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Bernie Brillstein, Ken Kragen Among First Inductees Into Personal Managers Hall of Fame

The group is honoring entertainment, sports and music managers it says have previously been ignored.

The Story of Joan Rivers: 24 Famous Friends From Dick Cavett to Donald Trump Construct Stunning Oral History for THR

First she broke ground in 1965 as a 'Tonight Show' guest. "Women were the butt of the joke. They didn't do the joke," says George Schlatter. Later, she hosted her own show, mourned her husband's suicide and shook up the red carpet. From the touching (delivering meals to those with AIDS) to the outrageous (she yelled into the ear of a coma patient, "Wake up, you stupid bitch!"), Rivers' life is reconstructed in never-told detail

Petersen Museum Auctions Historic Vehicles to Raise Money for Renovations

UPDATE: Attorney General Kamala Harris investigates after Robert Stack's 1957 Mercedes Benz and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's Deusenberg are sold to help pay for a $20 million Art Deco revamp of the Wilshire Boulevard facility.

Hollywood Remembers Phyllis Diller: ‘She Was a Pioneer’

Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner and "Laugh-In's" George Schlatter recall her patented laugh and her golden touch with jokes: "You never saw Phyllis Diller and didn't at least smile," Reiner tells THR.

Joan Rivers on Phyllis Diller: ‘She Worked Like a Man’

In her own words, the comedian remembers her friend, a pioneering stand-up who paved the way and never had the attitude, "Poor me, I'm a woman."

Phyllis Diller Performs ‘Smile’ With Thomas Lauderdale (Audio)

The late actress and comedian recently recorded Charlie Chaplin's version of the standard for the band Pink Martini.

Legendary Comic Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

The actress and comedian was famous for her eccentric stage persona of a wild-haired, raspy-voiced housewife.

Zsa Zsa Gabor Watches Her Anniversary Party From Bed

Quincy Jones, Phyllis Diller, Robert Blake and Frank Stallone were among the guests at the soiree.

The Comedy Roundtable

Phyllis Diller, Mel Brooks, Tim Conway, Carl Reiner reveal all to Dick Cavett about their fellow comedians and each other at The Hollywood Reporters' 80th anniversary comedy roundtable.

The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Legends Issue’ Features Three Covers for 80th Anniversary

Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Gena Rowlands among celebrated talent; Steven Spielberg, George Lucas share stories inside.

Phyllis Diller Fractures Back

Comedian Phyllis Diller had to cancel a "Tonight Show" appearance celebrating her 90th birthday because she fractured her back, but she still plans to celebrate, her manager said Wednesday.