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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 01:14

Sept. 04 - The latest celebrity news including the passing of comedian Joan Rivers. John Russell reports.

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Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic put-downs and for asking "Can we talk?," died on Thursday (September 04) at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure. Melissa Rivers, the comedian's only child, said her mother died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Fans gathered at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as fellow celebrities sent tributes via Twitter. Multiple Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks, British rock star Sting and comedian Lily Tomlin are to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, one of the top cultural prizes in the United States. Previous Kennedy Center honorees include Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney and Robert Redford. Pop star Selena Gomez let her fans create the runway show for her new NEO Adidas line. In what is being called the first 'tweet powered fashion show,' fans used Twitter to curate the Wednesday (September 03) evening show. Besides her career as a singer and actress the 22-year-old is well-known for her on and off relationship with singer Justin Bieber. While showing off looks from the line Gomez slyly mentioned she is currently single.

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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 01:14