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March 19, 2015

Cohen describes Griffin's reasons for quitting Fashion Police as 'the pot calling the kettle black'

Kathy Griffin may try to embarrass Anderson Cooper each year when they co-host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage but he's got her back.

On Wednesday's night's Watch What Happens Live after show, Cooper stood up for Griffin during a discussion about her well-publicized decision last week to quit as host of the E! show Fashion Police.

'I'm on Team Griffin,' said Cooper who accused Cohen of loving to 'stir the pot.'

January 1, 2015

Later tweets: 'Anyone know how to get red dye out of hair?'

Anderson Cooper never knows quite what to expect when he co-hosts CNN's New Year's Eve coverage from New York's Times Square with Kathy Griffin.

This year - their eighth together - was no exception. Among the more memorable moments came towards the end when Griffin brought some hair dye out.

'Just lean your head down a little bit, close your eyes, and we're gonna have a little bit of fun, shall we?' she said to her white=haired pal. 'Just trust me.'

December 29, 2014

The story is told through the eyes of two young kids who want their moms to marry one another

A charming children’s book looking at the subject of same-sex marriage and its impact on families has been made into a short film – which can now be viewed on YouTube.

Cynthia Chin Lee’s story looks at the issue through the eyes of Alex and Nicky – the adopted children of a female couple, Kathy and Lee.

December 1, 2014

'These are some big shoes I'm going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind'

It's official: Kathy Griffin will take over for Joan Rivers on the popular E! series Fashion Police.

Griffin's name had been mentioned as a possible successor immediately after Rivers' death this fall but she downplayed the possibility and other names were floated.

The show will return to the air on 12 January to critique the fashions worn at the Golden Globe Awards.

'I get it! These are some big shoes I'm going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind,' Griffin said in a statement.

September 24, 2014

Melissa Rivers has reportedly agreed to continue producing the show, as long as her mother's replacement is someone that her mother would have loved

Joan Rivers is irreplacable. But if there is one comic that could follow in her footsteps, it could only be fellow comic icon and lover of the gays Kathy Griffin.

With E's Fashion Police continuing, producers are trying to find the next host that could fill the ginormous shoes left after Rivers' too soon passing.

MailOnline has learned that Melissa Rivers has reportedly agreed to continue to produce the show, as long as her mother's replacement is someone that her mother would have loved.

May 2, 2014

Comic says she yelled 'Fierce! Fierce! Diva! Fierceness!' when Material Girl - protected by bodyguard - walked by her on red carpet

One of Kathy Griffin's best friends is Cher and another one is Gloria Vanderbilt.

So is it possible for this one-time D-lister to still be starstruck? Apparently so.

This week during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Griffin claims to have lost her composure when encountering Madonna at The Grammys this year.

After five losses, Griffin finally won the Best Comedy Album Grammy which she accepted during the non-televised portion of the evening.

March 27, 2013

CNN star also reportedly being considered as replacement for Matt Lauer on The Today Show

With Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show ending soon, the CNN star has some intriguing possible gigs including a show with pal Kathy Griffin and becoming host of NBC's The Today Show.

Deadline is reporting that Cooper and Griffin, who have co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage for at least six years, filmed a pilot this week at CNN studios in New York.

Details are sketchy but it was filmed in front of a live audience that included new CNN boss Jeff Zucker.

January 3, 2013

Comic jokingly tried to perform oral sex on gay newsman

After the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York City, CNN's guest broadcaster Kathy Griffin got her knees and attempted to kiss Anderson Cooper's crotch.

He giggled and tried to stop her and get her back on her feet but Griffin, never one to back away from a challenge persisted.

One group that isn't laughing about Griffin's antics is the Parents Television Council which said Wednesday that Griffin 'has shown increasing contempt for the audience.'

January 3, 2013

Comic says she tried to go down on newsman for 'ladies and gays'

Kathy Griffin has no regrets for kissing Anderson Cooper's crotch and trying to 'go down' on the newsman during their annual stint co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square.

'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,' the comic told David Letterman during an appearance on his late-night talk show Wednesday (2 January).

'I tried ladies and gays, I tried - for you!' she added.

January 1, 2013

Did comic finally go too far on CNN's live New Year's Eve coverage?

Kathy Griffin didn't drop an f-bomb during CNN's live New Year's coverage. She also didn't try and take her clothes off and she didn't scream down to a heckler that she wasn't trying to 'knock dicks out of your mouth.'

No, that was all in past years.

This year, the sixth year she teamed with Anderson Cooper for the telecast, the red-headed comic merely tried to simulate giving oral sex to Cooper.

'Did you drop something,' Cooper said to Griffin as she was down on her knees.

December 28, 2012

Griffin tells a giggling Cooper: 'This year the mask is coming off'

Anderson Cooper has one of his easiest television gigs all year when he co-hosts CNN's New Year's Eve coverage with Kathy Griffin from Times Square in New York.

All he has to do is giggle.

The cable network has paired Cooper up with comedienne Griffin for the sixth consecutive year and the pair chatted about their plans for the evening on Cooper's nightly CNN show on Thursday (27 December).

'We are gonna break it down this year,' Griffin warned Cooper. 'This year the mask is coming off - the secrets that you've been keeping.'

December 20, 2012

First guests to be Jane Lynch and gay icon Liza Minnelli

Kathy Griffin loves to push the envelope and will have the opportunity to make TV censors even more nervous when her weekly Bravo talk show Kathy goes live next month.

The very gay-friendly show, which debuted earlier this year, has already lined up its first guests: Glee star Jane Lynch and the legendary Liza Minnelli.

October 18, 2012

This week's Spirit Day to combat bullying getting unprecedented support

Just two years after the first Spirit Day took place, unprecedented support from the worlds of sports and entertainment is shaping up for the day to 'go purple' as a statement against LGBT bullying.

Observance of the day is on Friday (19 October) and participating will be the National Basketball Association (NBA) / Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS) and NASCAR's diversity program.

July 27, 2012

Comedienne's weekly hour on Bravo network is heavy on gay content

Kathy Griffin's weekly talk show was deemed by guest Jane Fonda as 'the weirdest show I've ever done in my life' and had another guest, Anderson Cooper, saying on the air: 'Bitch, what the f-- are you doing?'

Bravo announced on Thursday (26 July) that the fun on Kathy will continue for a second season.

July 3, 2012

'The press became fixated on Anderson’s orientation. And for years, I talked around it'

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper are more than just a pair of television personalities who team up every year to host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage from Times Square in New York City.

They also happen to be very close friends.

April 17, 2012

Tells Gay Star News: 'Honey, you are my demographic'

Kathy Griffin's new weekly talk show debuts Thursday (19 April) on the Bravo network and the outspoken comedienne tells Gay Star News she knows darn well who her audience is.

'Honey, you are my demographic,' she said during a conference call this morning.

'The struggle on this show is to get one f***ing heterosexual [viewer]. This show is basically straight bashing at this point. We are very, very LGBTQI-friendly. We talk about those issues. ... My tentacles have been reaching into the community for a long time.'