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Melissa Rivers: 'My whole life cannot be about my mother's legacy'
Melissa Rivers: 'My whole life cannot be about my mother's legacy'

Joan Rivers was about to die, and everybody needed her daughter, Melissa, to fix it. To magically bring her out of a medically induced coma. Keep her lucrative businesses afloat. Ease the pain of losing comedy's sassy surrogate grandmother. So Melissa went into producer mode. From her mother's bedside, she got on the phone with Joan's agents, attorneys and business managers to come up with a three-pronged strategy. A. Joan wakes up and says, "What time is hair and makeup?" B. She wakes up and needs time to recover. C. She doesn't wake up. "I don't want it to sound callous," she says. "But if the president gets shot, the government...

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