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OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Jimmy Fallon Welcomed to "The Tonight Show" Hosting Duties in New York City by Joan Rivers

Jimmy Fallon Welcomed to "The Tonight Show" Hosting Duties in New York City by Joan Rivers

Jimmy Fallon greets Joan Rivers, right, during his NBC "The Tonight Show" debut on Monday, Feb. 17 in New York.  Rivers appeared on the show after 49 years earlier to the day, the veteran comedian had made her first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in that very studio,…

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Joan Rivers returns to 'Tonight Show' after 27-year Carson 'ban'

OFFBEAT: Joan Rivers returns to 'Tonight Show' after 27-year Carson 'ban'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

OFFBEAT: John Davidson celebrating 10th anniversary of 'Wicked' in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Regal and ribald new 'Evita' tour rules audiences

OFFBEAT: Regal and ribald new 'Evita' tour rules audiences

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am
Liberace and Famous Friends with Tom Jones for Las Vegas Birthday at Caesar's Palace

Liberace and Famous Friends with Tom Jones for Las Vegas Birthday at Caesar's Palace

Liberace uses his famed candelabra to light candles on a birthday cake for singer Tom Jones, backstage at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to celebrate Jone's 34th birthday on June 4, 1974 with fellow performers (left to right) Joan Rivers, Joey Heatherton (hidden), Sonny Bono, Dionne Warwick an…

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lowell grad turned PR maven at next week's Oscars

OFFBEAT: Lowell grad turned PR maven at next week's Oscars

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Jean Harris with Puppy in 1993, the Gift from Comedienne Joan Rivers

Jean Harris with Puppy in 1993, the Gift from Comedienne Joan Rivers

Jean Harris holds a puppy given to her by comedienne Joan Rivers as a gift in 1993, just weeks after she was released from prison and appeared on Rivers' syndicated daytime talk show.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Headmistress-turned-murderess Jean Harris dies at 89

OFFBEAT: Headmistress-turned-murderess Jean Harris dies at 89

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: William Shatner, Dean Cain and Stan Lee among stars at weekend's Chicago Comic Con

OFFBEAT: William Shatner, Dean Cain and Stan Lee among stars at weekend's Chicago Comic Con

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 07, 2012 12:00 am
Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" Feb. 17, 1965

Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" Feb. 17, 1965

Comedienne Joan Rivers says she sported a simple "little black dress" embellished with a string of pearls and a feather boa for her first appearance on "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 17, 1965, opposite new host Johnny Carson.

May 11, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago Street Theatre fashion event in Valpo hails 'the little black dress'

OFFBEAT: Chicago Street Theatre fashion event in Valpo hails 'the little black dress'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 11, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local face smiling about letter-perfect chance on 'Wheel of Fortune'

OFFBEAT: Local face smiling about letter-perfect chance on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 28, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actress-turned-nun Dolores Hart back at Oscars on the red carpet

OFFBEAT: Actress-turned-nun Dolores Hart back at Oscars on the red carpet

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Joan Rivers and Lucille Ball on "Here's Lucy" 1973

Joan Rivers and Lucille Ball on "Here's Lucy" 1973

Comedienne Joan Rivers, who guest starred on Lucille Ball's series "Here's Lucy" in 1973, will honor her late, funny friend by headlining at a comedy festival this week celebrating Ball's 100th birthday in her hometown of Jamestown, NY.

August 02, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lucy's 100th birthday celebration set for this weekend

OFFBEAT: Lucy's 100th birthday celebration set for this weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 02, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Broadway Bound' a funny and moving stage look at Neil Simon's youth

OFFBEAT: 'Broadway Bound' a funny and moving stage look at Neil Simon's youth

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 04, 2011 12:00 am
Melissa Rivers and mother Joan Rivers

Melissa Rivers and mother Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers (right) will perform one show Aug. 20 at the Stardust Events Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Ind., sharing funny stories about her life and working with daughter Melissa Rivers (left).

May 08, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Joan Rivers playing Aug. 20 show at Blue Chip Casino's Stardust Stage

OFFBEAT: Joan Rivers playing Aug. 20 show at Blue Chip Casino's Stardust Stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 08, 2011 12:00 am
Joan Rivers ' royal joke photo

Joan Rivers ' royal joke photo

Comedienne Joan Rivers included herself (wearing pink and holding a blender) in a parody photo of the official Royal Family photo taken at Prince Charles and Lady Diana's 1981 wedding. The image graces the back of Rivers' 1985 comedy album "What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?"

April 29, 2011 12:00 am
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