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August 23, 1987 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
It was a friendship born on a Las Vegas handshake and a $300,000 loan. And it ended with a suicide and a taped goodbye. Prominent area real estate developer Thomas B. Pileggi and Edgar Rosenberg, the husband of comedian Joan Rivers, began a close business and personal partnership 12 years ago, when they met at a builders' convention in Las Vegas. Pileggi agreed to provide a $300,000 loan to help finance Rivers' movie Rabbit Test. "We hit it off. I liked the man," Pileggi recalled recently.
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August 15, 1987 | By Tom Infield and Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writers
Edgar Rosenberg, husband of comedian Joan Rivers, was discovered dead yesterday morning in a guest room of the posh Four Seasons Hotel in an apparent suicide from an overdose of Valium, police said. Rosenberg, 63, was known to millions by his first name only - as the butt of his wife's jokes on television. He was in Philadelphia alone on business, according to a spokesman for Rivers. The couple have millions of dollars in real estate holdings in the area. Detectives said that Rosenberg was found dead about 10:30 a.m. on the floor beside the bed in Room 425 of the hotel at 18th Street and the Parkway.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2002 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aretha Franklin is suing the Star tabloid for defamation over a story that said the singer has a drinking problem that is threatening her career and life. The Star story quotes unidentified "insiders" and "pals" of Franklin who said that they were worried about the 60-year-old singer's drinking and that Franklin canceled performances because of her drinking. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Albuquerque, said the article was published in New Mexico's Bernalillo County and throughout the country and that county residents read the defamatory statements in the story.
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August 23, 1994 | by Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer People magazine and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"I'll tell you, I'm not worth $200 . . . Maybe Streisand. " - Billy Joel, complaining about ticket agencies that charged $200 for front-row seats to his concert in San Antonio DOC, PLEASE HAIL HER A COP REPORT: LISA MARIE RECEIVED BIG POLICE ESCORT FROM CLINIC Bet you didn't know the Los Angeles County sheriff's department has cars to spare when someone needs an escort home from the plastic surgery clinic. Six, to be exact, if you're Lisa Marie Presley. The National Enquirer says Lisa Marie, 26, had a breast uplift and thigh liposuction on Aug. 13, and left the clinic a day later.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | By Brigette ReDavid, Special to The Inquirer
Comedian Joan Rivers penned autographs yesterday at the King of Prussia Mall, and today she will appear on the QVC Network. The author of Still Talking signed her book at Gene's Books in the mall. The text combines some juicy Hollywood gossip with the comedy and tragedy of her roller-coaster career and personal life. Still Talking, according to Rivers, is not aimed at women, although it seems that way. "Maybe the book seems geared toward women because I am a woman. I guess I always have singled out women in my shows," Rivers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1989 | By Jerry Buck, Associated Press The New York Daily News contributed to this report
After being fired on her last outing, Joan Rivers was wary when she was offered a chance to be host of a new television talk show. She got over it. Her new venture, "The Joan Rivers Show," a TV magazine with a heavy emphasis on gossip, is premiering today at 10 a.m. on Channel 3. It's been two years since she was fired from "The Late Show," the inaugural series on Fox Broadcasting, because of low ratings. "I was so burned on my previous show, I was so leery of things, that I called Geraldo Rivera," says Rivers, whose new show and "Geraldo" are both from Tribune Entertainment.
NEWS
December 3, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Joan Rivers joked about her dead husband while trying out new comedy material at a local nightclub last week, according to the Los Angeles Times. In an article published Sunday, the Times quoted Rivers as saying: "When you're married a long time - I was married 22 years - you don't look at each other. You know what I mean? You're married, married, married. I couldn't even identify my husband's body - I hadn't looked at it for years. . . . 'Oh, I think that looks like . . . Let me see the ring.
NEWS
August 15, 1987 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
Edgar Rosenberg, the husband and manager of comedian Joan Rivers, died yesterday from an overdose of drugs in a Philadelphia hotel room, according to an autopsy report. A suicide note and cassette tapes with messages to his family were found near his body in the Four Seasons Hotel at Logan Square on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, said police spokesman Detective Gerald Whartenby. Rosenberg apparently took an overdose of the tranquilizer Valium, Whartenby said. An autopsy by deputy medical examiner Dr. Robert L. Catherman concluded that the cause of death was an "overdose of a prescription sedative," said a spokesman for the medical examiner's officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
If the Joan Rivers of 1980 could look at herself in 2010, she might describe Rivers 8.0 as a dirty-mouthed septuagenarian who resembles a female impersonator "doing" Joan Rivers. Two years ago Billy Sammeth, the comedian's erstwhile manager, observed that "people now see her as a plastic-surgery addict who's past her sell-by date. " That was then. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is now, testament to the enduring resilience and indefatigable wit of its subject. Age cannot wither her, nor Botox stale her infinite hilarity.
LIVING
July 9, 1993 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story includes information from the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, New York Daily News, Associated Press and Reuters
Brace yourself for another Madonna World Tour, starting in September. Her record company, Warner U.K., confirmed yesterday that the singer will launch The Girlie Show at London's Wembley Stadium Sept. 25. "It is the first date that has been announced," a spokesman for the company said. No word about a Philadelphia stop. The new tour, based on the 33-year-old exhibitionist-singer's Erotica album, which has sold millions of copies, will be the first since her Blond Ambition tour three years ago. Naturally, Madonna being what she is, the tour is already causing a stir.
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September 5, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
CAN WE TALK about Joan Rivers? Because she'd hate it if we didn't. Rivers, 81, who died yesterday at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital a week after going into cardiac arrest during vocal-cord surgery in a doctor's office, wasn't just a fashion critic with an unfiltered mouth, a QVC jewelry line and a penchant for plastic surgery. Oh, she was unapologetically all those things, as well as the author of a dozen books, including this year's Diary of a Mad Diva . But long before Rivers patrolled the red carpet, enforced style rules on E!
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March 1, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joan Rivers has refused to apologize for making a Holocaust joke Monday on her E! show, Fashion Police , that has Jewish leaders up in arms. "The last time a German looked this hot," Rivers, 79, said of German-born model Heidi Klum 's tight gold Oscar-night dress, "was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens. " Rivers doubled over laughing while her fellow E! journos looked uncomfortably at her. The Anti-Defamation League has asked Rivers to issue a formal apology, calling her remark "vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors, and indeed to all Americans.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Like any good and caring mom, Joan Rivers is fiercely protective. So, when the seasoned comedian took her first look at the startlingly candid documentary that bears her name - Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work , just opened at the Ritz Five - her concerns weren't so much about how she comes off, but about how her daughter, Melissa , is captured on film. And she said as much to the codirector, Ricki Stern . "I told her that I thought that the first time you saw Melissa, she was saying something negative, and then the second time she's saying something positive," recalls Rivers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
If the Joan Rivers of 1980 could look at herself in 2010, she might describe Rivers 8.0 as a dirty-mouthed septuagenarian who resembles a female impersonator "doing" Joan Rivers. Two years ago Billy Sammeth, the comedian's erstwhile manager, observed that "people now see her as a plastic-surgery addict who's past her sell-by date. " That was then. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is now, testament to the enduring resilience and indefatigable wit of its subject. Age cannot wither her, nor Botox stale her infinite hilarity.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2002 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aretha Franklin is suing the Star tabloid for defamation over a story that said the singer has a drinking problem that is threatening her career and life. The Star story quotes unidentified "insiders" and "pals" of Franklin who said that they were worried about the 60-year-old singer's drinking and that Franklin canceled performances because of her drinking. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Albuquerque, said the article was published in New Mexico's Bernalillo County and throughout the country and that county residents read the defamatory statements in the story.
NEWS
June 7, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Daily News and New York Post contributed to this report
As Joan Rivers would tell any girl: Honey, before you put out for any man, get the ring. Get the ring! Tomorrow, her 63rd birthday, Joan will get her own ring, reportedly an "eye-popping" sapphire. Her honey, Orin Lehman, will hand over the rock, and the two will officially announce their plans to wed. Orin who? Hey, here's all you need to know. He's rich, rich, rich, a scion of the Wall Street Lehmans. So, no, he didn't order the sapphire from Joan's friends at QVC. He's an older gent, in his 70s. Had some upper-crusty appointments in New York state and city government.
LIVING
June 7, 1996 | By W. Speers This story contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, USA Today, and Inquirer staff writer Dan DeLuca
Joan Rivers is expected to announce her engagement tomorrow to Orin Lehman, one of Wall Street's Lehman Bros. He gave the widow a largish sapphire ring. Lehman was previously wed to Wendy Vanderbilt and the late Reynolds tobacco heiress, Jane Bagley. Summer nups are planned. Rivers' husband of 22 years, Edgar Rosenberg, killed himself at the Four Seasons Hotel in 1987. COUPLES Larry King says he's not about to wed Cyndy Truhan, Steve Garvey's ex. "We've been friends for 18 years," he said.
NEWS
January 17, 1995 | By Amy Zurzola, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
"I think what I have to say is important. " It's a different spin on Joan Rivers' now-trademark handle, "Can we talk?" and one that the small woman with the big, husky voice seems comfortable with. But getting comfortable wasn't easy. And lest one think Rivers has lost her edge, she offers a clarification: "It's nobody's lot in life to be miserable. Those who are miserable deserve to be miserable because they let themselves be miserable. " This is Joan Rivers, 1995: comedian, author, playwright, actress, mother, jewelry maven and now, self-help guru.
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August 23, 1994 | by Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer People magazine and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"I'll tell you, I'm not worth $200 . . . Maybe Streisand. " - Billy Joel, complaining about ticket agencies that charged $200 for front-row seats to his concert in San Antonio DOC, PLEASE HAIL HER A COP REPORT: LISA MARIE RECEIVED BIG POLICE ESCORT FROM CLINIC Bet you didn't know the Los Angeles County sheriff's department has cars to spare when someone needs an escort home from the plastic surgery clinic. Six, to be exact, if you're Lisa Marie Presley. The National Enquirer says Lisa Marie, 26, had a breast uplift and thigh liposuction on Aug. 13, and left the clinic a day later.
LIVING
July 9, 1993 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story includes information from the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, New York Daily News, Associated Press and Reuters
Brace yourself for another Madonna World Tour, starting in September. Her record company, Warner U.K., confirmed yesterday that the singer will launch The Girlie Show at London's Wembley Stadium Sept. 25. "It is the first date that has been announced," a spokesman for the company said. No word about a Philadelphia stop. The new tour, based on the 33-year-old exhibitionist-singer's Erotica album, which has sold millions of copies, will be the first since her Blond Ambition tour three years ago. Naturally, Madonna being what she is, the tour is already causing a stir.
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