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Apparently, seven is the magic number this week. On Wednesday, we told you about Keyshawn Johnson’s wife filing for divorce after just seven months of marriage. Now it’s been confirmed that “Fashion Police” freshman Kathy Griffin is chucking the deuces after only seven episodes.
The comedian made the announcement on Twitter last night. According to Griffin, she can no longer subject herself to the promotion of intolerance.
“When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at ‘Fashion Police,’ I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television,” Griffin explained. “I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.”
She went on to say that it only took seven episodes for her to realize that the show wasn’t a good fit for her.
“After seven episodes of ‘Fashion Police,’ I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it’s time to move on.”
Check out her full statement here:
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 13, 2015
E! also confirmed Kathy’s departure.
“We can confirm that Kathy Griffin is leaving E!’s ‘Fashion Police.’ We wish her all the best and are grateful for her time on the show, as well as the many laughs that she gave us all. ‘Fashion Police’ will return, as scheduled, on Monday, March 30, at 9 p.m. with our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, and executive producer Melissa Rivers. No further information is available at this time.”
Kelly Osbourne, who also left the show after co-host Giuliana Ranncic made insensitive comments about Zendaya Coleman, took to Twitter to commend Kathy for her decision. Honestly, Griffin’s departure isn’t surprising. Earlier this week she slammed Rancic for regurgitating the mindless joke, which she says was written by “some dude.”
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) March 13, 2015
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Earlier this month, the entertainment world suffered the shocking loss of Joan Rivers, who passed away at age 81. Many questioned what her death meant for her popular E! TV show, “Fashion Police”. Would E! try to cast a replacement? Would the show be pulled off of the air? From the looks of it, or at least according to the folks over Perez Hilton, the show will go on.
If reports are correct, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes and comedian Kathy Griffin are both being seriously considered by E! producers to fill Joan’s slot. NeNe is reportedly a strong contender because she has her own fashion line with HSN and is considered to be one of the more fashionable Atlanta Housewives. Her sharp tongue, comedic timing and the networks reported hopes to diversify the panel are also supposedly working in her favor.
On the other hand, Kathy Griffin is being considered because it’s believed that her sense of humor would add an interesting element to the panel; however, the fact the she doesn’t have much of a fashion background may cripple her chances.
Supermodel and former TV host Tyra Banks’ name is also being tossed around, which would make a lot of sense considering that she has experience in both television and fashion.
Are you a fan of “Fashion Police”? Who would you like to see as the next host?
Although we should thank the armed forces everyday for protecting our freedom and liberties, May is National Military Appreciation month. These celebrities have showed their appreciation and support by performing for the troops.
While working on her eighth album in 1998, Mariah Carey decided to cover a song that was first recorded by Brenda K. Starr ten years earlier. Carey enlisted the help of Brett Ratner to direct the music video, which was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s 1953 visit to the U.S. troops in Korea. In the video, Carey emulated Monroe’s hair and make-up while doing her own performance in front of airmen and soldiers at the Edwards Air Force Base in California.
For anybody who ever tuned in to “Showtime At The Apollo” back in the day, you know brutal it can be for contestants to get booed off the stage. If you’re horrifically bad and don’t realize it, not only will the crowd let you know, but they’ll send the Sandman on you; the tap-dancing man thirsty for his own 15-20 seconds of notoriety during each airing. And while most people who get booed, denied a W and even kicked off the stage at the sound of the loudest horn go on to fade into obscurity, there have been a few celebrities who managed to get through the embarrassment and blow up big by cultivating their talents. Here’s nine comedians and singers who got the last laugh.
Not too long ago we talked about our love for our favorite silver fox reporter Anderson Cooper. The white hair, the blue eyes, the boyish grin and giggly laugh, we love it all. But make no mistake about it—AC is no punk.
During an appearance on Kathy Griffin’s new show on Bravo, Anderson explained how he got buck with a passenger on American Airlines who was trying to snap a pic of him on the low with an iPhone. He told her:
“I’m sitting there incredulous that he thinks I don’t see him … and he’s still taking the pictures. “Normally I would just be like, we’re not gonna win this one. But lately I’ve become emboldened, and I grab the guy on the shoulder, and I said something to the effect of, ‘B*****, what the f*** are you doing?’”
Whoa there. That is definitely not the Anderson we see reporting the news on CNN. Since Andy mentioned that it was 6am we’re guessing a) he’s not a morning person, b) he hadn’t had his coffee, or c) he just wasn’t in the mood, but whatever the reason that passenger definitely got more than a pic that morning.
Anderson said after the moment passed he couldn’t believe he snapped on the guy like that but that didn’t stop Kathy from calling him the white 50 Cent. Check out this clip of him retelling the story on her show. What do you think about his reaction?
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Look at Isaiah Mustafa, now look at Kathy Griffin, now back to Isaiah…just kidding. For those of you who have a jones for the Old Spice cutie, you can rest assured. Despite rumors, the star of the viral commercial is not seeing Kathy Griffin…or anyone for that matter. There’s still time.
The 37-year-old, Mustafa told People Magazine that his outgoing nature is to blame.
“Anytime I have been hanging out with people in any capacity, it’s always taken as something more.” He met the comedienne backstage at one of shows he was attending.
Mustafa didn’t say Griffin asked him to take his shirt off, but it is a request he gets a lot.
“Everybody asks me to take off my shirt,” he admits. “I just smile, but depending on the circumstances, if I can do it, I’ll do it.”