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No-holds-barred comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81

by Patricia Reaney, Reuters

3 weeks ago

Comedian Joan Rivers on Jan. 25, 2010.Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic put-downs and for asking "Can we talk?," died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her... read full article

  • Joan Rivers talks about death in one of her last interviews

    by Steve North

    3 weeks ago

    “I’ve had a great life”, insisted Joan Rivers.  “If I dropped dead right now, nobody’s going to say ‘So young’.  I’ve had such a great ride.” 

    The Jewish comedian, born Joan Molinsky, made that comment and several others about death in an wide-ranging, hour-long interview in July...

  • Comedian Joan Rivers moved to private room from intensive care

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Comedian Joan Rivers, who suffered cardiac arrest last week, has been moved out of an intensive care unit in a New York hospital and into a private room, her daughter said on Wednesday.

    Rivers, 81, is "being kept comfortable" in a private room at Mount Sinai Hospital on...

  • Hollywood accounting

    by Joe Mathews, Zocalo Public Square

    3 weeks ago

    We’re making major motion pictures, baby!

    And TV shows too! That’s right, my fellow California taxpayers. You and I are now major investors in film and television productions. Our agent—or I should say our 120 agents in the state legislature—cut a five-year deal last week putting...

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  • Comedian Joan Rivers still on life support, Melissa Rivers says

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Comedian Joan Rivers remained on life support on Tuesday after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest, her daughter Melissa said.

    Rivers, 81, was hospitalized in New York last week after she stopped breathing during a vocal cord procedure at a Manhattan...

  • ISIS beheads U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who was Jewish

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

    A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a...

  • Comedian Joan Rivers remains in serious condition at N.Y. hospital

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Comedian Joan Rivers was in serious condition on Friday at a New York hospital a day after she was admitted suffering cardiac arrest when her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure, her family and hospital officials said.

    "Her condition remains serious, but she is...

  • Report: Rivers in induced coma

    Reuters

    August 29, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Joan Rivers is reportedly in an induced coma.

    CBS reported Friday that the veteran comedian was placed in a medically induced coma after she stopped breathing during throat surgery.

    Rivers, 81, was undergoing throat surgery at a New York clinic on Thursday when she stopped...

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