Joan Rivers, queen of U.S. 'comediennes,' dies at 81

Sep 5, 2014

Joan Rivers, queen of U.S. 'comediennes,' dies at 81

Joan Rivers, the acerbic standup comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in a hospital in New York on Thursday. She was 81. The award-winning star had been in Mount Sinai ...

/ Jul 9, 2013

Japanese comedian arrested over bicycle auction plot

A comedian was arrested Tuesday after allegedly staging an online auction of an acquaintance’s valuable bicycles, and then stealing them to sell to the highest bidder, police said. Nobushige Kaneshima, 39, allegedly took pictures of nine high-end bicycles owned by a cycling magazine editor ...