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When the late Joan Rivers went to Yorkville Endoscopy for a supposedly routine procedure, she received an experience that was anything but routine.

Rivers’ female ear, nose and throat doctor stepped in once Dr. Lawrence Cohen, Rivers’ gastroenterologist, discovered something on her vocal cords.

The ENT, who wasn’t authorized to perform medical procedures at the clinic, took over and began a biopsy - one which was reportedly not authorized.

Once it began, her vocal cords began to swell.

Not only was the ENT not supposed to be treating Rivers, investigators were told that she snapped selfie with the Fashion Police star while she was under anesthesia.

Obviously, that constitutes a major violation of privacy, as she did not give her consent to have her picture taken, and is pretty much the tackiest thing ever.

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Joan Rivers once mused that she wanted a Hollywood-style funeral. She would have approved of what she actually got, because it came pretty close.

Joan and Melissa Rivers

The service, held at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan included an actual red carpet to welcome attendees to the star-studded farewell affair.

Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Clive Davis, Diane Sawyer and a slew of other luminaries filed past the paparazzi and into the temple to bid Joan goodbye.

Howard Stern gave a eulogy for Rivers and Hugh Jackman sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage." But the star was Joan's daughter Melissa.

The younger Rivers, 46, stood before the crowd and read an excerpt from her forthcoming book, A Letter to My Mom, which will be published in April.

In recent years, Joan had been staying in a room at Melissa Rivers' L.A. residence when, once a week, she flew in from New York to tape E!'s Fashion Police.

She had some issues with the accommodations, and conversations the women had on the topic before Joan Rivers died were documented by Melissa.

An excerpt was chosen for Joan's funeral by her only child, and it proves Melissa inherited her mother's wit. Read it in its hilarious entirety below:

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The legendary Joan Rivers passed away last week, but she's not done entertaining us on TV: Joan will appear on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice!

She filmed two upcoming episodes the show, Donald Trump has confirmed.

  • Joan Rivers in Mink
  • Trump is Pumped

"We just finished shooting a new season of Celebrity Apprentice," he Tweeted, "and happily for all, Joan plays my advisor in two episodes. She was great!"

It's not clear if Joan was in some way fired or only slated for those two weeks.

In any case, while the world mourns her loss, it's great that the comedienne of unparalleled candor and feistiness will make this posthumous appearance.

There is no air date set for Joan’s two episodes ... or any for that matter.

The season, which also features Kate Gosselin, Brandi Glanville and other celebs, has been filming for what seems like forever, with no return date in sight.

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It's sort of official: there's serious bad blood brewing between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

It all started when Swift told Rolling Stone that she penned a song on hew new album about an enemy in the world of music, someone who did “something so horrible” when she tried to “sabotage an entire arena tour."

Then, not long after these comments went public, Perry Tweeted a reference to Mean Girls and a "Regina George in sheep's clothing," who we're rather positive is Taylor Swift.

So the claws are pretty much out between two of the top-selling artists in pop music history.

Will things get uglier from here? Who will fire the next shot? And where does this feud rank among recent famous rivalries, which include Drake Bell HATING on Justin Bieber and Jimmy Kimmel trading barbs with Kanye West?

Flip around and decide now:

Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift wrote a song titled "Bad Blood" about an enemy in the music business. We're pretty sure the subject was Katy Perry.

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Last week, Joan Rivers passed away after complications from a surgical procedure caused the 81-year-old comic to lapse into a coma.

Rivers' funeral was held over the weekend and was every bit the star-studded affair that she had hoped for in her recent memoirs and final interviews.

R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014)
R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014). She will never be forgotten.

In fact, Joan talked about her last hurrah so extensively, and her family was so committed to honoring her wishes that it's now rumored that Melissa Rivers and others in charge of coordinating the event gave the security detail a list of famous faces who were not to be admitted.

In one of her final interviews, Joan told The New York Times Magazine that there several celebs that she specifically did not want attending her funeral for various reasons:

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When Joan Rivers passed away last week, there was an immediate outpouring of grief and affection from celebs ranging from Kylie Jenner to Samuel L. Jackson.

R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014)
R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014). She will never be forgotten.

Rivers had a lot of famous friends and openly discussed her desire for a "Hollywood funeral" in her memoirs and stage acts. 

When the iconic comedienne was laid to rest on Sunda, the star-studded event in her honor - complete with song-and-dance numbers - would certainly not have disappointed.

Howard Stern delivered a eulogy that was reportedly filled with the sort of off-color jokes that made Joan famous. The New York City Gay Men's Chorus opened the show. Hugh Jackman sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage," followed by one last standing ovation for Joan Rivers.

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Yesterday, Hollywood and popular culture lost a legend as comic Joan Rivers died following complications from a surgical procedure. She was 81 years old.

R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014)
R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014). She will never be forgotten.

Rivers stopped breathing during an operation on her vocal cords. She was placed in a medically induced coma and never regained consciousness.

An autopsy was performed today to figure out exactly what prevented Rivers from recovering from her initial cardiac arrest, but medical examiners were left with no definitive answers.

The official coroner's report obtained by TMZ claims that no "cause and manner" of death could be determined.

A further investigation that will include toxicology reports and interviews with medical professionals who have treated Rivers will be launched next week.

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When Joan Rivers passed away yesterday at the age of 81, dozens of celebrities who had crossed paths with the comedy legend over the course of her career expressed their grief on social media.

It seemed that everyone in Hollywood tweeted their love for Joan yesterday, with a few notable exceptions. 

Kim Kardashian feuded with Rivers for years following some jokes that the comedienne cracked at her expense. As such, Kim was silent on Twitter yesterday, and her Instagram page was just the usual barrage of paid product endorsements.

Kim's youngest sibling Kylie, however, is clearly willing to forgive the time Joan parodied Kim's sex tape, as she fondly remembered her run-in with Rivers with the following photo:

Joan Rivers With Kendall and Kylie Jenner

No date is given, but both Kylie and her sister Kendall appear a couple years younger in the pic. Kylie captioned it simply, "Rest peacefully."

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Comedy trailblazer Joan Rivers passed away earlier today following complications from a surgical procedure last week.

Joan made a career out of taking down the highest and mightiest of the celebrity world, but what she was also a beloved Hollywood personality for nearly six decades.

R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014)
R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014). She will never be forgotten.

While Rivers gained headlines in recent years for her feud with Kim Kardashian and her comments about stars like Rihanna and Selena Gomez, but reactions on social media today reflect the love and admiration that so many felt for the comedy icon:

Donald Trump: "Joan Rivers was an amazing woman and a great friend. Her energy and talent were boundless. She will be greatly missed."

Lisa Vanderpump: "So sad. Each time I met her I thought what a wonderful lady, gracious humble and funny. It's a huge loss."

Kathy Griffin: "A legend, a friend, an icon, and wildly funny. One of a kind."

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Earlier today, Joan Rivers passed away after complications from a surgical procedure caused her to be placed in a medically-induced coma last week.

In a way, it was fitting that we learned of Joan's condition the same day that we found out Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married.

Joan spent much of her career deflating the egos of A-list stars, and she likely would've gotten kick out of the fact that her last act involved upstaging the world's most famous couple.

Sadly, we'll never get to hear Joan's biting takedown of Angie's wedding dress.

Joan Hosts the Tonight Show
Joan was a frequent guest and fill-in host on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. She and Carson never spoke again after she launched a rival late night show.

The loss of her talent will leave a void in the comedy world that won't be easy to fill, as even at the age of 81, Rivers frequently made headlines for her often controversial - and always witty - insights on celebrities, fashion, and world events.

It's hard to pin down the funniest and most shocking moments from her more than five decades in the spotlight, but we've compiled some of her most indispensable feuds, one-liners, and wisecracks in the gallery above.

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