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Joan Riverskicked in $1,000 for a wedding reception that was turned into a party for the homeless after the bridegroom-to-be got cold feet.

Rivers offered the money for the Saturday party when would-be bride Kathleen Gooley appeared on the comedian's syndicated talk show.

Ms. Gooley, 41, stood to lose the $4,000 deposit given to the caterer, so she decided to throw a party for the homeless. However, the deposit wasn't enough to invite 150 people from shelters and drug rehabilitation centers as she had hoped.

Rivers and her staff decided to contribute to the party, said Stuart Krasnow, the show's producer.

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