Story | Sep 4, 2014 | 3:47 PM
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Story | Sep 29, 2014 | 9:05 AMLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Makers," an AOL-backed initiative to chronicle women's strides in traditionally male-dominated fields, kicks off with a decidedly entertainment-industry flavor, with the first two hours devoted to "Women in Comedy" and "Women in Hollywood." Those broad topics, admittedly, represent a lot to chew on in just an hour, but this PBS series does a credible job of racing through highlights while enlisting well-placed voices -- including, in the premiere, the late Joan Rivers -- to address the inroads women have made, and the doors that remain tough to kick open.
Story | Sep 4, 2014 | 2:55 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Raunchy, gravelly voiced and self-deprecating comedian Joan Rivers, who rose from Greenwich Village standup to occasional host of "The Tonight Show" and star of TV's "Fashion Police," died Sept 4. She was 81. "She passed...
Story | Sep 4, 2014 | 1:08 PM
By Bill Trott Sept 4 (Reuters) - Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said....
Column | Sep 4, 2014 | 1:50 PM