November 16, 1990 |
You think it's tough commuting in your Tercel? Oh, please! Joan Rivers can't even get into town in her chauffeured limo in under three hours! They left New York at 7 a.m. yesterday - drove through Jersey twice - and finally the chauffeur (who is really a very nice man, but he's from New York) pulled into a McDonald's and they called KYW-TV, which had invited Rivers down for the day, and the station ended up sending some poor woman out there to pick them up. Please. They didn't get into Center City until 11:30, a half-hour late for Rivers' brunch with reporters at the Omni Hotel.
September 7, 2014 |
Fans and celebs continue to send tributes to Joan Rivers , who died Thursday at 81. Even a prince, Charles , had this to say: "[Rivers] will be hugely missed and utterly irreplaceable. " Rivers was one of only four Americans invited to the royal's 2005 wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles . Rivers, who had one child, her E! costar Melissa , was praised by Donald Trump as a great mom. "She was an amazing mother. . . . She really loved Melissa more than anybody, anything.
June 18, 2010 |
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.
September 26, 1986 |
Joan Rivers may be getting older and better in terms of her style of comedy, but physically she's been getting help to keep those face lines sharp and hips firm. "I got sexier as I had more money to change myself," said Rivers in an interview in the November issue of Playboy magazine. "I've had my face lifted, my nose thinned; my eyes were done a long time ago, and now I just had a tummy tuck, but that was because I had a hysterectomy. I figured, if you're going to close it up, close and tighten.
August 15, 1987 |
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.
August 29, 1986 |
Joan Rivers is back in town, and once again she is taking no prisoners. The rich and the famous receive no mercy. With Rivers in charge, it's bang, right between the eyes. "Can we talk?" It's more a command than a request. And then comes an outrageous zinger, followed by "Oh, come on, grow up . . . What I'm telling you is the truth. " Rivers was in razor-sharp form Wednesday night in the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars Hotel-Casino, where she is appearing through Sunday.
February 24, 1987 |
Joan Rivers has been known to sue look-alikes, not salute them. But tonight, about 200 gowned and glittery men and women from all over the United States - plus two canines who resemble Joan's doggie Spike (Spike- alikes?) - will join a "Parade of Joans" on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers (Channel 29 at 11). West Chester's Bill Paparelli is our area's entry in the Rivers look-alike contest. Five finalists and one grand-prize winner will be announced on the air. Contestants will be judged on originality, creativity, mannerisms and voice.
March 1, 2013 |
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.
June 7, 1996 |
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.
March 1, 1987 |
The contestant slipped the blue sequined dress over carefully coiffed blond hair without messing up a smidgen of rosy-blush makeup. Suddenly, disaster . . . "I've got a runner in my stocking," exclaimed Bill Paparelli, 32, of West Chester, who was in Los Angeles as the Philadelphia-area entrant in the Joan Rivers look-alike contest on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers Tuesday night. It took Paparelli, a word processor for Coleco in West Chester, six hours the night before to ready himself for the big event.