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Melissa Rivers Inherits $100 Million From Mother Joan's Estate

October 23rd, 2014 9:44am EDT
Melissa Rivers
Joan Rivers left her daughter Melissa more than $100 million from her estate. The comedienne and "Fashion Star" host died in September after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest following a routine throat procedure in New York City.

According to Us Weekly, Melissa will receive $75 million in cash and a condo in the city's Upper East Side worth $35 million. Melissa's son Cooper, 13, is also expected to receive his own inheritance.

It has previously been reported that Joan also left provisions for her four rescue dogs. The comedienne's longtime assistant Jocelyn was granted custody of t...
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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Fortune Goes To The Dogs, David Beckham’s Tattoo Professes Love For Beyonce & More!

September 13th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Fortune Goes To The Dogs, David Beckha
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.

Joan Rivers Fortune Goes To The Dogs!: Joan Rivers made sure that upon her passing, daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper would be provided for. But, she also made special provisions for the care of her four beloved rescue dogs. How much did she leave her "babies"?

Verdict: Unbelievably True!: Joan’s goddaughter Tracie Hotchner told the Daily Mail that the iconic comedienne left “clear provisions” for ...
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Melissa Rivers 'Doing Amazingly Well' Following Mother Joan's Death

September 6th, 2014 4:54pm EDT
Melissa Rivers
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is "doing amazingly well" following the death of her mother, according to a close friend of the family.

The comedienne, 81, died at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, a week after she suffered a cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine throat procedure at a nearby clinic. The star's funeral is being held Sunday.

Close friend Martin Fletcher says Melissa, who has called the outpouring of support "humbling," has been very strong while planning her mother's funeral. Fletcher told New York's CBS News, "She is doing amazingly well. She's her mothe...
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Joan Rivers Being Taken Out Of Medically Induced Coma, May Have Severe Brain Damage

September 1st, 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 ...
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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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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Near Death, Jon Voight Boycotts Angelina Jolie's Wedding & More

August 30th, 2014 7:25am EDT
joan and melissa rivers
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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Melissa Rivers Shares 'Scary' Details Of Kelly Osbourne's Seizure

March 10th, 2013 9:52am EDT
Melissa Rivers
Kelly Osbourne's Fashion Police co-host Melissa Rivers rushed to her side after she suffered a seizure and collapsed on the set of the show Thursday morning.

Rivers told Entertainment Tonight that during the traumatic event she laid on the ground with Osbourne until help arrived.

"More than anything it was just scary," Melissa says. "I just laid on the ground holding on to her until the paramedics came.

"I just laid on the ground with her until we got the seizure to stop. She was disoriented and I just laid on the ground with her to keep her down because she kept trying to stand up," she...
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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 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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Sarah Jessica Parker And Jim Carrey Love 'Fashion Police'

April 20th, 2011 6:13pm EDT
Fashion Police
The Joan Rivers fashion critique has gone beyond only the red carpet awards shows. Every Friday night at 10:30 on E!, she hosts Fashion Police, covering the week’s celebrity fashions with her daughter Melissa, George Kotsiopoulos and new cohost Kelly Osbourne. They can be pretty vicious, but they say the stars respect their opinions.

“Like Sarah Jessica Parker comes over and she'll say, ‘I saw what you said about me. So what do you think of the shoes now?’" Joan Rivers said. “They get it. The smart ones get it.”

Melissa recalled another run-in her mom had with Jim Carrey. “So Jim Carrey...
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Producer Denies Scrapping Joan Rivers' Slot Over Sarah Palin Comments

January 20th, 2011 8:22am EST
Joan Rivers
A spokesperson for Fox network has denied outspoken comic Joan Rivers was dropped from a TV chatshow because of her controversial comments about former vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin.

The comedienne was set to appear on Fox News' Fox & Friends on Thursday morning to promote her new reality show with daughter Melissa.

However, after she criticized the former governor of Alaska, calling her "stupid and a threat" to TMZ.com, Rivers was told she was no longer welcome on the show, according to her rep, Judy Katz.

Rivers took to her Twitter.com page to voice her anger at the decisio...
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Joan Rivers Upset Over 'Dancing With The Stars' Snub

August 31st, 2010 11:59pm EDT
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers has fired off at producers of TV talent show "Dancing With The Stars" after they ignored her interest in the show.

The comedienne was hoping to be asked to be a contestant on the new season of the program, which was announced on Monday, but reveals she never received a call.

She tells Eonline.com, "They've never asked me, so they can go f--k themselves!. I certainly fall into their old lady category.

"I would do it for the exercise. Making yourself dance everyday for six hours a day I think would be so great."
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'Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers' Premieres Sunday At 10pm

August 6th, 2009 4:44pm EDT
Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers
Comedic icon and Comedy Central Roastee Joan Rivers kept a stiff upper lip and then unleashed an uproarious and unforgettable rebuttal at the "Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers." Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated comedienne Kathy Griffin served as Roast Master for the show which taped at CBS Studios - Radford on Sunday, July 26 in Los Angeles. The "Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers" premieres on Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Also debuting during Sunday night's premiere will be comedycentral.com's first-ever live "Twoast," which invites all users to go to comedycen...
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Claudia Jordan Fired From 'Celebrity Apprentice'

March 23rd, 2009 11:25am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
After the women experience their first loss, which resulted in the firing of Claudia Jordan, the women begin to feel the heat and tensions rise on "The Celebrity Apprentice." In the upcoming episode airing Sunday, March 29 (9-11 p.m. ET), the remaining 12 contestants prepare for their next challenge -- to manage and run a Loews Regency Hotel – catering to the guests' every need.

Teams Athena and Kotu must manage five rooms each at the Loews Regency Hotel and accommodate all of their guests' wishes. The celebrities don hotel uniforms and run every aspect of the hotel, cleaning rooms, r...
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Tom Green Fired From 'Celebrity Apprentice'

March 16th, 2009 9:32am EDT
Tom Green
After the men's team lost for the third week in a row which resulted in the firing of comedian Tom Green, the pressure builds and the celebrities are losing their cool on "The Celebrity Apprentice." In the upcoming episode airing Sunday, March 22 (9-11 p.m. ET) the remaining 13 contestants prepare for their next challenge -- to create a live event in less than 24 hours -- launching a new video-phone to sales representatives.

The teams are charged with launching ACN's new video-phone to hundreds of sales representatives. Before the task even begins, a heated exchange on the men's team ...
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Scott Hamilton Fired On 'Celebrity Apprentice'

March 9th, 2009 9:41am EDT
Scott Hamilton
After the men's team lost for the second week in a row which resulted in the firing of Olympian Scott Hamilton, tensions are running high on "The Celebrity Apprentice." In the upcoming episode airing Sunday, March 15 (10-11 p.m. ET) the remaining 14 contestants prepare for their next challenge -- to design a bridal store and sell 125 wedding dresses.

Each team is given 125 wedding dresses and tasked with decorating a retail bridal store. One team almost falls apart after two of its celebrities stay out on an all night binge while Joan Rivers mouthing off is starting to get her in troub...
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Andrew Dice Clay Is Fired

March 2nd, 2009 10:28am EST
Andrew Dice Clay
After a heated boardroom debate on last night's premiere episode of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," which saw Joan Rivers emerge victorious raising $126,000 for her charity and Andrew Dice Clay as the first to be fired, the remaining 15 contestants regroup for their next challenge -- to create and costume a comic book character for Zappos.com with the help of Image Comics. The episode airs Sunday, March 8 (9-11 p.m. ET).

In this week's episode, Khloe Kardashian hesitantly takes on the role of project manager for Team ATHENA and Scott Hamilton confidently becomes the project manager for ...
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NBC Announces Cast Of New 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Premiering March 1

January 8th, 2009 9:45am EST
Joan Rivers
NBC and Donald Trump announced today the all-star celebrity cast for the second sensational season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" premiering on Sunday, March 1 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).

On the first ever "Celebrity Apprentice" last season, winner Piers Morgan changed the way the game was played, winning millions for charity and setting the bar for all who follow. Now 16 new celebrities will rise to the challenge and once again it will be men versus women.

The men include: Clint Black (musician), Andrew Dice Clay (comedian), Tom Green (actor), Scott Hamilton (figure skater), Jesse Jame...
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'Dancing with the Stars' Fantasy Cast

February 6th, 2008 9:52am EST
Rosie ODonnell
Do you ever watch "Dancing with the Stars" and find yourself wondering who is more famous - the star or the dancer? For every 90's teen drama star we also get a handful of models and singers who aren't so much "stars" as they are "available marginally talented individuals."

I guess part of the fun is realizing that the musical guests are generally more famous than the actual cast. This is why I've decided to create a dream cast list for "Dancing with the Stars." I tried to include a mix of "talent" just as the real show does, along with one or two obscure choices:

Tyra Banks

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Lisa Rinna Replaces Joan & Melissa Rivers As TV Guide Channel's Red Carpet Host

April 19th, 2007 9:35am EDT
Lisa Rinna
Popular TV host, actress and fashion entrepreneur Lisa Rinna has signed an exclusive, multi-year contract with TV Guide Channel to host the network's signature Red Carpet pre-shows at Hollywood's biggest events. Rinna will make her Red Carpet hosting debut for TV Guide Channel at the Emmy Awards on September 16, 2007.

"Lisa has the perfect mix of charisma, poise and experience to lead our live Red Carpet coverage at the major industry award shows," said Ryan O'Hara, president of TV Guide Channel. "In addition to being an established TV star, she also has fashion expertise as both a bus...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 20

January 20th, 2007 3:00am EST
Bill Maher
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon (1979), Sepultura lead singer Derrick Green (1971), actor Skeet Ulrich (1969), gossip reporter Melissa Rivers (1968), country singer John Michael Montgomery (1965), actor Jamie Denton (1963), actor Lorenzo Lamas (1958), political comedian Bill Maher (1956), comedic actor Arte Johnson (1929), storied actress Patricia Neal (1926), country singer Slim Whitman (1924), "Star Trek" doctor DeForest Kelley (1920; d. 1999), and comedic actor George Burns (1896; d. 1996).
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 20

January 20th, 2006 3:01am EST
John Michael Montgomery
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon (1979), Sepultura lead singer Derrick Green (1971), actor Skeet Ulrich (1969), gossip reporter Melissa Rivers (1968), country singer John Michael Montgomery (1965), actor Jamie Denton (1963), actor Lorenzo Lamas (1958), political comedian Bill Maher (1956), comedic actor Arte Johnson (1929), storied actress Patricia Neal (1926), country singer Slim Whitman (1924), "Star Trek" doctor DeForest Kelley (1920; d. 1999), and comedic actor George Burns (1896; d. 1996).
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