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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 he raped 13 women. While Cosby has never been charged with sexual assault, he’s been sued in the past. The allegations have been public knowledge for years and no new accusations have surfaced lately, but comedian Hannibal Buress mentioned it during a stand-up performance last week, reminding the world that Cosby is not as wholesome as his TV persona. [TMZ] Keep reading »

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 has not been publicly identified, was Rivers’ personal ear, nose and throat doctor, yet was not certified by the clinic to do procedures at the clinic. [CNN]
  • What divorce?! Beyoncé and Jay Z renewed their vows in a commitment ceremony while celebrating Bey’s birthday in Italy earlier this month.  [Daily Mail UK]
  • The duo are also reportedly house hunting in Los Angeles, looking into an $85 million mansion with eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 16-car garage, and a movie theater. [TMZ]
  • The NFL Players Association, the players’ union, is appealing the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice from the league, arguing that he has been doubly punished. Rice was originally given a two-game suspension for punching his then-fiancee in the head, knocking her unconscious.  [NPR] Keep reading »

Source: Unplanned Throat Biopsy Killed Joan Rivers

On Joan Rivers' Legacy
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She showed women it's okay to be an asshole (if you want). Read More »
  • 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 and when her vocal cords reacted with spasms, cutting of her air supply, the clinic allegedly could not help her. How terribly sad. [New York Daily News]
  • The rumors that Taylor Swift and Katy Perry hate each other are getting more oomph to them: Taylor recently told Rolling Stone her song “Bad Blood” is about a woman who is a “straight-up” enemy and yesterday Katy tweeted, “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing.” The two’s relationship supposedly soured over John Mayer, who Katy dated after Taylor. In Rolling Stone, Taylor said of her bad blood with the mystery pop star, “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.” [Page Six] Keep reading »

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

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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 this fearful world and the brutal male-dominated entertainment business like a warrior. At a time when most women were funny behind closed doors, tittering in the kitchen among other women away from the men, Rivers broke that barrier and became the funny woman for all of us to look up to in the public eye. She surveyed the men surrounding her and took her place among them, never taking “no” for an answer. Rivers thrived in this business because she didn’t rest for a second, she didn’t allow people to tell her she wasn’t funny because she knew she was funny. It was simply a fact. Funny is funny, male or female. Keep reading »

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

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. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé‘s.”

In her 2013 book I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me, the late Joan Rivers, who passed away today at the age of 81, made her funeral wishes quite clear. Here’s hoping she gets everything she asked for. Clear your calendar, Meryl. [Photo: Getty Images]

RIP: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away At Age 81

RIP Joan Rivers!

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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 induced coma after she stopped breathing during throat surgery earlier this week. In her statement, Melissa Rivers wrote:

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Keep reading »

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