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Funny ladies compete for Joan Rivers’ cockeyed crown

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RIVERS. Successor needed—to keep the laughs coming.

Joan Rivers lived a full life and had an exceptionally long career, but when she passed away last week, her many fans still mourned her passing with unusual fervor. This, despite the fact that, for the past several years, she had ticked some viewers off with her colorful catty comments about some stars’ unstylish faux pas on “Fashion Police.”

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Irreverent road-trip comedy banks on women power

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MCCARTHY, BATES AND SARANDON. Romance isn’t the only thing that makes their journey eventful.

There are crass jokes and politically incorrect situations in Ben Falcone’s “Tammy”—but, the cool confidence of the film’s supporting actresses, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates and Sandra Oh, rub off on the movie and its polarizing lead star, Melissa McCarthy. The characters the trio portrays don’t always make the right decisions in life, but they stand by their choices and refuse to get trapped in the perceived limitations of their gender.

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Joan will be missed: ‘She wasn’t done’

In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York. AP

Fellow “Fashion Police” panelist Kelly Osbourne in a statement: “I’m completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I’m sad, lonely or upset, all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face… I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying, ‘My darling, get out there and be you!’”

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Philippine comedy after Dolphy

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DOLPHY chose an inviting, inveigling approach,  establishing a smiling, “winking” camaraderie with audiences.

King comic Dolphy is being lovingly remembered on his birth and death anniversaries this month, so he may no longer be with us—but, what do you know, he’s still very much around!

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New Cosby show could debut as soon as next summer

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Bill Cosby could be returning to the NBC network with a new comedy as soon as next summer.

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