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Kelly Osbourne 'adrift' without Joan Rivers

Kelly Osbourne 'adrift' without Joan Rivers

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Kelly Osbourne is reportedly having a hard time coping with the death of Joan Rivers and her friends fear her grieving might lead to a relapse.
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Melissa Rivers to honor Joan Rivers on 'Fashion Police'

Melissa Rivers to honor Joan Rivers on 'Fashion Police'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Joan Rivers will be honored with an all-day "Fashion Police" marathon and a special tribute from her co-hosts and daughter Melissa Rivers on Friday.
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Barbara Walters makes cameo on Season 18 premiere of 'The View'

Barbara Walters makes cameo on Season 18 premiere of 'The View'

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) --The Season 18 premiere of "The View" began with the hosts approaching a throne and kneeling to kiss the ring of the show's now-retired creator Barbara Walters.
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Joan Rivers' surgeon leaves clinic

Joan Rivers' surgeon leaves clinic

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) --The doctor who performed a procedure on Joan Rivers steps down as medical director of clinic where the procedure was done.
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Giuliana Rancic: Joan Rivers' funeral 'exactly what she wanted'

Giuliana Rancic: Joan Rivers' funeral 'exactly what she wanted'

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Giuliana Rancic said there were tears, laughter at Joan Rivers' funeral and it was exactly what the comedian would have wanted.
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Liza Minnelli to undergo surgery for broken back

Liza Minnelli to undergo surgery for broken back

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Liza Minnelli was unable to attend Joan Rivers' funeral because she is bedridden with a broken back and due for surgery.
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Broadway lights will be dimmed for Joan Rivers Tuesday night

Broadway lights will be dimmed for Joan Rivers Tuesday night

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) --The Broadway League says theater marquee lights will be dimmed for a minute Tuesday night in honor of the late comedienne and TV personality Joan Rivers.
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Joan Rivers' funeral the Hollywood affair she wanted

Joan Rivers' funeral the Hollywood affair she wanted

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) --Joan Rivers got the star-studded Hollywood affair she wanted for her funeral Sunday.
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Joan Rivers dead at age 81

Joan Rivers dead at age 81

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Joan Rivers, the legendary comedian and television personality, died at age 81 on Thursday.
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Joan Rivers moved out of the intensive care unit

Joan Rivers moved out of the intensive care unit

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Joan Rivers' daughter announced Wednesday that the ailing "Fashion Police" star has been moved out of the ICU and is currently "resting comfortably."
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Joan Rivers still on life support says daughter Melissa

Joan Rivers still on life support says daughter Melissa

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) --TV personality Melissa Rivers has given another update on the state of her mother Joan Rivers and said the "Fashion Police" star remains on life support.
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Sarah Silverman shares empowering message for Joan Rivers: 'You're being ridiculous'

Sarah Silverman shares empowering message for Joan Rivers: 'You're being ridiculous'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Sarah Silverman payed respects to ailing "Fashion Police" host Joan Rivers the only way she knows how -- with a joke.
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Joan Rivers on life support

Joan Rivers on life support

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) --Joan Rivers was put on life support after stopping breathing during surgery last week.
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LeAnn Rimes jokes she lost virginity by raping boyfriend

LeAnn Rimes jokes she lost virginity by raping boyfriend

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Country singer LeAnn Rimes jokes that she raped boyfriend the first time she had sex; comes under fire.
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Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably,' says daughter Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably,' says daughter Melissa Rivers

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" at Mount Sinai hospital in New York after she stopped breathing during a scheduled throat surgery on Thursday.
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Joan Rivers performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on March 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Joan Alexandra Molinsky Sanger Rosenberg, widely known as Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933), is an American comedian, television personality and actress. She is known for her brash manner; her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent; and her numerous cosmetic surgeries. Rivers's comic style relies heavily on poking fun at herself and other celebrities, mostly about their fashion sense, or according to her, the lack thereof.

Joan Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice (née Grushman) (January 6, 1906 - October 1975) and Meyer C. Molinsky (December 7, 1900 - January 1985). She was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and her family later moved to Larchmont, in Westchester County, New York. She attended Connecticut College between 1950 and 1952 and graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a bachelor-of-arts degree in English literature and anthropology. Before entering show business, Rivers worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency and as a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores. During this period, an agent named Tony Rivers told her to change her name, so she suggested Joan Rivers as her new name.

During the late 1950s, Rivers appeared in a short-run play, Driftwood, playing a lesbian with a crush on a character played by a then-unknown Barbra Streisand. The play ran for six weeks. In 1961 Rivers briefly performed on stage in Chicago at The Second City comedy club. Rivers performed in numerous comedy clubs in the Greenwich Village area of New York City in the early 1960s, including The Bitter End and The Gaslight Cafe, before making her first appearances as a guest on the TV program The Tonight Show originating from New York, and hosted at the time by Jack Paar.)

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