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Joan Rivers

11 Times Joan Rivers Inspired Us to Own Our Individuality

September 4 marks the one-year anniversary of Joan Rivers' death.  Bold, unapologetic and fearle on and off the stage, Rivers was a trailblazer in he... Read More »

Joan Rivers' New Museum Exhibit Opens On Her Birthday

The Grammy Museum's new exhibit in Joan Rivers' honor opened Monday. The prolific comedian won her first Grammy Award for her spoken word album, "Diar... Read More »

Kathy Griffin’s Honest Note Signals "Fashion Police" Exit

On Thursday night, Kathy Griffin announced she will depart Fashion Police after stepping into the shoes of the late Joan Rivers for seven episodes on... Read More »

Melissa Rivers Pays Tribute to Her Mother, Joan Rivers, for the First Time

At the Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday morning, Meli a Rivers gave a speech honoring her mother, the late, l... Read More »

Kathy Griffin Will Replace Joan Rivers on "Fashion Police"

Kathy Griffin wrote a touching tribute to her friend Joan Rivers after the legendary comedian's death in September. She began: "It's hard to know wher... Read More »

Epic Moments of Women in Comedy

Women have always been funny, though arguments to the contrary ridiculously persist. We've a embled a few of our favorite funny women and the moments... Read More »

Going Off Script with Heidi Ewing, Director of MAKERS: Women in Comedy

Heidi Ewing spent almost a year interviewing funny women for MAKERS: Women in Comedy. She spoke to Joan Rivers about the legendary comedian's start in... Read More »

MAKERS Presents Post-Lunch Food for Thought

This fall, MAKERS will premiere six documentaries about women who have broken new ground and reshaped American institutions in the fields of Comedy, H... Read More »

Joan Rivers Broke Boundaries (Literally!)

When Joan Rivers was performing in the Catskills, the reception wasn't exactly warm. As she told it, “they hated me so much I climbed out the window o... Read More »