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Kathy Griffin: Why I'm Leaving the D-List

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Kathy Griffin: Why I'm Leaving the D-List

Originally posted 01/05/2011 09:00AM

Kathy Griffin is off the D-list.

The comedian is ending the six season – and Emmy Award-winning – run of her hit Bravo show, My Life on the D-List, she tells PEOPLE.

"It was a really tough decision because I think of the D-List as pretty much my baby for the last six seasons and I also think it was really time to stop doing it," Griffin, 50, says by phone from L.A. "Reality is great, but I really didn't set out to be a reality star. So now it's time to spread my wings and show that I'm a little different than Kate Gosselin."

"I'm not saying better," she says, laughing, "but maybe separate myself from the pack a little bit."

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PHOTO: Kathy Griffin Flaunts a Killer Bikini Bod – at 50!

Kathy Griffin Flaunts a Killer Bikini Bod – at 50!

Originally posted 12/06/2010 05:30PM

Kathy Griffin, who just turned 50, stood up fearlessly in front of troops at a San Diego marine base wearing only a camouflage bikini and an ammo belt.

And, boy, did she work for that bod.

Griffin, who was entertaining the troops as host of Sunday's VH1 Divas Salute The Troops at the Miramar Marine base in San Diego, tells PEOPLE her killer abs didn't come easy.

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Kathy Griffin's Campaign Strategy for Levi: Go Shirtless

Kathy Griffin's Campaign Strategy for Levi Johnston: Go Shirtless

Originally posted 08/23/2010 11:35AM

Move over, Jimmy Kimmel. Kathy Griffin is gunning to be Levi Johnston's campaign manager as he runs for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and she even has a strategy all dreamed up.

"The campaign would be based on me being the first lady," the comedian, who once feigned a relationship with Johnston for laughs, tells PEOPLE. "But it would also be based on a celebration of Levi trolling the town shirtless – or being photographed in the shower in various stages of undress."

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Shannen Doherty, Kathy Griffin Search for America's 'Most Inspired' Bartender

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Shannen Doherty, Kathy Griffin Search for America's 'Most Inspired' Bartender

Originally posted 08/02/2010 02:50PM

Actress Shannen Doherty and Cobra Starship singer Gabe Saporta had 26 drinks each Sunday night – and, no, this isn't a preface to an episode of Celebrity Rehab.

Doherty and Saporta weren't exactly enjoying a night on the town. They were judging a regional competition as part of GQ magazine and Bombay Sapphire's search for the nation's "most inspired" bartender.

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VIDEO: Kathy Griffin Skewers Celeb Memoirs

Originally posted 09/09/2009 09:30AM



Kathy Griffin just published her memoir Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin – but apparently the literary bug is still biting!

During a recent visit to PEOPLE.com, the comedian shared how she prepared for her dishy first book – she read lots of other celebrity autobiographies, it turns out – and offered some advice for stars who haven't quite devised the perfect titles for their own memoirs. Watch as Griffin recommends (humorous) titles for the tomes stars like the Jonas Brothers, Jon & Kate Gosselin and Lindsay Lohan have yet to write.


Then check back with PEOPLE TV on Sept. 18 for more from Griffin about writing her first book – including her mother's review!
– Brian Orloff

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PHOTO: Kathy Griffin Channels Kate Gosselin

PHOTO: Kathy Griffin Channels Kate Gosselin

Originally posted 09/04/2009 08:30AM

With a borrowed hairstyle and bikini-ready body, comedienne Kathy Griffin was a dead ringer for the famous mom of multiples at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood while taping an upcoming skit for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"She was walking around the hotel and people actually thought she was Kate," says an observer.

Who played Jon in the skit (set to air next week)? Original Star Trek fleet member George Takei.

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Kathy Griffin: Plastic Surgery and Diet Pill Confessions

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Kathy Griffin: Plastic Surgery and Diet Pill Confessions

Originally posted 09/02/2009 11:15AM

Sure, she may have the confidence to strut around in a bikini now, but for years Kathy Griffin struggled with low self-esteem.

"What I can't figure out is why I wasted time worrying about my looks. I am a comedian. I'm not on the runway in Milan," says Griffin, whose memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, hits stores in September. "Believe it or not, people don't come to see me really thinking I'm going to look like Jennifer Aniston."

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Joan Rivers Responds to Roastmaster Kathy Griffin: Drop Dead!

Joan Rivers Responds to Roastmaster Kathy Griffin: Drop Dead!

Originally posted 08/03/2009 03:15PM

Joan Rivers may have built her career around her sense of humor, but the comedian has some choice words for good pal Kathy Griffin, who emceed her upcoming Comedy Central roast.

"She can [expletive] drop dead now, I'm so angry," Rivers tells PEOPLE, laughing. "She was evil. We made a pact. No matter what we say on camera ... we stay friends forever. And she really lets me have it."

When it comes to the show – which airs Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. ET – Rivers promises plenty of sharp words and big laughs.

"I was in shock at what they said," she says. "They called me evil, mean and [a] plastic surgery whore and disgusting. I kept saying to myself, 'How do they know so much about me?' "

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Kathy Griffin Will Do Whatever It Takes to Win | Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin Will Do Whatever It Takes to Win

Originally posted 07/13/2009 11:00AM

Democracy, you have met your match in Kathy Griffin.

When the 48-year-old comedian and star of Bravo's My Life on the D-Listfound herself an unlikely contestant in a bikini poll on PEOPLE.com, she decided that she wasn't going to leave the results up to chance.

"I voted for myself obsessively – I mean many hundreds of times," Griffin tells PEOPLE. "Then I called my mother and had her vote, and then I had the staff drop all other work so they could do nothing but vote for me."

Adds Grffin, who beat out Lisa Rinna, 45 and Tara Reid, 33, in the bikini showdown, "I defy you, masters of PEOPLE.com, to have a contest that I am not going to win."

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Poll: Who's Got a Hot Bikini Bod?

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Poll: Who's Got a Hot Bikini Bod?

Originally posted 04/20/2009 02:40PM

It's that time of year again: When the mercury level rises and celebs emerge from hibernation wearing less and less. Check out this trio of stars donning tiny two-pieces and vote for who you think has a smokin' bikini body.

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