Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin21 posts
13 Mar, 2015

Quits Fashion Police

Quits Job

Griffin quits Fashion Police just two months after joining the show.

When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at Fashion Police, I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television. I am a freedom-loving female and gay rights activist who loves to find the funny in all people, attitudes, beliefs, and appearances, but only when the context permits intelligent humor. I thought that I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate. My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT. There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people’s bodies into it. Again people…context! Listen, I’m no saint — I’m a feminist AND a Gurrrrl who loves an offensive joke or a well-timed barb and you will find plenty in my repertoire. But I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference. I want to help women, gay kids, people of color and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a LAUGH! That has been my platform for decades and my body of work speaks for itself. After 7 episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it’s time to move on. I wish E! and the E! only the best and I hope to continue to make you all laugh performing live or on television where I can be smart, irreverent, unrepentant and unafraid in an observational way that is candid, honest and justified. Thank you to my fans for taking the ride with me. See you at the gay bars…and the MF-ing KENNEDY CENTER Saturday, June 20 and everywhere else! Tickets on sale at KathyGriffin.com. How’s that for unapologetic?

23 Feb, 2015

Dreadlocks criticized

TV Appearance

Rancic and Griffin describe Zendaya’s dreadlocks during Fashion Police‘s Oscar red carpet commentary. Rancic refers to the same hairstyle, on Kylie Jenner, as “edgy” and “cool”, but says Zendaya looks like she:

…smells like patchouli oil…

Griffin:

Or weed…

Rancic:

Yeah, maybe weed.

22 Feb, 2015

Awards dress

Attend Event - Photocall

Chloes Grace Oscar dressMoretz grabs Fashion Police star Griffin’s attention with her floral miu miu dress at the 87th Academy Awards. Griffin:

Some girl named Chloë just presented an award in dress that looks like upholstery that would be at my mom’s retirement village

Moretz’s responds

@kathygriffin so.. Did Maggie like what I did with her drapes..?

1 Dec, 2014

Replaces Rivers on Fashion Police

Griffin is to replace the late Joan Rivers on Fashion Police when the show returns to air with Golden Globes coverage on January 25.

I get it! These are some big shoes I’m going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind. Now I hope you will accept me for me. I’m just Kathy. Did I say I’m just Kathy? I meant I’m Kathy F—ing Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prisoners. I am not holding back so DAMMIT let’s have some fun!

4 Sep, 2014

Joan Rivers’ interview

Interview

In a an interview with Cooper, Griffin discusses her friendship with Joan Rivers, and recalls advice she gave her:

When you are a woman in this business, you have to hold on until your knuckles are white and they chop your fingers off. Then you hold on by your wrist, then you hold on by your elbows and you never let go.

Kathy Griffin: Respect must be paid to Joan Rivers

26 Jan, 2014

Wins Grammy

Grammy

465263581_griffin_mbKathy Griffins wins Grammy for Best Comedy Album for Calm Down Gurrl.

The title came to me just looking at everything going on this year — all kinds of nonsense in the news and political weirdness and celebrities not being able to control themselves. I found myself hollering back at my TV, “Calm down, gurrl,” whether it was to a government official or a celebrity, male or female, young or old. “Calm down” is actually a terrible thing to say to us women when we’re upset.

Kathy Griffin Wins Best Comedy Album

4 Dec, 2013

Kathy Griffin interview

Seacrest interviews Griffin during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about hosting the TrevorLIVE charity fundraiser.

The Trevor Project is a great organization and we’re dealing with suicidal teens primarily from the LGBT community and it’s a hotline they’ve had forever and they have a website TrevorProject.org but what’s exciting is they’ve also added texting let’s say you’re being bullied and you’re maybe not in the situation where you have the privacy to make a call, you can send a text or email and get help that way.

Kathy Griffin On Being Banned!

21 Aug, 2012

Kathy Griffin interview

Seacrest interviews Griffin during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions who she would like to work with.

Naturally it would be Cher. In fact Cher even offered to sing a version of my song and as a matter of fact she played me her duet with Lady Gaga, that is fantastic. So, of course I’m going to go with Cher.

1 Dec, 2009

Michigan Avenue cover

Magazine Cover

Griffin appears on the cover of the December 2009/January 2010 issue of Michigan Avenue magazine. She talks about A-listers.

When I look at someone like Megan Fox, I think, OK, have at it, honey. Enjoy it. But what you have does go away. I’m all about the old-school people that just have really learned a lot, survived a lot. To me, the real A-lister is going to be at that table in 20 years, 30 years. It’s probably not the Maxim Hot 100 Girl of this year. It’s Jerry Springer, who could buy and sell the Hancock building. I’m telling you, there’s a secret society of people who are richer than anybody on the Forbes list.

4 Nov, 1960

Kathy Griffin born in Oak Park, Illinois

Birth

kathy-griffinKathleen Mary “Kathy” Griffin is born in Oak Park, Illinois to Mary Margaret “Maggie” Griffin and John Patrick Griffin. Her father is an army veteran while her mother works as an cashier. She has three elder brothers and an elder sister. She goes to St. Bernadine’s Elementary School.

I grew up in that Catholic family of ‘don’t say anything, and even if you see proof of something you better deny it, because that’s how we roll’.

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