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Town's downtown core for sale on eBay

WARREN, Conn., July 10 (UPI) -- The downtown core of Warren, Conn., is for sale on the Internet eBay auction site with a starting bid of $5 million.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2006 with 192 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 8, the 159th day of 2006 with 206 to follow.
By United Press International

Joan Rivers fancies Aussie penguins

MELBOURNE, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Joan Rivers abandoned her tough image to perch on an Australian beach amidst a parade of little penguins, The Australian reported Thursday.

Fox looking at late night talk shows

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Fox TV is reportedly exploring the possibility of a late night talk show.

Joan Rivers fights activist on BBC radio

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Joan Rivers exploded on British radio after a fellow guest called the United States racist and implied maybe she was too.

Star to greet stars for E!

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- E! Entertainment's pre-show coverage of the Emmy Awards will again be anchored by Star Jones Reynolds, People magazine reported Friday.

Stylist Julius Caruso dead at 77

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- New York celebrity hairstylist Julius Caruso has died from complications of diabetes at age 77.

Writer Danny Simon dead at 86

PORTLAND, Ore., July 28 (UPI) -- Veteran TV comedy writer Danny Simon, the older brother of playwright Neil Simon, has died in Portland, Ore., at age 86.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2005 with 192 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 8, the 159th day of 2005 with 206 to follow.
By United Press International

Rivers, Nielsen throw a tiff for the telly

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers unloaded on Brigitte Nielsen after the Danish movie star cursed Rivers in Italian and walked off the set of the U.S. comedienne's new TV show.

Star Jones is new red carpet hostess

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "The View" TV co-host Star Jones has been tapped to replace Joan Rivers as the host of E! entertainment network's red carpet coverage at the Emmy Awards.

Van Dyke,Tyler Moore ideal grandparents

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Grandparent's Day survey found actor Haley Joel Osment of "The Sixth Sense" and "Pay it Forward" the first choice for a celebrity grandson.

Joan Rivers leaves E!

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Joan Rivers has left E! Entertainment TV for a lucrative deal with the TV Guide Channel, Daily Variety reported Tuesday.
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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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