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Kathy Griffin Would Like to Be Made an Honorary Kardashian (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 16th 2011 6:15PM
Kathy Griffin on 'The Talk'Kathy Griffin has won two Emmys for 'My Life on the D-List,' which has been nominated for Outstanding Reality Program in each of its six seasons. She has one more chance at it on Sunday's Emmy Awards. Might she have won more if she had a more famous name? Kardashian, for example? Griffin went on 'The Talk' (weekdays, 7AM on CBS) to talk about her chances and lobby Kris Jenner for a name change.

Griffin said she had lost to 'Deadliest Catch' in the past, which she found ironic, since that's a nickname for her ladyparts, she joked. Julie Chen asked Griffin who some of her big targets were these days, and she turned to Kris Jenner, who was sitting next to her, and said, "Ear muffs." Then they showed a clip of Griffin's less-than-kind wishes on Kim Kardashian's wedding site.

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Bravo Confirms End of the Road for 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 6th 2011 7:00AM
Kathy Griffin's going back to her comedy roots as Bravo confirmed Wednesday that 'My Life on the D-List' won't be back for a seventh season.

Instead, Griffin will record four, hour-long stand-up comedy specials for Bravo, one of which will be aired each quarter in 2011. She told People magazine that although letting go was hard, it was the right thing to do.

"It was a really tough decision because I think of 'The D-List' as pretty much my baby for the last six seasons, and I also think it was really time to stop doing it. ... Reality is great, but I really didn't set out to be a reality star. So now it's time to spread my wings and show that I'm a little different than Kate Gosselin."

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Kathy Griffin Gets a Pap Smear in Public (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 21st 2010 6:57PM
Sometimes it seems that Kathy Griffin will do anything just to be shocking. But here's a case where the shock value was put to good use for a good cause -- Griffin decided to get a pap smear in public as a way to raise awareness about cervical cancer.

The results of her stunt -- which took place April 16, pool side, at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood -- were broadcast on Tuesday night's episode of 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List' (Tue., 10PM ET on Bravo).

Kathy set up an outdoor gynecological exam table and had a gynecologist take a pap smear -- in front of an applauding and thoroughly happy live audience -- while an announcer gave a blow-by-blow description of the procedure.

Griffin wants to say "Suck it to Cancer" because, she told E! in April, "I started talking to girlfriends of mine, my age and younger, and I just can't believe how many women are afraid to get a Pap smear or they forget or they've gone 10 years without doing one. The message is, if you see me doing something so outrageous -- some may say repulsive -- that should make it easier for you to pick up the phone and call your doctor and go get one in the privacy of your own doctor's office."

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Kathy Griffin Explains Why She's D-List (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 16th 2010 5:00PM
Exemplifying why she is, in fact, a D-list star, Kathy Griffin appeared on 'Good Day New York' (weekdays, 7AM ET on Fox) today and ate huge, heaping forkfuls of free food while on camera, plugged her stand-up act and a book signing, and complained that 'Good Day' restricted the video crew from her show 'My Life on the D-List.'

Still, Griffin was quick to point out that higher-caliber stars aren't exactly clamoring for face time on the Fox morning show. "I'm all you've got, baby," she said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Kathy Griffin's She'll Cut A Bitch on DVD

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 11th 2010 7:54PM
Kathy Griffin She'll Cut A BitchThe best thing about making fun of the daily failings of celebrities and other public figures, as is Kathy Griffin's bread and butter, is that you can write a new act every few weeks. Griffin's Bravo special, She'll Cut A Bitch, originally aired in April of 2009, and comes out uncensored with a few extra routines (about 12 minutes total) on DVD January 12.

She also released a CD last November, called Suckin' It For the Holidays, which had almost nothing to do with the holidays. There was very little overlap between the special and CD. Griffin has released a steady stream of specials for the past several years, in addition to shooting her reality show, My Life on the D-List.

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What You Missed Last Night: Kathy Griffin as Kate Gosselin

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 10th 2009 10:25AM
Kathy Griffin was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote her new book Official Book Club Selection. You can see the whole interview on YouTube or on ABC's site, but the highlight was a clip from her new biopic where she plays reality show star Kate Gosselin.

Wait until you see who plays husband Jon. Oh my.

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Kathy Griffin: The TV Squad Interview

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 21st 2009 11:15AM
Kathy GriffinKathy Griffin is so ubiquitous these days, you might have to dust off an old cliché (and change it slightly) to describe her - The Queen of All Media.

Kathy Griffin: My Life On the D-List is getting the best ratings of its run, she was a guest on Privileged, her CD, For Your Consideration, was nominated for a Grammy, her book comes out in September, and she continues to tour as a stand-up comedian. She was also recently tapped to host the Shmemmys (The Creative Arts Emmys) and to roast her good friend Joan Rivers for Comedy Central. She may not be getting Ryan Seacrest's 45 million dollar paycheck, but she may be challenging him for most entertainment jobs held simultaneously.

I caught up with her by phone recently and had a long conversation. So long, in fact, that we have posted two different versions - this is the short one. There is an unedited version here, for those who need every last morsel of Griffin they can get.

Griffin actually started out by asking me a question.

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Kathy Griffin: The TV Squad Interview (full transcript)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 21st 2009 11:15AM
Kathy GriffinThis is the full version of my interview with Kathy Griffin, for those who clicked over from the "short" version. Again, Griffin started out by asking me a question.

So is this interview going to run anywhere or is this just for your personal collection?

It's going to run on TVSquad, AOL's TV blog.

You know what? I have an exciting announcement. By the way, I'm looking at it myself, I knew, but it was officially announced today. I am hosting the Shmemmys this year. Now if you recall, two years ago when I won a Creative Arts Emmy, I got in a little trouble for telling Jesus to suck it. And now, two years later, when The D-List has its highest ratings ever, they want me to host. And that is what I love about Hollywood.

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Kathy Griffin talks to Al Sharpton

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 17th 2009 6:02PM
Did you know that Kathy Griffin was on the stage during the filming of the 1984 Pepsi commercial that injured Michael Jackson? She mentioned it on one of the gossip shows last night (can't remember which one and I'm ashamed I even tuned in), but she revealed that she was an extra in the commercial.

I thought of that when I saw this clip this morning from her Bravo show, where she went on Reverend Al Sharpton's radio show to talk about her performance at the Apollo Theater later that night.

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Betty White plays Dirty Password

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 7th 2009 2:30PM
Betty White and Password are forever linked together. She played the game great and her husband Allen Ludden was the host of the show. Now White has appeared on Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List to play the game against Kathy's mom, and of course you know that Kathy and her team would pick a controversial word to play with. The word itself isn't dirty, but the clues and the discussion of the word certainly are.

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Don Rickles on the D-List, The Tonight Show, and more

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 7th 2009 2:03PM
Don RicklesIt's always great to see Don Rickles on TV. He's rarely out of form, and he has a knack for sailing some great zingers past the censors. Which means his appearance on last night's My Life on the D-List was a perfect opportunity, a place where he could be a bit more loose.

We got a taste of that from him, walking around Kathy Griffin's house, but we also got a glimpse of the guy I have heard about from comedians who've met Rickles - the old softie who is ever willing to talk shop with other comics. It was a great moment when Griffin and Rickles talked about how both of their mothers would try to tell them not to pick on people so much, with Griffin's mom providing a bit of the dialogue. Meeting Rickles was on Griffin's mother's "bucket list."

I thought I'd use the occasion to take a look around YouTube to find some of Rickles' best TV appearances. He seems to have been everywhere, from The View to cable.

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D-List premiere: what list is Griffin on now?

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 8th 2009 5:18PM
Kathy GriffinFor four seasons on Bravo, Kathy Griffin has been trying to crawl her way off of what she called "The D-List," taking humiliating gigs and opening up a lot of her personal life to the cameras to try to get some attention. Truthfully, though, Griffin has been off of the D-List for quite some time, which makes tonight's season five premiere of My Life on the D-List (8 PM, Bravo) a bit puzzling. What list is she on now?

Griffin has now won two Emmys for the D-List, had a string of popular stand-up specials on Bravo, and her comedy album For Your Consideration, was nominated for a Grammy this year (she lost to George Carlin's It's Bad For Ya). And this season features appearances by Paris Hilton, Rosie O'Donnell, T.I., Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, and Christina Aguilera - quite a cast for someone supposedly fighting obscurity. Plus, her book Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, hits stores in September on Ballantine Books.

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Anderson Cooper is not emo!

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 12th 2008 3:25PM
Anderson CooperNo, that doesn't say "Elmo," though I could understand the confusion because Anderson Cooper was on Sesame Street last year. I mean emo.

USA Weekend interviews Cooper and he talks about a lot of subjects, from the places he hasn't gone in the world that he'd like to visit (China), what's on his iPod (Marisa Monte), what he watches on TV (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List?!), Hurricane Katrina, that he hasn't gone to the dentist in five years (I used to be like that too), and why his dog is almost human. When asked what he does on the weekends, Cooper says he works for 60 Minutes. Seems like even his vacations involve work too.

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What's On Tonight: Last Comic Standing, Swingtown, Hopkins

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 26th 2008 4:03PM
  • George CarlinESPN has the NBA Draft all night.
  • At 8, NBC has a new, two hour Last Comic Standing, then a new Fear Itself.
  • FOX has a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8, followed by a new So You Think You Can Dance.
  • More George Carlin on HBO2 starting at 8: What Am I Doin' In New Jersey?, Doin' It Again, Jammin' in New York, Back in Town, You Are All Diseased, and It's Bad For Ya.
  • At 9, TBS has a new Bill Engvall Show, then a new My Boys.
  • There's a new American Chopper on TLC at 9.
  • HGTV has a new Rate My Space at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new Swingtown.
  • ABC has the premiere of Hopkins at 10.
  • History Channel has a new Surviving History at 10.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 10.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new My Life on the D-List.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Reno 911.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Was Kathy Griffin dumped over Jesus joke?

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 1st 2008 9:23AM
Kathy GriffinControversy continues to swirl around the Disney Channel's once-squeaky-clean Hannah Montana series. Now Kathy Griffin is telling Entertainment Weekly she was fired from the series for comments she made at last year's Creative Arts Emmys.

I dunno. Does "Suck it, Jesus! This award is my god now!" seem all that bad? That's probably one of the classier things the D-List comedian has ever said.

But Griffin didn't go quietly into the night, opting instead to fire off a few shots at the show's star, Miley Cyrus, whose racy Vanity Fair photos are making the water cooler rounds this week. "[She] has been flashing her green bra and posing topless," said Griffin. "I was basically told, 'Disney doesn't want you anywhere near the building.'"

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