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Joan Rivers, Pioneering Comedian, Cultural Touchstone, Dies at 81 2

Joan Rivers, Pioneering Comedian, Cultural Touchstone, Dies at 81

Joan Rivers, a pioneering female comedian, cultural touchstone and arbiter of taste and fashion, died today (Sept. 4) from cardiac arrest suffered during a routine medical procedure, from which she never regaining consciousness. She was 81. Rivers suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest Aug 28, during throat surgery on her vocal chords at a New York City clinic. ...
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Lindsay Lohan Chain Smoking Taking Toll on Her Health

Lindsay Lohan is rarely seen without a cigarette in her hand. She smokes almost non-stop and it’s finally catching up with her. The Liz & Dick star was hospitalized last night after suffering difficulty breathing. Lohan, 26, was taken to an emergency room in New York City in distress and was reported to be suffering from a lung infection. She was reportedly diagnosed with a case of “walking pneumonia,” according to gossip site TMZ. That’s a common term used for severe lung congestion that progresses beyond a simple head cold or the flu....