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Joan Rivers Palatial Condo Languishes on Market at Bargain $28 Million

Joan Rivers’ palatial condo is languishing on the market–despite it’s bargain $28 million price tag–at a time when upper-bracket Manhattan real estate sales are booming. The problem may come down to a matter of taste–hers was off the charts. Rivers bought the bought the property in 1988 and painstaking restored its Gilded Age decor. Rivers' haunting death and her eccentric taste may be keeping buyers at bay. But at $28 million it's a bargain, given it's size, location and amenities. ...

Melissa Rivers Could Face Whopping Tax Bill for Mom’s $100M Estate

Melissa Rivers is one lucky girl and so is Uncle Sam. She’s reportedly inheriting an estate from her mother that could be in the range of $100 million, but a whopping tax bill could slash that amount by more than half, according to federal and state tax laws. Comedian Joan Rivers reportedly left her only daughter $75 million in cash and her ornate, sprawling $35 million New York City apartment, according to UsWeekly....

Melissa Rivers ‘Saddened’ Over Mom Joan Rivers’ Autopsy Findings

Melissa Rivers, the daughter of late comedian Joan Rivers, released a terse statement last night (Oct. 16) expressing continued sadness following the release of an autopsy report that suggested her mother’s death may have been preventable. “In response to NYC’s Medical examiner’s report, we continue to be saddened by our tragic loss. No further comment at this time,” she said over Twitter. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released the final report of its investigation yesterday....

Joan Rivers Wanted Funeral With All the Glitter of a Hollywood Premiere

Joan Rivers was very aware of her mortality despite her energetic lifestyle and often battled depression. But one thing she was sure about was her funeral. She wanted it to be like a Hollywood movie premiere. Rivers’ funeral will be held Sunday (Sept. 7) at a synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where she lived for many years. No further details of the funeral have been made public, but Rivers said in her July 2014 memoir, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” that she hoped her funeral would be like a Hollywood film premiere....

Joan Rivers’ Autopsy Inconclusive; Throat Surgery Drugs Eyed

Joan Rivers’ cause of death could not be immediately determine by an autopsy, according to results released today by the New York City medical examiner’s office. But drugs used for her throat surgery may have played a role. Rivers, 81, went into cardiac and respiratory arrest while undergoing minor surgery on her vocal chords at an outpatient clinic. Prior to that she exhibited no signs of ill health....

Joan Rivers’ Passing Ends One of the Greatest Celebrity Feuds of All Time

Joan Rivers was a comedy pioneer breaking down barriers for women in show business, but her ambition, brashness and acerbic wit ignited one of the biggest celebrity feuds in Hollywood history. It only now ends with her death. The feud, of course, involved the king of late night television Johnny Carson. Like most bitter feuds, theirs started out with a strong friendship and ended in bitterness and recrimination. For Rivers, it was also career damaging and nearly career ending. ...

Joan Rivers’ Fate Hangs on Decision to Remove Life Support This Week

Joan Rivers daughter Melissa Rivers continues to hold out hope her mother will regain consciousness after suffering cardiac arrest, but the quality of her life is likely to be poor and perhaps even vegetative if she recovers. The 81-year-old comedian would likely be wheelchair bound and may have great difficulty speaking and even feeding herself, according to medical references. Rivers was brought out of a medically induced coma Aug. 31, but has not regained consciousness and is only breathing with the help of a life support....

Joan Rivers Induced Coma a ‘Last Ditch’ Therapy; Mortality Rate High

Joan Rivers is expected to undergo further medical treatment over the weekend that may include efforts to bring her out of a medically induced coma. But the prognosis is poor for someone her age, and the survival rate overall is not encouraging, according to an examination of several studies. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, West Virginia miner Randal McCloy Jr. and Mexican boxer Ruben Contreras, all were put in a medically induced comas following a brain injury wih varying degrees of success. ...

Joan Rivers Hospitalized After Surgery Mishap; Condition Stable

Joan Rivers was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City this morning (Aug. 28.) after she reportedly stopped breathing during surgery, according to reports. Rivers, 81, was listed in critical condition, according to CNN, and may have suffered cardiac arrest. Her condition has since been upgraded to “stable,” the hospital said this afternoon. Daughter Melissa Rivers was said to be on her way to the hospital. ...

Joan Rivers Slurs President, Wife Michelle; Irks Gay Community (watch!)

Joan Rivers, who has a large gay following, nonetheless, used gay terms to bash President Obama and wife Michelle Obama, not only insulting the chief executive and first lady, but outraging gays for slurring members of their community. Rivers, who is known for her acerbic comments, leveled the diss in an impromptu interview that was caught on video. As the 81-year-old comedian was exiting a car and entering a building, a cameraman recorded the scene and shouted out a question. ...

Kristen Stewart Burning Over Joan Rivers Cheating Scandal ‘Satire’

Kristen Stewart is the butt of yet more jokes about sleeping with “Snow White and the Huntsman” Director Rupert Sanders, only she apparently doesn’t think they’re so funny. The “Twilight” actress must have really been peeved to learn that Joan Rivers had made fun of her affair in her new book, “Diary of a Mad Diva.” The hipster actress, who is supposedly cool with everything, reportedly ordered her lawyers to threaten Rivers with a lawsuit....

Kim Kardashian Baby Flamed by Acid-Tongued Joan Rivers (photos)

Kim Kardashian, already under fire for allegedly waxing her baby’s eyebrows, has suffered the cruelest cut of all. Comedian Joan Rivers called the toddler North West “ugly” and in desperate “need of a waxing” in a new stand-up routine. Rivers, 80, has been known for decades for her acid-tongued comedy. She spares no one, apparently not even babies....
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