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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 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 >

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 >

- 324 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 >

- 328 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 >

- 464 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 >

- 478 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 >

- 506 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 >

- 507 days ago
Joan Rivers Pulls an Anne Hathaway

Joan Rivers
Pulls an Anne Hathaway

Joan Rivers just posted this picture on her Twitter page with the following caption: "Who am I? Anne Hathaway getting out of a limousine."Say cheese? READ MORE >

- 561 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Phyllis Diller was UNDERAPPRECIATED

Joan Rivers
Phyllis Diller was UNDERAPPRECIATED

Phyllis Diller was way ahead of her time -- so says Joan Rivers, who tells TMZ, Diller didn't get the appreciation she deserved in her prime ... because the 60s sucked for comedy.Rivers --… READ MORE >

- 705 days ago
Joan Rivers to Anti-Defamation League -- 'Shut the F**k Up!'

Joan Rivers To ADL
'SHUT THE F**K UP!'

Joan Rivers is scoffing at the Anti-Defamation League for blasting her over a comment comparing Costco to Nazi Germany, telling ADL officials, "Shut the f**k up!"The ADL is pissed that Joan made… READ MORE >

- 716 days ago

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