'Rolling Stone' Robin Quivers 10-23-13

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-unbreakable-robin-quivers-20131023

    The Unbreakable Robin Quivers
    How Howard Stern’s co-host beat cancer, stayed on the air and found the meaning of life


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    One day last May, shortly after a 12-hour operation that had surgeons flipping her around "like Cirque du Soleil" as they struggled to remove a grapefruit-size tumor and surrounding cancerous tissue from her pelvis, Robin Quivers finally discovered the limits of Howard Stern's sense of humor. She had woken up around midnight in a darkened recovery room, lying immobile for seven hours, listening to other patients' bells and buzzers going off, pondering possibilities. At 7:30 a.m., a doctor finally came in to let her know that the surgery had been successful. She would have to wear a colostomy bag, but only for a few months. Also, she no longer had a uterus...
    "I'm like a tranny now!" was Quivers' first thought, an idea she found sufficiently hilarious to share with Stern on the phone. "He didn't think it was so funny," she says. "He was like, 'No, you're not!' He was not in a laughing mood about the realities of what was going on."

    Quivers had no idea she was sick until 10 days earlier, when she had rushed to the doctor with an alarming symptom: She suddenly found herself unable to urinate. The problem, she learned, was a cancerous mass pressing on her bladder. During the surgery, doctors were initially pessimistic as they discovered how far the cancer had spread. They emerged every couple of hours to share increasingly dire forecasts with Quivers' friend Susan Schneidermesser, who passed on the updates via phone to Quivers' other friends. None of them took the news harder than Stern, who had threatened to quit his show if his broadcast partner of 32 years didn't make it. "He cried like I've never heard a grown man cry in my life," says Schneidermesser. "That man just cried like a baby every single time I spoke to him."

    Quivers never tried her cancer jokes on a larger audience. From the safety of her glass booth on The Howard Stern Show, she had, over the years, revealed her use of meat and vegetables as masturbatory aids; shared the size of the largest penis she'd ever seen (10 inches, if you must know); recounted the time she engaged in anal sex, bent over a bathroom sink, during an encounter with a near stranger; flashed her bra during a game of strip Jeopardy; laughed through dozens of songs written in tribute to the glories of her breasts (including "Robin's Tits Are Big and Brown," sung to the tune of "Allentown"). With a battle for her life looming, however, discretion at last prevailed.

    "The first week we were back on the air after the surgery, I talked to Howard, and I said, 'What do we do about this?'" Quivers recalls. "'Should we tell people what's going on?'" But she found herself breaking down in tears at the thought of it.

    "Robin, you don't have to do that," Stern told her. "You don't owe anybody anything. We don't have to address it at all."

    So for 17 months, as Quivers endured chemo and radiation, they didn't mention any of it. "We left people at 'Robin can't pee,'" she says. The whole time, Quivers stayed out of the studio, broadcasting sometimes from her Manhattan apartment, sometimes from the Jersey Shore.

    This summer, she bought a new, seven-bedroom estate on the southern tip of New Jersey, a present to herself after all she'd been through. It comes with a private dock for her boat and jet ski (she loves the water, though she's never actually learned to swim), and the property has a dreamlike, serene beauty, from the flower-lined driveway to the unbroken open spaces of the ground floor. "That house is a healing womb," says Quivers' friend Naomi Pabst, who works as an "intuitive" – i.e., a psychic. "It's freakishly fabulous." The architecture is whimsically nautical: Many of the windows are portholes, and the front section is modeled after a lighthouse. On a clear and bright late-September day, Quivers is sitting in a big purple-striped chair in her second-floor office, where translucent cream-colored curtains let in the autumn light. Perched on a glass-topped desk to her right are a serious-looking microphone and a pair of headphones that are plugged into a tiny mixing board connected to a rack of studio gear. That setup, plus an iPad with a Skype connection, is all she's needed to do the show from here since July. The room, like the rest of the house, is minimally decorated, with nearly empty bookshelves – she's had other priorities.

    "Over the years," she says, "people have often said to us that they were going through some horrible thing in their life – maybe the worst thing that had ever happened, or that they could think would ever happen – and that, somehow, in that state, we made them laugh. And I was like, 'That's a wonderful calling.'"

    For the past year and a half, Quivers was one of those people. Her silly job – running through the news, laughing at Stern's online porn habit, quizzing celebrities about their sex lives, taking calls from the poor souls in the Wack Pack, mocking inept junior staffers – began to take on deeper meaning. "This whole time, the show gave me a reason to wake up in the morning," she says. "Gave me four hours of extreme separation from what was really going on in my life. The person on the air didn't have my illness. That was the four hours I got not to be sick."

    Quivers' doctors told her in July that she's cancer-free: "Cured" was the word they used. After a lengthy seclusion, where her only real contact with the world was the radio show and doctors' visits, she's just starting to get her life back.

    Yesterday was the first time in months she'd seen herself with a full head of hair – a curly, reddish-brown weave, to be specific. Until now, she didn't have enough of her own hair to attach it, and she wasn't ready to glue a wig to her head. She's expertly painted on eyebrows and applied "deep, dark mascara" to conceal the fact that she has no eyelashes. She's wearing a flowing blue top, ankle-length stretchy black pants and sparkly flip-flops showing off toenails painted blue this morning, in her first pedicure of the year. She looks healthy and happy – almost glowing, actually – if not quite the same as before the illness. "There was a freedom in knowing it doesn't matter anyway," she says. "You know, I walked out and I was like, 'I'm still Robin Quivers no matter how I look.'" At one point, she claims, she ventured out in Manhattan looking so rough that homeless guys didn't bother asking her for money.

    The sun is beginning to set over the bay behind the house, and we walk up many flights of stairs to watch it from an outdoor deck. "You get that every night here," she says, hands at her hips, squinting at the auburn spectacle at water's edge.

    She tends to appreciate each sunset a bit more lately. "I, quite frankly, am grateful for every day," says Quivers, who turned 61 in August. "I don't take anything for granted. When you've gone through something like this, you know you won't always be here, that something will be taking you out at some point. So what you do every day is important, from now on."

    Quivers doesn't cry when she describes the moment, post-surgery, when a doctor told her that she still had only a 10 percent chance of survival. She doesn't cry when she tells an awful story about her colostomy bag coming loose in a movie theater. She doesn't cry when she describes leaving the Stern studio right before her operation, not knowing if she'd ever be back. She talks for a living, after all, and her big, mezzo-soprano voice stays steady. But when she speaks about the support that Howard Stern gave her through her illness, and tries to describe the depth of their friendship, she chokes up.

    Throughout her illness, Stern was far more anxious than Quivers herself. "I felt horrible," she says, with her saxophone blast of a laugh. "Burdening him, you know? Because I know how anxious he is in life. But I knew it was OK, because he wanted to go through this with me, and he wouldn't have felt good having it go any other way. So I gave up on feeling bad about it. The day of the last show I did, Howard walks into the studio and goes, 'Oh, my God, how did you do last night? I didn't sleep a wink.' I was like, 'I slept like a baby!'" Again, the laugh.

    Her relationship with Stern is quite simple: They're co-workers and best friends. Other men in her life have come and gone. Her longest relationship, with the law-enforcement officer known on the show as Mr. X, lasted a decade. But Stern stayed around. "Men have been intimidated by my relationship with Howard," she says. "You know, it's hard for them to imagine that they could be number one, seeing this relationship. He's amazing and he's powerful and they're always comparing themselves to him: 'How could she care for me when her best friend is this incredible juggernaut?' And that gets in the way."

    There was one very brief moment when she thought she might be attracted to Stern – but that was based only on some flattering promo pictures, before she actually met him. "I was like, 'Oh, jeez, he's kind of good-looking,'" she says, with her loudest laugh yet. "'I might have to be careful around him.' But not once I knew him! It was never that way."



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  2. Anfkid

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    is clubbing seals in NY illegal? :dontknow:
     
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    Put Travis quivers in the cage before she attacks again!!!!!!
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    wow.

    i am really impressed with all the interviews and tmz sightings of robin since she got cured of the crud.

    disgusting but impressive.

    lying douche bag. going on and on about veggies and how you shouldn't put honey in some soup she improved on (not that she actually cooks).
     
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    That pose looks like it is supposed to minimize her form - but she is f 'ing huge.
     
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    It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.

    Except for July in the NSAL calendar.

    That's not a pose or position anyone would ever sit in. Robin is such a lying c*nt who is as big as a house and as dumb as a rock.
     
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    What kind of nurse says "I'm like a tranny now" just for having her uterus removed?
     
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    This!
     
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    Her relationship with Stern is quite simple: They're co-workers and best friends. -hmm not sure if this is accurate
     
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    She is like a tranny all right! A transatlantic!
     
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    "That house is a healing womb,"
     
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    "The Unbreakable Robin Quivers"

    That fat fuck needs and unbreakable chair. :fdrum:
     
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    She has the nerve to laugh at Sal for buying into the Long Island Psychic, but has a friend quoted in this article who works as a psychic.
     
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    Well, now we know why Howard's constantly mocking Sal for his belief in psychics lately: He's too cowardly to say it directly to Robin.
     
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    She's as fat as ever!

    Cancer, my ass!
     
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    I thought this was precious doing an interview about American horror story the coven
     
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    "Her intellect is three times everyone else's on the show," says head writer Fred Norris. "Most of the guys, their brains look like a charcoal drawing, and Robin's is more of like a 3D laser light show."

    Kill me now. This "intellect" from the woman who almost sent Arties sister money overseas because Blobbin got an email saying was in trouble, or that said "shade is a human emotion". The only thing that 3x anybody on the show is her narcissism.
     
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    Only photos from her home = house arrest ;)

    Why do an intervju with Robin when they cant call her out for her bullshit. 12 hour operation is just a lie.
    Nothing about the 15 foundation and all money that disappeared there. Nothing about her real life like Brendan and all the other man-whores she dated.

    Best friend to Howard. Well, she is Howard's house-nword. Made her millions.

    Imagine. This bitch have made millions with sub 90 IQ, no idea of real life, no talent, have failed in everything she tried to do. Without Howard she would be flipping burgers for a living and probably dead.
     
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