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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.
Danielle Haynes
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.
Danielle Haynes
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 hospitalized and in critical condition

Joan Rivers hospitalized and in critical condition

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) --Joan Rivers is hospitalized and in critical condition after she stopped breathing in a scheduled throat surgery.
Annie Martin
Joan Rivers accused of racism over Justin Bieber comment

Joan Rivers accused of racism over Justin Bieber comment

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Joan Rivers is facing more accusations of racism, this time for saying Justin Bieber shouldn't dress like "a big black thug."
Annie Martin
Kelly Osbourne faces $50K suit for dog poop-filled apartment

Kelly Osbourne faces $50K suit for dog poop-filled apartment

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Kelly Osbourne's former landlord says the singer destroyed walls and hardwood floors, and left dog feces and urine all over his condo when she moved out.
Annie Martin
David Letterman walks out on Joan Rivers [VIDEO]

David Letterman walks out on Joan Rivers [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) --"Late Show" host David Letterman walked out on Joan Rivers in mocking reference to her ill-fated CNN interview last Saturday.
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Joan Rivers walks out on CNN interview

Joan Rivers walks out on CNN interview

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) --Joan Rivers stormed out of an interview with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield on Saturday.
Kate Stanton
Tara Reid shares bikini photo after Jason Biggs comments about her body

Tara Reid shares bikini photo after Jason Biggs comments about her body

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) --Tara Reid did not respond to Jason Bigg's comments that he doesn't "know what's going on" with her body. Instead, the actress took to Instagram to show him.
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Kristen Stewart threatens to sue Joan Rivers over Rupert Sanders jab

Kristen Stewart threatens to sue Joan Rivers over Rupert Sanders jab

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) --Joan Rivers says Kristen Stewart threatened to sue because she mocks the actress' affair with Rupert Sanders in her new book, "Diary of a Mad Diva."
Annie Martin
Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for Cleveland kidnapping joke

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for Cleveland kidnapping joke

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for a tasteless joke she made about the Cleveland kidnapping victims on "Today."
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Joan Rivers makes first appearance on 'Tonight Show' in decades

Joan Rivers makes first appearance on 'Tonight Show' in decades

March 29 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers celebrates first appearance as guest on "The Tonight Show" in 28 years with a genital piercing ... or did she?
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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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