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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."
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?' "
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."
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.
Originally posted 04/19/2009 11:10AM
With Emmys galore already to her name, Ellen DeGeneres can now add another trophy to her shelf – this one relevant to her personal life.
"Love comes in lots of different forms," said DeGeneres, 51, with her wife, Portia de Rossi, 36, standing beside her as the crowd cheered at Saturday's 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. "I am flabbergasted by the fact that we're still trying to fight," she added. "I am not trying to fight for gay rights – I am trying to fight for equal rights."
The TV host's award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation League, at the Nokia Theater, was for the 2008 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on which Ellen discussed her wedding day. Speaking onstage, DeGeneres said, "Portia, I love you."
Originally posted 09/13/2008 11:05PM
Kathy Griffin might need to consider adding another member to her staff just to carry around her Emmy awards.
The comedian won her second Emmy on Saturday, picking up the trophy for best reality program for her Bravo hit My Life On the D-List. And, true to form, she delivered another memorable – and bleepable – acceptance speech.
"Well, well, well! Here we go again, f-----ers," Griffin said, gamely accepting the award at the Creative Arts Emmys held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
"I'm not going to tell anyone to suck it," she said, referencing her speech from 2007 in which she infamously told Jesus to "suck it." "I would make love to this thing if I could."
Originally posted 07/31/2008 11:10AM
If there's one joke you shouldn't expect to hear from Kathy Griffin from now on, it's the one about her getting new plastic surgery. The funnywoman says she's done with it.
"[Plastic surgery] didn't help me one bit," she says in the latest issue of Fitness. "It didn't get me happier or didn't make me look particularly younger, it didn't help me get jobs.
"What I realize now is ... no one expected me to come out in a bikini anyway."
Originally posted 04/27/2008 08:00PM
It was deja vu all over again as Ugly Betty and Brothers & Sisters once more took top honors at Saturday's 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
Kathy Griffin, whose My Life on the D-List was named outstanding reality show, opened the ceremony with a little help from her mom, Maggie Griffin, who joined her daughter on-stage – and drew big laughs.
"Mom, who's the gayest-looking person in the room tonight?" Griffin asked.
Originally posted 05/27/2007 11:45AM
Comedian Kathy Griffin – who guest co-hosted The View one day after the big fight between Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck – revealed some details about O'Donnell's departure from the show, during a comedy act Saturday night.
Originally posted 07/11/2006 08:20AM
Comedian Kathy Griffin told CNN's Larry King that her marriage to Matthew Moline fell apart after she discovered he'd stolen $72,000 from her.
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