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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.
After Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, mercurial filmmaker David O. Russell reunites with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro for an offbeat biopic about the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. It's such a quirky movie that it's destined to divide audiences, but there's magic in Russell's loose, inventive filmmaking style. And this lively story has a lot to say about the tenacity required to achieve the American dream.
Joy Mangano (Lawrence) is the only sensible person in her family, so she's been running the household most of her life. But now things are getting a bit too complicated, as her father Rudy (De Niro) moves back into the house after his second marriage fails, Joy's mother Terry (Virginia Madsen) does little but watch her favourite soap opera, Joy's ex-husband Tony (Edgar Ramirez) lives in the basement pursuing his dream of becoming a pop star, and her sister (Dascha Polanco) undermines everything she does. As Joy cares for her own children, it's only her grandmother (Diane Ladd) who has any confidence in her. And when she has a flash of inspiration and creates a self-wringing mop, getting it on the market is an uphill battle. Finally, she catches the attention of Neil (Bradley Cooper), who runs a brand new shopping network called QVC.
The story spans some 40 years, during which Russell gleefully parallels Joy's family chaos with the lurid soap on Terry's television. Of the people around Joy, only Grandma, Tony and her childhood buddy Peggy (Elizabeth Rohm) believe in her. So even though her dad's new girlfriend (the fabulous Isabella Rossellini) invests in her mop, no one thinks she'll achieve any real success. This means that Joy's journey is a series of sometimes outrageous obstacles both within and outside her immediate circle. And of course the biggest barrier is her gender, because almost no one accepts the idea that she might be a genius.
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Melissa Rivers is reported to be on the verge of filing a lawsuit against the New York clinic where her mother was being operated upon.
Joan Rivers’ daughter is reportedly going to sue the medical centre in which the star suffered the cardiac arrest that led to her death. Melissa Rivers is convinced that this is the only way that she’ll discover what really happened to her mother.
Joan Rivers died from a botched medical procedure last month, and her daughter is to sue the clinic.
Sources close to the Rivers family told TMZ that Melissa now feels that she has ‘no choice’ but to file a lawsuit against the Yorkville Endoscopy LLC. Such a lawsuit would force the doctors and staff involved to make sworn depositions and discuss what happened leading up to Rivers’ cardiac arrest.
Continue reading: Joan Rivers' Daughter To Sue NYC Medical Center
The clinic where the comedienne went into cardiac arrest could be forced to close after the New York state health department's investigation found several serious deficiencies throughout the facility.
The health clinic in New York City where comedienne Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest in late August could be forced to shut down after the health department discovered several serious deficiencies throughout the facility.
Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a minor throat procedure at the clinic
According to the New York Daily News, following the New York state health department's investigation into Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic was informed it was "noncompliant" in four areas and therefore could close due to losing its federal accreditation.
'Fashion Police' will be returning in January 2015 but a new host to take the late Joan Rivers' place has yet to be confirmed. Rumours suggest Kathy Griffins and NeNe Leakes may be in the running.
Since E! confirmed Fashion Police will be continuing without Joan Rivers the jury's been out on who will take the late comedienne's place. Now actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin and Real Housewives star NeNe Leakes are reportedly in the running to host the show.
Kathy Griffins is reportedly in the running for the host spot.
'Fashion Police' will continue, E! has confirmed. The future of the show was uncertain after the death of Rivers earlier this month.
E!'s hit show Fashion Police will continue despite the passing of Joan Rivers. Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, produces on Fashion Police and announced on Friday (19th September) that the show will go on.
Joan Rivers starred on Fashion Police.
Continue reading: The Show Must Go On! 'Fashion Police' To Continue Without Joan Rivers
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
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
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.”
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.”
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
Kelly Osbourne has been hospitalized after experiencing a seizure on the set of Fashion Police.
Kelly Osbourne, the host of E!’s Fashion Police has been hospitalized after she experienced a seizure on set yesterday (March 7th).
The reasons behind the unfortunate incident are still unclear, but the 28-year-old star’s rep had this to say about the incident: "Kelly Osbourne fainted on the set of E!'s Fashion Police today. She was taken to a local hospital for further testing and is awake, alert and in stable condition. She will be staying overnight for observation as a precautionary measure. There are no further details at this time."
Reports of the incident say that while recording the show, Kelly first turned to her co-host Melissa Rivers to say she wasn’t feeling well, before falling off her chair and going into a violent seizure. According to The Independent, Osbourne is still recovering in hospital and her condition is stable, however no new information has been revealed about what could have caused the episode.
Comedian Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers are introduced as honourees at the Gray Line New York event which saw them get inducted into their Ride of Fame campaign. The women hold a pair of ceremony scissors and pose for the photographers before snipping a ribbon in front of a large bus with a veil on the front.
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.
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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