10:13 PM EDT 09/17/2014
Originally posted 09/05/2014 02:00PM
Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Steven Sotloff had always been interested in exploring the world. Intelligent and inquisitive, he had an easygoing disposition and a sharp sense of humor.
Originally posted 09/05/2014 01:00PM
Many years ago I had the odd privilege of hearing a voicemail that Joan Rivers left on a colleague's phone. Ms. Rivers, calling in from a radio studio, was not happy with a review my colleague had written of one of her books.
Originally posted 09/05/2014 09:15AM
Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, got her start on prime-time variety and late-night talk shows in the 1960s, and is especially remembered for her appearances on The Tonight Show.
Once she was introduced on-air in 1965, Rivers routinely visited the program and later would officially fill in as host for Johnny Carson – until she was offered a rival show on Fox, triggering a lifelong freeze-out by Carson. She would not again appear on The Tonight Show for 26 years.
Originally posted 09/05/2014 08:30AM
Joan Rivers blazed a trail for women comedians, especially ones like Sarah Silverman, who adored her bold, take-no-prisoners approach to jokes.
Originally posted 09/04/2014 07:55PM
Following the death of Joan Rivers at age 81 on Thursday, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released a statement: "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," it read in part.
Originally posted 09/04/2014 04:50PM
Originally posted 09/04/2014 04:00PM
A pop culture icon since the 1960s, Joan Rivers made generations of people laugh.
Originally posted 09/04/2014 03:00PM
Joan Rivers, a raucous and often-ubiquitous comedic presence on TV and nightclubs since the 1960s, has died. She was 81.
Originally posted 09/03/2014 12:05PM
Bernard Madoff's last surviving son has died of cancer.
Originally posted 09/02/2014 01:55PM
An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.
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