Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor’s office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.
In a statement, Melissa Rivers said her mother was “resting comfortably” with family. She did not elaborate on the 81-year-old comedian’s condition.
“We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers,” Melissa Rivers said. She offered thanks for the “overwhelming love and support for my mother.”
New York City police officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly name Rivers, said she was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. It was unclear why she had been visiting the doctor’s office.
Rivers’ representatives didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
The entertainer has logged a half-century in show business and gave rise to red carpet commentary – and the snarky criticism that often accompanies it. Her signature red carpet query: “Who are you wearing?”
She continues to maintain a busy schedule and was to perform a show today in the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J. That show was postponed because of her hospitalization.
Honors for Belafonte, O’Hara
Harry Belafonte and Maureen O’Hara are among those who will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors.
The academy said Thursday that Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the academy’s sixth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles.
Actor-singer Belafonte, 87, is being recognized for his dedication to shedding light on racism and inequality worldwide, the academy said.
Actress O’Hara, 94, whose films include “The Quiet Man,” will join artist and animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere in receiving honorary Academy Award statuettes for lifetime achievement.
Miyazaki is the Oscar-winning creator of “Spirited Away.” Carriere’s four Oscar nominations include one for “That Obscure Object of Desire,” and he won for a live action short, “Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Anniversary).”
Pitt, Jolie married at last
It happened: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in France on Saturday.
The apparently secret, much-anticipated nuptials occurred at their Provence home and were attended by an unspecified number of friends and family, including the pair’s six children.
The couple has been together for nine years and announced their engagement two years ago. They got their marriage license from a California judge, who also performed the ceremony.
Jolie said in the past that they would wed if their children – Maddox, 13; Pax, 10; Zahara, 9; Shiloh, 8; and twins Knox and Viv, 6 – asked, and apparently they did. Pitt told CBS News in 2012: “We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids.”
– From News wire services