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WE tv orders more 'Tamar & Vince,' 'Joan & Melissa'

WE tv orders more 'Tamar & Vince,' 'Joan & Melissa'

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- WE tv says it has renewed its popular U.S. docu-series "Tamar & Vince" for a second season and "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" for a fourth season.

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Bristol Palin and Joan Rivers to appear together on 'Wife Swap'

Bristol Palin and Joan Rivers to appear together on 'Wife Swap'

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality Bristol Palin and comedian Joan Rivers are to appear together on the family docu-series "Celebrity Wife Swap," ABC announced.
Actress Lindsay Lohan refuses to be roasted

Actress Lindsay Lohan refuses to be roasted

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Jeff Ross says troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has refused to be roasted for a Comedy Central special.
Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actor/comedian Don Rickles is to be honored with the Friars Club's Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a gala in New York, organizers announced.
Joan Rivers laughs off Gwyneth Paltrow's Botox quip

Joan Rivers laughs off Gwyneth Paltrow's Botox quip

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Joan Rivers says she laughed when she heard actress Gwyneth Paltrow complain she looked like her after getting a Botox treatment.
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Kelly Osbourne hospitalized after seizure

Kelly Osbourne hospitalized after seizure

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Kelly Osbourne was hospitalized Thursday after suffering a seizure while taping a TV show in Los Angeles, but her co-star Joan Rivers said Osbourne "is fine."
Sharon and Kelly Osbourne vs. Lady Gaga in online feud

Sharon and Kelly Osbourne vs. Lady Gaga in online feud

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- British television personality Sharon Osbourne has accused U.S. pop star Lady Gaga of being a bully for criticizing Osbourne's daughter Kelly online.

Rivers mistaken for undocumented immigrant

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers, her daughter and a television crew were briefly detained by British border agents when they landed on the Kent coast in a fishing boat.
Dog act wins 'America's Got Talent'

Dog act wins 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Olate Dogs canine act has been declared the Season 7 winner of the NBC competition series "America's Got Talent."

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Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Standup comedian Phyllis Diller died in Los Angeles Monday, her agent said. She was 95.
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Joan Rivers cuffs self to Costco cart

Joan Rivers cuffs self to Costco cart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers chained herself to a shopping cart at a Costco in Burbank, Calif., to protest the chain store's refusal to sell the 79-year-old comedian's new book.
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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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