Rivers suffers cardiac arrest
Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.
Melissa Rivers said in a statement Friday that her mother was “receiving the best treatment and care possible.”
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” Melissa Rivers said. “Her condition remains serious.”
The Mount Sinai Hospital said it had no updates Friday.
An early and outspoken proponent of cosmetic surgery, Rivers’ drastically altered her appearance over the years – and found plenty of material for jokes. “I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware,” she said, probably more than once.
The New York native originally entered show business with the dream of a theatrical career, but comedy became a way to pay the bills.
“Somebody said, ‘You can make six dollars standing up in a club,’ ” she told the Associated Press in 2013, “and I said, ‘Here I go!’ It was better than typing all day.”
Chelsea Clinton leaving NBC
Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work.
Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year.
“I loved watching the ‘Making a Difference’ stories about remarkable people and organizations making a profound difference in our country and our world,” Clinton said in a Facebook post.
“I am grateful NBC gave me the opportunity to continue this important legacy.”
Shakira expecting again
Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2.
The Colombian singer made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday. Her representative confirmed the news.
The Grammy winner wrote: “Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!”
No more details about the pregnancy were revealed.
Shakira and soccer player Gerard Pique, 27, welcomed their son, Milan Pique Mebarak, last year.
Playboy model jailed
Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for her role in a drug-smuggling ring.
Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, pleaded guilty in April to a charge of conspiring to import drugs. Prosecutors said she was part of a syndicate that hid cocaine on Qantas and United Airlines planes that flew from California to Sydney in 2007.
Brandt will be eligible for parole in November 2016.
– From News wire services