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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 8, the 159th day of 2003 with 206 to follow.
By United Press International

Cathy's World: Hollywood Hangouts

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Visitors always ask me where they can go to see movie stars here in Hollywood, but I'm not the best person to ask. For one thing, I seem to suffer from a sort of celebrity dyslexia. The other day I was having lunch with a friend at Pane e Vino when she sa
CATHERINE SEIPP

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Charles Aznavour in 1924 (age 79); Peter Nero in 1934 (age 69); Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, in 1950 (age 53); Jerry Dammers of the Specials in 1954; Icehouse guitarist and singer Iva Davies in 1955 (age 48); and Morriss
By United Press International

People

Embattled but back at the top of the charts, the Dixie Chicks will make a major appearance this week via satellite. The producers of the Academy of Country Music Awards say the Chicks will perform on the Wednesday night broadcast, singing "Truth No. 2."
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

U.S. TV networks broadcast a "dramatic decrease" in sexual content between 8-9 p.m. from 1998 through 2002, according to a new study.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Oscar-winning parents Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas welcomed their second child into the world early Sunday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'CHICAGO' TEAM READY TO CUT LOOSE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include longtime "American Bandstand" host Dick Clark, often called "the world's oldest teenager," who was born in 1929 (age 73); Paul Stookey of Peter Paul and Mary in 1937 (age 65); Ten Years After bassist Leo Lyons in 1943 (age 59); G
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
By United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news.
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Joe Bob's America: Going Hormonal

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Excuse me, but I think we've had enough articles about hormone-stoked women afraid of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, brittle bones, various forms of cancer and b
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Hollywood Digest

DYLAN'S PRIVATE GIG
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The almanac

A thought for the day: Confucius said, "The only people who cannot change are the most wise and the most stupid."
By United Press International

The almanac

Today is Saturday, June 8, the 159th day of 2002 with 206 to follow.
By United Press International
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Joan Rivers
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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