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Joan Rivers’ doctor took selfie and performed biopsy without consent

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After Joan Rivers‘ unexpected and somewhat sudden death, investigations are underway at the “clinic” where the late comedian was undergoing the unknown throat procedure since there were a number of sketchy factors in place. Like, for instance, that an accredited medical institution thought it was a good idea to perform a procedure on an 82-year-old woman under general anesthetic in office rather than in a hospital where she could get proper medical attention if needed (which she clearly did need). Also, there’s the new revelation that the doctor there took a selfie with Joan’s unconscious body and performed a throat biopsy without consent. Lovely.

From CNN:

A staff member at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic told investigators that the doctor, who has not been publicly identified, took a selfie photo in the procedure room while Rivers was under anesthesia, the source said.

Rivers, 81, was at the clinic for a scheduled endoscopy by another doctor, gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen. That procedure, intended to help diagnose her hoarse voice and sore throat, involved the insertion of a camera down her throat. After Cohen, the clinic’s medical director, finished his work, a biopsy was done on Rivers without her prior consent, according to the source.

An ear, nose and throat specialist not certified by the clinic as required by law performed a biopsy on her vocal cords. The doctor is described by the source as Rivers’ personal ear-nose-throat physician.

Investigators believe that Rivers’ vocal chords began to swell during the allegedly unauthorized biopsy, cutting off the flow of oxygen to her lungs, which led to cardiac arrest on the morning of August 29, the source said.

Yorkville Endoscopy issued a statement last Thursday denying reports that any vocal cord biopsy has ever been done at the clinic, although federal privacy law prevented any patient information from being released.
The day after the denial was issued, the clinic confirmed that Dr. Cohen “is not currently performing procedures…nor is he currently serving as medical director.”

What exactly is wrong with people? If these reports are indeed found to be true, this doctor needs to be charged with culpable homicide since it’s this unauthorized biopsy that caused her cardiac arrest – and her eventual death. Also, the selfie? Are you serious? Way to be professional, guys. Great work happening at Yorkville Endoscopy.

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Ariana Grande thinks she’s an extremely sexual badass

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Ariana Grande may be cornier than Gary Busey’s big toe, but she thinks she’s hot shit and basically a sexual powerhouse. You see, she may have started as a Nickelodeon star, but she’s actually far different from her kiddy character and is actually super mature and sultry or something.

From Marie Claire:
On early ambitions: “I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album. I was like, ‘Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I’m ready. Let’s go.’ I wrote this song called ‘Higher,’ and the lyrics were too sexual, too mature. And my mom was like, ‘This is a great song, but damn, you’re too young for this.’”
On hiding behind her Nickelodeon character: “People liked her and they accepted her and they thought that I was like her. So I used to pretend to be a little more like her than I actually was.”
On her first single, “Put Your Hearts Up,” tanking: “I was like, ‘Guys, there has to be a really distinct difference between me and my character.’ And we did that with ‘The Way.’ I dyed my hair back to brown. I made out with a rapper in the video. I made the point I wanted to make. And I was excited to do so after so many years of pretending to be somebody else in front of a lot of people.” 

Oh God, this girl. I love that making out with rappers is supposed to be proof that Ariana Grande is edgy and a total bad girl. Also, sorry, I’m not buying the R&B bullshit, either. You may have loved What’s the 411?, but who didn’t? That shit does not make you legit. Oh, and one more thing: was your mother not concerned that her teenage daughter was writing sexually explicit music? Or is she a “cool mom” a la Amy Poehler in Mean Girls?
In case you’re not yet sick of Ariana’s left side, here’s another photo from the shoot (SERIOUSLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER FACE????):
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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling had a baby!

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling revealed – or rather people found out – that they were having a baby only a few short months ago, and now it seems like they’re already parents to an adorable baby girl.

Hey girl, indeed! Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcomed a baby girl on Friday, Sept. 12, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.

Yes, that is exactly the total of information we’ve got. I’m sure more info will be forthcoming, but for now, you’ll have to live on the image of Ryan Gosling cradling a tiny infant to his beautiful chest and be done with it.

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