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Kathy Griffin was turned away from late night TV because she’s a woman

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Whether you love Kathy Griffin or hate her, you can’t deny that one of the most refreshing things about her is her absolute candor about the ups and downs of her career. It certainly ain’t always glamourous, and she’s definitely faced her fair share of rejection, but she takes it all in stride with a great amount of humour and just keeps trudging forward. Not only that, but she’s stayed down-to-earth and still regards the whole world of celebrity with as much amazement and bewilderment as we all do.

All of that is exactly why I believe Kathy when she said she was turned away from even being in the running for Craig Ferguson’s late night chat show spot just because she’s a woman. Kathy approached CBS about the show and was told that they’re not actually looking for women, and that was pretty much that.

From The Poughkeepsie Journal:

“I was interested in the Ferguson spot long before it was announced because I had a feeling things might shift,” said a candid Griffin. “My joke phrase is, ‘I can start Monday.’”

The response of one executive to her query: “They’re not considering females at this time,” she recounted.

“You realize that’s illegal to say in a business meeting?” was Griffin’s comeback.

When she told another industry exec that the absence of female hosts was “embarrassing” and that women who represent half the population should hold half of such jobs, he had a ready answer: “Well, you have ‘The Talk.’”

That show, of course, is in daytime and has five co-hosts, not one powerful female comedian owning the nighttime stage.

The effect, even for a resilient professional like Griffin, is dispiriting.

“I walk into the (meeting) room thinking, ‘I’ll give it a shot.’ I leave the room thinking, ‘I never had a chance,’” she said.

For the record, it’s UK actor James Corden who got the post, and for those of you who are saying that Kathy got turned away not because of her gender but because she’s not all that funny, neither is he. And neither was Jay Leno, and his ass was on TV for decades. Letterman isn’t even that funny, but because he’s a man, he’s apparently more worthy of the job? Nah, I don’t think so. It wouldn’t be so bad if they hired a man of colour, but considering that’s likely not on the cards either, I think it’s clear that to the big networks, TV is a straight white man’s game.

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Wanna See Kathy Griffin’s Nude Photoshoot?

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Kathy Griffin stipped down for a photoshoot, and I admit, I didn’t see this coming. She was shot by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, who says the two met through Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean.

Some of the photos remind me of creepster Terry Richardson‘s work. Click below the cut to see her naked (bum and boobs). What do we think? She’s 53, and I gotta say, she brings it.

But still seems to odd to me. I can’t help but wonder why she did it. This seems like the kind of thing she’d make fun of.

What do you think of the pics?

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Best, Worst, And WTF Of Grammy’s Fashion

Billy Crystal, WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DO TO YOUR FACE??

Billy Crystal, WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DO TO YOUR FACE??

So The Grammys bore a new meme: Pharrell‘s hat.

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Sorry, but I’m not ready for this to be a new thing.

Let’s take a look at what others wore to this craptacular awards show!

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Best, Worst, and WTF of SAG Awards Fashion

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Jennifer Lawrence with actress Lupita Nyong’o. I really want to know what they were talking about.

The SAG Awards is probably the most “meh” of all awards shows, am I right? Still, that’s no reason to ignore the fashion. Why? Because it’s fun. Here are some looks from the 20th Annual SAG Awards. Let’s go through and pick the looks for BESTWORST, and WTF.

For more awards show fashion, check out the Golden Globes Awards post.

 

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I don’t think Amanda Peet knows how to dress anymore. This is something I’d expect from Chloë Sevigny, and I don’t even know if she could pull this off. It’s just so…fug. I’m sorry, I know “fug” is played-out, but I cannot summon any other words to accurately describe this dour mess.

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Kathy Griffin Isn’t Sorry for Acting Like a Ho on National Television

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Wait, you missed that Kathy Griffin acted like a ho on national television? Because, oh, yeah: Kathy Griffin acted like a ho on national television. Thought you knew.

No, Kathy appeared with David Letterman last night, and when David insinuated that he wanted to discuss Kathy’s blowjob simulation, she had this to say:

“If you think this is the part where I’m going to apologise for trying to go down on Anderson Cooper you are sorely mistaken. I tried, ladies and gays, I tried for you.”

So, alright. Just when you thought it was safe to say that Kathy Griffin couldn’t get any less classless than she already is, she goes and exhibits another level of classlessness by trying to defend her weird, live-televised behavior.

On another note, Anderson Cooper hasn’t made any kind of public statements about Kathy’s attempt at “trying” to give Anderson Cooper CNN-head. Go figure.

Kathy Griffin Acts Like a Ho on National Television

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Hey, Happy Belated New Year! Did you guys watch the ball drop this past Monday night? Gosh, I didn’t even make it to 10:30 this year, but I guess when you have the stomach flu, that’s to be expected. I spent more time in the bathroom this weekend than really anywhere else, so when I heard that Kathy Griffin was all but fellating Anderson Cooper on CNN, I felt really, really good about where I’d virtually rung in the New Year.

Reportedly, Kathy thought it’d be cute and funny to pretend to go down on Anderson while they attempted to talk about the holiday. It all started off by Kathy threatening to “tickle” Anderson’s “sack,” to which an embarrassed Anderson giggled nervously. Kathy responded that saying the word “sack” on national television was completely OK, and immediately after the ball dropped (no pun intended), Kathy repeatedly kissed Anderson’s crotch area (again, for the world to see) as the citizens of Eastport, Maine, kissed a statue of a sardine as per tradition. Her defense? She was kissing her own sardine statue. You know. No big deal.

In short? Kathy Griffin is a lewd, crude bitch who is only funny in certain circles, and I don’t know how—at all—people could really consider putting her on live television. It’s not like it’s the first time that she’s gone and pulled stunts like this. Did she strip down to her bra and underwear last year on the New Year’s show, also alongside Anderson Cooper? Because she definitely did.

Thank God for stomach flus.

Updated: here’s a video—