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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 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 >

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 >

- 172 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 >

- 276 days ago
Joan Rivers Defends Alec Baldwin ... Relax, Everyone's a Fairy, a N***er, a K*ke [VIDEO]

Joan Rivers
Defends Baldwin Relax, Everyone's a Fairy, a K*ke, a N***er [VIDEO]

Joan Rivers thinks everyone is way too uptight about hurling racial and other epithets ... so she hurled them against Italians, Blacks, Jews, Chinese, gays and don't forget the Irish.And speaking… READ MORE >

- 277 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Anthony Weiner's a 'Piece of Garbage'

Joan Rivers
Anthony Weiner's a 'Piece of Garbage'

Joan Rivers tells TMZ ... she doesn't believe Anthony Weiner is fit to hold public office ... 'cause he's a total "piece of garbage."Joan was in NY yesterday -- and wished us a happy Rosh Hashanah… READ MORE >

- 359 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Threatens Lawsuit Over Michael Lohan's 'Cutting' Remarks

Joan Rivers
Threatens Lawsuit Over Michael Lohan's 'Cutting' Remarks

Joan Rivers fired the opening shot at Lindsay Lohan, but says Michael Lohan crossed the line when he responded by calling Joan an addict ... to plastic surgery ... and she's ready to sue him for… READ MORE >

- 363 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Gives Justin Bieber a Pass for Anne Frank Comment

Joan Rivers
Gives Bieber a Pass on Anne Frank

Joan Rivers -- who tears people apart with nearly every breath she takes -- is shockingly giving Justin Bieber the benefit of the doubt for his recent crack about Anne Frank ... and even thinks he… READ MORE >

- 499 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Finally ... Someone Funny Is Hosting 'The Tonight Show'

Joan Rivers
Finally, Someone Funny Is Hosting 'The Tonight Show'

Joan Rivers thinks Jimmy Fallon is the perfect replacement for Jay Leno for one key reason -- he's actually funny!!!Rivers unloaded a barrage of Leno insults on our photog yesterday in New York… READ MORE >

- 513 days ago
Kelly Osbourne Hospitalized After Seizure

Kelly Osbourne
Hospitalized After Seizure

Kelly Osbourne was just rushed to an L.A. hospital after suffering a seizure while taping her show "Fashion Police."An ambulance rushed to the scene and Kelly was taken away by stretcher. … READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Adele -- Slathered in Fat Jokes ... By Joan Rivers

Adele
Slathered in Fat Jokes ... By Joan Rivers

Adele is UNDER ATTACK ...  getting blasted with fat jokes by a major celebrity looking to pick a fight ... and it was all caught on tape. So who's the person hurling all the hatred?? It's… READ MORE >

- 542 days ago

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