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Afternoon Update: Comedian Joan Rivers Dead at 81, and More

Posted on September 4, 2014 by
Joan Rivers

Heaven’s Just A Little Bit Funnier Now

Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81 in New York City. The trailblazing comedian was hospitalized last week after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords and suffered cardiac arrest.

She began her 50 year long career in entertainment in a short run play opposite a then-unknown Barbra Streisand in the late 1950s. She became an entertainment fixture after rising to fame via The Tonight Show, where she became Jonny Carson’s permanent guest host. The comedian was known for her often critical style of comedy that worked well on her last show, Fashion Police on E!.

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” said her daughter Melissa Rivers in a statement. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Get Perfect Celebrity Skin Thanks to a Celebrity

Demi Lovato will be launching her own skincare line in December. Called “Devonne by Demi,” the three product line includes a hydrating protection mist, deep facial cleanser and moisturizing primer. All proceeds from the $29.99 (USD) starter kit will go to the Lovato Treatment Scholarship. [Sugarscape]

One Direction At The Movies, Round 2

The first teaser trailer for One Direction‘s latest concert film, Where We Are: The Concert Film, has been released. Filmed during a Where We Are tour stop in Milan, the special movie will include live performances, an exclusive interview and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. It will be shown in theatres October 11 and 12, 2014. [YouTube]

Bald as a Mutha!

James Franco is now bald. The actor shaved off his scruffy hair for his upcoming movie Zeroville. [Instagram]


The new cast of Dancing of the Stars has been announced! The cast includes Olympian Lolo Jones, YouTuber Bethany MotaDuck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson, Fresh Prince of Bel Air‘s Alfonso Ribeiro (DO THE CARLTON DANCE!), Jonathan Bennett from Mean Girls and many more stars. Can someone please tell Aaron Samuels that his hair looks sexy pushed back? Thanks. [Huffington Post]

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