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  • The new, tiresome culture of outrage

    There's a scene in "A Piece of Work," the 2010 documentary about comedian Joan Rivers, who died last week, in which she shoots down a heckler while performing in a casino in northern Wisconsin. In so doing, she effectively explains the purpose of humor in...
  • Joan Rivers will be honored by Broadway theaters after all

    Joan Rivers will be honored by Broadway theaters after all
    Joan Rivers is still causing trouble -- this time on Broadway. The late comedian, who died Thursday at 81, has become in recent days the subject of discussion among New York theater leaders over whether Broadway houses should dim their lights, a...
  • Joan Rivers will appear in the next 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    Joan Rivers will appear in the next 'Celebrity Apprentice'
    It turns out fans haven't seen the last of Joan Rivers. The comedian, who died on Sept. 4 at 81, will be back on network TV soon when the new season of "Celebrity Apprentice" returns to NBC. "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump talked to Extra...
  • Broadway to dim lights for Joan Rivers after initial thumbs down

    NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Tuesday evening for one minute in memory of the late Tony-nominated comedian Joan Rivers, after theater executives reversed a decision that Rivers did not meet the criteria...
  • Comedian Joan Rivers' condition remains serious, says daughter

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers' condition remains serious, her daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement on Friday, after the television personality was hospitalized following a cardiac arrest. Rivers, 81, stopped breathing during...
  • Joan Rivers, a proud Jew who supported Israel

    Joan Rivers, a proud Jew who supported Israel
    The late comedienne Joan Rivers, who died at 81 on Sept. 4, was known for her "acid tongue," making fun of celebrities in Hollywood and poking fun at herself with funny lines such as: "On my 80th birthday, I celebrated by giving myself my 80th face," in...
  • Prince William and wife Kate expecting second child

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, Clarence House announced. The baby is due next spring. [Los Angeles Times] Hundreds of people gathered outside Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Sunday while comedian Joan Rivers' funeral...
  • Joan Rivers: Stiletto Wit, Brave, Honest

    Joan Rivers: Stiletto Wit, Brave, Honest
    I once opened for Joan Rivers at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. She was coming in from New York to do a fundraiser, and the house was packed. I was there to warm up the crowd and introduce her. As somebody who had spent her life working on...
  • Dear Joan Rivers: What an exit

    Dear Joan Rivers: What an exit
    Dear Joan Rivers, You didn't get Meryl Streep crying in five accents. But Audra McDonald and Hugh Jackman singing at your funeral on Sunday? That's better than anything you asked for in your book "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me." The best of...
  • Streamy Awards honor Pitbull and more in live-streaming show

    The winners of the 4th Streamy Awards, which celebrate the best in online video, will be announced live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, and viewers can catch the show -- streaming, of course -- here. This...
  • Joan Rivers' funeral has a star-studded turnout

    Joan Rivers' funeral has a star-studded turnout
    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded sendoff that brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. A men's choir singing...
  • Stars come out for Joan Rivers' funeral

    Stars come out for Joan Rivers' funeral
    Family and friends bid farewell on Sunday to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral sprinkled with jokes, laughter and songs. Journalists Barbara Walters and...