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Journalist Leslie Bennetts Lands Deal For Joan Rivers Biography

Joan RiversVanity Fair entertainment reporter Leslie Bennetts has landed a deal with Little, Brown to pen a biography about the late Joan Rivers. Rivers (pictured, via) died in early September 2014.

Prior to her passing, Bennetts met Rivers several times. According to The New York Times, Bennetts explained in a statement that she was drawn to this story because “Rivers’s career was also enormously significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for women in television and comedy…”

To write the book, Bennets plans to conduct interviews with friends, other comedians, and business associates The publishing house has scheduled a release date for 2016.

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Joan Rivers Faces Charges from Writers Guild of America, East

The Council of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) will hold a three-person trial board hearing over charges filed against author and comedian Joan Rivers.

Guild members have been on strike against E! Network’s Fashion Police since April 17, 2013. The union called the strike since the show reportedly “paid a fraction of industry-standard compensation and receive no health or pension benefits.”

According to the WGAE allegations, Rivers violated the strike by serving as a writer and showrunner for that show.

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