Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit Over Mother’s Death

NEW YORK (AP) — While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa. The 81-year-old comedian and star of “Fashion Police” on E! […]

Joan Rivers’ Will Leaves Money For Charities

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers’ left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. According to Rivers’ 2014 will, which was filed in New York State Surrogate’s Court, the late comedienne […]

Medical Examiner: Rivers Died Of Low Blood Oxygen

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor’s office to check out […]

Why Leno Never Had Joan Rivers On ‘Tonight Show’

E! Says ‘Fashion Police’ Will Continue

The E! TV channel says that “Fashion Police” will continue without Joan Rivers. In a statement Friday, the channel said it “thought long and hard” about what Rivers would have wanted for the show. The decision was made that the late comedian would have hoped that “Fashion Police” continue, E! said. Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, who […]


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Legendary Comedian Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Joan Rivers, the comedian whose never mellow sense of humor drew criticism as well as laughs for 50 years, died today at age 81. Daughter Melissa said that her legendary mother “passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. today” in a statement.

Joan Rivers’ ‘Fashion Police’ On Hiatus

Family: Ailing Rivers Being ‘Kept Comfortable’

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers’ family says the comedian has been moved from intensive care into a private room, where she is “being kept comfortable.” No further details were released Wednesday on Rivers’ condition. On Tuesday, the family confirmed she was on life support at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after going into cardiac […]


Joan Rivers Being Brought Out Of Coma

Doctors are expected to assess the extent of damage to Joan Rivers’ brain Tuesday after bringing her out of a medically induced coma. The 81-year-old legendary comedienne remained on a life-support machine and in serious condition Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital amid an outpouring of support and sympathy.

Daughter: Joan Rivers Resting Comfortably

In a statement, Melissa Rivers said her mother was “resting comfortably” with family. She did not elaborate on the 81-year-old comedian’s condition. The comedian was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The entertainer has logged a half-century in show business and gave rise to red carpet commentary — and the snarky criticism that often accompanies it.

Joan Rivers, WGA Settle ‘Fashion Police’ Dispute