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Kathy Griffin Addresses Rumours, Claims 'Fashion Police' Departure Was Amiable: "It Just Didn't Work Out"


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Kathy Griffin was surprised at the reaction to her decision to leave Fashion Police. The 54-year-old comedian was performing in Waterbury, Connecticut on Friday (13th March) when she expressed her incredulity at the media reaction to the news. She also played down rumours there had been any quarrels between her and the show's producers, simply stating "it just didn't work out."

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Kathy Griffin claimed "it just didn't work out" with Fashion Police.

Read More: Sources Claim Fashion Police Could Be Cancelled After Departures Of Kathy Griffin And Kelly Osbourne.

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Sources Claim 'Fashion Police' Could Be Cancelled After Departures Of Kathy Griffin And Kelly Osbourne


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Sources working closely with E!'s Fashion Police have claimed the network is considering cancelling the show. The rumours come after two of the Fashion Police hosts, Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin, suddenly departed the show in less than a month. One source, speaking to RadarOnline, further claimed host Giuliana Rancic was a contributing factor in both hosts' decisions to leave.

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Kathy Griffin announced she was leaving Fashion Police on Friday (13th March).

Read More: Lena Dunham Praises Kathy Griffin For Leaving Fashion Police.

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Kelly Osbourne Opens Up About 'Fashion Police' Exit: "It Was The Five Best Working Years Of My Life"


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Former ‘Fashion Police’ panelist Kelly Osbourne has finally opened up about her exit from the E! series during an appearance on CBS daytime show, ‘The Talk’. The 30 year old left the series last month, following the controversy surrounding co-host Giuliana Rancic’s remarks about singer Zendaya’s dreadlocked hair at the Oscars.

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Kelly appeared alongside her mother, panelist Sharon Osbourne, on the talk show Tuesday morning where she described her time on the E! series as “the five best working years of my life.”

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Kelly Osbourne May Have Been Unhappy With 'Fashion Police' For Months


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She may have left ‘Fashion Police’ because of her co-star’s now infamous remarks about Zendaya Coleman’s hair, but it turns out that this may have simply been the last straw for Kelly Osbourne. Reports indicate that she had been unhappy about the general direction of the show for some time.

An unnamed source told the New York Post’s Page Six column that, while co-host Giuliana Rancic and the E! network's failure to handle the fallout of those comments properly was a factor, 30 year old Osbourne was unhappy without her friend Joan Rivers, who passed away last September, to present the show with any more.

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Kelly Osbourne quit 'Fashion Police' last week

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Melissa Rivers Addresses Mother Joan Rivers' 'In Memoriam' Oscar Snub


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On Sunday evening (Feb 22nd), the Academy Awards showcased the achievements of the biggest movie stars in the world from this past year, as well as paying respects to the A-Listers and filmmakers who have sadly died over the last twelve months during the 'In Memoriam' Oscars tribute.

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Melissa has addressed her mom Joan's exclusion from the 'In Memoriam' Oscar tribue

However, the Academy was once again on the receiving end of a harsh backlash after the late comedienne and actress Joan Rivers, who has interviewed countless stars at the Oscars over the years, was surprisingly left out of the annual segment.

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Why Was Joan Rivers Left Out Of 'In Memoriam' Oscars Tribute?


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Joan Rivers, the late comedienne who interviewed countless A-listers at the Oscars over the years, was surprisingly left out of the 'In Memoriam' tribute at the 87th annual Academy Awards. Rivers was not mentioned in the annual segment, which honors those in the entertainment industry who passed away in the previous year.

Joan RiversJoan Rivers [L] died in September 2014 but was left out of the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars

Rivers, who also worked as a director and fashion critic, died in September after losing consciousness during an endoscopy procedure at a medical clinic in Manhattan. Earlier this month she won a posthumous Grammy award for the audio book recording of her memoir Diary of a Mad Diva.

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Academy Awards Explain Why The Late Joan Rivers Was Snubbed


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It’s an annual tradition that the Academy Awards pays tribute to those actors and filmmakers that have died in the last twelve months, and it was no different on Sunday night. Except, there was one major exclusion from the ‘In Memoriam’ reel last night – comedienne and actress Joan Rivers.

A rep from the Academy stated to The Hollywood Reporter: “Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of this year's Oscar show. She is, however, included in our 'In Memoriam' gallery on Oscar.com.”

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The late Joan Rivers was omitted by the Oscars 'In Memoriam' section

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Melissa Rivers To Release 'The Book Of Joan: Tales Of Mirth, Mischief And Manipulation' Honouring Late Mother


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Melissa Rivers has revealed she will be releasing a book later this year, telling the life story of her famous mother Joan, from a daughter’s perspective. The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation hits shelves on May 5th and promises to also deliver the gift Joan was best known for giving the world, laughter.

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“(The book) will share funny, poignant, and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her," publisher Crown Archetype told People magazine in a statement.

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Joan Rivers Wins Posthumous Grammy Award For Best Spoken Word Album


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Even though Joan Rivers tragically passed away last September, the iconic comedienne's legacy is definitely living on as she has been posthumously prized with the Grammy Award for best spoken world album.

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Rivers won the Grammy for best spoken word album

Rivers, who died from complications from a botched surgery, was honoured with the award for the audio book recording of her memoir, 'Diary Of A Mad Diva,' which is a narration of her twelfth book - including her own thoughts and opinions on everyday life.

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Melissa Rivers Launches Lawsuit Against Mother's Doctors


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In a new plot twist to the Joan Rivers story, the comedienne’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, is filing  a lawsuit against the clinic where her mother had an outpatient procedure, which resulted in her death a week later.

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Melissa Rivers' lawsuit claims that her mother's death may have been preventable.

Rivers issued a statement via the LA Times, explaining her reasons behind the suit: "Filing this lawsuit was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. What ultimately guided me was my unwavering belief that no family should ever have to go through what my mother, [my son] Cooper and I have been through."

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Joan Rivers NYC Clinic Planning For Crucial Improvements To Remain Open


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Yorkville Endoscopy, the health clinic in New York City where comedienne Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest in late August, and subsequently died, is planning to fix several deficiencies with its daily operations in order to remain open.

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Rivers unexpectedly died aged 81 this past September

On August 28th, Rivers was hospitalized for going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after stopping breathing during a minor throat procedure at the clinic. Nearly a week after being placed into a medically induced coma, her grieving family decided to take her off a life support machine on September 4th, she passed away shortly after, aged 81.

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Joan Rivers' Will Reveals Fortune Was Given To Charity


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Details of the late Joan Rivers' will have emerged after it was filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court and, not surprisingly, the iconic comedienne generously spread her estimated fortune of $150 million to different charities, friends, and family members.

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Rivers left a large portion of her fortune to charity

However, according to the document, obtained by Page Six, the will doesn't reveal the specific amounts that were shared out as all of her fortune was left to beneficiaries through a blind trust, only naming Joan's daughter Melissa an executor of the estate.

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Melissa Rivers Posts Touching Picture Of Her Mother On Thanksgiving


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Joan Rivers’ daughter has marked the first Thanksgiving she’s spending without her by reactivating her mother’s social media accounts and sharing an old family photograph.

On Thursday, Melissa Rivers posted a message from Joan’s Twitter account, which was the first time the profile had been used since late August. She shared a touching, sepia-tinted photograph of her younger self sitting next to her mother, holding hands and laughing, while sitting at a table in formal wear.


The above image was posted on Joan's Twitter account by her daughter Melissa. No copyright intended.

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NYC Clinic Where Joan Rivers Fell Into Cardiac Arrest Did Not Recognize "Deteriorating Vital Signs," Federal Report Says


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The health clinic in New York City where comedienne Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest in late August, and subsequently died, has been found of having several serious deficiencies, a report by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says.

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Rivers died unexpectedly aged 81 this past September

On August 28th, Rivers was hospitalized for going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after stopping breathing during a minor throat procedure at the clinic. Nearly a week after being placed into a medically induced coma, her grieving family decided to take her off a life support machine on September 4th, she passed away shortly after, aged 81.

Continue reading: NYC Clinic Where Joan Rivers Fell Into Cardiac Arrest Did Not Recognize "Deteriorating Vital Signs," Federal Report Says

Joan Rivers' Daughter, Melissa, Filing Huge Lawsuit Against Clinic Where Comedienne Went Into Cardiac Arrest


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The health clinic in New York City where comedienne Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest in late August, and subsequently died, is being targeted by the comedienne's daughter in what is expected to be a multimillion dollar lawsuit.

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Melissa [R] is filing a wrongful death suit against the clinic that caused Joan [L] to go into cardiac arrest

Melissa has acquired the services of the high-powered Manhattan law firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz, to file a wrongful death suit against Yorkville Endoscopy, and the doctors involved in performing the procedure in question.

Continue reading: Joan Rivers' Daughter, Melissa, Filing Huge Lawsuit Against Clinic Where Comedienne Went Into Cardiac Arrest

Joan Rivers' Daughter To Sue NYC Medical Center


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Joan Rivers’ daughter is reportedly going to sue the medical centre in which the star suffered the cardiac arrest that led to her death. Melissa Rivers is convinced that this is the only way that she’ll discover what really happened to her mother. 

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Joan Rivers died from a botched medical procedure last month, and her daughter is to sue the clinic.

Sources close to the Rivers family told TMZ that Melissa now feels that she has ‘no choice’ but to file a lawsuit against the Yorkville Endoscopy LLC. Such a lawsuit would force the doctors and staff involved to make sworn depositions and discuss what happened leading up to Rivers’ cardiac arrest.

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NYC Clinic That Operated On Joan Rivers May Close After Health Dept. Investigation


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The health clinic in New York City where comedienne Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest in late August could be forced to shut down after the health department discovered several serious deficiencies throughout the facility.

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Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a minor throat procedure at the clinic

According to the New York Daily News, following the New York state health department's investigation into Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic was informed it was "noncompliant" in four areas and therefore could close due to losing its federal accreditation.

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Cause Of Joan Rivers' Death Revealed


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The cause of Joan Rivers’ death has finally been discovered, according to the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The comedienne died from “a predictable complication” during a routine medical procedure that resulted in a cut-off of her oxygen supply which in turn led to brain damage.

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Joan Rivers died of "a predictable complication" following a routine medical procedure

A statement was given by the New York Office’s Julie Bolcer on Wednesday afternoon, who said: "The cause of Ms. Rivers’ death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest… …the manner of death is therapeutic complication. The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy.”

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'Fashion Police': Kathy Griffins & NeNe Leakes Rumoured Replacements For Joan Rivers


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Since E! confirmed Fashion Police will be continuing without Joan Rivers the jury's been out on who will take the late comedienne's place. Now actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin and Real Housewives star NeNe Leakes are reportedly in the running to host the show.

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Kathy Griffins is reportedly in the running for the host spot.

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The Show Must Go On! 'Fashion Police' To Continue Without Joan Rivers


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E!'s hit show Fashion Police will continue despite the passing of Joan Rivers. Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, produces on Fashion Police and announced on Friday (19th September) that the show will go on.

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Joan Rivers starred on Fashion Police.

Read More: Joan Rivers Endorses iPhone 6 On Facebook, Two Weeks After Her Death.

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Joan Rivers

Date of birth

8th June, 1933

Date of death

4th September, 2014

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Female

Height

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