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November 16, 1990 | By Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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September 7, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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September 26, 1986 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
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August 29, 1986 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 24, 1987 | By Ann Kolson, Inquirer Staff Writer (David Walstad contributed to this report.)
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.
NEWS
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.
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
March 1, 1987 | By Shelly Phillips, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 1, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Memories, money, Milk Duds It's taken nearly eight months, but Melissa Rivers is beginning to get back on her feet after the death of her mother, Joan Rivers . "I never let myself imagine life without her," she tells People. "Why would I want to?" Rivers, 47, and her son, Cooper Endicott , 14, are getting a handle on the grief by going through rituals such as clearing out her mother's New York flat. (The contents are to be auctioned.) Trouble is, they threw out the wrong stuff.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
IF YOU THINK Simon Cowell was tough on contestants and Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are tough on each other, meet husband and wife New Zealand "X Factor" judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon . The pair was removed from the show yesterday after their comments on a contestant's appearance were seen as bullying. Kills said she was "disgusted" at how much singer Joe Irvine had copied her husband in the clean-cut style of his hair and dark suit. She called him a "laughingstock" and said she was embarrassed to sit in his presence.
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March 17, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
TATTLE ISN'T SURE if this battle should be considered internecine or intergayscene, but Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana , whose high-end fashions were brought to the mainstream by "Sex and the City," have ticked off Sir Elton John . Sir Elton has called for a boycott of the designers after they criticized gay adoption and gay parents having children via in vitro fertilization. In an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama , D&G labeled babies born via IVF as "synthetic children.
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February 26, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
TODAY in the crosshairs, E! host and "Fashion Police" panelist Giuliana Rancic . Big G, as she's frequently called, is being taken to task by Disney Channel star Zendaya , who has been a guest on "Fashion Police," because Giuliana commented on her Oscars red-carpet dreadlocks by saying, "I feel that she smells like patchouli oil . . . or weed. Yeah, maybe weed. " Zendaya, who is black, didn't like it, the Washington Post reported, noting on Twitter that dreadlocks are a symbol of "strength and beauty" and not merely an easy stereotype of pot-smoking Rastas.
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February 25, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oscars: You didn't watch Despite a fresh-faced host in Neil Patrick Harris , people stayed away in droves Sunday from ABC's livecast of the Academy Awards. The show drew 36.6 mil viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. That's a six-year low. At least it stayed ahead of the Golden Globes, which had 19.3 mil viewers.   No Joan Rivers at Oscars Several names were omitted from the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars, including those of Elaine Stritch , Richard Kiel , and Taylor Negron . But one oversight has fans up in arms: Joan Rivers scored nary a mention in the segment, nor anywhere else at the televised kudofest.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2015
CAN WE talk? In court. Joan Rivers ' daughter, Penn alum Melissa Rivers , filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit yesterday against Yorkville Endoscopy, in Manhattan, and her mother's doctors, who she claims botched a routine outpatient procedure last August that led to Joan's death. The New York Daily News broke the story. Joan, a still-feisty 81, had gone to the clinic for a throat examination, but doctors did an unauthorized examination of her vocal chords, according to the News ' report on the suit.
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January 28, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joan Rivers lawsuit Joan Rivers ' daughter, Melissa , filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Monday against the clinic where her mother underwent a throat procedure that went horribly wrong and led to her death on Sept. 4. Melissa, 47, a University of Pennsylvania alum who costarred with her mother on several E! series, claims that Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan and its staff are guilty of gross medical malpractice because they did not do enough to restore Joan's breathing by performing a tracheotomy.
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December 15, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
SO MUCH NEWS this week we didn't get into such as the ongoing collateral damage resulting from the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Hackers revealed actress Jennifer Lawrence received a lower salary than her male "American Hustle" co-stars and posted emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin joking about President Obama 's favorite films. They sounded a little bit racist to some. Read on for more celeb news. Yesterday Scott Stapp , the troubled former Creed front man, claimed to be a CIA agent with one mission in mind: assassinate President Obama , according to a 9-1-1 recording obtained by TMZ. The singer's estranged wife, Jaclyn Stapp , and his sister-in-law called 9-1-1 frantically late last month after he left the house shirtless and began to ride around his Boca Raton, Fla., neighborhood saying he wanted to assassinate Obama, according to a recording released by TMZ. Police determined Stapp didn't show enough signs of mental instability so they did not place him on a psych-hold.
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December 12, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dunham: It's about me Yes, Lena Dunham , the creative spark behind HBO's Girls , does reveal in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl that she was raped while a student at Oberlin College. But the guy's name wasn't really Barry. Dunham insists the name was a random pseudonym she used in the book. So Dunham writes on Buzzfeed, following reports that a real Barry she knew at college planned to sue her. Dunham says her intention was never to go after the guy. "Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me," she writes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
FILM DIRECTOR Rupesh Paul , who sparked anger earlier this year with plans for "The Vanishing Act," a love triangle-themed movie about the Malaysia Airlines plane disappearance, says he's changing the plot to a thriller so he won't offend the families of the missing. Yeah, that should do it. Can't imagine why a grieving relative wouldn't appreciate that thoughtful gesture. "We respect the sentiments of all those who experienced loss due to the tragedy, and the intention was never to benefit out of it," the Indian director said.
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