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Joan Rivers’ Family Will File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the endoscopy clinic where she went into cardiac arrest during a procedure. Melissa “wants answers” about her mother’s death and is searching for closure. [MSNBC]
Queen Latifah canceled her upcoming interview with Bill Cosby on her show due to allegations that…

Claire Hannum / October 30, 2014

Report: Joan Rivers’ Doctor Took A Selfie In The Operating Room

The unplanned biopsy on Joan Rivers’ vocal cords, which led to her death, was done without her prior consent, CNN reports. Furthermore, the doctor who performed the procedure took a selfie in the operating room while the comedienne was under anesthesia, a staffer at Yorkville Endoscopy in NYC told investigators. The doctor, who ha…

Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

Source: Unplanned Throat Biopsy Killed Joan Rivers

An unplanned throat biopsy during a routine endoscopy is what killed Joan Rivers , a source told The New York Daily News. Rivers was having an endoscopy at a clinic in Manhattan when a doctor tried to perform a biopsy on her vocal cords. Normally biopsies of that nature on only performed in a hospital…

Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2014

Joan Rivers Showed Women It’s Okay To Be An Asshole (If You Want)

Yesterday, the world lost one of  THE most daring and fearless stand-up comedians we have ever known, male or female. Joan Rivers was a special kind of icon. She is one of the greats, up there with Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Being fearless in this world is not common. But Rivers plowed through thi…

Katrin Higher / September 5, 2014

How Joan Rivers Should Be Laid To Rest, According To Joan Rivers

“When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action … I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2014

RIP: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away At Age 81

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Legendary female comic Joan Rivers passed away today at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa said in a statement. Rivers’ death comes after she was put in a medically…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers Is Still On Life Support, Her Daughter Confirms

Melissa Rivers released a statement today confirming that her mom Joan Rivers is still on life support. The comedienne went into cardiac arrest during a surgery last week. Melissa said the family is overwhelmed by the support and prayers from all Joan’s fans. Get well soon, Joan! [MTV]
Add Ricky Gervais to the…

Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2014

Joan Rivers’ Condition “Remains Serious”

Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa released a statement this afternoon that her mother’s condition “remains serious.” Yesterday, Rivers stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal cords but that night Melissa said she was “resting comfortably” in a medically-induced coma. In today’s statement, she added that “my mother would be so touched by the tributes and…

Claire Hannum / August 29, 2014

Joan Rivers Definitely Can’t Take What She’s Dishing Out, Storms Out Of CNN Interview

In a CNN interview on Saturday promoting her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers was asked a few times too many about her offensive brand of humor. Anchor Fredricka Whitfield, who admittedly was kind of smug, pressed Rivers about her choice to make cruel jokes on “Fashion Police” and use sensitive topic…

Claire Hannum / July 7, 2014

Laverne Cox Appeared On “Fashion Police” & Joan Rivers Miraculously Behaved Herself

Not gonna lie, I was a littttttle nervous when I saw that Laverne Cox from “Orange Is The New Black” was going to be on “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers. Joan’s comedy — which I sometimes find quite funny, actually — has a tendency to tread into crass, “offensive” territory; it didn’t seem all that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 21, 2014

Joan Rivers Refuses To Apologize For Her Tasteless “Joke” About The Cleveland Kidnapping Victims

Joan Rivers made a not-so-funny “joke” on “The Today Show” yesterday about the three Cleveland women who were kidnapped by deranged creep Ariel Castro and held captive in his home for a decade. When describing how cramped her daughter’s guest room in her home is, Rivers joked that “Those women in the basement in Cleveland…

Claire Hannum / April 24, 2014

Joan Rivers Thinks Miley Cyrus Is Disgusting

I generally don’t take Joan Rivers‘ opinion on anything seriously – besides maybe plastic surgery – so I’m not sure that her recent rant about Miley Cyrus will make many waves in Hollywood. However, she clearly felt she needed to lash out at the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer, who Joan describes as “disgusting”.  Read Joan Rivers’

Evil Beet Gossip / November 4, 2013

Pray Tell: On Joan Rivers And That One Time I Laughed At A Holocaust Joke

Call me a humorless feminist, but I’ve always thought certain subjects were beyond the realm of comedy: Helen Keller, rape, the Holocaust. But then last week I caught a clip of Joan Rivers’ E! show “Fashion Police.” While critiquing a photo of Heidi Klum wearing this dress, Rivers quipped, “The last time a German looked…

Lilit Marcus / March 7, 2013

Comedian Adam Hills Tells Joan Rivers “F**k You!” Over Adele Fat Jokes

It’s not often that a dude comedian stands up for a woman who’s getting fat shamed — and be funny about it! So a big high five, or whatever it is they do Down Under, to Australian comedian Adam Hills for telling Joan Rivers to STFU.  Joan’s been all over the place cracking jokes about how…

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s “Today” Show: Joan Rivers Swears Off Botox (NSFW)

At 79 years old, Joan Rivers has finally decided to embrace her natural beauty. This video is most definitely NSFW, due to a reference to Betty White’s poop. Keepin’ it classy, Joan.

Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2012

Joan Rivers Waterboarded By Her Grandson

And they say kids today don’t watch the news. The amazing Joan Rivers took a moment to play with her grandson, Cooper, and his friends on her new show “Joan Knows Best?” And what game did they want to play? Waterboarding, of course! “We tie you up. We put this on your head and…

Closet Confessions: Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers is far from your typical style icon. But hey, she’s Joan friggin’ Rivers. So what the hell, Bluefly.com, why not do a Closet Confessions with her? Predictably Joan’s closet is full of old lady jackets — albeit ones by Valentino — and glitzy Vegas costumes. Her daughter Melissa’s closet is similarly…

Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2010

Quotable: Lindsay Lohan Thinks Her Dad And Joan Rivers Would Be Good Together

“Joan Rivers and her ‘stargument’ make me believe that she and Michael Lohan are a match made in heaven … All he needs is her botox doctor. ‘Dr.’ Drew—any ideas? Botox rehab reality show? … In the words of 50 cent, you shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house and if you…

Sam Ronson’s Got Lindsay’s Back In Nasty Twitter Fight With Joan Rivers

Fact: Joan Rivers will kick a girl when she’s down. The sharp-tongued comedienne turned on Lindsay Lohan this weekend, tweeting a string of funny-but-mean one-liners about the jailbird. In a totally uncharacteristic act of maturity, Lohan actually kept her cool on Twitter. So, who came to Lindsay’s defense? Her ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson. See the whole…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

Quotable: Joan Rivers Thinks Ricky Martin Came Out At The Right Time

“If you’re going to be a romantic idol and try to get every teenage girl to love you, then you’d be an ass to come out and say you’re gay. Ricky Martin was so smart. He did what he did, made his millions and then he said, ‘Guess what, every body? I’m gay…It didn’t matter…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 28, 2010
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