Joan Rivers News Archive
Aww so sweet!
While we think everyday should be "Joan Day", E! is actually naming this Friday, September 19th after comedienne Joan Rivers!
The network will be clearing its schedule to honor the icon, airing a full marathon of Fashion Police with episodes including her 80th birthday celebration, and even the last episode she ever filmed.
And to really commemorate Joan, Melissa Rivers will be joining the FP co-hosts, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, and George Kotsiopoulos, for a 90-minute special, celebrating the incredible life she lived.
Featuring never-before-aired footage, behind-the-scenes clips, among many other memorable moments from the icon, we're sure the TV tribute will touch hearts when it airs later that night.
Plus, what better way to honor Joan than by sharing a laugh over some of her best jokes and red carpet moments???
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This will surely be one helluva book.
So it should really come as no surprise to hear that a Joan Rivers biography is already in the works.
Joan Rivers: A Life has been acquired by Little, Brown and Company and will be written by New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts.
The book is being described as "the definitive book about Rivers's tumultuous, victorious, tragic, glamorous, and fascinating life" and will be slated for a 2016 release date.
It will also be released as an audio book by Hachette Audio and as an eBook.
Little, Brown editor-in-chief Judy Clain commented:
Print media may be on its way out, but People magazine had three very special issues in the last few weeks that brought readers back.
On an average week, People sells about 822,000 issues.
The tribute issue to Robin Williams did even better, selling about 1.2 million copies.
We figure beating Brangelina is just about as Hollywood as you can get. And it's just what Joan would have wanted.
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This is absolutely horrendous.
According to a staff member at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, Joan Rivers' personal doctor allegedly took a selfie in the middle of the procedure room while Joan had been under anesthesia.
Another doctor, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, then performed the endoscopy she had been scheduled for.
After the endoscopy, Joan's personal doctor (an ear, nose and throat specialist uncertified by the clinic) allegedly performed an unauthorized biopsy without Joan's consent, according to the staff member.
During this alleged biopsy is when Joan reportedly experienced cardiac arrest, according to the source.
If these allegations are true, we'd be shocked and disgusted at the level unprofessional incompetence on the part of her personal doctor.
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We still don't know for sure what caused Joan Rivers' tragic death.
According to sources at the clinic, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, a world-renowned doctor who co-founded Yorkville Endoscopy, was asked to step down from the board there.
He also has apparently been on administrative leave since August 28th.
Sources report that the board took issue with Dr. Cohen allowing Joan's ear-nose-throat doctor to step in and perform or help with some kind of procedure, even though he wasn't licensed at the clinic.
It was reported that procedure was an unauthorized biopsy, but the clinic is denying that.
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Joan Rivers planned every teeny tiny detail of her funeral.
Of course, Hugh obliged.
Joan was convinced that the hunk was the right man for the job when she saw him in The Boy from Oz.
The passing of Joan Rivers was so sudden it has a lot of people pointing fingers.
A report came out on Wednesday that the clinic where Joan stopped breathing had allowed a doctor to give her a biopsy that she never agreed to while she was under anesthesia.
This is obviously a very serious and shocking allegation that could get several people fired and worse. If it's true.
But Yorkville Endoscopy is denying the entire story.