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Melissa Rivers settled the lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy for a reported eight-figure sum.
The daughter of the late Joan Rivers has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the New York City clinic blamed for her mother’s death in 2014, for a sum reported to be eight figures.
Melissa Rivers filed the suit against Yorkville Endoscopy in January 2015, after her mother lost consciousness during a routine throat operation at the clinic in August 2014. She was rushed to hospital and placed on life support, but didn’t regain consciousness before passing away a week later at the age of 81.
A source told gossip site TMZ that the figure reached in the settlement was in eight figures, but the precise amount was not disclosed.
The daughter of the iconic comedienne said her mother "was willing to say what others were thinking and too frightened to admit," while speaking about her passing for the first time at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast.
Since Her Death It has been three months since the sudden and tragic death of iconic comedienne Joan Rivers, and on Wednesday (Dec 10th), her daughter Melissa finally commented on her passing for the first time during an emotional speech.
Melissa with her late mother in March 2013
While attending The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles, Melissa called her late mother "fearless" when speaking with the audience about what made her late mother such successful star.
But the show will no longer be weekly, instead only airing during awards season.
It seems that Kathy Griffin may have finally decided to sign on as the new host of E!’s ‘Fashion Police’. TMZ are reporting that the flame haired comedian has now been confirmed as the show’s new host, replacing the late Joan Rivers.
Is Kathy Griffin the new host of 'Fashion Police'?
According to the site, River’s daughter Melissa, who also serves as the series’ producer, will be joining Kathy along with returning co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne. However it is still unclear as to whether fellow co-host George Kotsiopoulos will also stay on.
We’re expecting plenty of boardroom drama this season…
Donald Trump has revealed the latest crop of famous faces hoping to avoid a firing on this season’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. Trump had previously said that he'd "never had a cast that hated each other more than this cast,” which of course means drama, drama, drama. So who are the unlucky 16 stepping into the boardroom this season?
Who will Donald Trump be firing this season?
First up is reality TV veteran Kate Gosselin (remember her?), who first came to notoriety with the series ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’. Now divorced from Jon, Kate has also appeared on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’.
Someone on the admin team of the late comedian’s Facebook may want to check the scheduled posts.
On Friday (September 19th) fans of Joan Rivers were left puzzled after the late comedian appeared to post an endorsement for Apple’s new iPhone 6 on her Facebook page.
Accompanied by a picture of an iPhone 4, the post read, "This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the fat one). I got this one in 2010 and after 4 years, my only complaint is that apps are now designed for bigger screens, and the battery is getting tired. Never had a case for it, since it was most beautiful on its own. Great achievement in design. Great product. #apple #iphone #tech.”
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Endorses IPhone 6 On Facebook, Two Weeks After Her Death
Fashion Police will continue without Joan Rivers following the celebrity's death earlier this month.
The fate of E!'s fashion talk show 'Fashion Police' had been hanging in the balance in the wake of host Joan Rivers' death earlier this month, but it has now been confirmed that the show will continue.
The channel has thought long and hard about what Rivers would have wanted
Speaking to E! in a clip from the channel's 'Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan' special broadcast, Joan's daughter Melissa Rivers (also the show's executive producer) confirmed that the show would continue with her blessing. An official statement from the channel read "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms. We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue."
Continue reading: Fashion Police Will Continue Without Joan Rivers
The late comedian's daughter, Melissa, revealed that President Obama had sent her a handwritten letter of condolence after her mother's death
When the late, great comedy giant Joan Rivers passed away on September, 4, the outpouring of emotion from fans, famous and unknown alike, highlighted just how loved the 81-year-old was. And it seems that those fans spread far wider than anyone may ever have realised as Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter, recently revealed she had received a letter from President Obama when she made an appearance on special Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan.
President Obama and the First Lady were often the butt of Joan River jokes
Melissa’s attendance on the show was the first time she’s spoken publicly on television since her mother’s passing. The 46-year-old sat surrounded by her mother’s Fashion Police co-stars, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, on Thursday night and talked about the influence Joan had on people that she had never expected.
Continue reading: President Obama Revealed As A Huge Joan Rivers Fan
Joan Rivers' rep has called a supposed final recording of the star a fake.
Judy Katz, a longtime friend and publicist for Joan Rivers, has hit out at a supposed final recording of the late commedienne, blasting it as a opportunistic fake.
Rivers was a friend of Brad Zimmerman
The NY Daily News reports that the recording, supposedly produced to promote Brad Zimmerman's upcoming Off-Broadway show, "My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy" is a hoax. "The recording is a fraud. Joan never made any such tape," Katz told the publication. "This is a publicity stunt that was created by Brad Zimmerman and his public relations representative, Beck Lee, and is wholly disrespectful to the memory of Joan Rivers."
An unlicensed physician allegedly performed a biopsy on Rivers' throat and took a selfie photo in the procedure room beforehand.
The inquest into the death of legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has uncovered the suspicion of improper procedures and unethical behaviour. It has been alleged that the hospital in which she was taken ill a week before her death allowed an unlicensed doctor to perform an unauthorised medical procedure on the 81-year-old star, CNN reported.
An improperly authorised medical procedure was performed on Joan Rivers, according to allegations.
Even though the doctor in question was Rivers’ personal ear-throat-nose physician, a biopsy that he performed on her vocal cords, presumably to discover the origin of the throat complaint that had led her to be there in the first place, was done so without Rivers’ prior consent.
The 60 year-old actor shared a text message from Rivers' rep relaying "she would LOVE to do the show," which refers to his web series 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.'
Jerry Seinfeld is the latest celebrity to pay tribute to the late comedienne Joan Rivers, but he also reveals how her untimely death stopped the two from working together on the 60 year-old actor's new internet show 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.'
Seinfeld remmembered Rivers in a Facebook post
On Monday (Sept 15th) Seinfeld took to the web series' official Facebook page and shared that Rivers was expected to be one of his celebrity guest on the first episode of the new season, and the foul-mouthed star was "thrilled" about it.
Continue reading: Jerry Seinfeld Shares "Heartbreaking" Joan Rivers Text
Doctor Lawrence Cohen “is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy", the clinic has said.
The doctor who performed the endoscopy on Joan Rivers which led to the comedienne's cardiac arrest has stepped down as medical director of Yorksville Endoscopy, the Manhattan clinic has stated.
Rivers passed away on September 4th at aged 81
Yorksville Endoscopy, the clinic where the procedure was performed told ABC News on Friday that Dr Cohen “is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy; nor is he currently serving as medical director.”
Continue reading: Doctor Who Operated On Joan Rivers Steps Down From New York Clinic
The New York Health Department are investigating the situation, though no blame is expected to be laid on the doctor in question.
New drama surrounds the tragedy of comedienne Joan Rivers death last week (September 4, 2014) as it is revealed that the ENT specialist who overlooked her throat procedure was not even approved to practise at the New York clinic.
New investigations into Joan Rivers' death procede
The gastroenterologist who performed an endoscopy on Joan Rivers at his private clinic in Manhattan allegedly brought in an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to examine her larynx both before and after the routine operation.
The Aussi actor also revealed the late comedienne wanted him to sing at her funeral after seeing his performance in Broadway's 'The Boy from Oz.'
Joan Rivers got possibly one of the best send offs ever. The late comedienne's funeral, which took place Sunday (Sept 7th), was filled with fellow celebrities and A-listers alike, but before saying their final goodbyes, Rivers was serenaded one last time.
Rivers' funeral took place on Sunday, September 7th
Hugh Jackman was one of the famous faces that attended Sunday's service, but he also had the very important duty of singing for Rivers and the guests, which he said was "amazing" when recalling the event on 'The Tonight Show' Wednesday night (Sept 10th).
The 81 year old passed away on Thursday (September 5th) at Mount Sanai Hospital.
Family and friends of Joan Rivers are preparing to bid farewell to the comedienne today (Sunday 7th) during a private funeral service held at a Jewish temple in Manhattan. The 81 year old passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday (September 5th), a week after she went into cardiac arrest following a procedure at a local New York clinic.
Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday, September 5th
In a statement to ABC News Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson said, “It is a terribly sad day for all of us, we mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy.”
Joan Rivers will have a private funeral on Sunday.
She may have been known for her larger than life personality, but Joan Rivers will have a more low key send-off this Sunday in New York.
The 81 year old passed away following a cardiac arrest during throat surgery
The comedienne joked about having an extravagant funeral in her 2012 book 'I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me', stating "I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action … I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s."
Continue reading: Joan Rivers To Have A Private Funeral
The legendary commidenne was taken off life support exactly one week after she was first hospitalized for going into cardiac and respiratory arrest.
Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away after she was taken off life support on Thursday (Sept 4th), exactly one week since she was first hospitalized for going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after stopping breathing during a minor throat procedure.
Rivers passed away aged 81
Melissa Rivers, Joan's daughter who has been by her bedside since the incident occurred, released the following statement, "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother."
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Taken Off Life Support And Passes Away Aged 81
Joan Rivers has been moved from intensive care to a private room following her cardiac arrest last week.
Some good news has come for the family and friends of Joan Rivers as she has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room following her cardiac arrest during surgery last week.
Rivers pictured with her Fashion Police co-star Kelly Osbourne and her daughter Melissa
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Moved Out Of Intensive Care
The 81 year-old's daughter gave an update on her current status.
It has been five days since Joan Rivers was hospitalized and put on life support after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after she stopped breathing during a minor throat procedure, and her daughter Melissa, has given an update on her current status.
Rivers still remains on life support
"On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received," Melissa said. "At this time she does remain on life support. I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers."
Doctors of the 81 year-old comedienne have started the process of bringing her out of an induced coma, which will be completed by Tuesday (Sept 2nd).
Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers is reportedly being taken out of a medically induced coma on Sunday (Aug 31st) by the medical staff at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her doctors are now beginning to assess how damaged the 81 year-old's brain is.
Rivers will be fully out of the induced coma by Tuesday (Sept 2nd)
On Thursday (Aug 28th) Rivers was hospitalized and put on life support after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after she stopped breathing during a minor throat procedure. She was then placed into the coma until a full examination was carried out.
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Being Taken Out Of Coma But Still Remains On Life-Support
The 81 year-old star was put on a life support machine after she stopped breathing during a minor throat procedure on Thursday (Aug 28th).
Friends and family of Joan Rivers are still processing the news that the famous comedienne was hospitalized and put on life support after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday (Aug 28th), but they haven't lost all hope yet.
Melissa said her family still remains hopeful after mother, Joan, placed in a medically induced coma
The 81 year-old star was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital after she stopped breathing during a minor throat procedure, and shortly after she was placed in a medically induced coma so doctors could conduct a full assessment of the damage, although they reportedly don't know how long she went without being able to breathe.
The comedienne remains on life support, with the outlook increasingly grim.
Comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, remains on life support after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday. The outlook is increasingly grim for the Fashion Police host, whose family, including daughter Melissa Rivers is keeping watch at her bedside at a Manhattan hospital. According to TMZ, no decisions will be made about Rivers’ life in the next few days, as the younger Rivers remains “in denial” about her mother’s condition.
At this point, Rivers' life might be hanging in the balance.
The gossip website cites unnamed sources, allegedly close to the family, who claim that Melissa now “thinks everything is going to be OK.”
Joan Rivers has been placed on life support.
Comedienne Joan Rivers has been placed on life support following her cardiac arrest and medically-induced coma earlier this week.
Rivers pictured in August 2013
According to TMZ the controversial television personality is now unable to breathe unassisted, and her family may only have a few days to decide whether or not to keep Rivers on life support machines. Her family apparently remain hopeful that if they continue with life support she will eventually make a recovery, yet the NY Daily News reports that Rivers "would never want to be a burden on anyone. If she can’t recover and live a full and active life, she would rather be gone."
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Placed On Life Support
The comedienne remains in a medically induced-coma after being rushed to hospital on Thursday.
Comedienne Joan Rivers remains in a “serious condition” at a New York hospital after the 81 year old reportedly stopped breathing during throat surgery. The 'Fashion Police' host has been in a medically induced coma since Thursday and her daughter Melissa is now said to be awaiting the news of a doctor’s report.
Joan Rivers is said to be in a medically induced coma since Thursday
In a statement released on Friday afternoon Melissa Rivers said, “my mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
Continue reading: Joan Rivers’ Condition ‘Remains Serious’ Says Daughter Melissa
The 81 year old icon was rushed to hospital on Thursday after cardiac and respiratory arrest.
The controversial and much loved comedienne Joan Rivers remains in a medically-induced coma. Her daughter Melissa Rivers, who had flown to New York from California with her son Cooper on Thursday, is anxiously awaiting the news of a doctor’s report.
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is anxiously awaiting further news about her mother's condition
A source close to the family told the New York Daily News that Melissa faces a possible ‘life or death’ decision depending on what the update says. The source is quoted as saying that Rivers “would never want to be a burden on anyone. If she can’t recover and live a full and active life, she would rather be gone.”
Continue reading: Joan Rivers' Daughter Awaits Doctor's Report On Her Mother's Progress
Joan Rivers remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital after she stopped breathing during a minor medical procedure.
Joan Rivers, the 81-year-old comedienne, is in a stable but critical condition in hospital after a health scare this week. The host of E!'s Fashion Police was rushed to New York City on Thursday (August 28, 2014) after she stopped breathing while undergoing a minor procedure at a medical clinic.
Joan Rivers remains in hospital [Getty/Jeff Schear]
The hospital released the following statement, "This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Stable But Critical, Stopped Breathing During Surgery
Joan Rivers is in a medically-induced coma after going into cardiac arrest.
Acid-tongued comedienne Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically-induced coma by doctors after suffering a cardiac arrest whilst undergoing surgery on her vocals chords.
Rivers has developed her 'love her or loathe her' persona over a long career in Hollywood
The 81-year old is best known for her work on E! Entertainment's television show 'Fashion Police', where she is part of a celebrity panel including Kelly Osbourne who comment on the world of celebrity fashion. She has caused numerous controversies over the years for her comments, including a remark about singer Adele's weight which she made in 2013 after she won an Oscar for Skyfall. Rivers is an outspoken character who rarely apologises for her potentially offensive jokes, which has led to her being a divisive figure in pop culture.
Continue reading: Joan Rivers In Medically-Induced Coma After Cardiac Arrest
Joan Rivers is never one to shy away from a debate.
Joan Rivers attacked what she believes to be the Western media's misrepresentation of the Israel-Gaza conflict. The actress and comedian - never shy to air her views on current affairs - used a New York-New Jersey analogy to highlight her thoughts on the crisis in the Middle East.
Joan Rivers has weighed into the Israel-Gaza debate
"Let me tell you, if New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out," she told TMZ.
Continue reading: Is Joan Rivers Right On The Israel-Gaza Conflict?
The 67 year-old host showed the controversial comedienne what it is like dealing with a diva, only days after she stormed out of a CNN interview.
Joan Rivers finally got a piece of her on medicine.
David Letterman showed the comedienne what it is like dealing with a "diva."
Rivers appeared on the 'Late Show' to promote her new book 'Diary of a Mad Diva,' but during the interview the 67 year-old host suddenly stood up, took off his jacket and walked out.
Continue reading: David Letterman Jokingly Walks Out On Joan Rivers During 'Late Show'
The ‘Fashion Police’ host had been promoting her new book when she objected to anchor’s line of questioning.
Don’t make Joan Rivers angry. You probably already knew that, but CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield seemed unaware when she interviewed the veteran comedienne earlier this week.
Joan appeared on CNN earlier this week
In the interview, which aired on Saturday, Rivers' stormed out after objecting to Whitfield’s 'negative' line of questioning, which primarily focused on her often controversial comedic style.
Continue reading: ‘Diary Of A Mad Diva’: Joan Rivers Walks Out Of ‘Negative’ CNN Interview
Khloe Kardashian at the NBC Upfronts on Thursday.
Kardashian and Rivers both appeared at the same event, the NBC Upfronts in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 15th). Rivers was allegedly meant to be sat next to Kardashian but was mysteriously moved at the last minute, as Us Weekly reports. Sources claims Kardashian requested 80-year-old Rivers be moved to another seat.
Did the comedienne go too far this time?
People are once again outraged at something Joan Rivers said – what else is new? The 80-year-old comedienne tried to make a joke about the lack of space in her Malibu pad – except for some reason she decided it would be appropriate to make it at the expense of Ariel Castro’s victims. According to Rivers, the three women who were held against their will for a decade and repeatedly raped and abused, “had more space” and “got to live rent-free for more than a decade”. The shock comedienne made the original inflammatory comment during her appearance on the Today show on Tuesday.
Rivers doesn't see what the big deal is.
Then on Wednesday, speaking to TMZ, she dove even deeper into the controversy. “They got to live rent free for more than a decade,” a defiant 80-year-old Rivers told TMZ on Wednesday.
This doesn't even qualify as a feud anymore.
As much as it pains us to say it because we frankly prefer to think of Jennifer Lawrence as a magical, peace-bringing unicorn, the actress’ so-called “feud” with Joan Rivers continues. It continues on Rivers’ part anyway. A month after she and Lawrence had it out over the commedienne’s show Fashion Police, which essentially consists of her scrutinizing famous people’s hair, makeup, outfits and bodies for an hour every week, Rivers has issued another scathing comment, directed at the 23-year-old actress.
Apparently there's still at least one person left, who is not a fan of Lawrence.
Apparently in response to Lawrence’s recent statements on fat shaming in the media, Rivers said for the New York Post: “I love that she's telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican. Look at her posters.”
One lesson we can all take from these celebrities: once you put it on the internet, it's out there forever.
Despite her Twitter apology, Peaches Geldof is still in hot water for tweeting the names of two mothers, whose babies were involved in abuse by disgraced rock star Ian Watkins. The daughter of Bob Geldof apologized and explained that she had assumed the names were already public knowledge, however she is still under investigation, according to the Daily Mail. The concern was that her tweets could expose the two children, who were granted lifelong anonymity by a court order, after their mothers had allowed Watkins to abuse them.
Peaches apologised profusely for the comment, but these are some tweets that may come back to haunt her.
While information on the case mostly ends here (save for the few tweets by the socialite herself), this isn’t the first time that social media has gotten the better out of a celebrity. Luckily, most of the time some Twitter TMI is only likely to provide some fodder for the gossip websites, rather than have real-world consequences. So with that in mind, let’s lighten the mood a little at take a look at some of the most embarrassing celebrity tweets.
Puppeteer, Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced a number of characters on the children's TV show 'Captain Kangaroo' died last month. The announcement was made by his close friend John Munzel on Wednesday (7 August).
Cosmo Allegretti, the puppeteer who made his name on the children's show Captain Kangaroo, died on July 26. The sad news was confirmed by his friend, attorney John Munzel, who made the announcement on Wednesday 7 August.
Bill Cosby hosted a segment of Captain Kangaroo, the show Allegretti worked on.
The puppeteer died of emphysema, at the age of 86.
Continue reading: Captain Kangaroo Puppeteer Cosmo Allegretti Dies Aged 86
Joan Rivers has lampooned Adele's weight, not for the first time, during an online chat with Huffington Post.
Joan Rivers may be nearing 80 and is probably made predominately of plastic now, but that still hasn't stopped her from regularly speaking her mind in a bid to knock people down a peg or two. Her latest victim is the Grammy-winning Brit singer Adele, who Rivers claimed during a chat with HuffPost Live needs to lay off the fatty food.
Joan Rivers has always had a sharp tongue
The 'feud' between the two started back in February when Rivers appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, during which the comedienne quipped that the singer should rename her hit record 'Rolling In The Deep' to 'Rolling In The Deep Fried Chicken.' Rivers has remained quiet over Adele since then, however the notorious comic was made to readress her comment when speaking on a HuffPost Live chat.
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Blasts Adele Over Her Weight Problems
Everyone can exhale: Kelly Osbourne is doing fine after her seizure earlier this week.
Kelly Osbourne is doing fine after her seizure on Thursday.
But her episode, which happened before a live studio audience, while Kelly was recording an episode of E!’s Fashion police, gave everyone around her quite the scare. Apparently, Kelly turned to her co-host Melissa Rivers and said: “I don’t feel good,” before falling to the ground and seizing. She was then rushed to a local hospital, where she remained for a while. According to Miss Osbourne herself, this is the first time she’s suffered a seizure, but what’s more worrying is that the doctors are still unable to tell what it was that caused the episode, according to TMZ. There have been no following seizures and friends Melissa and Joan Rivers, who went to see Kelly in the hospital, report that she’s “doing fine”.
Continue reading: Kelly Osbourne "Doing Fine" After Seizure Scare
Melissa Rivers left visibly heartbroken after discovering Jason Zimmerman's sex ads on Craigslist.
The messy details of Melissa Rivers' recent split with partner Jason Zimmerman were revealed in the latest episode of 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' on Tuesday (February 21st 2012).
Comedienne Joan Rivers' daughter had been in a relationship with sporting coach Zimmerman since 2008, but she was left shaken up on discovering that he had been looking for sex elsewhere on advertisement site Craigslist. The recent instalment of the Rivers' reality show saw Melissa confronting Zimmerman, with whom she had lived with alongside her son Cooper for approximately two years, over the phone after hurling a computer from her balcony.
Co-written with acidic wit by Joan Rivers, the briskly paced telepic stars Stockard Channing as Miriam Knight, an overweight, frumpy, oh, alright, I'll say it... butt ugly college co-ed who schlumps around the campus hiding behind frizzy hair and baggy clothes. Everyone treats Miriam like dirt. The jocks tease her, the pretty girls avoid her, and the professors ignore her. Amazingly enough, Miriam is engaged, but even her plumber fiancé Harold (Warren Berlinger) mistreats her.
Continue reading: The Girl Most Likely To... Review
Joan Rivers, a well-known comedienne and plastic surgery enthusiast, has slammed Robert Redford for his "obvious" cosmetic work.
Plastic surgery can be a bit of a dodgy subject in the celebrity world. Some like to indulge in staving off the steady effects of time. Others think that it is probably best to avoid having surgeons remodelling their face. Others still, have been so well acquainted with the idea of face-lifts, they feel the need to comment on the work done on colleagues, as is the case here, with long-time plastic surgery aficionado Joan Rivers has spoken out against Robert Redford's recent facial work.
Joan Rivers has been a plastic surgery enthusiast for years.
Comedienne Joan Rivers has seen Redford as a victim of a specifically bad face-lift, saying that the "obvious" cosmetic work done on the 'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid' actor was of no benefit. The 72-year-old comedienne spoke to The Scoop, explaining her thoughts on the surgery, saying: "Robert Redford had such a bad job. God, whoever did him should be ashamed - or maybe he left it too long so it's much more obvious."
Continue reading: Joan Rivers Criticises Robert Redford's Supposed Plastic Surgery
Set in an absurd, patronizing fantasy world in which flag-waving citizens line the streets to see the president's kid off to college and angry political protesters share the red-carpet sidelines at black-tie events with shallow reporters asking stupid questions, "First Daughter" could well be the most hackneyed and insipid movie of 2004.
Failing to achieve even the shrug-worth mediocrity of January's similarly plotted "Chasing Liberty" (with Mandy Moore), this gimmick-driven disaster drags star Katie Holmes down with it as Samantha Mackenzie, the sheltered, personality-free offspring of a controversial commander-in-chief (an unconvincing, completely vanilla Michael Keaton), who falls in love with a cute Secret Service agent (an even blander Marc Blucas) posing as a student in her dorm.
Although introduced in the manner of a fairytale, the film's rampant lack of authenticity is simply insurmountable. Samantha's bodyguards constantly hover three feet behind her -- even in class and while she's alone in the dorm's TV room. The girl is never once shown doing anything that even remotely resembles studying, yet as she's egged on by a soundtrack of flutes and twinkling triangles, she proclaims her determination to have a normal coed experience. In pursuit of it, she sneaks out on dates with that charming classmate she doesn't know is an undercover agent -- that is until he blows his secret identity by rescuing her during one of many security breaches so impossibly contrived that the Secret Service should sue 20th Century Fox for defamation of character.
Continue reading: First Daughter Review
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#TBT from Melissa Rivers: My mom was a lover of music, but not very gifted at it. Jerry Herman once told her, “Play… https://t.co/rXI9fgWAIm
Glamorous shot of Joan by the brilliant Ken Duncan. From his book of famous women wearing red shoes. (Sounds odd bu… https://t.co/X4z6EZNYdH
#TBT from Melissa Rivers: I was never sure why “Joan-a-mania” didn’t run wild. https://t.co/RAr239iAeB
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#TBT from Melissa Rivers: This is the face you’d see at a Joan Rivers show if you didn’t tip your server enough. https://t.co/JVWOVaxbBf
Happy 4th of July from the most patriotic woman ever!!! https://t.co/ZfjEBKzZfN
#WCW Early 90s editorial shoot on 5th Avenue in NYC. https://t.co/VTSl2u5cJz
From Melissa Rivers: Another legend has left us. Carl Reiner was FUNNY, smart and kind. I’ll never forget how he mu… https://t.co/7O9RJbTbcW
#TBT from Melissa Rivers: Happy Pride, everyone! Let your inner rainbow shine! https://t.co/nmgySocJhw
#WCW Wow what style! Joan kicking the little black dress up a notch with pops of neon brights! Always perfect!!! https://t.co/18RMTXO4Md
#TBT from Melissa Rivers: Happy (early) Birthday, Cyndi Lauper! My mom’s version of your hit song is, “Girls Just W… https://t.co/Nm9Uv608tz
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Today would have been Joan's 87th birthday... (she would have completely denied it!) Happiest of birthdays Joan Riv… https://t.co/dJOrq7Wsu5
As always, Joan inspires us. https://t.co/LaTpf4Jb9Z
#TBT from Melissa Rivers: My mom taught us that a family’s love is most the most important thing, no matter how big… https://t.co/1fqxSCe9xT
#TBT from Melissa Rivers: Martha Stewart has a terrific sense of humor, which is my mom always loved being a guest… https://t.co/ri3Cc1pIbP
From Melissa Rivers: Larry Kramer was so much more than a brilliant writer - he was an inspiration, an intellectual… https://t.co/uPX4IUQKxp
#TBT from Melissa Rivers: OK, raise your hand if you know which family member has the “funny gene.” https://t.co/SJiOC7kZu3