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  • Melissa Rivers’ business of guilty pleasures

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    February 18, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    Eighteen years ago, Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, had an idea: Red carpet entrances at awards ceremonies could be as exciting as the event itself. Melissa would play the “straight man” role, while Joan made snarky comments about the best and worst attire worn by actors,...

  • Joan Rivers, banned from ‘Tonight Show,’ returns for Jimmy Fallon’s debut

    February 18, 2014 | 11:39 am

    Monday Night marked Jimmy Fallon’s debut as host of “The Tonight Show.” It was also the first time Joan Rivers, among the parade of stars who took the stage to settle a $100 debt, appeared on the show in over 25 years. Even more monumental: It was the 49th anniversary of her...

  • Calendar: January 11-17

    By Laura Donney

    January 8, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    SAT | JAN 11

    CINDY CHUPACK

    She’s a screenwriter who has offered you her biting observations and keen advice through the voices of some of your favorite TV characters, from “Sex and the City” to “Modern Family.” But, if you’re not watching as much television as the rest of us,...

  • AJU’s Geller Fest spotlights the arts

    May 29, 2013 | 11:40 am

    In a new venture into presenting the arts, American Jewish University (AJU) will hold its first-ever Geller Festival of the Arts this summer, drawing names like Joan Rivers and Gideon Raff, the Israeli creator of “Homeland.”

    Running June 16-20, the week’s four events all will be...

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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 1, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    Turkey tourism is back!

    Last week, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, apologized to Turkey over the death of nine of its citizens during the IDF raid on the Gaza- bound ship, Marmara, in May 2010. The Marmara incident brought the Israeli-Turkish relationship down to a...

  • Joan Rivers helps Israeli gay couple

    JTA

    March 12, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Yuval and Liran, a gay Israeli couple, want to have a child -- and they are using any help they can get, even from Hollywood. Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne have joined a campaign to help the couple by posting photos of themselves holding a sign in Hebrew showing their support.

    A...

  • Joan Rivers and the consequences of Holocaust jokes on broadcast television

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 6, 2013 | 11:08 am

    On the February 25th episode of the E! Entertainment's  television show "Fashion Police", comedian Joan Rivers made a remark on Heidi Klum's Academy Awards dress, saying: “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.”  The Anti-Defamation...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 4, 2013 | 11:17 am

    Joan Rivers jokes about the holocaust and refuses to apologize

    On the Febuary 25th episode of the E! show: Fashion Police, Joan Rivers made a remark on Heidi Klum's dress, saying: : “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” The...

  • Rivers should apologize for Holocaust reference on E! show, ADL says

    February 27, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League called on "Fashion Police" host Joan Rivers to apologize for a Holocaust reference she made on the show.

    Rivers on the E! Entertainment Television program of Feb. 25, commenting on a dress worn by German-American supermodel Heidi Klum, said, “The last...

  • Joan Rivers seeks OJM (Old Jewish Male)

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 23, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Comedian Joan Rivers shopped with her niece, Caroline, for the perfect wedding dress…for Caroline, not Rivers!

    Rivers told Caroline and the Huffington Post,

    “You have got to feel like you are the most magical creature alive that day, because then the reality will hit. We can give...

  • Is Howard Stern the Son Joan Rivers Never Had? [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    July 9, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    The new film on Joan Rivers, “A Piece of Work,” is, as Howard said on his radio show, not just a fine documentary on Rivers, but one of the the finest documentaries on any topic you’ll see this year.  It drives along at a rock ‘n roll pace, delivering laughs, pathos, and shock.  I...

  • Live at Sundance:  The Fabulous Joan Rivers

    By Larry Mark

    January 28, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    Maybe it is the recession, or the new focus on Sundance’s rebellious roots, but there is a distinctive lack of popular swag in Park City in 2010.  But who needs a pair of boots, apparel, or trinkets, when a truly fabulous gem is in town: Joan Rivers.

    One of the hottest tickets at...

  • Live at Sundance:  Jesse Eisenberg as a Hasidic drug mule

    By Larry Mark

    January 27, 2010 | 5:39 pm

    The Ecstasy Without The Agony
    Bad Boy, Watcha Gonna Do When They Pray For You?

    Monday was like Rosh Hashana at the Sundance Film Festival.  Two of the most highly anticipated Jewish films had their world premieres to sold out audiences and standing ovations.  “Holy Rollers,”...

  • Day One at Sundance:  Live From Park City

    By Larry Mark

    January 21, 2010 | 11:36 pm

    My flight from New York City to Utah for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was overbooked and very bumpy.  Betty Davis was nowhere in sight.  Unlike yesterday’s U.S. Airways Express flight from NYC to Kentucky, on which the pilot became worried about a Jewish teenager wearing...

  • The Roast of Joan Rivers [VIDEO]

    August 10, 2009 | 6:10 am

    In case you missed it, here’s a clip from the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers -a woman who’s had so much plastic surgery, she’s redeemable for 10 cents in Michigan…

    Roast of Joan Rivers Sun, Aug 9 10pm / 9c
    Joan Rivers - Disgusted, Disappointed and Appalled
    www.comedycentral.com
    Live Twitter Roast Roast Master Kathy Griffin Zombie Paparazzi Game
  • Joan Rivers’ ‘Life’—audacious, as always

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I'm angry about everything," comedian Joan Rivers says.

    "I'm angry about getting older, about men being morons, about Hollywood being such a use-and-discard business. I'm angry that for women it's all about looks -- when it isn't for men -- and you can tell me 'No,' you can yell...

  • Tommywood - Sayings of Chairman Levine

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When is a dirty bathroom a broken window?"

    This is the question that opens Michael Levine's recently published business tome, "Broken Windows, Broken Business" (Warner Business Books).

    Levine is a successful Hollywood publicist. I am indebted to him forever for one of my most...

  • Rivers Makes Waves

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    To prove she could still tawk Joan Rivers created "Broke and Alone in L.A."

    "I wanted to see if people who didn't know me would think I was funny," said the comedian, who premiered the monologue two years ago at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival.

    At the time, Rivers was alone, but not...

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