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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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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 >

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 >

- 408 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 >

- 463 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 >

- 607 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 >

- 617 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Marketing Genius

Joan Rivers
Marketing Genius

Joan Rivers is the MASTER of the shameless publicity stunt ... 'cause her Costco shopping-cart protest didn't just get her all over TV ... it also provided an INSTANT boost to her book sales. We… READ MORE >

- 619 days ago
Joan Rivers HANDCUFFS Herself to Shopping Cart in Anti-Costco Protest

Joan Rivers
CUFFED to Shopping Cart In Anti-Costco Protest

Cops were called to an L.A. Costco yesterday -- after comedian Joan Rivers HANDCUFFED herself to a shopping cart during a one-woman protest against the wholesale store ... comparing the place to… READ MORE >

- 619 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Costco Won't Sell My Book!

Joan Rivers
Costco Won't Sell My Book!

Joan Rivers' new book is set to hit stores next week, but you won't find it at your local Costco ... because Joan claims the bulk retailer has cancelled its order because Joan refused to remove a… READ MORE >

- 687 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Lip Smacked by 50 Cent

Joan Rivers
Lip Smacked by 50 Cent

Joan Rivers could barely keep a straight face when she got up close and personal with music mogul 50 Cent in NYC on Tuesday.It what could be the makings of the new "Odd Couple," the 78-year-old… READ MORE >

- 752 days ago
Joan Rivers:  My Manhole Just Exploded!!!

Joan Rivers
My Manhole Just EXPLODED!!!

Joan Rivers narrowly escaped what could have been a fatal mishap this morning -- and one that would have lived in infamy -- her manhole exploded in flames.Joan and her daughter Melissa left the… READ MORE >

- 817 days ago

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