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Melissa Rivers

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New York Times best-selling author and award-winning producer, Melissa Rivers is an entertainment journalist, equestrian, Ivy League graduate, accomplished public speaker and animal advocate. While her professional achievements are plentiful, it is her role as a [single] mother to son Cooper that is her biggest accomplishment. Melissa has been in the "biz" even since before birth. Though she was born in New York City, she attended grade school and high school in Los Angeles, where her family relocated, and then traveled to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to study European History after high school. She graduated in Distinction in Major in 1989. Melissa developed the special series, "A Conversation With" for Entertainment Tonight and is the executive producer and co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police." She also remains an in-demand speaker and is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation" (Crown Archetype), which debuted in May 2015. Melissa continues to co-manage the "Joan Rivers Classics Collection" on QVC with business partner David Dangle, as well as the many productions she and her mother originated. In her role as both an Executive Producer and Co-Host of E!'s "Fashion Police," Melissa shares with viewers her candor, quick wit and meticulous eye for fashion, which she honed throughout her years covering the red carpet for TV Guide and E!. She also starred opposite her mother for four seasons of WE TV's hit reality series, "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" In her first book, "Red Carpet Ready: Secrets for Making the Most of Any Moment You're in the Spotlight," Melissa gave readers a first-hand, uplifting and humorous look at embracing life's big moments with confidence, fun and style. Through her devotion to animal advocacy, Melissa became a spokesperson and model for PETA's highly publicized I'd Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur campaign. Her continued philanthropic efforts have raised funds for the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Bogart Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. She is also a board member of the Entertainment Industries Council, whose mission is to lead the entertainment industry in bringing its power and influence to bear on health and social issues. As an ambassador for Our House Grief Support Center, Melissa makes it a priority to raise awareness for dealing with pain and anguish in the wake of loss. In 2013, she received the Good Grief Award for her openness in discussing her father's suicide and for addressing with honesty, dignity and respect, the subject of death and grieving. In addition, Melissa tirelessly fund-raises in order to help provide the many services the Center offers. Rivers lives with her son and two dogs in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis and surfing.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Joan Rivers -- Malpractice Suit Settled for Millions

Joan Rivers
Malpractice Suit Settled for Millions

The Joan Rivers malpractice lawsuit has settled for millions of dollars ... TMZ has learned. Melissa Rivers sued the clinic where Joan Rivers slipped into unconsciousness and never recovered.… READ MORE >

Melissa Rivers -- Here's Why Donald Trump's Good For America

Melissa Rivers
Here's Why Donald Trump's Good For America

Melissa Rivers thinks Donald Trump's views on Muslims is beside the point, because he's become the fuel for democracy in America.  Melissa and Trump go way back ... her… READ MORE >

- 622 days ago
Melissa Rivers -- Kathy Griffin 'S*** on My Mother's Legacy'

Melissa Rivers
Kathy Griffin 'S*** on My Mother's Legacy'

Melissa Rivers believes Kathy Griffin is self-centered beyond words ... so worried about saving her own ass that she would crap all over the legacy of Joan Rivers. Rivers was at the… READ MORE >

- 831 days ago
Fashion Police -- The Show Will Go On

Fashion Police
The Show Will Go On

Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne tried to derail the "Fashion Police" train by quitting the show ... but the network is keeping it and going full steam ahead ... TMZ has learned.… READ MORE >

- 890 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Oscar 'In Memoriam' Snub ... Melissa Is VERY Disappointed

Joan Rivers
Oscar 'In Memoriam' Snub Melissa Is VERY Disappointed

Can we talk? Joan Rivers was noticeably snubbed Sunday night by The Academy Awards and Melissa Rivers is not a happy camper about it. Sources close to Melissa say she feels her mom deserved a… READ MORE >

- 911 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Melissa Sues Clinic Over Mom's Death

Joan Rivers
Melissa Sues Clinic Over Mom's Death

Melissa Rivers has just filed a huge lawsuit against the clinic where Joan Rivers' heart stopped beating ... and Melissa's lawyer says the doctors acted like a bunch of groupies and not medical… READ MORE >

- 939 days ago
Melissa Rivers -- XMAS Wish ... I Want My Son to Laugh Again

Melissa Rivers
XMAS Wish I Want My Son to Laugh Again

This will make you cry.Melissa Rivers had a very simple Christmas wish, which encapsulates the sadness and loss she experienced this year over what seems like the preventable death of her mom,… READ MORE >

- 972 days ago
Melissa Rivers ... Lawyered Up and Ready to Sue Over Joan's Death

Melissa Rivers
Lawyered Up and Ready to Sue Over Joan's Death

Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa has retained a law firm that will file a major lawsuit over her mom's death ... TMZ has confirmed.We're told the firm -- Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom… READ MORE >

- 1029 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Melissa Rivers Has 'No Choice' But to Sue

Joan Rivers
Melissa Has 'No Choice' But to Sue

Melissa Rivers will sue the medical center where Joan died and the doctors as well because it's the only way she can find out what really happened to her mom.Sources connected to the Rivers family… READ MORE >

- 1034 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Cause of Death May Remain Mystery ... Because NO AUTOPSY

Joan Rivers
Cause of Death May Remain Mystery Because NO AUTOPSY

We may never know exactly what killed Joan Rivers ... because a decision was made NOT to do an autopsy ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected to the NYC Medical Examiner tell us ... Melissa Rivers… READ MORE >

- 1038 days ago
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