A heartfelt collection of our favorite music stories of the week, as picked by Voice music writers, including a special Valentine's Day meeting between A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown and ... Kathy Griffin, perhaps best known to the two rappers as the old nurse from Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" video. He ... More >>
On Monday night, Kathy Griffin rang in the New Year with Anderson Cooper in a CNN special from Times Square. While the affable Cooper explained the drinking game fans created in his honor, Griffin got rowdy and told Cooper she wanted to "kiss his sardine." Um, ok...
Remember when Kathy Griffin's reality show My Life on the D-List started seeming extra weird because Kathy had clearly arrived at the A-list? To pretend the funny lady was getting shafted everywhere she turned was almost as comically abusrdist as her take on other reality stars. Fortunately, she m ... More >>
On Twitter, that is. The divine diva had 784,048 people following her last time I looked--and it's no wonder; her tweets are spicy, honest, and entertaining. But she only wants to read tweets by 10 other people/things! That's one for each commandment and two for each Spice Girl! And it's quite a ... More >>
I've scoured the twitter feeds to come up with today's most tart emissions from funny ladies with a delightful axe to grind: Kathy Griffin, responding to someone who tweeted, "Get some class. Ur mouth is like a sewer.": "Ahhh blow me. Love, KG"
Throughout the award's history, Grammy voters have tended to bestow Best Comedy Album upon trusted favorites: Bill Cosby closed out the 1960s with six straight victories; Richard Pryor took home three trophies in the '70s and two more in the '80s; and Peter Schickele opened the '90s with four ... More >>
"She's fuckin' nuts!" declared Kathy Griffin at last week's Larry King event put on by the Friars. "She'll cut you!" The Sheraton shindig was supposed to be a tribute to Larry, but thankfully some roast-like moments like that snuck in.
Eddie Murphy has followed his homophobic pal Brett Ratner out the gay door, and now the Oscars are starting from square zero again, much like the Democrats did when John Edwards was revealed to have fathered a love child. So who should swoop in and save the show's ass? Naturally, I'm going ... More >>
On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>
The New York Comedy Festival has arrived. The festival turns eight this year, and will hopefully celebrate with humor children of that age can't understand. While always a showcase for chuckles, the first day of the festival has a higher purpose: supporting injured soldiers through the Bob Woodruff ... More >>
New York Comedy Festival tortures us
At a Friars Club tribute to Bob Woodruff the other night, a panel of TV journalists was asked that very question. One replied Sandy Koufax because the famed pitcher was so inspirational and also has never talked much to press, so it would be a big "get."
Somebody's got to do the dirty dishes around here
This week in the Voice, out today: Jim Schutze analyzes the economy of Rick Perry's Texas. It's definitely not the small government, super-low-tax fantasyland Perry would like you to think it is. Michael Musto and Kathy Griffin talk Tourette's and Paula Abdul. Harry Siegel details a possib ... More >>
Chatty Kathy Griffin just called to tell me about the time she confronted Michele Bachmann on an escalator at an official government dinner. You'll spit out your Jamba juice when you hear the result. It's in this week's column, a zingy and hilarious chat with caustic Kathy, who also tells m ... More >>
Their unexpected duet is a good time romp filled with solid belting and kooky ad libs.
Today's batch of femme joke hurlers are a smart and sassy gaggle of politically incorrect yet ultimately liberating beauties. Your fave from these choices? *Joan Rivers Hilarious, scathing, on target, and up to date, she makes me wet myself every time. *Wanda Sykes A sassy motor mouth a ... More >>
Here's a candid peek at 007 Daniel Craig caught in drag!
Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>
Nicki, P!nk, Gaga, and those two other ones taste the rainbow
Big reality show shakeups, people. Tart-tongued funny lady Kathy Griffin is calling it quits with her Bravo show My Life on The D-List after six seasons. Chatty Kathy never intended to be a reality star, she says. Besides, I would imagine it would be hard to pretend to still be D-list when ... More >>
Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too
Since, as Us Weekly informed us all (including, apparently, Sarah Palin) yesterday, Levi Johnson has finally offered to make an honest woman of Bristol Palin -- and Bristol has accepted! -- we're been wondering: How does Levi's proposal fare in light of all of the impressive proposal efforts ... More >>
This was inevitable. Last night, the Jersey Shore cast played a game of "I Never" on Lopez Tonight with Kathy Griffin and George Lopez, drinking to things they had done with prompts like, "I never had a girl sleep over who left orange streaks on my sheets" (Ronnie and the Situation drank). Bu ... More >>
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
Gossip blogger inspires song and dance
Straining at the ropes at the International Escort Awards.
Gaga for Gaga! And that Steve Buscemi—what a character!
An ice queen and an English dandy at BAM
We've had a couple of days to recover from Comedy Central's roast of veteran funny lady Joan Rivers, and now that the wonderfully putrid air has cleared, we can look back and remember the choicest bits of appallingly hilarious indecorum (not all of them aimed at Rivers, by the way.) Among th ... More >>
It's getting to the point where if you tell people the truth about the black crime menace, you lose your right to a government job. Here's the latest outrage from the sensitivity police: An aide to Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has resigned after it was revealed that she made com ... More >>
Michael Jackson used to downplay the amount of surgery he had--I think he copped to one nose tweaking and perhaps an occasional eyebrow tweaze--but we know better. The guy had even more surgery than Kathy Griffin and Faye Dunaway combined. But what if he'd gone au naturel? What if he'd never touched ... More >>
This barb doll keeps going and going and going
I was just sent a link to the HX interview with motormouth Kathy Griffin by editor John Russell, who deadpanned, "Apparently it's a towering achievement of faggoty journalism. Links and gratuitous ass-kissing appreciated!" Well, I'm gonna need him to lick MY ass when my next book comes out, so here ... More >>
What does it take to be a female comic nowadays? Oh, I don't know--a mouth like a chainsaw, a wit like a pickaxe, and no fear whatsoever of libel. The most prominent funny ladies in the business right now are political-correctness shatterers who dare to say outrageous things (Sarah Silverman, Lisa L ... More >>
Let's go through all the stereotypical ways, shall we? *Gay men like dogs, lesbians like cats. *Gay men like to dress like women, lesbians like to dress like men. *Gay men like Calvin Klein Eternity, lesbians like potpourri.
Waltz With Bashir, a movie that sprang from a previous Israeli invasion of Lebanon, won Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics. A free Madoff Watch T-shirt to the reader who suggests the best title for the first movie spurred by Israel's current invasion of Gaza. On an overseas t ... More >>
Peter McManus', Chelsea, shortly after midnight We'd been warned that Times Square could be hit with a "Mumbai-style attack" on New Year's Eve, so only about a million people showed up. (The celebration in Aspen, Colorado didn't fare so well, but they sure had fun in New Orleans.) On TV Kathy G ... More >>
That very straight team of Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin had a lot of fun hosting New Year's Eve on CNN, with the help of Tom Cruise, David Spade, and a drag queen in a giant descending high heel. But the most flaming moment of all had Kathy--perhaps not knowing she was still on the air--yelling ... More >>
Gay.com has done a saucy feature on various notables and their thoughts about masturbation, and naturally, Kathy Griffin took her hand off her privates long enough to click out some answers. Here, for your orgasmic pleasure, is her q&a: *Is there one particular celeb or famous person you think abou ... More >>
Kathy Griffin is no dumb piece of work. The kooky comic knows that her audience consists largely of screaming queens wearing glitter gloss—and some macho gays too! So she's giving an interview to A Bear's Life, the super masculine magazine that lends "a gruff voice and furry face to an integral pa ... More >>
Chatty Kathy Griffin was cutely pert (or was it pertly cute?) cohosting New Year's Eve on CNN with my future husband Anderson Cooper. Now she plays with the gays some more by posing for an Advocate cover story--and with THAT little vixen in the room, even the mere act of being photographed (by Mike ... More >>