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Joan Rivers - news, biography of comedian.

Joan Rivers (real name Joan Alexandra Molinsky) was an American comedian, writer, producer, television host and actress.

Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014) was best known for her stand-up comedy, and for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police from 2010 to 2014.

Rivers was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Brooklyn Ethical Culture School and the Adelphi Academy. She was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice and Meyer C. Molinsky. She had an elder sister, Barbara Waxler, who died on June 3, 2013 at the age of 82.

Rivers was married two times: in 1955 to James Sanger and in 1965 to Edgar Rosenberg. She gave birth to her only child, Melissa Warburg Rosenberg (now known as Melissa Rivers), on January 20, 1968.

Rivers began her career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1960s, before making her first appearances as a guest on the late-night TV program The Tonight Show originating from New York, hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she acknowledged as her mentor.

In 1968, she was asked to host The Late Show with Joan Rivers, after that Carson never spoke to her again. She was the first woman to host her own late night talk show on network television.

Later, she went on to host a successful daytime show, The Joan Rivers Show from 1989 to 1993, which won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

She also authored 12 best-selling memoir and humor books and many comedy albums.

Rivers was open about her multiple cosmetic surgeries and would often joke about it. She had her nose thinned while still at college; her next procedure, an eye lift, was performed in 1965 (when she was in her thirties) as an attempt to further her career.

During Rivers’ 55-year career as a comedian, her tough-talking style of satirical humor was both praised and criticized by public. However, she accepted criticism and would never apologize for her humor.

Joan Rivers died on September 4, 2014, following serious complications and stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. For 8 days Rivers was in a medically induced coma and on life support. She was buried on September 7, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

Mother's Day! Meet the oldest Igbo woman, she is 134-year-old (photo)

Mother's Day! Meet the oldest Igbo woman, she is 134-year-old (photo)

Mother's Day! Meet the oldest Igbo woman, she is 134-year-old (photo)
Read how Nigerian soldiers are making life unbearable for Ogoni people in River state

Read how Nigerian soldiers are making life unbearable for Ogoni people in River state

A group under the aegis of Ogoni Community Development Network, has raised alarm over reports of army allegedly molesting the people in the troubled area.

Read how Nigerian soldiers are making life unbearable for Ogoni people in River state
Ex-commissioner, hundreds of APC supporters decamp to PDP

Ex-commissioner, hundreds of APC supporters decamp to PDP

Hundreds of APC supporters in Rivers state have decamped to the PDP. The latest defectors are from ward 4 in the Emohua local government, Rivers state.

Ex-commissioner, hundreds of APC supporters decamp to PDP
Be warned: Army to test explosives, warns residents

Be warned: Army to test explosives, warns residents

The Nigerian Army says it will on Thursday March 16 commence the destruction of arms and ammunition recovered from repentant militants and cultists in Rivers.

Be warned: Army to test explosives, warns residents
See faces of INEC officials who allegedly took N360 million bribe from Gov. Wike (Video)

See faces of INEC officials who allegedly took N360 million bribe from Gov. Wike (Video)

23 INEC officials who allegedly took a bribe of N360 million from Governor Nyesom Wike during the December 2016 election rerun arraigned in Abuja court.

See faces of INEC officials who allegedly took N360 million bribe from Gov. Wike (Video)
Lai Mohammed visits Rivers state, expresses shock over national assets

Lai Mohammed visits Rivers state, expresses shock over national assets

Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described the NLNG Limited in Rivers state as a shinning example of the Nigerian success story in management and technical competence.

Lai Mohammed visits Rivers state, expresses shock over national assets
Governor Wike sends heart-warming birthday message to Osinbajo

Governor Wike sends heart-warming birthday message to Osinbajo

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has saluted Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a man of destiny as he turns 60 on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Governor Wike sends heart-warming birthday message to Osinbajo
Even if you join the APC, I will still support you - Patience Jonathan to Wike

Even if you join the APC, I will still support you - Patience Jonathan to Wike

Mrs Jonathan said in less than two years, Governor Wike has achieved more than his predecessor, Chinuike Rotimi Amaechi achieved in 8 years in office.

Even if you join the APC, I will still support you - Patience Jonathan to Wike
Gov Wike moves to touch lives with his projects

Gov Wike moves to touch lives with his projects

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that all the projects being executed by his administration are meant to touch lives of people in the state.

Gov Wike moves to touch lives with his projects
INEC sends all directing staff away from Rivers over messy outing, indicts 202 others

INEC sends all directing staff away from Rivers over messy outing, indicts 202 others

Also affected in the massive shake-up by the electoral commission were all the electoral officers heading the 23 local government areas in Rivers state.

INEC sends all directing staff away from Rivers over messy outing, indicts 202 others
JUST IN: Days after returning from Rivers, Osinbajo to storm another PDP state

JUST IN: Days after returning from Rivers, Osinbajo to storm another PDP state

Recently, attacks on oil installations in the region have seized and this is believed to be the result of the constant engagement with militants and agitators.

JUST IN: Days after returning from Rivers, Osinbajo to storm another PDP state
Tensions in Rivers and Delta as Fulani herdsmen kill three in clashes

Tensions in Rivers and Delta as Fulani herdsmen kill three in clashes

At least three people are feared dead in clashes between indigenes of some communities in Rivers and Delta states and Fulani herdsmen on Monday, February 27.

Tensions in Rivers and Delta as Fulani herdsmen kill three in clashes
Reno Omokri now a mad man dancing in the market square – Amaechi’s aide, Iyofor

Reno Omokri now a mad man dancing in the market square – Amaechi’s aide, Iyofor

Amaechi had reportedly claimed that Nigeria entered a recession because about $49 billion went missing from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Reno Omokri now a mad man dancing in the market square – Amaechi’s aide, Iyofor
UPDATE: PDP records massive victories in elections in Gombe, Taraba and Rivers

UPDATE: PDP records massive victories in elections in Gombe, Taraba and Rivers

The INEC has declared People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the rerun elections for Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency held on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Rivers.

UPDATE: PDP records massive victories in elections in Gombe, Taraba and Rivers
You are a great liar – Ex-President Jonathan fires back at Rotimi Amaechi over $49b

You are a great liar – Ex-President Jonathan fires back at Rotimi Amaechi over $49b

Rotimi Amaechi, now the minister of Transportation under President Muhammadu Buhari, was the governor of Rivers state while Goodluck Jonathan led the country.

You are a great liar – Ex-President Jonathan fires back at Rotimi Amaechi over $49b
25 INEC workers hospitalized as commission reveals why election result was released in another location

25 INEC workers hospitalized as commission reveals why election result was released in another location

Independent National Electoral Commission says result of the supplementary election held in Etche was announced in Port Harcourt because of security reasons.

25 INEC workers hospitalized as commission reveals why election result was released in another location
For contesting his chairmanship of PDP, Sheriff moves to get Fani-Kayode, Makarfi jailed

For contesting his chairmanship of PDP, Sheriff moves to get Fani-Kayode, Makarfi jailed

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has asked the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state to jail factional leader Senator Ahmed Makarfi, and some of his loyalists.

For contesting his chairmanship of PDP, Sheriff moves to get Fani-Kayode, Makarfi jailed
JUST IN: Secret refineries discovered in Delta, Rivers state

JUST IN: Secret refineries discovered in Delta, Rivers state

The discovery was made by troops of Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) and confirmed by Abubakar Abdullahi, the major coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre.

JUST IN: Secret refineries discovered in Delta, Rivers state
Trouble as NPDC plans resumption of oil production in Ogoniland

Trouble as NPDC plans resumption of oil production in Ogoniland

Ogoni people are saying that the federal government cannot explore oil in their communities until the devastated environment is cleaned up. MOSOP is against it.

Trouble as NPDC plans resumption of oil production in Ogoniland
BREAKING: Army allegedly arrests spokesman of PDP, 50 others in Rivers rerun

BREAKING: Army allegedly arrests spokesman of PDP, 50 others in Rivers rerun

Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have been arrested by Military officials in Rivers state where INEC is holding a supplementary rerun.

BREAKING: Army allegedly arrests spokesman of PDP, 50 others in Rivers rerun
Thugs cut off INEC staff's hand, kidnap another in Rivers rerun election

Thugs cut off INEC staff's hand, kidnap another in Rivers rerun election

The Staff, who is part of the team deployed to the state for the Rivers rerun election was kidnapped in Etche local government area of state on Saturday.

Thugs cut off INEC staff's hand, kidnap another in Rivers rerun election
JUST IN: Get out of PDP national secretariat or… - Makarfi sends strong warning to Sheriff

JUST IN: Get out of PDP national secretariat or… - Makarfi sends strong warning to Sheriff

Makarfi also warned Nigeria’s security agencies ‘flush out’ Sheriff from the office so as to avoid another round of chaos in the party and the country.

JUST IN: Get out of PDP national secretariat or… - Makarfi sends strong warning to Sheriff
Panic as pipeline explosion rocks Rivers

Panic as pipeline explosion rocks Rivers

A pipeline belonging to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas has exploded causing panic among residents although the company says there is no cause for alarm.

Panic as pipeline explosion rocks Rivers
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