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RIP, Joan Rivers (FishbowlNY)
Comedian Joan Rivers died Thursday. TVNewser The news came from Rivers’ daughter, Melissa just before 3 p.m. ET. Rivers, who was 81, stopped breathing while undergoing outpatient surgery in New York City last Thursday. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital and put on life support. NYT The State Health Department is investigating the circumstances that led to her death, a state official said Thursday. A spokeswoman, Judy Katz, said the cause of death had not yet been determined. Deadline Hollywood During a minor endoscopic procedure last Thursday to check her vocal cords at an Upper East Side clinic, Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai, where she was put into a medically induced coma. Wednesday she was moved from intensive care to a private room at the Manhattan hospital. Mediaite Rivers got her start as a guest on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1965, often filling in as host for Johnny Carson over the years. But after she took a job as a rival host on the Fox network without consulting Carson, he banned her from the Tonight Show, a situation that stayed in effect until she briefly appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s first night as host earlier this year. The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers only lasted one season, but she went on to a successful stint of reality shows later in life, including Fashion Police and Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? with her daughter. The Daily Beast In her last big interview, Rivers spoke candidly to The Daily Beast in July about Hollywood celebrities’ thin skins, contemplating suicide after her husband’s suicide, sex, dating and her own mortality.

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Local News Outlets Cover Times Pay Wall Plans

nyt logo.jpgThe New York Times announcement yesterday about plans to launch a pay wall model on its Web site next year, wasn’t just a big story for the media — it was also a big story for New York City.

Appropriately enough, New York’s media was on the case, with NY1 and others reporting the breaking news.

The New York Times will make you pay,” started Keith Kelly‘s story in The New York Post today, “Times online pinch”. “The Times announced yesterday that it will end its free-for-all online service and start charging to read complete articles.”

New York-based Henry Blodget, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Business Insider even sounded off, calling it “the right move.”

And New York magazine’s Daily Intel blog, which first published word of the Times metered pay wall plans, said the announcement had nothing to do with Apple’s expected announcement of its new tablet device next week, as rumored. “[D]espite the fevered speculation of just what the Apple device might be, publishers like the Times are taking a revised view about the tablet’s potential to reinvent their digital businesses,” reporter Gabriel Sherman said.

Sherman also quizzed Rob Grimshaw, of the Financial Times to see what the Times metering system might look like.

Read more: Times online pinchNew York Post

Why the Times Is Wary of an Apple Tablet DealNew York magazine

So Blodget, What Do You Think Of This Paywall Decision By The New York Times? –Business Insider

Previously: NYTimes.com Pay Wall: Media CEOs, Editors And Bloggers Weigh In