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Melissa Rivers Bids Farewell to Her Mother's Casket | Joan Rivers

UpdatePosted 09/07/2014 07:00AM

Melissa Rivers Bids Farewell to Her Mother's Casket

Originally posted 09/05/2014 06:55PM

An openly grieving Melissa Rivers bid a tearful farewell to her mother Joan Rivers, who died Sept. 4 at age 81, as the comedian's casket was loaded into a hearse in New York City Saturday, reportedly on its way to a crematorium in preparation for Sunday morning's funeral at New York City's Temple Emanu-El.

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Joan Rivers and Prince Charles: Inside Their Unlikely Friendship

Joan Rivers and Prince Charles: Inside Their Unlikely Friendship

Originally posted 09/06/2014 05:00PM

When Prince Charles called Joan Rivers "utterly irreplaceable" on Friday, he was paying tribute not only to a groundbreaking comedian but also his friend.

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Inside the Murder-Suicide of a Beloved Louisiana TV Host

Louisiana TV Host Killed in Murder Suicide Had a Dark Past – and Unraveling Secrets

Originally posted 09/06/2014 12:30PM

For years, Scott Rogers was known as the beloved host of the upbeat Around Town weekend TV show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Widely praised in the community for using airtime to help publicize the events of local nonprofits, charities and churches, the charismatic Rogers was the last person anyone might suspect of harboring a sordid, secret past.

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Joan Rivers Had Heart Condition That 'Scared the Hell' Out of Her | Joan Lunden, Joan Rivers

UpdatePosted 09/06/2014 12:15PM

Joan Rivers Had Heart Condition That 'Scared the Hell' Out of Her

Originally posted 09/06/2014 08:00AM

As the investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers's death following a routine outpatient procedure, a video clip has surfaced in which the legendary comedian confesses her concerns about anesthesia – and reveals she has a heart condition.

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Joan and Melissa Rivers Forged a Lasting Mother-Daughter Bond | Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

Joan and Melissa Rivers Forged a Lasting Mother-Daughter Bond

Originally posted 09/05/2014 08:05PM

Last week when Joan Rivers stopped breathing during a surgical procedure, it was daughter, Melissa, who immediately hopped a plane from L.A. to New York and rushed to her mother's bedside. And that's where she remained until the end.

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Joan Rivers: Her Final Interview

Joan Rivers: Her Final Interview

Originally posted 09/05/2014 05:30PM

Joan Rivers was a kind woman – as gracious, wise and generous as she was funny. That might sound strange to hear about a woman who could eviscerate any actress who made a misstep on the red carpet, and who famously described Elizabeth Taylor as standing in front of a microwave oven screaming, "Hurry!"

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Katie Couric's Mother Dies at 91

Katie Couric's Mother Dies at 91

Originally posted 09/05/2014 03:15PM

Katie Couric's mother, Elinor Couric, has passed away, the news anchor has revealed.

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PEOPLE's TV Critic: Joan Rivers Was Angry, Smart & a Remarkable Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: Angry, Smart and a Remarkable Piece of Work

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.

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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Tearfully Remembers Tonight Show Legend Joan Rivers

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Jimmy Fallon Tearfully Remembers Tonight Show Legend Joan Rivers

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.

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Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Trade Insults in Salute to Joan Rivers | Jimmy Kimmel, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Trade Insults in Salute to Joan Rivers

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.

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