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Kathy Griffin (born 4.11.1960)
Kathy Griffin is an American stand-up comedian, actress and TV personality. She first became known for her appearances in the popular sitcom Seinfeld.
Kathy Griffin: Childhood
Kathy Griffin was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to first-generation Irish-Americans. She attended St. Bernadine's Elementary School where she developed her dislike of organized religion. She then studied at Oak Park River High School, where she became interested in musical theatre and performed in Fiddler on the Roof, amongst other productions.
Kathy Griffin: Career
Kathy Griffin started performing in the 1980s, when she joined an improvisational comedy troupe, The Groundlings after she failed to get noticed in more mainstream theatrical circles.
Griffin then went on to perform stand-up comedy in the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles and went on to develop her own show on HBO in 1998, called 'Hot Cup of Talk'.
In 1994, Kathy Griffin appeared in the classic Pulp Fiction when she plays the role of a pedestrian who tries to help Ving Rhames' character (Marcellus Wallace) after Bruce Willis (Butch Coolidge) runs him over with his car. She then went on to play the role of Connie in The Unborn, alongside Brooke Adams. Griffin's appearances on TV then began to increase in regularity, with two appearances in Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a Showtime parody of Madonna's Truth or Dare, entitled Medusa: Dare to be Truthful and a role in Bob Goldthwait's Shakes the Clown. She also appeared as the leader of a car club in an episode of Ellen in 1996, as well as a dual role in X-Files, alongside David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Griffin also featured as a fashion channel reporter in Ugly Betty.
It was in 1996 that Kathy Griffin started gaining serious airtime, when she was cast as Brooke Shields' colleague in Suddenly Susan. She also landed a one-hour special on HBO, entitled Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk. Between 1996 and 1998, she played the role of Sally Weaver in Seinfeld, which also earned her a degree of recognition.
In 2009, Kathy Griffin topped the New York Times Bestseller List with her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. She also released a Grammy-nominated album, Sucking it for the Holidays.
Kathy has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve Broadcast for three years running, between 2009 - 11. In 2009 she landed herself in trouble for swearing on air and in 2011 she caused controversy for stripping to her underwear during the show.
In March 2011, Kathy Griffin guest starred in an episode of Glee, playing the role of a Regionals competition judge.
Griffin's stand-up shows often court attention for their no-nonsense style and for her love of mocking celebrities and people in the public eye. In the past, her 'victims' have included Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan. She has been compared to other controversial stars such as Howard Stern and she has claimed to have been banned from several mainstream TV shows, such as The View (which she temporarily co-hosted in 2007) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2005, she was banned from taking part in E!'s red carpet TV coverage when she made a joke that the child actress Dakota Fanning (aged 11 at the time) had entered rehab.
Kathy Griffin: Personal Life
Griffin is an advocate for LGBT right, as well as being a vocal supporter for same sex marriage.
In 2001, Kathy Griffin married Matt Moline, on top of the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. Brooke Shields was her maid of honour. The pair divorced, after a number of separations and she had her tattooed wedding ring removed by laser treatment. She later accused Moline of stealing $72,000 from her.
In 2007, Kathy Griffin attended the Emmy Awards with Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple. They stopped dating the following year.
In March 2011, Kathy Griffin announced, on the Howard Stern radio show, that she was romantically involved with Isaiah Mustafa. Mustafa went on to say that he was, in fact, single.
Cohen will be co-hosting CNN's annual Times Square shindig with Anderson Cooper.
CNN has revealed that they have selected talk show host Andy Cohen as the replacement for Kathy Griffin for their annual New Year’s Eve broadcast.
The ‘Watch What Happens Live’ host and former Bravo development head Cohen, 49, will be co-hosted the network’s ‘New Year’s Eve Live’ broadcast from Times Square in New York City with Anderson Cooper this year.
“Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year's Eve?” Cooper stated in a press release. “It's going to be a blast!”
Continue reading: Andy Cohen Replaces Kathy Griffin On CNN's New Year's Eve Show
Jeffrey Mezger, CEO and chairman of KB Home, was caught on camera launching a foul-mouthed outburst at his neighbours, Griffin and her partner Randy Bick.
The CEO of KB Home, one of America’s biggest homebuilding companies, has been left red-faced after being caught on tape hurling foul-mouthed abuse at his neighbour, famous comedian Kathy Griffin.
The rant was recorded last Saturday (September 16th), and is believed to be over a noise complaint filed by Randy Bick, Griffin’s long-term partner and who lives next door to Jeffery Mezger, according to The Huffington Post.
“Hey Randy, go f*** yourself,” steamed KB Home’s CEO and chairman Mezger, who was captured on audio-enabled security camera footage as he unleashed his tirade from his property last weekend in Los Angeles.
She's really starting to lose it with the US President.
It's been three months since Kathy Griffin apologised for her controversial anti-Trump photoshoot, during which she's had time to reflect on her actions. And now she's decided that she's not actually sorry at all. But she has some very good reasons why she's retracting that apology.
Kathy Griffin at the Women's Choice Awards
Back in May, celebrity photographer Tyler Shields shot pictures of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a bloody fake head resembling that of President Donald Trump. Understandably, there was immediate backlash over the idea of her endorsing an assassination, but she eventually apologised and removed the images, conceding that she had gone 'way too far'.
Continue reading: Kathy Griffin Is Going Back On Her Apology To Donald Trump
New York Magazine journalist Yashar Ali claimed that Griffin was interviewed as part of the investigation, which has still not concluded.
The fallout from Kathy Griffin’s controversial photoshoot that featured her with a severed ‘President Trump’ head is continuing, with a new claim that the comedienne was interviewed by the Secret Service.
The 56 year old star landed herself in hot water a couple of months ago when she posed for a photoshoot with celeb photographer Tyler Shields, in which she held aloft a fake ‘severed head’ of current President Donald Trump. It lost Griffin her regular gig as the host of CNN’s New Year programming, and caused a huge backlash in the U.S. as people’s opinions were divided.
Now, New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali has sensationally claimed that Griffin was interviewed and interrogated for over an hour by the Secret Service as part of the investigation, which has still not concluded.
The red carpet fashion presenter is stepping down from her daily role as E! News anchor after being in the job since 2005.
It’s the end of an era for E! News, as Guiliana Rancic has announced that she’s quitting her role as a day-to-day anchor in a month’s time.
The 40 year old Italian-American presenter will be stepping down on August 10th, after just over ten years in the job. However, she will remain a significant presence on the network, as she says her roles on ‘Fashion Police’ and ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ will be continuing as normal.
Giuliana Rancic is stepping down from her role on E! News after a decade
Continue reading: Giuliana Rancic Departing E! News - Remaining On 'Fashion Police'
Melissa Rivers will join Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski as co-hosts on E!’s ‘Fashion Police’.
Fashion Police will be returning to E! in August and Melissa Rivers will be stepping into her late mother’s shoes as one of the show’s hosts. E! announced the news on Wednesday (17th June). Rivers will join Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski as co-host. 47-year-old Rivers will also continue serving as executive producer on the show, a role she has held since 2010.
Melissa Rivers is the new host of Fashion Police.
Continue reading: It’s Official: Melissa Rivers Named As Co-Host Of E!’s ‘Fashion Police’
Kathy Griffin is bringing her unique comedy styling to 80 cities across the US with her upcoming #LIKEABOSS tour.
Kathy Griffin has announced her upcoming comedy tour. The 54-year-old’s #LIKEABOSS tour will reportedly centre on her reaction to recent revelations from the world of popular culture. Those who are at risk of being lampooned by Griffin’s unique brand of humour are, as the comedian announced on her website, Caitlyn Jenner, Barbra Streisand and the Duggar family.
Kathy Griffin's #LIKEABOSS tour will take the comedian to 80 cities.
Continue reading: Kathy Griffin Headed For 80 Cities With #LIKEABOSS Tour
The New York Daily News reports that Melissa is to take the place of her late mother Joan on the controversial fashion show.
According to the New York Daily News, an unnamed source revealed that executives at E!, which broadcasts the popular fashion show, has internally named Melissa as the panel’s moderator when it resumes taping on August 31st this year. She has apparently signed up for six shows.
Melissa Rivers may be signing up for 'Fashion Police'
Melissa Rivers, in a recent interview, criticised the statement Kathy Griffin released after leaving E!'s 'Fashion Police'.
Melissa Rivers has a bone to pick with Kathy Griffin. In a recent interview, held in front of a large crowd at a New York community arts centre, the 47-year-old daughter of the late Joan Rivers claimed that Griffin wasn't a good fit for E!'s Fashion Police. She further suggested Griffin had unintentionally criticised Joan, harming her legacy, by writing a lengthy statement upon her departure from E!'s Fashion Police.
Melissa Rivers criticised Kathy Griffin in a recent interview.
The presenter and panelist of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is apparently being considered as one of the replacements for Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin.
The search for new hosts for the controversy-hit show ‘Fashion Police’ has alighted upon RuPaul as a potential candidate.
The drama continues at the E! network show as the 54 year old ‘Drag Race’ presenter has been revealed by an unnamed source as one of the possible replacements for Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin, who quit the programme in quick succession last month.
RuPaul is rumoured to be a new panelist on 'Fashion Police'
Continue reading: RuPaul Tipped As Replacement Host On Revamped 'Fashion Police'
Teri Hatcher and Kathy Griffin - The Beverly Hilton Hotel was the location for the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 14th October 2014
Date of birth
4th November, 1960
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