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Joan Alexandra Rosenberg (née Molinsky; June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known by her stage name Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host, best known for her stand-up comedy, for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police, and for starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers.
Rivers first came to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show, a pioneering late-night program with interviews and comedy, hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she acknowledged as her mentor. The show established her particular comic style, poking fun at celebrities, but also at herself, often joking about her extensive plastic surgery. When she launched a rival program, The Late Show, Carson never spoke to her again. She went on to host a successful daytime slot, The Joan Rivers Show, which won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Her satirical style of humor, however, by focusing on the personal lives of celebrities and public figures, was sometimes criticized. She also authored 12 best-selling memoir and humor books, and provided comic material for stage and television. As an actress, Rivers was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1994 for her performance as Sally Marr in Sally Marr…and her escorts.
Rivers died on September 4, 2014 following serious complications—including cardiac arrest—during a procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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Early life and education
Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York in 1933, the younger daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice (née Grushman; January 6, 1906 – October 1975) and Meyer C. Molinsky (December 7, 1900 – January 1985). Her elder sister, Mrs. Barbara Waxler, died on June 3, 2013, aged 82. She was raised in Brooklyn, and her family later moved to Larchmont, Westchester County, New York. She attended Connecticut College between 1950 and 1952, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and anthropology. Before entering show business, Rivers worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency and a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores. During this period, agent Tony Rivers advised her to change her name, so she chose Joan Rivers as her stage name.
Career
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Jim Connell, Jake Holmes and Joan Rivers when they worked as the team: “Jim, Jake & Joan”
1950s–1960s
During the late 1950s, Rivers appeared in a short-run play, Driftwood, playing a lesbian with a crush on a character played by a then-unknown Barbra Streisand. The play ran for six weeks. Rivers performed in numerous comedy clubs in the Greenwich Village area of New York City in the early 1960s, including The Bitter End and The Gaslight Cafe, before making her first appearances as a guest on the TV program The Tonight Show originating from New York, hosted at the time by Jack Paar.

By 1965, Rivers had a stint on Candid Camera as a gag writer and participant; she was “the bait” to lure people into ridiculous situations for the show. She also made her first appearance on The Tonight Show with new host Johnny Carson, on February 17, 1965. During the same decade, Rivers made other appearances on The Tonight Show as well as The Ed Sullivan Show, while hosting the first of several talk shows. She wrote material for the puppet Topo Gigio. She had a brief role in The Swimmer (1968), starring Burt Lancaster. A year later, she had a short-lived syndicated daytime talk show, That Show with Joan Rivers; Johnny Carson was her first guest. In the middle of the 1960s, she released at least two comedy albums, The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album and Rivers Presents Mr. Phyllis & Other Funny Stories.

1970s
By the 1970s, Rivers was appearing on various television comedy and variety shows, including The Carol Burnett Show and a semi-regular stint on Hollywood Squares. From 1972 to 1976, she narrated The Adventures of Letterman, an animated segment for The Electric Company. In 1973, Rivers wrote the TV movie The Girl Most Likely to…, a black comedy starring Stockard Channing. In 1978, Rivers wrote and directed the film Rabbit Test, starring her friend Billy Crystal. During the same decade, she was the opening act for singers Helen Reddy,Robert Goulet, Mac Davis and Sergio Franchi on the Las Vegas Strip.

1980s–1990s
Rivers spoke of her primary Tonight Show life as having been “Johnny Carson’s daughter,” a reference to his longtime mentoring of her and, during the 1980s, establishing her as his regular guest host by August 1983. She also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, on April 9, 1983. In the same period, she released a best-selling comedy album on Geffen Records, What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? The album reached No. 22 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
During the 1980s, she continued doing stand-up shows along with appearing on various television shows. In February 1983, she became the first female comedian to ever perform at Carnegie Hall. Later that year, she did stand-up on the United Kingdom’s TV show An Audience With Joan Rivers.
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Rivers in 1967
In 1984, Rivers published a best-selling humor book, The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abramowitz, a mock memoir of her brassy, loose comedy character. A television special based on the character, a mock tribute called Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abramowitz, was not successful with the public.
The decade was controversial for Rivers. She sued female impersonator Frank Marino for $5,000,000 in 1986, after discovering he was using her real stand-up material in the impersonation of her that he included in his popular Las Vegas act. The two comics reconciled and even appeared together on television in later years.
Also in 1986 came the move that cost Rivers her longtime friendship with Carson, who had first hired her as a Tonight Show writer. The soon-to-launch Fox Television Network announced that it was giving her a late night talk show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, making Rivers the first woman to have her own talk show on a major network.

The new network planned to broadcast the show 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Eastern Time, making her a Carson competitor. Carson learned of the show from Fox and not from Rivers. In the documentary, Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, Rivers said she only called Carson to discuss the matter after learning he may have already heard about it and that he immediately hung up on her. In the same interview, she said that she later came to believe that maybe she should have asked for his blessing before taking the job. Rivers was banned from appearing on the Tonight Show, a decision respected by Carson’s first two successors Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien. After the release of his 2013 biography on Johnny Carson, Carson’s manager Harry Bushkin revealed that he never received a call from Rivers’ husband Edgar concerning the move to Fox, contrary to what Edgar had told Rivers. Rivers did not appear on the Tonight Show again until February 17, 2014, when she made a brief appearance on new host Jimmy Fallon’s first episode. On March 27, 2014, Rivers returned for an interview.
Shortly after Carson’s death in 2005, Rivers said that he had never spoken to her again. In 2008, during an interview with Dr. Pamela Connolly on television’s Shrink Rap, Rivers claimed she did call Carson, but he hung up on her at once and repeated the gesture when she called again.
The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers turned out to be flecked by tragedy. When Rivers challenged Fox executives, who wanted to fire her husband Edgar Rosenberg as the show’s producer, the network fired them both. On May 15, 1987, three months later, Rosenberg committed suicide in Philadelphia; Rivers blamed the tragedy on his “humiliation” by Fox. Fox attempted to continue the show with a new name (The Late Show) and rotating guest hosts. A year after the Late Show debacle, Rivers was a guest on TV’s Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special. By 1989, she tried another daytime TV talk show, The Joan Rivers Show, which ran for five years and won her a Daytime Emmy in 1990 for Outstanding Talk Show Host. In 1994, Rivers and daughter Melissa first hosted the E! Entertainment Television pre-awards show for the Golden Globe Awards. Beginning in 1995, they hosted the annual E! Entertainment Television pre-awards show for the Academy Awards. Beginning in 1997, Rivers hosted her own radio show on WOR in New York City. Rivers also appeared as one of the center square occupants on the 1986–89 version of The Hollywood Squares, hosted by John Davidson.
In 1994, influenced by the “dirty comedy” of Lenny Bruce, Rivers co-wrote and starred in a play about Bruce’s mother Sally Marr, who was also a stand-up comic and influenced her son’s development as a comic. After 27 previews, “Sally Marr … and Her Escorts,” a play “suggested by the life of Sally Marr” ran on Broadway for 50 performances in May and June 1994. Rivers was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Actress in a Play and a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for playing Sally Marr.
2000s–2010s
By 2003, Rivers had left her E! red-carpet show for a three-year contract (valued at $6–8 million) to cover award shows’ red carpet events for the TV Guide Channel.
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Rivers poses for a photograph at The Pierre hotel in New York City, May 24, 2001
Rivers appeared in three episodes of the TV show Nip/Tuck during its second, third and seventh season, playing herself. Rivers appeared regularly on television’s The Shopping Channel (in Canada) and QVC (in both the United States and the UK), promoting her own line of jewelry under brand name “The Joan Rivers Collection”. She was also a guest speaker at the opening of the American Operating Room Nurses’ 2000 San Francisco Conference. Both Joan and Melissa Rivers were frequent guests on Howard Stern’s radio show, and Joan Rivers often appeared as a guest on UK panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats.

On August 16, 2007, Rivers began a two-week workshop of her new play, with the working title “The Joan Rivers Theatre Project”, at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco. On December 3, 2007, Rivers performed in the Royal Variety Show 2007 at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, England, with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip present.
In January 2008, Rivers became one of 20 hijackers to take control of the Big Brother house in the UK for one day in spin-off TV show Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack. On June 24, 2008, Rivers appeared on NBC-TV’s show Celebrity Family Feud and competed with her daughter against Ice-T and Coco.
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Rivers performing in her show at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Rivers and daughter Melissa were contestants in 2009 on the second Celebrity Apprentice. Throughout the season, each celebrity raised money for a charity of his or her choice; Rivers selected God’s Love We Deliver. After a falling out with poker player Annie Duke, following Melissa’s on-air firing (elimination) by Donald Trump, Rivers left the green room telling Clint Black and Jesse James that she would not be in the next morning. Rivers later returned to the show and on May 3, 2009, she became a finalist in the series. The other finalist was Duke. On the season finale, which aired live on May 10, Rivers was announced the winner and hired to be the 2009 Celebrity Apprentice.
Rivers was featured on the show Z Rock as herself; she was also a special “pink-carpet” presenter for the 2009 broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. She was also roasted in a Comedy Central special, taped on July 26, 2009, and aired on August 9, 2009. From August 2009, Rivers began starring in the new reality TV series How’d You Get So Rich? on TV Land. A documentary film about Rivers, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival at the Castro Theatre on May 6, 2010.
In 2011, Rivers appeared in a commercial for Go Daddy, which debuted during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLV. She made two appearances on Live at the Apollo, once as a comedian and once as a guest host.
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Rivers performing at a London Udderbelly event in May 2009
Joan and her daughter premiered the new show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WE tv. The series follows Joan moving to California to be closer to her family. She moves in with daughter Melissa while searching for a home of her own. WE tv then ordered a new season consisting of 10 episodes, which premiered in January 2012. In 2011, Rivers was featured as herself in Season 2 of Louis C.K.’s self-titled show Louie, where she performed on-stage. Beginning September 10, 2010, Rivers co-hosted the E! show Fashion Police, along with Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, and George Kotsiopoulos commenting on the dos and don’ts of celebrity fashion. The show started as a half-hour program but expanded to one hour on March 9, 2012. On August 7, 2012, Rivers showed up in Burbank, California to protest that the warehouse club Costco would not sell her New York Times best-selling book, I Hate Everyone … Starting with Me. She handcuffed herself to a person’s shopping cart and shouted through a megaphone. The police were called to the scene and she left without incident; no arrests were made. On March 5, 2013, she launched a new online talk show on YouTube, called In Bed with Joan, in which each week she had a different celebrity guest who “came out of the closet”, and they talked about various topics. The show took place in Rivers’ bedroom, in Melissa’s home in Malibu, California.
On August 26, 2014, Rivers hosted a taping of Fashion Police with Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, and George Kotsiopoulos about the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and the 2014 MTV Movie Awards which would be her last television appearance before her death.
The day before her throat surgery, Joan released her most recent podcast of In Bed with Joan, with LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian.

Style of humor
During her 55-year career as a comedian, her tough-talking style of satirical humor was both praised and criticized as being truthful, yet too personal, too gossipy, and very often abrasive. Nonetheless, with her ability to “tell it like it is,” she became a pioneer of contemporary stand-up comedy. Commenting about her style, she told biographer Gerald Nachman, “Maybe I started it. We’re a very gossipy culture. All we want to know now is private lives.”
However, her style of humor, which often relied on making jokes about her own life and satirizing the lives of celebrities and public figures, was sometimes criticized as insensitive. Her jokes about Elizabeth Taylor and Adele’s weight, for instance, were often commented on, although Rivers would never apologize for her humor. Rivers, who was Jewish, was also criticized for making jokes about the Holocaust and later explained, “This is the way I remind people about the Holocaust. I do it through humor”, adding, “my husband lost his entire family in the Holocaust.” Her joke about the victims of the Ariel Castro kidnappings, similarly came under criticism, but she again refused to apologize, stating, “I know what those girls went through. It was a little stupid joke.”
Rivers accepted such criticism as part of her using social satire as a form of humor: “I’ve learned to have absolutely no regrets about any jokes I’ve ever done … You can tune me out, you can click me off, it’s OK. I am not going to bow to political correctness. But you do have to learn, if you want to be a satirist, you can’t be part of the party.”
Rivers states that seeing Lenny Bruce perform at a local club while she was in college influenced her developing style:
He was an epiphany. Lenny told the truth. It was a total affirmation for me that I was on the right track long before anyone said it to me. He supplied the revelation that personal truth can be the foundation of comedy, that outrageousness can be cleansing and healthy. It went off inside me like an enormous flash.
Comedian Bill Cosby, who was credited with first suggesting to Johnny Carson that he make her a co-host, described Rivers as “an intelligent girl without being a weirdo . . . a human being, not a kook.” Others, including Time magazine, once compared her humor to Woody Allen’s style, of “how to be neurotic about practically everything,” while noting that “her style and femininity make her something special.” Rivers likewise compared herself to Allen, stating: “He was a writer, which I basically was . . . and talking about things that affected our generation that nobody else talked about.”


Her style of comedy was also compared to Johnny Carson’s, as being in many ways starkly contrasting, and one of the reasons he made her co-host. Critic Michael Pollan compared their style:
Where Carson is scrupulously polite, Rivers is bitchy; where he is low-key, she is overheated; where he is Midwest, Waspy and proper, she is urban, ethnic and gossipy. Carson conducts interviews as if he were at the country club; Rivers does hers at the kitchen table.
In her personal life, however, fewer of those neurotic or intense character traits which viewers see on screen, are displayed. Ralph Schoenstein, who dated her and worked with her on her humor books, states, “She has no airs. She doesn’t stand on ceremony. The woman has absolutely no pretense. She’ll tell you everything immediately. Joan isn’t cool—she’s completely open. It’s all grist. It’s her old thing–‘Can we talk?’”
According to biographer Victoria Price, Rivers’ humor was notable for taking aim at and overturning what had been considered acceptable female behavior. By her bravura, she broke through long-standing taboos in humor, which paved the way for other women, including Roseanne Barr, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Personal life
Rivers was a member of the Reform synagogue Temple Emanu-El in New York and stated publicly that she “love[d] Israel”. She was also critical of celebrities who supported Hamas in the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict. Moreover, during an interview with TMZ in August 2014, she said Palestinians “deserved to die” because they had voted for Hamas. She later retracted her statement, saying,
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Joan Rivers leaves the hospital with daughter Melissa in January 1968. The father is TV producer Edgar Rosenberg
“I am both saddened and disappointed that my statement about the tragedy of civilian casualties was totally taken out of context. What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, The United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The media, as usual, has decided to only quote the most out of context and inflammatory non sequitur rather than giving an accurate account of what my intentions were behind the statement. Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace. It is stupid and wrong and I am tired of bearing the brunt of attacks by people who want to sell newspapers or gain ratings by creating a scandal about me that is non-existent.”
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Joan Rivers poses with her husband Edgar Rosenberg and daughter Melissa.
However, the hashtag #karma “trended” on Twitter at the time of her death because of her original statement.
Rivers’ first marriage was in 1955 to James Sanger, the son of a Bond Clothing Stores merchandise manager. The marriage lasted six months and was annulled on the basis that Sanger did not want children and had not informed Rivers before the wedding. Her second marriage was on July 15, 1965, to Edgar Rosenberg, who committed suicide in 1987. Their only child, Melissa Warburg Rosenberg (now known as Melissa Rivers), was born on January 20, 1968. Joan had one grandson, Melissa’s son Cooper (born Edgar Cooper Endicott in 2000), who was featured with his mother and grandmother in the WE tv series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
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Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, leave the memorial service for Edgar Rosenberg
In her book, Bouncing Back (1997), Rivers described how she developed bulimia nervosa and contemplated suicide. Eventually, she recovered with counseling and the support of her family.
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Joan Rivers and grandson Cooper Endicott.
In 2002, Rivers told the Montreal Mirror that she was a Republican. However, on a 2013 episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, Rivers stated that she was a Democrat. Then, on January 28, 2014, during a conversation with Reza Farahan, she announced that she was in fact a Republican.
Rivers was also a philanthropist. In particular, she donated to Jewish charities, AIDS organizations and animal welfare efforts.
In a June 5, 2012, interview with Howard Stern, Rivers said she had several extramarital affairs when married to Rosenberg. According to Rivers, she had a one-night sexual encounter with actor Robert Mitchum in the 1960s after an appearance together on The Tonight Show. She also had an extended affair with actor Gabriel Dell during the out-of-town and Broadway productions of her play, Fun City, in 1971, for which Rivers told Stern she “left Edgar over” for several weeks.
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Joan Rivers the host of E! Entertainment and the show Joan & Melissa Joan Knows Best along with her daughter Melissa Rivers, grandson Cooper
Rivers was open about her multiple cosmetic surgeries and was a patient of plastic surgeon Steven Hoefflin, beginning in 1983. Her first procedure, an eye lift, was performed in 1965 as an attempt to further her career.
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Illness and death
On August 28, 2014, Rivers experienced serious complications and stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords, at a clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was put into a medically induced coma after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest. On August 29, her daughter, Melissa, publicly stated that Joan was “resting comfortably” in the hospital.
On August 30, it was reported that Rivers had been put on life support. Reports initially stated that Rivers’ family might face ending her life support if her condition did not improve. However, on September 1, 2014, an unnamed source told Entertainment Tonight that Rivers’ physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital had started the process of trying to bring her out of the coma the previous day. Prior to that, there had been no further medical updates beyond her daughter’s statement.
On September 3, Melissa issued a brief statement that Rivers had been moved from Mount Sinai Hospital’s intensive care unit into a private room, without any comment concerning Rivers’s condition or prognosis. The following day, she announced via another statement that Rivers had died 13:17 EDT.
Flowers and mementos are pictured on the star of comedian Joan Rivers on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood
Books
• Having a Baby Can Be a Scream. J.P. Tarcher. 1974. (Self-Help/Humor)
• The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz. Doubleday. 1984. ISBN 978-0385293594. (Humor)
• Enter Talking. Dell Publishing Co. 1986. ISBN 978-0440122449. (Autobiography)
• Still Talking. Random House. 1991. ISBN 978-0394579917. (Autobiography)
• Jewelry by Joan Rivers. Abbeville Press. 1995. ISBN 978-1558598089. (Non-Fiction)

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• Bouncing Back: I’ve Survived Everything … and I Mean Everything … and You Can Too!. HarperTorch. 1997. ISBN 978-0061096013.
• From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Advice on Life, Love and Marriage. Birch Lane Pr;. 1998. ISBN 978-1559724937. (Self-Help)
• Don’t Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit!. HarperCollins. 1999. ISBN 978-0060183837. (Self-Help)
• Murder at the Academy Awards (R): A Red Carpet Murder Mystery. Pocket. 2009. ISBN 1416599371. (Fiction)
• Men Are Stupid…And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery. 2009. ISBN 141659924X. (Non-Fiction)
• I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me. Berkley Trade. 2012. ISBN 978-0425255896. (Humor)
• Diary of a Mad Diva. Berkley Publishing Group. 2014. ISBN 978-0425269022. (Humor)
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Filmography
Films

Year Title
1965 Once Upon a Coffee House
1968 The Swimmer

1978 Rabbit Test

1981 Uncle Scam
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan

1987 Les Patterson Saves the World

1987 Spaceballs

1988 Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special
1989 Look Who’s Talking

1993 Public Enemy #2
1994 Serial Mom

1995 Napoleon

1999 Goosed
2000 The Intern

2000 Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale
2002 The Making and Meaning of ‘We Are Family
2002 Hip! Edgy! Quirky!
2004 Shrek 2

2004 First Daughter

2007 The Last Guy on Earth
2010 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

2011 The Smurfs

2011 Tower Heist
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From left, Martha Stewart, Joan Rivers and Star Jones attend a show at New York’s Fashion Week in 2013
2013 Iron Man 3

2014 The Story of the Swimmer
Television
Year Title

1968–69 That Show starring Joan Rivers
1972–77 The Electric Company

1973 Here’s Lucy

1973 Needles and Pins

1984 An Audience with Joan Rivers
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Guest host Joan Rivers talks with Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) on The Tonight Show on Halloween night 1985
1986 Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?
1986–87 The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers

1988–89 The New Hollywood Squares


1989–93 The Joan Rivers Show
1990 How to Murder a Millionaire
1992 Lady Boss
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Dolly Parton appears on The Joan Rivers Show in 1993
1994 Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story

1995–2014 Can We Shop?
1997 Another World

2001 E! True Hollywood Story: Joan Rivers

2004, 2007 Jack Dee Live at the Apollo

2004 Dave the Barbarian

2004–05, 2010 Nip/Tuck

2004–06 The Joan Rivers Position
2006 An Audience with Joan Rivers


2006–07 8 Out of 10 Cats

2006 Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug
2006 Dawn French’s Girls Who Do Comedy

2007 Straight Talk

2008 Shrink Rap

2008 Celebrity Family Feud

2008 Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack

2008 Z Rock

2008 Spaceballs: The Animated Series

2008, 2010 Arthur

2009 Celebrity Apprentice 2

2009 How’d You Get So Rich?

2009 The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers

2009 Celebrity Ghost Stories

2010 Celebrity Apprentice 3
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Joan Rivers poses with her daughter Melissa Rivers in 2013
2010–2014 Fashion Police

2011–2014 Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

2011 Louie

2011 The Simpsons

2012 Joan Rivers: Don’t Start with Me
2012 Hot in Cleveland

2013–2014 In Bed with Joan
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Theater work
Year Show
1972 Fun City

1988 Broadway Bound

1994 Sally Marr…and her escorts
2008 Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress
2012 Joan Rivers: The Now or Never Tour
Honors
• On July 26, 1989, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard.

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Fashion Police hosts Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne pose at an event in New York in May 2014

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Ladies Construction Workers a Lot Cuter than Men Just as Vulgar

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Does sleeping in separate beds ruin a relationship?

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How does sleeping in separate beds affect a relationship?
Is sleeping in separate beds causing problems in your relationship?
We’ve all banished our partner to the spare room when their snoring is causing us sleepless nights. But what happens when separate beds, and even separate rooms, becomes the norm?
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One in six British couples now sleep in separate beds, found research by memory foam mattress specialist www.Ergoflex.co.uk. And over half of which claim they actually sleep in separate rooms.

All this is fine if you’re happy with the arrangement, but the problems start when these bedtime habits start affecting your relationship.

And the research found two thirds of those sleeping separately felt it had negatively affected their relationship.

The study, polled 2,010 men and women aged 18 and over in a co-habiting relationship from across the UK. Ergoflex.co.uk say they conducted the study after noticing a rise in searches online for single memory foam mattresses.

Of those who admitted it had a negative effect on their relationship, 51 per cent admitted that it had made them feel distant from their partner; whilst 42 per cent explained that it negatively impacted their sex life.
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‘Sleeping apart from each other, however valid the initial reason, is never emotionally or psychologically healthy for a couple,’ says Psychologist Donna Dawson. ‘It is obvious that the first thing that will suffer is a couple’s sex life, as the couple now need to make a concerted and planned effort to meet up for sex. What is less obvious, though, is the loss of spontaneous cuddling, touching and chatting in bed, which is actually the glue that bonds a couple over the longer term. A lack of this ‘bonding’ can lead to a couple feeling distant from each other. And getting used to not having sex can cause the sex drive in both partners to drop even further, so that you want sex even less. It is far better to try other options first, such as using wax earplugs and an eye-mask if a partner snores or comes in late, and/or buying a bigger bed so that you both have more room in which to move without disturbing each other.’
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The research found the reasons for sleeping in different beds ranged from differing bedtime habits (43 per cent), such as going to bed at different times, or one partner preferring to watch TV/read in bed; to one partner snoring (36 per cent), or simply preferring to sleep in separate beds (20 per cent).
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However, despite causing issues within the relationship, 86 per cent of respondents admitted they actually have a better night’s sleep when they slept alone.

As much as we like to get the recommended eight hours sleep a night, we’re not sure putting our relationship in jeopardy is the way to go about it.
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QUANT E-Sportlimousine 2014

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2014 QUANT E-Sportlimousine

by Mark McNabb

If ever there were a vehicle to arise from left field, the Quant e-Sportlimousine would be it. Digging in the archives reveals the car’s origins starting in 2003 as the brainchild of the La Vecchia brothers. Several prototypes were built, including one that was seen at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2010, but success hadn’t been ultimately achieved. That is, perhaps, until now.
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Staring a proprietary battery-powered drivetrain, the e-Sportlimousine makes its debut at the2014 Geneva show with the intent of revolutionizing the industry. It sounds easier than it likely is, but upon inspection of its nanoFLOWCELL powerplant, it just might have a shot. It’s a 912-horsepower electric car.

The heart of the car utilizes a three-tank system that stores two types of liquid electrolytes — one positively charged, the other negatively. The liquids are circulated through the center tank; a battery-like cell with a membrane separating it into two halves. An electrical charge is generated from that membrane as the two liquids swirl on either side of it. The system generates enough power to propel the car from zero to 62 mph in a staggering 2.8 seconds and over a total range between 248 and 372 miles.
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It’s obvious from the pictures the e-Sportlimousine isn’t just a boxy, test-mule science project – no, its quite the looker. The car is a substantially long, measuring 17.2 feet. It’s wide as well, measuring 7.2 feet across and its unique gull-wing doors are nearly 6 feet in length. Needless to say, this is a big car. But can its size be an indicator of how huge its technology will be to the automotive world?

Exterior

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The e-Sportlimousine is a beautiful car, even with its ginormous proportions. Starting at the nose, it looks like nothing else on the road, at least not directly. Hints of Ferrari and Tesla shine through, but it could just be our imaginations. Out back a sculpted rear window follows the roofline down to the rear of the car. The rear fascia then flows downward to a large air diffuser between the rear wheels. The car’s size becomes apparent once its side profile comes into view. Its long hood flows back to an even longer body that flows into a long rear section. Giving the car most of its physical and visual length is its gull-wing doors. With a push of a button, the doors rise above and await a second button-push for closing. Huge 22-inch wheels are needed to keep the car in proportion.
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Wheelbase 3,198 MM (125.90 inches)
Length 5,257 MM (206.96 inches)
Width 2,019 MM (79.48 inches)
Height 1,357 MM (53.42 inches)

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Interior
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The cockpit is no less amazing than the rest of the car. Most noticeable is the huge computerized dashboard with 3D displays and touchscreen functions. Next to be noticed is the expansive use of wood. Encapsulating the passengers on each side, the wood swirls from the rear, traveling up the center console and then splits at the dashboard to wind its way around its way to the doors. The wood is also integrated into the electronic controls of the car. Where the controls are located, the wood is shaved so thin, the touch controls’ light can be seen through and functions operated.

Futuristic seats hold four occupants on either side of the high-riding center console. Once inside the car, the driver’s smart phone becomes an integrated part in the car’s infotainment system. The car’s software is all Android based, but it can also accept OS X. The smartphone can be used to control the car while the driver is away, giving him the ability to set climate controls and such.
Drivetrain
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8,552 – That’s the number to remember. Why? Because that’s the e-Sportlimousine’s combined torque output. Yes, 8,552
Yes, 8,552 pound-feet of torque surge to the ground via four separate electric motors
pound-feet of torque surge to the ground via four separate electric motors producing 2,138 pound-feet each. Oh, and 228 horsepower each as well for a combined horsepower rating of 912. Needless to say, the car is stout. While the e-Sportlimousine is not light at 5,000 pounds, the electric motors are able to propel the car from 0 to 62 mph in only 2.8 seconds and its top speed is estimated to be around 236 mph.
Each of those three-phase electric motors gets its power from the nanoFLOWCELL powerplant — the largest reason for constructing the test-bed vehicle. As explained before the jump, the nanoFLOWCELL uses positively and negatively charged liquids to exchange electrons and thereby creating electricity. Check out the video below for a more in-depth explanation.

Drivetrain All-wheel-drive via 4 Three-phase induction motors. Torque vectoring for optimal drive torque distribution
Peak Power 911 HP; 227 HP x 4
Operating Power 643 HP; 160 HP x 4
Peak torque per wheel 2138 LBS-FT x 4
Nominal voltage 600 V
Nominal current 50 A
0 to 60 mph 2.8 seconds
Top speed 236 mph
Prices:Cost in the neighbourhood of $1.7 million
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At this point the e-Sportlimousine is only a test vehicle for the nanoFLOWCELL technology with no plans to move it into full-scale production as of yet. However, with the immense growth and advancements in its technology, it’s possible we can see this type of system utilized in the next few decades.
Competition
While the e-Sportlimousine doesn’t pose a threat to any automakers currently, the only real competitor would be the Tesla Model S.
Tesla Model S
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The Tesla Model S uses lithium-ion battery packs to propel it down the road. It has to be frequently charged, however, by plugging it into a electrical source. Depending on which model you buy, (40kWh or 60kWh), the car will travel 160 or 230 miles between charges. Prices for the Model S currently start at $49,900 for the 40kWh.
Conclusion
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A car such as the e-Sportlimousine pushes the envelop in engineering, design, and the notion of what’s possible in automotive development.


While it’s sad the e-Sportlimousine will not make production, we know its technologies will continue to make developments, growing ever closer to a time when full-scale production is a possibility.
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The Great Departed – Madad Baghdadi … فرقة الراحل الكبير – مولد سيدي البغدادي

A song that makes fun of ISIS leader Al Baghdadi and his Islamic rule of slaughter and killing of Minorities.

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Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a Moslem Brotherhood, Al Qaida off shoot, supplied by Hamas In Sinai backed Isis paid for by Qatar

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Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a Moslem Brotherhood, Al Qaidda off shoot, supplied by Hamas In Sinai backed Isis all in Cahoots, and financed by Qatar and CIA agents operating for Qatar in Egypt.
“Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis,”Broadcast Wednesday, a new video which claimed responsibility for targeting an Egyptian armored police vehicle, on Tuesday, which killed a police officer and 10 recruits in the northern Sinai.
The video clip shows the armored police,approach and moments later a violent explosion occurred, amid the crowing of some members of the terrorist group who were taking photos and filming the scene.
A display scenes in the video included automatic rifles, sub-machine guns and identification cards portraits and a number of shots, and the sums of money and wristwatch, and what the group described as “spoils” of the bombing war against the infidel Egyptian police and Military.

Tonight Bayt al maqdis terrorist group Exploded, a gas line southeast of the city of El Arish.
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The flames from the path of the line after a powerful explosion rocked the town of El Arish and its environs.
That is what the terrorists Islamists of Moslem Brotherhood Ikhwan, Ansar Bait el maqdis, hamas, Al Qaida and Isis are doing in Egypt supported and paid for by Qatar and Turkey. They are all one and the same using different names with the same Goal a Khalifat in the Arab and Moslem World.
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Aymman Al Zawhiry announced today the opening of Al Qaida office in India. Boko Haram and the Shabab of Nigeria and Somalia respectively are part of Al Qaida which is the same terrorist Organization the umbrella International Moslem Brotherhood Ikhwan Moslemeen the main Financier of these organizations through Qatar and Rich Arabs who are members and belong to the organization. Obama and the CIA know who they are and do Nothing about them they are In the USA and Britain and Austria and other parts of Europe Wake up. They will be coming to the USA and UK soon.

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Emir of Qatar financing the terrorists In Syria, Iraq, Gaza,Libya and Egypt. With bases in Turkey protected by Ardoghan

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This woman is 82 years old and has never done any plastic surgery! Forever Young Rod Stewart

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Johanna Cornet is a Parisian of 82. As reported in Science magazine on Thursday, she was born in 1932 and has never done plastic surgery. Yet she seems to be 40 years and not 82 Johanna she is the mother of four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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According to the interview with the American magazine Science, Johanna eats a lot of watermelon.
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According to her, this is what allows her to stay as as young as she looks. A genetic anomaly could also be the cause of his (almost) eternal youth.
It is possible that cells Johanna reprogram gradually. The myth of eternal youth was revived in 2014 after incredible discoveries of French scientists. Indeed the work done by a team of biologists from the University of Montpellier have demonstrated that it is possible to rejuvenate skin cells, from people over 90 years, by reprogramming.

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Now Veronica Mars Backers Want Refunds, and They’re Getting Them

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BY GRAEME MCMILLAN
Last Friday, many backers of the Kickstarter campaign to fund the new Veronica Mars movie made an unexpected, and unwelcome, discovery. In order to access the digital version of the movie promised as a reward, they learned, they’d have to sign up for an account at Flixster—and even then, they’d only be able to stream the movie, not download it.
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On the one hand, this wasn’t new information—the original Kickstarter campaign FAQs clearly identified Flixster as the source of the digital version—but it was enough to enrage many who hadn’t realized this was going to be the case,

with the thwarted fans taking to social media to complain about their problems trying to watch the movie.

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Second American journalist Steven Sotloff beheaded by ISIS militants Warning 18+ shocking video

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The barbarians have butchered another American journalist and threatened to do the same to a defenseless Brit — a pair of menacing acts met by silence from President Obama.

The Islamic State released another horrific video Tuesday that shows the beheading of 31-year-old Steven Sotloff.

“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State because of your insistence on continuing your bombings,” the English-accented executioner known as “Jihadi John” says as he holds a knife to Sotloff’s neck.
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“Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

President Obama vowed on Wednesday to punish the Sunni militants whose videotaped beheadings of two American journalists he said had “repulsed” the world, saying the United States would lead a regional and international coalition to beat back the terrorists.

“Our objective is clear, and that is: degrade and destroy ISIL so that it’s no longer a threat, not just to Iraq but also to the region and to the United States,” Mr. Obama said, using an alternative acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. He was speaking at a news conference here on the eve of a NATO summit meeting in Wales, as pressure built for him to articulate a broader military strategy to take on the ISIS militants.


Islamic State says beheads U.S… by reuters

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ISIS warned in a video that David Cawthorne Haines (left)ther British Aid worker would be beheaded.

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