Kathy Griffin is officially stepping into Joan Rivers’ shoes. Griffin will take over E!’s Fashion Police and some people aren’t happy about the decision. The Gossip Table has more details in the clip above, and in the gallery below, look back on Rivers’ legendary life.
Back in 2012, when Anderson Cooper came out of the closet in a public letter to Andrew Sullivan, he said his reason for not announcing his sexuality earlier was that as a journalist, he never felt like he should be the news himself. Yeah, that ship sailed years ago, but this week, we may have witnessed the final death knell to the CNN anchor’s rep as a serious news man. It’s hard to imagine world leaders or war lords sitting down for interviews with the man whose “sardine” Kathy Griffin pretended to kiss on New Year’s Eve. Not that it’s entirely his fault Griffin made the silly attempt to simulate oral sex on live TV. But Cooper hadn’t helped matters, what with his failed daytime talk show, occasional on-air giggle fits and, yeah, agreeing to host CNN’s NYE coverage with Griffin once again. Of course, the comedian is clearly loving the attention the stunt garnered her, as she showed on last night’s Late Show With David Letterman.
“If you think this is the part where I’m going to apologize for trying to go down on Anderson Cooper, you are sorely mistaken,” Griffin told Letterman. “I tried, ladies and gays, I tried for you.”
Anderson Cooper needs to learn that when you hire Kathy Griffin, you get what you pay for! In 2009 the edgy funny lady dropped the F-bomb during CNN’s live New Year’s Eve coverage, and last year she stripped down to her underwear on-air while a confused and seriously stressed-out Cooper looked on. Despite the press backlash, the powers that be invited Kathy back for this year’s live celebration in Times Square, and she did not disappoint. The ball wasn’t the only thing that dropped at midnight, as Griffin pretended to give oral sex to her co-host Cooper! Yes, cries of “Happy New Year!” were mixed pretty heavily with shouts of “Wait, WTF?!” at our house.
It started early on in the night when Kathy told Cooper, “I’m going to tickle your sack.” This understandably unnerved Cooper, who probably wouldn’t want his sack tickled by Kathy in the best of occasions, let alone during a live TV broadcast in the middle of a crowded and freezing Times Square. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I have no sack of gifts here,” he said trying to defuse the situation. “A sack of Christmas presents. I did not bring a sack of Christmas presents.”
Things got much worse around midnight, after the network cut away from a report in Maine, where locals traditionally kiss a sardine sculpture on New Year’s. Without missing a beat, Griffin was seen down around Anderson’s crotch area, prompting him to ask if she dropped something. “No, I was kissing your sardine,” she confirmed. The veteran newscaster pulled the comedienne to her feet as she insisted, “You know you want to.” Anderson answered with an uncharacteristically icy “Believe me, I really don’t.” Watch the whole uncomfortable incident in the video above!
The teenager within us is having a fit right about now. Our crush from the Backstreet Boys, from way back when, A.J. McLean got married to his very pretty longtime girlfriend Rochelle Kandis on Saturday night. The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel and celebrity guests in attendance were his Backstreet bandmates, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and Nick Carter, Kathy Griffin and New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre. Which is like a late ’80′s-’90′s smorgasbord of boyband goodness. A.J and Rochelle have been engaged for two years, every since the singer proposed at one of his shows. Congratulations, guys!
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After years of rumors and vague responses about Lady Gaga‘s appearance in The Muppets, the cameo sadly wound up on the cutting room floor due to time constraints. Moviehole.net reports that it involved Gaga and her entourage — Ed Helms, John Krasinski and possibly Eric Stonestreet — in a showdown with Miss Piggy. And they may or may not have done a version of Madonna‘s “Vogue.” We fail to see how ANY OTHER plot point could have been more important than this. But we are still crossing our fingers that this makes it to the DVD extras.
Moviehole has a whole list of cameos cut from the original script. Elmo, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Rachael Ray, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christian Bale, Kathy Griffin, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry and George Clooney were all on the wish list. Of course, many of those stars happen to be very busy and couldn’t squeeze a Muppet shoot into their schedules (Elmo). But a couple of other big names shot scenes that we’re hoping to see one day: Jason Segel‘s Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Mila Kunis and Ben Stiller.
Given the movie’s strong performance at the box office over the holiday weekend (natch, it couldn’t beat Breaking Dawn Part 1, but it was a respectable second place), maybe some of those clever cameos will make it into another Muppets movie?
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Lots of us are wearing purple today, supporting Spirit Day, which started last year in response to the horrifying spate of LGBT teen suicides linked to bullying. But even if the color didn’t fit in your wardrobe, the wonders of social networking have made it possible to turn your profile pic purple, and we think that counts too. Of course, as with any cause, some of our fave celebs are lending their 140 characters to the effort. Here are some of the best so far:
“Glaad Spirit Day! I support LBGT youth against bullies! Put up your forcefields and don’t let anyone take your energy!!” — Adam Lambert
“You all better be wearing your purple skinny jeans tom for #SpiritDay – I know I will @MTVact.” — Vinny Guadagnino
Anderson Cooper’s new daily one-hour daytime talk show Anderson is premiering September 12. And we’re totally excited to watch it especially because he’s interviewing Daniel Radcliffe and Snooki on the 13th! Anderson’s backstage blog has been giving us the dope on what to expect, including this promo photograph of him holding hands with a bikini-clad Kathy Griffin! What’s this business then? The blog says Kathy is a house guest and the segment is called “Summer’s Best with Kathy Griffin, Snooki & Daniel Radcliffe”. Are you going to tune in to watch? We will. There’s an Oprah sized void in our hearts that we have to fill with something!
[Photo via Anderson Cooper]
It seems like a nearly insurmountable challenge to out-creepy the Jim Carrey Emma Stone video, what with the super-tight focus, heart-felt earnestness and a reference to both freckle-faced babies and “the sex.” However, there’s one person who’s always up for a challenge, and Kathy Griffin’s Justin Bieber video succeeds…well, almost. We say almost since Kathy is obviously joking where as Jim Carrey, who’s site crashed due to an overwhelming number of visitors was…sort of serious?
Take her cues from Carrey’s video (no, seriously, she’s holding a cheat sheet), Kathy tells the Baby singer, “We would have kids, if I even have one egg left. I doubt it. We’re going to have to adopt,” later vowing “And the sex! It’s gonna be weird. The problem is that there’s an age difference. I’m a lot older than you, Justin Bieber. I’m 29. 39. 49. Just look me up.” At least everyone knows she’s joking, where as Jim Carrey’s explanation of the whole think reads as…sort of real? “Yes, my msg to Emma Stone was a comedy routine and the funniest part is that everything i said is tru,” the actor tweeted. Ha…ha?
Nylon Magazine seems to throw a lot of parties, eh? The last one had the whole cast of Sucker Punch celebrate their 12th anniversary issue. This bash, held at Bardot nightclub in Hollywood, had the likes of Paris Hilton, Benji Madden and Kathy Griffin show up. Young H’wood partied as well with Kieran Culkin, Aly Michalka and Daveigh Chase — who left on a bike! We’ve also noticed that Paris’ wardrobe has gone through a dramatic change. We haven’t taken any umbrage with her outfit choices lately, which totally surprises us! Check out the gallery below for the rest of the partiers.
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‘Fess up, Kathy Griffin! Who’s the dude? The comedienne and the mystery dude pictured above were seen frolicking in Maui waters over the weekend. Kathy’s on the island to perform a show, but what’s a little work without a little play? We’re also going to give props where they’re due, because, look at her! Kathy’s going to be 51 later on this year and that stomach is flatter than flat. The rest of her ain’t too bad either. All body parts have quite successfully resisted gravity’s pull! But compliments aside, the bottom line is that we gotta know who the company is. Considering Kathy busted out a polka dot bikini, there’s got to be a motive and we’re guessing that’s him right there. Start talking! [Photos: Splash News Online]