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Joan Rivers: The 7 Most Endearing Anecdotes from The Hollywood Reporter's Oral History

Joan Rivers

Tributes have been pouring in for Joan Rivers since the comedienne died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. Among her fans, Rivers was known for her abrasive humor and brash commentary, but among those closest to her, Rivers was known for her kindness, loyalty and early brand of feminism.

The Hollywood Reporter recently compiled comments from two dozen current and former colleagues of Rivers into a career-spanning oral history. Here are the seven most telling excerpts from the piece:

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Chris Pratt Hosting Saturday Night Live Season Premiere — Who's the Musical Guest?

Ariana Grande, Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt will kick off Saturday Night Live's 40th season when he hosts the Sept. 27 premiere with musical guest Ariana Grande, NBC announced Wednesday.

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Thursday Night Football Stars Share Memories of Their Very First Game

Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders

Thursday Night Football is finally here and before CBS' big premiere, we've asked the commentators, analysts and anchors to share memories of their very first football game.

"I was 14-years-old and my dad took me to Pitt stadium where the Steelers used to play," Bill Cowher tells us in the video below. "I remember John Henry Johnson and 'Cannonball' Butler — I just loved those names — and I remember watching what those guys did on the sidelines ... in between plays."

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First Look: Haley Atwell's Agent Carter on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Kenneth Choi, Hayley Atwell and Neal McDonough

She fought the good fight in the Marvel comics and the Captain America films, now Agent Peggy Carter fights it again on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The badass heroine, played by Hayley Atwell, will be seen in a 1940s-era flashback kicking off the Sept. 23 season premiere of the ABC series — and TV Guide Magazine has the first look!

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Report: Joan Rivers Stopped Breathing During Unscheduled Throat Biopsy

Joan Rivers

Could Joan Rivers' death have been prevented?

Rivers may have stopped breathing during an unscheduled throat biopsy that cut off her air supply, according to a damning report in the New York Daily News.

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Who's Playing Mrs. Darling in NBC's Peter Pan Musical?

Kelli O'Hara

NBC's Peter Pan Live! musical has found its Mrs. Darling.

Broadway actress Kelli O'Hara will play the Darling matriarch, who's the mother of Wendy, John and Michael.

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Sara Gilbert, Linda Perry Expecting First Child

Linda Perry, Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry are expecting their first child together.

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Watch Justin Bieber Strip and Get Booed at New York Fashion Week

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber stripped down to his underwear during a New York Fashion Week event Tuesday — and was booed.

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Exclusive Top Chef Duels Sneak Peek: Tiffani Gets a Taste of Rob Zombie's Vegan Shade

Rob Zombie, Curtis Stone, Tiffani Faison

Top Chef Duels is not only heating up this week between Tiffani Faison and Dale Talde, but the Season 1 alum and Rob Zombie.

On Wednesday's episode, Tiffani and Dale are tasked with creating vegan dishes for Zombie and his rocker pals Scott Ian and Gary Holt, which isn't ...
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Meet Dan Piraro, the Bizarro Host of Fox's Utopia

Dan Piraro

Utopia executive producer Jon Kroll first met Dan Piraro, creator of the subversive comic strip Bizarro, a few years ago at San Diego's Comic-Con International. The two hit it off, and even developed a TV pilot together for the Travel Channel. That show never made it to air, and Piraro gave up on his TV dreams.

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