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See 33 Iconic Beyoncé Instagram Photos in 30 Seconds

Beyoncé turned 33 Thursday

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s Instagram is a treasure trove for those who can’t get enough of the #flawless megastar, featuring countless selfies and portraiture.

Her Instagram account dates back to 2012 and currently has more than 16 million followers. Among its highlights are such photos as her widely-shared page-boy haircut picture and her recreation of the well-known Rosie the Riveter poster.

For her 33rd birthday, TIME compiled 33 of Beyoncé’s most iconic Instagram pictures in 30 seconds. Watch to see if your favorites made the cut.

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Celebrities and Comedians Mourn Joan Rivers With Funny Anecdotes and Reflections

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Joan Rivers talks about her documentary, "A Piece of Work," on "Good Morning America." Steve Fenn—ABC / Getty Images

From Kathy Griffin to Whoopi Goldberg to Billy Eichner

As soon as word spread that the legendary Joan Rivers had died Thursday, fellow comedians and celebrities swiftly took to social media to mourn the comedy icon.

As tributes and memories and reflections continue to roll in, here are a few of the responses to Rivers’ death:

Ryan Seacrest, in a statement: “Joan was a trailblazer in so many ways, and I greatly admired her talent and humor. She was a colleague and friend, as we worked together on E!, and she was also a treasured guest on my radio show many times. Regardless of the forum, Joan was full of funny, witty surprises and she had so much spirit. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Melissa and her family.”

Louis CK, in a statement: “I feel very lucky that I knew Joan Rivers and I feel very sad that she’s gone. She was a great comedian and a wonderful person. I never saw someone attack a stage with so much energy. She was a controlled lightning bolt. She was a prolific and unpredictable, joyful joke writer. She loved comedy. She loved the audience. She was a great actress and should have done that more. She loved living and working. She was kind. She was real. She was brave. She was funny and you just wanted to be around her. I looked up to her. I learned from her. I loved her. I liked her. And I already miss her very much. It really fucking sucks that she had to die all of a sudden.”

Amy Schumer, in a statement: “Joan was hilarious and relevant all the way to the end. She inspired every comic I know and we will carry her with us and quote her jokes forever. When I met her at the premiere of her movie, “A Piece of Work” she was so kind and wanted to make sure all the comics were going to stay so we could all hang out together. I thought that was so cool. Such a pro, such a hard worker. This was a huge loss for us all.”

Tyler Oakley, in a statement: “Whether you loved her or hated her, you can’t deny Joan Rivers’ impact on comedy as we know it. To me personally, she was kind, present, and genuinely interested in hearing my story. Her energy was electric and her presence was unmatched. She was unapologetically herself, yet always evolving. If her work ethic on Earth is any indication, she’ll have absolutely no interest in resting in peace – and I love her for that.”

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Watch Hilarious Highlights from Joan Rivers’ 60-Year Career

The caustic comedian made people laugh for 60 years

Joan Rivers, 81, died on Thursday due to complications from throat surgery.

The actress turned comedian began her career in the 1950s, but soon became known for her biting wit in her standup comedy, becoming an inspiration for many more funny women. More recently she had become known as an acerbic diva, hosting the popular E! television show The Fashion Police and weighing in on celebrity couture.

Watch Rivers’ greatest comedic quips spanning from the 1950s all the way to the present.

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An Art Gallery Will Display the Hacked Naked Pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 86th Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood. Jeff Vespa—WireImage/Getty Images

In the name of "art"

A Florida art gallery announced Wednesday that it will be featuring the leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in a new show.

The controversial pictures will be displayed unaltered on life-sized canvas prints as part of artist XVALA’s “Fear Google” campaign. The show features images from the past seven years of celebrities caught “in their most vulnerable and private moments, that were comprised by either hackers or the paparazzi,” according to the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery’s website.

Other images will include Britney Spears with a shaved head and hacked naked pictures of Scarlett Johansson. The show is aptly title “No Delete” and is meant to fuel the debate on privacy in the digital age.

The show will open Oct. 30 in St. Petersburg, Fla..

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Joan Rivers Joked About Death — Along With Everything Else

The legendary comedian was "an unindexed handbook on how to be neurotic about practically everything"

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From the May 16, 1994, issue of TIME

For Joan Rivers, the boundary-busting comedian who died Thursday at 81, no topic was off-limits for a joke.

Not even death. In 1994, speaking to TIME, she told writer Melissa was unhappy about her mother’s joking about her father’s death. But humor, Rivers believed, was a perfectly appropriate way to grieve. It was a sentiment she had long held; she had told the magazine more than a decade earlier, in 1983, that she thought audiences did themselves a disservice by making death a sacrosanct subject. “When my mother died, I kept going by doing joke after joke,” she said. “I get rid of things through very black humor.”

Which is not to say that everything Rivers joked about was serious. TIME’s 1983 profile explained that in Rivers’s house she had 12 drawers of jokes written on index cards, carefully sorted by category: “such topics as Drugs, Face Lifts, Beverly Hills, Homosexuals, My Body, and No Sex Appeal, which has the most entries, more than 400.” And, of course, as her red-carpet-special audiences knew, she could be especially biting when it came to her fellow celebrities. That same article touches on jokes about Queen Elizabeth ( “I put a doily under the Kitty Litter. She was very impressed. She took it home for a hat.”), Nancy Reagan (“She’s a great lady. She never swears. She told me to go and reproduce myself.”) and Elizabeth Taylor (“Mosquitos see her and scream ‘Buffet!'”).

Rivers was first profiled by TIME in 1966. The article makes clear that these topics had long been a fertile area for her. “Snapping out her lines, bobbing and weaving around the stage like a pug in the last throes of brain damage,” TIME wrote, “she is an unindexed handbook on how to be neurotic about practically everything.”

On the subject of her body, for example:

Joan Rivers claims that she is now only a thin blonde disaster area, where once she was a fat blonde disaster area. In high school, she says, “I got to be chairman of the decorating committee for the prom. We decided to hold it at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in the Grand Ballroom. I made it look just like a gymnasium. Then what happens? I was the only girl not asked to the prom. My father is a very sensitive, perceptive person, so he said, ‘Look, Lump, we’ll get your cousin to take you.’ My cousin! Think of the humiliation! And my cousin, she didn’t want to take me either.”

Or:

Take wigs. The ordinary woman puts a wig on her head and that’s that. Joan’s wig gets run over by a car—and then the driver gives her $10 and his sympathy for having killed her dog.

But even when she was at her most caustic, her idea that nothing was sacrosanct didn’t mean she didn’t care. In 1983, when TIME called her “the funniest woman in the country,” she explained that the best comedy is “always on the brink of disaster,” walking the line between boring and going too far. The article began with the following anecdote:

“If I say anything vicious, just add afterward the words: ‘She laughed.'” So, to grant the lady her request and, at the same time, to avoid repeating those two words several dozen times, please regard most of the punctuation marks that follow as shorthand symbols for “Joan Rivers laughed.”

Read TIME’s full 1983 profile of Joan Rivers here, in TIME’s archives: Barbs for the Queen (And Others)

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33 Birthday Wishes for Beyoncé on Her 33rd Birthday

Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 24, 2014 in Inglewood, Calif.
Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 24, 2014 in Inglewood, Calif. Christopher Polk—MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV

Let me hear you say "Happy birthday, Mrs. Carter!"

Bow down. Today, Sept. 4, is Queen Beyoncé’s 33rd birthday.

Unfortunately, the United States government has yet to recognize this as a national holiday, but you should obviously still celebrate this glorious occasion. To help you kick off the festivities, we’ve come up with some birthday wishes for Bey. Yes, it’s hard to imagine what else Beyoncé could possibly need, but we still came up with a few ideas.

Here’s what we hope for Bey in the coming year:

  1. No more elevator drama.
  2. To surround herself with positive things, and not diss anyone on the Internet, because her Mama taught her better than that.
  3. To encourage more ladies who truly feel her to throw their hands up at her.
  4. To wake up like this (flawless) every single day.
  5. That when she needs Jay Z everything will stop and he will put her love on top.
  6. To help an elite coterie of girls develop the skills necessary to run the world.
  7. A surfbort.
  8. That matchy-match loin cloths will come back into fashion.
  9. To continue to buy the shoes on her feet, the clothes she wearing, the rock she’s rocking, the watch she’s wearing, the house she lives in and the car she’s driving.
  10. To get five more Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibits.
  11. That her pet alligators live long, healthy, happy lives.
  12. That every vehicle she enters has a functioning partition.
  13. A dance party with Laverne Cox.
  14. A brand new freakum dress.
  15. A brand new pizza outfit.
  16. To grace the cover of TIME every week this year (or forever.)
  17. That she and Jay will open up a classy but affordable pizza and wine restaurant in Brooklyn called Pizzoncé.
  18. An awesome Halloween costume that will empower women.
  19. That Blue Ivy will become best friends with Suri Cruise.
  20. A rollerskating rink inside her house (if she doesn’t already have this.)
  21. Her face on an official U.S. stamp.
  22. Another surfbort (in case something happens to the other one.)
  23. That this year’s TIME 100 will just become the TIME 1, and only feature Beyoncé.
  24. That Blue will hang out with more presidential dogs.
  25. That the Brooklyn Bridge will be renamed the Beyoncé Bridge.
  26. That the Grand Canyon will be renamed the Grand Beyoncé.
  27. That the United States of America will be renamed the United States of Beyoncé.
  28. A box to the left to put Jay Z’s things in, if it really comes to that.
  29. Someone to follow her around and make sure a fan is always gently blowing her hair.
  30. That her birthday party will be jumpin’ jumpin’.
  31. That “surfbort” will get added to the Oxford English Dictionary just like “bootylicious.”
  32. A Beyoncé Instagram filter.
  33. That VMA she really did deserve for the “Single Ladies” video.

Oh, and to continue celebrating, be sure to check out these 33 gorgeous photos of her. HBD, Bey.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Relationship, As Seen Through Instagram

Snapshots from the couple's life on the road, in honor of Beyoncé's 33rd birthday

Beyoncé and Jay Z are on the run with their co-headlining summer tour, but today is all about Bey Day — that is, Beyoncé’s 33rd birthday. Take a look back through Beyoncé’s Instagram — her go-to tool for sending sly messages to her fans — to see her love with her main man and collaborator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan Rivers Moved Out of Intensive Care, Daughter Says

Joan Rivers attends An Evening With Joan And Melissa Rivers at the 92nd Street Y on Jan. 22, 2014 in New York City.
Joan Rivers attends An Evening With Joan And Melissa Rivers at the 92nd Street Y on Jan. 22, 2014 in New York City. D Dipasupil—FilmMagic/Getty images

Comedian Joan Rivers has been moved out of intensive care, her daughter said Wednesday.

“My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement. The update came a day after she said the comedy legend, 81, was “still on life support.”

Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords last Thursday at a New York clinic and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital. Melissa Rivers flew from California with her 13-year-old son, Cooper, to be by her side…

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Brittany Murphy’s Dad ‘Disgusted’ at Lifetime Biopic

"It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue"

Lifetime’s biopic The Brittany Murphy Story hasn’t even aired yet and it’s already sparked a feud.

After clips and teasers for the TV movie about the late actress’s life were released — and roundly mocked — online, Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti began speaking out against the project, stressing that it was unauthorized.

“I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter,” Bertolotti told Examiner.com in an interview last week about the upcoming film. “The Brittany Murphy Story is an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue.”

But Bertolotti didn’t limit his criticism to just Lifetime. He also slammed Amanda Fuller, the actress who is portraying his daughter, in a series of tweets this week from his Twitter handle @BrittMurphyDad:

On the one hand, the man has a point — the biopic looks terrible and depressingly low-rent. On the other hand, this isn’t the first time he’s caused a stir since his daughter’s mysterious death in 2009, which was officially ruled as an accident caused by a combination of pneumonia, anemia and a mix of over-the-counter drugs.

Years later, Bertolotti — who was reportedly estranged from his daughter at the time of her death — claimed to have an independent report that suggested his daughter had been poisoned. (Brittany’s mother, Sharon Murphy, called his claims an “insult.”)

Fuller, the actress playing Murphy—and the source of Bertolotti’s ire—defended herself and the Lifetime project. In an interview with The TV Page, she said, “It is what it is. All of our hearts were in the right place.”

[Examiner.com]

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