"I have a really good singing voice," Cho said. "I mean, people don't expect it to come out of my face. I'm a lot like Susan Boyle that way."
She went on to explain, though, that her songs were far too dirty to broadcast on television, which only made Ferguson want to hear them even more. Maybe Ferguson needs to do an 'Craig Ferguson After Dark' series on Showtime that can show uncensored footage from the show, and could feature original music by Margaret Cho.
When Teri (Margaret Cho) catches Griffin drinking the last of her almond milk out of the refrigerator, even though it was clearly labeled with her name, Griffin offered no apologies. When asked if she was planning to replace it, she said, "I would tell you to have your assistant buy you another carton, but I can tell by your shoes that you are the assistant."
The two comedians threw a few barbs back and forth, with Cho getting in jabs about Griffin's plastic surgery and wardrobe choices. Griffin is certainly having a bit of a renaissance on television right now, appearing in shows across the dial.
On 'Green Room With Paul Provenza' (Thu., 11PM on SHO.), Ross and fellow 'DWTS'-alum Margaret Cho rehashed their less than stellar experiences on the show. "My partner, Edyta, the last rehearsal, she gets fake fingernails put in, and I was doing my last move, and her nail went into my cornea," Ross said. He ended up dancing on the show with, "an eyepatch on ... against doctor's orders, and I got beat by Cloris Leachman."
But it is a dangerous practice, at least for the easily embarrassed ... and those prone to typing in the wrong phone number. "If you're going to be sexting, check the number," warned Cho. "I was sexting with this guy I was doing it with, and I was like..." Well, 'The View' bleeped the next part. If you can read lips, you might catch it.
The mortifying part was the phone call Cho then received from her mother, to whom she had inadvertently sent the message. Her mom misunderstood the intention of Cho's sexting, because she wanted to make sure she had a meal ready.
Drama, right? The clever, quirky show doesn't keep things serious for too long though, returning with a big hospital song-and-dance number to 'Don't Leave Me This Way' in the premiere.
That balance of heart-wrenching and laugh-inducing is exactly why fans can't wait for more. With Season 3 premiering (Sun., June 19, 9PM ET on Lifetime), AOL TV visited the show's set in Peachtree City, Georgia, to get the scoop on what's next.
"Well, I was really hurt by it," said Cho, who has appeared with Morgan on '30 Rock.' "Any time anybody says anything homophobic in any context, it just murders me." Morgan has apologized, and Cho said she would be willing to work with Morgan on understanding homophobia. "I've had such an experience with homophobic violence, and I can understand that, so I can explain it to him, also."
Now that's what I'm talking about, '30 Rock.' Tracy being petty and self-absorbed, Liz obsessing over something that's ultimately irrelevant and Jack involved in worldly politics. It was all crazy and in the best possible way. In other words, it was '30 Rock' back to its normal self after the Tracy Jordan hiatus.
As usual, Liz took something fairly innocuous and turned it into a metaphor for everything that's not perfect in her life. For nearly a month she obsessed over a plastic bag stuck in a tree outside her plastic window. An obsession that got so twisted in her head, the bag started talking to her and it wasn't nearly as nice as its smiley face would seem to promise.
Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin, has lived an interesting life. On Thursday night's '30 Rock' (Thu., 10PM on NBC) we learned a little bit about one of his old flames, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Apparently, she still carries a bit of a torch, and also a grudge. So when Donaghy needed her help to get his wife out of North Korea, things were, shall we say, tense.
When Avery (played by Elizabeth Banks) is captured by Kim Jong Il (played in an almost unrecognizable cameo by Margaret Cho), Donaghy needs Rice's help. But Rice starts in on him as soon as she sees him. "You know, I've been to the DMZ, they have signs. Can your wife not read?" Was it that Avery is younger? Or funnier?
Rice does get some measure of relief, challenging Donaghy to a musical duel to see who's better - Rice on piano and Donaghy on flute. Rice won that one.
She first suggested that Palin made it far in the competition due to Tea Party support. George Lopez asked why she thought Palin did the show in the first place.
Cho prefaced her answer by saying, "All I had to do backstage was gossip 'cause I got voted off real early." Then she replied, "Supposedly Sarah Palin blames Bristol for losing the 2008 election, for getting pregnant. So she forced Bristol to do 'Dancing With the Stars' saying, 'You have to reintroduce me to the American public so that I can run for President as this beloved mother of this fantastic celebrity.'"
Margaret later clarified that she was merely commenting on rumors and, though she doesn't agree with the family's politics, she likes Bristol and thinks "she's a cool person." Bristol then fired back with a lengthy blog post on Facebook.
The panelists on 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) seemed genuinely
Cho's theory about the Palin's intentions was that, by appearing on 'Dancing,' Bristol could replace the public's memory of her teen pregnancy and instead begin to think of her as a wholesome, dancing celebrity. Therefore, the Palin family would be more electable in 2012.
Cho admitted the post was based on gossip, but as a stand-up comedian, she said she was just saying what she thought. She likes Bristol, but not her family's politics. And if Sarah Palin is going to run, Cho added, "I wish she would just admit it, because I want to stop it."
Cho added that she's friends with Bristol, and that she's angered by those who would criticize the young woman for her weight, saying "she looks beautiful out on the dance floor."
"I hated that when it happened to me," said Cho, "so I wanted to say, she's not fat, she's a beautiful girl."
Margaret Cho Says Sarah Palin 'Forced' Bristol on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Royal Wedding Could be 3D and More
E! Online is reporting that comedian Margaret Cho, one of Bristol's 'DWTS' competitors, thinks Sarah Palin "forced" Bristol to take part in the reality show to make amends for her pregnancy during the 2008 election.
"Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she 'owed' it to her to do 'DWTS' so that 'America would fall in love with her again' and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way," Cho wrote on her blog.
In other TV news ...
• 'Entertainment Tonight' and 'Star Search' creator Al Masini, 80, died overnight in his adopted hometown of Honolulu. The legendary TV producer suffered a long battle with cancer. [CBS Los Angeles]
• The April 29 Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton could be broadcast in 3D. Rupert Murdoch is investigating the possibility of adding another dimension to the TV event, which could have the largest audience in history. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Oprah will announce her newest book club selection on Monday. Jonathan Franzen, author of the current pick, 'Freedom,' will also appear on the show. [TV Guide]
Nobody -- not even the legion of fans who were keeping Bristol Palin in the competition -- puts Baby in the corner!
Jennifer Grey, who became America's sweetheart back in 1987 as teenager Baby in the film 'Dirty Dancing,' was crowned the season 11 champion of 'Dancing With the Stars' last night.
After the finale, TV Squad spoke to the winner and runners-up Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin; their respective pro partners, Derek Hough, Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Ballas; as well as returning contestants about the rollercoaster that was season 11.
"I felt horrible," the Amsterdam-born ballroom champ and choreographer tells PopEater.
He also said he knew that when their samba was linked to gay pride, they were doomed.
Viewers will recall that judge Bruno Tonioli complimented Cho on her gay pride rainbow dress, and judge Carrie Ann Inaba chimed in that the show had gone gay, with Cho declaring it the gayest thing that's ever happened on 'Dancing.'
"That was not the story we planned to tell," van Amstel said. "That was not my message. Maybe it was Margaret's message, but not mine. The minute it was about gay pride, I knew we were gone."
Low-scoring duo Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel were voted off 'Dancing With the Stars' last night. However, the comedienne felt she achieved a victory in her short time on the show by voicing her support of at-risk gay youths on national television.
"I'm so proud of our dance and that we got to tell our message," Cho told TV Squad immediately after Tuesday night's results "I'm excited we got to wear the rainbow colors and dance about pride. I was honored to be on the show. I had a great time. I'm going to miss hanging out here, watching everyone and the camaraderie."
Cho, who incorporates self-esteem into her stand-up, explained that being told she was a heavy ballerina as a child stuck with her -- and it shouldn't have. "We should never give anyone that power," she said. "That's why I want to reach out to all kids who've been bullied and have been made to feel badly about themselves."
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