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March 18, 1999 | MICHELE BOTWIN
* The comedian co-hosts, with daughter Melissa, the E! channel's "Academy Awards Live Pre-Show," Sunday at 3 p.m. and "Academy Awards Fashion Review" March 27. L.A.-Bound: I fly out Friday. I love flying out to L.A. with a purpose--and I love flying out to L.A. because you're losing time, which means that you're getting younger. I also love coming because I stay at my daughter Melissa's house. Star-Struck: We go to the Ivy, which is French food without the attitude.
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March 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Joan Rivers returned to "The Tonight Show" Thursday after being banned for nearly three decades. The 80-year-old comic was welcomed by host Jimmy Fallon for her first sit-down interview in 26 years since a feud with former host Johnny Carson made her persona non grata at the network. Carson is credited with discovering the sharp-tongued Rivers in the '60s. He made her a writer on his show, and she even dedicated her book "Enter Talking" to him. But when she got her own competing, late-night talker on Fox in 1986, the pair fell out and never spoke again.
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June 12, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
On Tuesday, Joan Rivers turned 77, an age that makes her shudder. After all, for years, the comedian has put a lot of money and effort into trying to look younger. At an interview at a West Hollywood hotel this week, for example, her face had been coated with foundation so thick it was difficult to see her pores; her fingernails had been impeccably painted with a pink rose gloss and her blond hair had been styled to feather out slightly. Her style of dress, which included layered necklaces from her QVC jewelery line, was in touch with the latest fashion trends.
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December 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze's widow, is engaged to be married, four years after her first husband's 2009 death.  Niemi, 57, and Swayze, who died at 57 after a nearly two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer, were married for 34 years. Swayze of course starred in films including "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost. " Albert DePrisco, 58 and a jeweler, proposed on Christmas Eve, Niemi's rep told People over the weekend. The two have been dating for a year and a half after meeting through mutual friends at a birthday party for Niemi, the magazine said.
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March 1, 2011
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April 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Hey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Rivers isn't offended by your Botox gibe. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar , Paltrow, 40, an organic products and fitness advocate, recently said that there was a very specific reason she's staying away from one cosmetic procedure. And it happened to be the host of E!'s "Fashion Police. " "I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything," Paltrow said. "Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy.
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October 7, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Comedian Joan Rivers has ended her spat with the Writers Guild of America. Rivers and the Writers Guild of America, East announced Monday that they have resolved the charges brought against the host of the "Fashion Police" show, ending an acrimonious dispute between the writers union and the outspoken comedian. Rivers faced sanctions and possible expulsion from the guild over allegations that she violated the union's Working Rule 8, which prohibits writers from working on a struck show.  Rivers was set to face a union trial next week.
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June 9, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Tom Hanks may have lost lead actor in a play, but he has a fan in Joan Rivers. Hanks was considered a front-runner for his performance in "Lucky Guy. " Instead, the Tony went to Tracy Letts for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Letts had previously won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "August: Osage County," so his mantle wasn't bare before Sunday night. And, of course, Hanks has two Oscars to keep him company. COMPLETE LIST: Winners and nominees Who were the big winners at the  67th Tony Awards ?
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February 27, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Seth MacFarlane has taken a lot of heat for his performance hosting the Oscars on Sunday night, with critics blasting his jokes (e.g. “Zero Dark Thirty” is a “celebration of every woman's innate ability to never, ever let anything go”) as sexist, racist, anti-Semitic and, worst of all, stale. MacFarlane can perhaps breathe a sigh of relief this morning knowing that Joan Rivers has nearly matched him in terms of cruel and retrograde humor. On the “Late Show With David Letterman” Tuesday night, the (alleged)
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August 14, 1987 | United Press International
Edgar Rosenberg, the husband and manager of comedian Joan Rivers, died today in his hotel room of an apparent drug overdose suicide, police said. He was 63. Detective Gerald Whartenby said police found a note by Rosenberg and valium in the Four Seasons Hotel room where medical examiners said he died. Rosenberg had suffered a major heart attack in 1985 and underwent quadruple-bypass surgery.
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December 27, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The Jennifer Lawrence-Joan Rivers feud is heating up, with the "Fashion Police" host taking the latest jab at the Oscar-winning actress.  The outspoken "Hunger Games" star's crusade against unhealthy body image has frequently made headlines and, in November, the slightly curvy Lawrence spoke out against Rivers' E! snark fest "Fashion Police" for perpetuating a warped ideal of body image.  "The world has a certain idea -- we see this airbrushed perfect model image," the 23-year-old said during a Yahoo chat event.
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October 7, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Comedian Joan Rivers has ended her spat with the Writers Guild of America. Rivers and the Writers Guild of America, East announced Monday that they have resolved the charges brought against the host of the "Fashion Police" show, ending an acrimonious dispute between the writers union and the outspoken comedian. Rivers faced sanctions and possible expulsion from the guild over allegations that she violated the union's Working Rule 8, which prohibits writers from working on a struck show.  Rivers was set to face a union trial next week.
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June 9, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Tom Hanks may have lost lead actor in a play, but he has a fan in Joan Rivers. Hanks was considered a front-runner for his performance in "Lucky Guy. " Instead, the Tony went to Tracy Letts for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Letts had previously won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "August: Osage County," so his mantle wasn't bare before Sunday night. And, of course, Hanks has two Oscars to keep him company. COMPLETE LIST: Winners and nominees Who were the big winners at the  67th Tony Awards ?
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June 9, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Can we talk? Joan Rivers is celebrating her 80th birthday Saturday. And the outspoken Rivers will be marking the occasion all next week in her usual take-no-prisoners fashion: She's taking over the E! network. Starting Monday and continuing through the week, Rivers will be all over the network, from extra daily episodes of her weekly "Fashion Police" series to special appearences on several E! shows and on the network's website. The celebration will culminate with a special hourlong birthday-themed edition of "Fashion Police" on Friday at 10 p.m. where the participants will be attired in formalwear.
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April 17, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Writers for "Fashion Police" have walked off the job. Writers on the E! Network cable show hosted by comedian Joan Rivers have gone on strike following a dispute over back wages. The Writers Guild of America, West did not immediately announce the action, but at least one writer on the show posted a blog on the action. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "I just went on strike from my job writing for a highly rated cable TV show," Eliza Skinner, a writer on "Fashion Police," posted on Tumblr.
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April 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Hey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Rivers isn't offended by your Botox gibe. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar , Paltrow, 40, an organic products and fitness advocate, recently said that there was a very specific reason she's staying away from one cosmetic procedure. And it happened to be the host of E!'s "Fashion Police. " "I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything," Paltrow said. "Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy.
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June 19, 1986 | From Associated Press
Joan Rivers underwent scheduled surgery today for a hysterectomy and a tummy tuck at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a spokesman for the comedian said. The spokesman, Richard Grant, would not disclose the reason for the hysterectomy, which involves removal of the uterus. The tummy tuck will also help eradicate the hysterectomy scar, he added. "She figured as long as she's under and having it done, she might as well beautify America," Grant said.
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April 10, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
"Fashion Police" is once again under the spotlight of the Writers Guild of America, West. The guild alleged Wednesday that Joan Rivers' production company, Rugby Productions, has violated California labor law by refusing to pay wages to writers on "Fashion Police. " Writers on the E! Network cable show, in which Rivers and other hosts comment on the fashion of celebrities, on Wednesday filed complaints with the state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, alleging they are owed more than $400,000 in back wages.
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