weekend. She went into cardiac and respiratory arrest last Thursday while undergoing a procedure on her vocal chords.


Daughter Confirms Joan Rivers Is Still On Life Support

9/2/2014 8:19pm EDT
Daughter Confirms Joan Rivers Is Still On Life Support
Joan Rivers is still on life support five days after being hospitalized following routine surgery. The comedienne was rushed to Mount Sinai in New York City on Thursday after suffering from cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure on her vocal chords.

On Saturday doctors placed Rivers, 81, in a medically induced coma. The media has speculated that Rivers is being kept alive by machines, and her daughter Melissa has confirmed the rumors, saying her mother "does remain on life support."

Melissa also told fans: "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of ki...

Joan Rivers' 8 Best Television Moments

9/2/2014 1:01pm EDT
Joan Rivers' 8 Best Television Moments
Perhaps one of the greatest female comedienne's ever, Joan Rivers has been entertaining fans with her unique spin on life and love for fifty years. Her tell-it-like-it-is attitude has turned many people off, but even more respect her direct way of thinking. She has inspired a host of female comedienne's and reinvented herself more than any plastic surgeon could. Joan's career has been documented on television since day one, and to honor this legend, we have uncovered 8 of her best television moments of all time. Many are safe, some are NSFW, but all are hilarious!

1. A Triumphant Return...

Joan Rivers Being Taken Out Of Medically Induced Coma, May Have Severe Brain Damage

9/1/2014 11:24pm EDT
Joan Rivers
Doctors began bringing comedienne Joan Rivers out of a medically induced coma on Sunday, a process that takes a couple of days to complete.

The TV star has been at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital since Friday, when she was rushed there after suffering cardiac arrest while undergoing a procedure at a medical center.

Rivers arrived in critical condition and was put in an induced coma. On Sunday, Rivers' daughter, Melissa, said she was "resting comfortably."

"We are keeping our fingers crossed," she said in a statement, also thanking fans for their support.

"Everyone keep her in your ...

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

8/31/2014 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

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...

Celebrities Tweet Their Love & Prayers To Joan Rivers

8/30/2014 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...

Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Near Death, Jon Voight Boycotts Angelina Jolie's Wedding & More

8/30/2014 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...

Joan Rivers Is 'Resting Comfortably' Following Medical Emergency, Says Daughter

8/29/2014 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...

Joan Rivers Stops Breathing During Medical Procedure, Is In Critical Condition

8/28/2014 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

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.


Joan Rivers Walks Out On CNN Interview (Video)

7/6/2014 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 ...

Kristen Stewart Threatens To Sue Joan Rivers Over Slutty Comments

6/23/2014 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...

Joan Rivers To Lena Dunham: Don't Tell Girls It's Okay To Be Fat

3/27/2014 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...

Crystal Harris, Paris Hilton And More Show Off This Year's Hottest Halloween Costume: Miley Cyrus

10/29/2013 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 ...

Former Neighbor Sues Joan Rivers For $15 Million

10/12/2013 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...

'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': And Your Little Mechanical Dog Too!

4/29/2013 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...

Gwyneth Paltrow Tried Botox Once, Says She Looked Like Joan Rivers

4/12/2013 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...

Joan Rivers Responds To Adele Fat Jokes Controversy With More Fat Jokes

4/1/2013 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,...

Joan Rivers Refuses To Apologize For Holocaust Joke

3/1/2013 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...

Anti-Defamation League Slams Joan Rivers Over Her 'Pushing Jews Into Ovens' Joke

2/28/2013 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...

Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

2/21/2013 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 ...

Joan Rivers Presides Over Friends' Nuptials In NYC

2/17/2013 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...

It Came From Outer Space: 11 Celebrities Who Just Might Be Aliens

9/18/2012 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...

Rihanna Slams Joan Rivers Over Chris Brown Comments

8/25/2012 8:05pm EDT
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 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."


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

8/8/2012 8:42am EDT
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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...

Joan Rivers Is Back on Drop Dead Diva (Season 4, Episode 9)

8/4/2012 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.

Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie Voted Sweetest & Spiciest Celeb Moms In Mother’s Day Survey

5/13/2012 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...

Kardashian Drama Dominates E! 2012 Upfront Event In New York City

5/1/2012 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...

Joan Rivers Smokes Pot On Her Reality TV Show

2/1/2012 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...