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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.
Joan Rivers' show gets earlier debut date

Joan Rivers' show gets earlier debut date

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- TV Land says its new U.S. show "How'd You Get So Rich?" starring Joan Rivers will debut Aug. 6, not Aug. 12 as previously announced.
Rivers wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Rivers wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers has been declared the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
3-hour live 'Apprentice' finale planned

3-hour live 'Apprentice' finale planned

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- The outcome of Joan Rivers' and Annie Duke's final challenge will take place in New York in a 3-hour live "The Celebrity Apprentice" finale, NBC said.
Rivers, Duke named 'Apprentice' finalists

Rivers, Duke named 'Apprentice' finalists

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Rivals Joan Rivers and Annie Duke were named the finalists on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York Sunday night.
Melissa Rivers fired from 'Apprentice'

Melissa Rivers fired from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Melissa Rivers became the latest contestant booted from "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York Sunday night.
Gulbis, Walker fired from 'Apprentice'

Gulbis, Walker fired from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Natalie Gulbis and Herschel Walker became the latest contestants fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" Sunday night.
McKnight fired on 'Apprentice'

McKnight fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Singer Brian McKnight became the latest famous contestant fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" TV series in New York Sunday night.
Joan Rivers set for Comedy Central roast

Joan Rivers set for Comedy Central roast

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Comedy Central has announced plans to roast U.S. comedienne Joan Rivers for a new special.

Scott Hamilton fired from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Olympic ice skater Scott Hamilton was the second competitor fired from the U.S. reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice" this season.
Dice Clay is 1st fired from 'Apprentice'

Dice Clay is 1st fired from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian/actor Andrew Dice Clay became the first contestant fired on the latest edition of "Celebrity Apprentice" Sunday night.
Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian George Carlin was posthumously honored with the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
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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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