June 26th, 2012 by edsel
CNN host Anderson Cooper ripped into a fellow passenger who was snapping shots of him without his permission.
Gossip Cop reported that Kathy Griffin welcomed her good friend Cooper, 45, on her talk show ‘Kathy’ Thursday night. Her fellow talk show host told Griffin of an incident that took place earlier that day during an early morning flight from New York to Los Angeles.
According to Anderson Cooper, he was seated beside skater Johnny Weir on the 6 a.m. flight. Cooper was dozing off when he realized that there was a fellow passenger seated nearby who was taking photos of him.
“Normally,” the CNN news anchor told Kathy Griffin, “I would just be like, ‘We’re not going to win this one.’” However, Anderson Cooper then admitted that “I’ve lately become emboldened,” perhaps referring to paparazzo-punching incidents involving Justin Bieber and Alec Baldwin.
Gossip Cop reported that the normally-suave Silver Fox admitted that he “grabbed the guy on the shoulder,” bared his fangs, and snarled something along the lines of “B*tch, what the f**k are you doing?” at the startled passenger.
Anderson Cooper said that he immediately regretted his angry reaction. “It was one of those things, as soon as I said, ” he admitted to Kathy Griffin, “I was like ‘I can’t believe I said this to this guy.”
April 18th, 2012 by faye
Comedienne Kathy Griffin has been banned once again from the “Today” show after she allegedly had a row with Natalie Morales.
According to reports, 51-year-old Kathy Griffin had a disagreement with news anchor Natalie Morales, and told USA Today, “I just found out, I’m very excited, I’m re-banned from the ‘Today’ show.”
However, the comedienne does not seem too fazed with being banned on the show, even saying that she is “very excited.”
“I just want you to know, over the years since Suddenly Susan in 1996, I have been banned and re-banned from the Today show by several people.Katie Couric at one point. Matt Lauer at one point. This time my camp heard that it was actually Natalie Morales – who is on the show, I don’t even know if she’s the co-host, I think she reads the news.” Kathy Griffin said.
According to the comedienne, the team of Natalie Morales had a beef with her because she was apparently rude to the 39-year-old news anchor. However, Kathy Griffin says she has no recollection of the incident.
“What I heard from their team is that I was rude to her at the Golden Globes, which is funny because I didn’t go to the Golden Globes,” Kathy said, adding, “But I did go to Golden Globes parties, which I didn’t really belong at, so I know for a fact that I did a few interviews there, but I really knew that it wasn’t my place to even be there.”
Since her spats with hosts Katie and Matt, Kathy Griffin said she has made amends with the two anchors, somehow.
“(Katie) wasn’t a fan for a while and finally came around,” said the comedienne. “We e-mail.”
“(Matt) was over my crap,” Kathy Griffin told USA Today. “I made fun of him so much, and then I ran into him later at an NBC event, and I think he finally got it: “OK, it’s a joke. She’s kidding.”‘
Griffin’s ban on the “Today” show and her alleged beef with Natalie Morales doesn’t seem to be affecting her ever-flourishing career. Bravo has given Kathy Griffin her own prime time talk show, ‘Kathy.’ It will be her weekly platform to talk about anything she pleases, from celebrity gossip, to fashion to politics.
Of her show, she told the Huffington Post: ‘It’s going to be, what’s called in the industry, a s***storm. I just did a promotional photoshoot for Bravo, and I’m playing a little bit of a smoke-and-mirrors game with them, where I don’t actually want them to know what the show is.”
“But they did a photoshoot with me with police caution tape around my mouth, so it’s almost as if they’re anticipating -they know what they’re in for, as will the rest of America, Canada, parts of Mexico City, the UK and Finland,” Kathy Griffin concluded.