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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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Comedy Central to roast Roseanne

Comedy Central to roast Roseanne

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Comedy Central says it plans to tape a roast of American comedian, actress and author Roseanne in Los Angeles this summer.

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'Silence!' extends run through Sept. 2

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- The producers of the off-Broadway show "Silence! The Musical" have extended the run of the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs" through Sept. 2.

Lohan less than stellar on SNL

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan's "Saturday Night Live" hosting performance wasn't a hit with critics, but the actress said she pleased the one critic that matters -- herself.
Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Rhea Perlman and Kevin Nealon have booked guest appearances on "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said.
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Report: Aiken, Gibson set for 'Apprentice'

Report: Aiken, Gibson set for 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Singers Clay Aiken and Debbie Gibson, and reality TV personality Teresa Giudice are to compete on the next edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

'Simpsons' line up guests; Antarctica trip

SAN DIEGO, July 24 (UPI) -- A bevy of guest stars including Joan Rivers and Kiefer Sutherland is lined up for the new season of "The Simpsons," the creators said at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Comic icons pay tribute to Ed Sullivan

Comic icons pay tribute to Ed Sullivan

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld are to appear in a tribute to the classic American TV variety program "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Meat Loaf, Lil' Jon fired on 'Apprentice'

Meat Loaf, Lil' Jon fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Recording artists Meat Loaf and Lil' Jon have become the latest stars fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
'Nanny' joins TV Land lineup

'Nanny' joins TV Land lineup

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. sitcom "The Nanny" will join TV Land's summer lineup, the network announced Tuesday.
Franco, Rivers to speak at Tribeca fest

Franco, Rivers to speak at Tribeca fest

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- James Franco, Lorne Michaels and Joan Rivers are to participate in the Tribeca Talks Panel Series as part of New York's Tribeca Film Festival, organizers said.
Joan Rivers' show renewed for 2nd season

Joan Rivers' show renewed for 2nd season

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- TV Land says it has picked up Joan Rivers' popular U.S. reality series "How'd You Get So Rich?" for a second season.
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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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