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Joan Rivers

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (born June 8, 1933), better known by her stage name Joan Rivers, is an American television personality, comedian, writer, film director, and actress. She is known for her brash manner; her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent; and her numerous cosmetic surgeries. Rivers' comic style relies heavily on her ability to poke fun at herself and other Hollywood celebrities. Joan Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice (née Grushman; January 6, 1906 – October 1975) and Meyer C. Molinsky (December 7, 1900 – January 1985). She was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and her family later moved to Larchmont, in Westchester County, New York. She attended Connecticut College between 1950 and 1952 and graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a bachelor-of-arts degree in English literature and anthropology. Before entering show business, Rivers worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency and as a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores. During this period, the agent Tony Rivers advised her to change her name, so she chose

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Joan Rivers -- GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant

Joan Rivers
GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant

Joan Rivers jettisoned comedy for politics ... unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy. Rivers was at LAX Thursday afternoon when… READ MORE >

Joan Rivers -- Screw You, Protesters ... My Furs are Older than Me!

Joan Rivers
Screw You, Protesters My Furs Are Older than Me

Joan Rivers lashed out at animal rights protesters at her book signing Tuesday ... insisting she's exposing the dead animals on her back to culture.Joan was at Barnes and Noble in Times Square… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Kristen Stewart Threatened to Sue Me Over Slutty Comments

Joan Rivers
K-Stew Threatened to Sue Me Over Slutty Comments

Kristen Stewart threatened to sue Joan Rivers for saying her way to stardom was the casting couch.Joan writes in her new book -- "Diary of a Mad Diva" --- "Many stars only do one thing… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Joan Rivers -- The 2 Chicks Held Hostage In Ohio Should Lighten Up

Joan Rivers
The 2 Chicks Held Hostage in Ohio Should Lighten Up

Joan Rivers is scoffing at the 2 women who were held hostage in a Cleveland, Ohio basement  ... telling TMZ they shouldn't complain -- "They got to live rent free for more than a decade."The… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Joan Rivers Drops MISCARRIAGE JOKES On Lindsay Lohan

Joan Rivers
Drops MISCARRIAGE JOKES On Lindsay

We're speechless.The only thing more offensive than this video of Joan Rivers cracking Lindsay Lohan miscarriage jokes ... is the fact that it's only a minute-and-a-half long.The look on Melissa… READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- Ray J's Dong Is No Laughing Matter

Khloe K.
Ray J's Dong Is No Laughing Matter

Khloe Kardashian's all bent over Ray J's penis and the fact it dared to star in a Kim K. sex tape spoof with Joan Rivers -- and now KK's getting revenge ... by pulling out on Joan.Insert… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago
Khloe Kardashian PISSED at Ray J/Joan Rivers Sex Tape -- Bails on Joan's Show

Khloe Kardashian
PISSED at Ray J/Joan Rivers Sex Tape Bails on Joan's Show

Khloe Kardashian is steaming mad at Joan Rivers for spoofing her sister's sex tape by doing a pretty hilarious rendition with Ray J ... so she bailed on co-hosting Joan's show at the last… READ MORE >

- 126 days ago
Joan Rivers and Ray J In Sex Tape Gag ... That's What She Said!

Joan Rivers, Ray J
Sex Tape Gag That's What She Said!

Ray J has re-entered the world of porn ... and he's gone from blow jobs to nose jobs.The man famous for making Kim Kardashian a star hit the sheets with Joan Rivers for a very dirty session. … READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Johnny Carson's Penis ... I TOUCHED IT

Joan Rivers
Johnny Carson's Penis ... I TOUCHED IT

Unlike the rest of the universe, Joan Rivers isn't all that curious about seeing how big Johnny Carson's penis really is in that sex tape -- because she says ... she's already seen it up close… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Sparks a Racial Slur Revolution

Joan Rivers
Sparks a Racial Slur Revolution

Joan Rivers dropped every racial epithet she could think of in 10 seconds ... all in defense of Alec Baldwin's recent homophobic rant.Not the most traditional defense of an alleged bigot, but… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago

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