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Melissa Rivers Settles Suit Over Joan's Death

Terms of settlement not disclosed

(Newser) - The family of comedian Joan Rivers, who died days after undergoing a routine endoscopy at a New York City clinic, has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility, the family's attorneys said Thursday. The 81-year-old comedian died Sept. 4, 2014, days after she went in for a routine... More »

Joan Rivers' Doc Not Authorized to Work at Clinic

According to TMZ, which identifies the doctor

(Newser) - Citing multiple sources, TMZ has identified Joan Rivers' personal doctor—the one accused of doing an unplanned biopsy and taking a selfie during Rivers' procedure—as Dr. Gwen Korovin, who boasts other celebrity patients, including Celine Dion and Lady Gaga. According to the gossip site, Korovin was the one working... More »

Here's Melissa Rivers' Eulogy for Joan

Melissa gave one of 4 eulogies at the star-studded funeral

(Newser) - Joan Rivers' funeral last weekend was as star-studded as the late comedian had hoped for , with appearances by Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, and more. There was even a performance of "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage" by Hugh Jackman. Rivers also got four celebrity eulogies—... More »

Howard Stern Gave Joan Rivers a Filthy Eulogy

But it was 'so Joan. So great,' Margaret Cho writes

(Newser) - Joan Rivers' funeral was a heartbreaking affair—in a blog post , fellow comedian Margaret Cho describes a throng of "girl comics" weeping "like professional mourners." And then Howard Stern began his eulogy. "Joan Rivers had a dry pussy," he said, according to Cho. After a... More »

Joan Rivers Gets Her Star-Studded Sendoff

Howard Stern pays tribute to 'crazy aunt at Bar Mitzvah'

(Newser) - No word on whether Meryl Streep is crying in five different accents , but Joan Rivers' funeral is under way at Temple Emanu-El in New York, and the private event is basically one rather large name-drop. Luminaries including Howard Stern, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne,... More »

Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Comedian's daughter makes announcement

(Newser) - Joan Rivers is dead at age 81, daughter Melissa announced today. The comedian "passed peacefully surrounded by family and close friends," said the statement. (Read it in full here .) As the Daily News recounts, the news comes after Rivers stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure on... More »

Joan Rivers Out of ICU

But family doesn't report any signs of improvement

(Newser) - Joan Rivers' family remains tight-lipped about the comedian's condition. Daughter Melissa released another short statement today: “My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable,” it says. “Thank you for your continued support.” The... More »

Joan Rivers 'Remains on Life Support': Daughter

Melissa Rivers posts update on Facebook

(Newser) - Joan Rivers is still on life support, her daughter says on Facebook , per the Wire . "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers," Melissa Rivers notes. Family and friends are with... More »

Damage Unknown as Joan Rivers Brought Out of Coma

Family threatening to sue NYC clinic Yorkville Endoscopy

(Newser) - As doctors bring Joan Rivers out of a medically induced coma, there's some concern the comedian could end up "either a vegetable or in a wheelchair," the New York Daily News reports. That news has her family considering a lawsuit. Whether or not Rivers, 81, has suffered... More »

Joan Rivers on Life Support: Report

Comedian 'completely reliant' on machines to stay alive: sources

(Newser) - Joan Rivers is on life support and sources are telling TMZ that the 81-year-old is "completely reliant" on machines to stay alive. Rivers was initially put in a medically induced coma, and daughter Melissa Rivers described her as "resting comfortably ." Sources say the family "remains hopeful"... More »

Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably': Daughter

'Keep her in your thoughts and prayers,' says Melissa

(Newser) - Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in the hospital with family, daughter Melissa announced late yesterday. But amid reports that the 81-year-old comedian has been placed in a medically induced coma , Melissa Rivers offered no further details about her mother, who reportedly stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure. "... More »

9 Stars Who Still Live With Mom

Even though most of them could probably afford their own place

(Newser) - He was once named the Sexiest Man Alive , but Bradley Cooper is not above bunking with his mom. As he revealed earlier this year , his mom moved in with him in 2011 after his dad died. And he's far from the only star with such a living situation. Perez... More »

Kelly Osbourne Has Seizure on TV Set

She is hospitalized but said to be doing fine

(Newser) - Kelly Osbourne suffered a 30-second seizure on the set of her Fashion Police TV show today and ended up in the hospital, reports ET Online . The 28-year-old is reportedly doing fine, though it's not clear what triggered the episode. During shooting in front of a studio audience, Osbourne turned... More »

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