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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.

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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.

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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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Fashion Police Will Continue Without Joan Rivers


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The fate of E!'s fashion talk show 'Fashion Police' had been hanging in the balance in the wake of host Joan Rivers' death earlier this month, but it has now been confirmed that the show will continue.

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The channel has thought long and hard about what Rivers would have wanted

Speaking to E! in a clip from the channel's 'Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan' special broadcast, Joan's daughter Melissa Rivers (also the show's executive producer) confirmed that the show would continue with her blessing. An official statement from the channel read "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms. We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue."

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Joan Rivers' Rep Calls Supposed Final Recording Of Late Comedienne A Fake


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Judy Katz, a longtime friend and publicist for Joan Rivers, has hit out at a supposed final recording of the late commedienne, blasting it as a opportunistic fake.

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Rivers was a friend of Brad Zimmerman

The NY Daily News reports that the recording, supposedly produced to promote Brad Zimmerman's upcoming Off-Broadway show, "My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy" is a hoax. "The recording is a fraud. Joan never made any such tape," Katz told the publication. "This is a publicity stunt that was created by Brad Zimmerman and his public relations representative, Beck Lee, and is wholly disrespectful to the memory of Joan Rivers."

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Jerry Seinfeld Shares "Heartbreaking" Joan Rivers Text


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Jerry Seinfeld is the latest celebrity to pay tribute to the late comedienne Joan Rivers, but he also reveals how her untimely death stopped the two from working together on the 60 year-old actor's new internet show 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.'

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Seinfeld remmembered Rivers in a Facebook post

On Monday (Sept 15th) Seinfeld took to the web series' official Facebook page and shared that Rivers was expected to be one of his celebrity guest on the first episode of the new season, and the foul-mouthed star was "thrilled" about it.

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Doctor Who Operated On Joan Rivers Steps Down From New York Clinic


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The doctor who performed the endoscopy on Joan Rivers which led to the comedienne's cardiac arrest has stepped down as medical director of Yorksville Endoscopy, the Manhattan clinic has stated. 

Joan RiversRivers passed away on September 4th at aged 81

Yorksville Endoscopy, the clinic where the procedure was performed told ABC News on Friday that Dr Cohen “is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy; nor is he currently serving as medical director.”

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ENT Specialist Invited To Examine Joan Rivers Was Not An Approved Doctor At The Clinic


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New drama surrounds the tragedy of comedienne Joan Rivers death last week (September 4, 2014) as it is revealed that the ENT specialist who overlooked her throat procedure was not even approved to practise at the New York clinic.

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New investigations into Joan Rivers' death procede

The gastroenterologist who performed an endoscopy on Joan Rivers at his private clinic in Manhattan allegedly brought in an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to examine her larynx both before and after the routine operation.

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Hugh Jackman Recalls "Amazing" Experience Singing At Joan Rivers' Funeral


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Joan Rivers got possibly one of the best send offs ever. The late comedienne's funeral, which took place Sunday (Sept 7th), was filled with fellow celebrities and A-listers alike, but before saying their final goodbyes, Rivers was serenaded one last time.

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Rivers' funeral took place on Sunday, September 7th

Hugh Jackman was one of the famous faces that attended Sunday's service, but he also had the very important duty of singing for Rivers and the guests, which he said was "amazing" when recalling the event on 'The Tonight Show' Wednesday night (Sept 10th).

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Family And Friends Prepare To Bid Final Farewell To Comedienne Joan Rivers


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Family and friends of Joan Rivers are preparing to bid farewell to the comedienne today (Sunday 7th) during a private funeral service held at a Jewish temple in Manhattan. The 81 year old passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday (September 5th), a week after she went into cardiac arrest following a procedure at a local New York clinic.

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In a statement to ABC News Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson said, “It is a terribly sad day for all of us, we mourn with her family, friends and all those millions to whom she brought laughter and joy.”

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Joan Rivers To Have A Private Funeral


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She may have been known for her larger than life personality, but Joan Rivers will have a more low key send-off this Sunday in New York.

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The 81 year old passed away following a cardiac arrest during throat surgery

The comedienne joked about having an extravagant funeral in her 2012 book 'I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me', stating "I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action … I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s."

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Joan Rivers Taken Off Life Support And Passes Away Aged 81


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Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away after she was taken off life support on Thursday (Sept 4th), exactly one week since she was first hospitalized for going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after stopping breathing during a minor throat procedure.

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Rivers passed away aged 81

Melissa Rivers, Joan's daughter who has been by her bedside since the incident occurred, released the following statement, "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother."

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Joan Rivers Moved Out Of Intensive Care


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Some good news has come for the family and friends of Joan Rivers as she has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room following her cardiac arrest during surgery last week.

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More: Joan Rivers' Daughter, Melissa, Confirms Comedienne Remains On Life Support

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Joan Rivers Being Taken Out Of Coma But Still Remains On Life-Support


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Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers is reportedly being taken out of a medically induced coma on Sunday (Aug 31st) by the medical staff at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her doctors are now beginning to assess how damaged the 81 year-old's brain is.

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Rivers will be fully out of the induced coma by Tuesday (Sept 2nd)

On Thursday (Aug 28th) Rivers was hospitalized and put on life support after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest after she stopped breathing during a minor throat procedure. She was then placed into the coma until a full examination was carried out.

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Daughter Of Joan Rivers Says Family Have "Fingers Crossed" As Comedienne Remains Hospitalized


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Friends and family of Joan Rivers are still processing the news that the famous comedienne was hospitalized and put on life support after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday (Aug 28th), but they haven't lost all hope yet.

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Melissa said her family still remains hopeful after mother, Joan, placed in a medically induced coma

The 81 year-old star was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital after she stopped breathing during a minor throat procedure, and shortly after she was placed in a medically induced coma so doctors could conduct a full assessment of the damage, although they reportedly don't know how long she went without being able to breathe.

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As Joan Rivers Remains On Life Support, Daughter Melissa May Have To Face A Difficult Decision


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Comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, remains on life support after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday. The outlook is increasingly grim for the Fashion Police host, whose family, including daughter Melissa Rivers is keeping watch at her bedside at a Manhattan hospital. According to TMZ, no decisions will be made about Rivers’ life in the next few days, as the younger Rivers remains “in denial” about her mother’s condition.

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At this point, Rivers' life might be hanging in the balance.

The gossip website cites unnamed sources, allegedly close to the family, who claim that Melissa now “thinks everything is going to be OK.”

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Joan Rivers Placed On Life Support


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Comedienne Joan Rivers has been placed on life support following her cardiac arrest and medically-induced coma earlier this week.

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According to TMZ the controversial television personality is now unable to breathe unassisted, and her family may only have a few days to decide whether or not to keep Rivers on life support machines. Her family apparently remain hopeful that if they continue with life support she will eventually make a recovery, yet the NY Daily News reports that Rivers "would never want to be a burden on anyone. If she can’t recover and live a full and active life, she would rather be gone."

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Joan Rivers’ Condition ‘Remains Serious’ Says Daughter Melissa


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Comedienne Joan Rivers remains in a “serious condition” at a New York hospital after the 81 year old reportedly stopped breathing during throat surgery. The 'Fashion Police' host has been in a medically induced coma since Thursday and her daughter Melissa is now said to be awaiting the news of a doctor’s report.

Joan RiversJoan Rivers is said to be in a medically induced coma since Thursday

In a statement released on Friday afternoon Melissa Rivers said, “my mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”

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Joan Rivers' Daughter Awaits Doctor's Report On Her Mother's Progress


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The controversial and much loved comedienne Joan Rivers remains in a medically-induced coma. Her daughter Melissa Rivers, who had flown to New York from California with her son Cooper on Thursday, is anxiously awaiting the news of a doctor’s report.

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Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is anxiously awaiting further news about her mother's condition

A source close to the family told the New York Daily News that Melissa faces a possible ‘life or death’ decision depending on what the update says. The source is quoted as saying that Rivers “would never want to be a burden on anyone. If she can’t recover and live a full and active life, she would rather be gone.”

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Joan Rivers Stable But Critical, Stopped Breathing During Surgery


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Joan Rivers, the 81-year-old comedienne, is in a stable but critical condition in hospital after a health scare this week. The host of E!'s Fashion Police was rushed to New York City on Thursday (August 28, 2014) after she stopped breathing while undergoing a minor procedure at a medical clinic.

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The hospital released the following statement, "This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."

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Joan Rivers In Medically-Induced Coma After Cardiac Arrest


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Acid-tongued comedienne Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically-induced coma by doctors after suffering a cardiac arrest whilst undergoing surgery on her vocals chords. 

Joan RiversRivers has developed her 'love her or loathe her' persona over a long career in Hollywood

The 81-year old is best known for her work on E! Entertainment's television show 'Fashion Police', where she is part of a celebrity panel including Kelly Osbourne who comment on the world of celebrity fashion. She has caused numerous controversies over the years for her comments, including a remark about singer Adele's weight which she made in 2013 after she won an Oscar for Skyfall. Rivers is an outspoken character who rarely apologises for her potentially offensive jokes, which has led to her being a divisive figure in pop culture.

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Is Joan Rivers Right On The Israel-Gaza Conflict?


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Joan Rivers attacked what she believes to be the Western media's misrepresentation of the Israel-Gaza conflict. The actress and comedian - never shy to air her views on current affairs - used a New York-New Jersey analogy to highlight her thoughts on the crisis in the Middle East.

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"Let me tell you, if New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out," she told TMZ.

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‘Diary Of A Mad Diva’: Joan Rivers Walks Out Of ‘Negative’ CNN Interview


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Don’t make Joan Rivers angry. You probably already knew that, but CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield seemed unaware when she interviewed the veteran comedienne earlier this week.

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In the interview, which aired on Saturday, Rivers' stormed out after objecting to Whitfield’s 'negative' line of questioning, which primarily focused on her often controversial comedic style.

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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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