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Friday
Aug262011

Kathy Griffin Mocks Jim Carrey with Online Love Letter to Justin Bieber

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Jim Carrey's online love letter to Emma Stone has been mocked incessantly on the Internet, including by Kathy Griffin.

The 50-year-old comedienne has parodied Carrey's video with her own clip in which she jokingly professes her love for 17-year-old pop star Justin Bieber.

Griffin basically repeats everything that Carrey said about Stone in his video, while injecting her own humorous comments.

At one point she says, "Justin Bieber, I want you to know you are all the way beautiful, even with those lesbian bangs -- but that is not any diss to the LGBT community."

In a nod to Carrey's proclamation that he wants to have "chubby little freckle-faced kids" with Stone, Griffin says she likely can't give birth to Bieber's children because of her age, so they'll have to adopt.  She adds that any sexual activity between them would be "weird."

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Thursday
Jul142011

Kathy Griffin, Mike Tyson, Reggie Bush Slated for New Reality Series

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS has revealed the identities of a few of the celebrities who will take part in its new reality series, Same Name.

Kathy Griffin, Mike Tyson, and football player Reggie Bush will star on the show, in which celebrities trade lives with people who share the same name as they.

David Hasselhoff will be featured in the season premiere, airing July 24.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Celebrities Tweet Reactions to Casey Anthony Verdict; Jay Leno Jokes

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Casey Anthony was found not guilty in Florida Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

The verdict shocked people everywhere, including many celebs, who took to Twitter to give their reaction to the jury’s decision.  Here a sampling of some of their tweets:

The Office star Rainn Wilson : "Dear Florida, THANK YOU for freeing Casey! She's now available for partying and babysitting!"

Sharon Osbourne: "Casey Anthony not guilty??.....it’s a disgrace. She’ll probably get her own reality show now."

Kathy Griffin: "Wow. Ok, now this case has my attn. Not guilty? Really? I just assumed..."

Aubrey O'Day: “They said she’s Not Guilty guys. The jury was her maker & that’s the law. I don’t know, my heart hurts. I don’t feel like justice was served.”

Roseanne Barr: "casey-you were so smart to hide the body in the swamp! You got away with killing your baby!"

Kim Kardashian: “WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!”

Mandy Moore: “I'm from Orlando and have been hooked on the trial the last few weeks. The defense team was abysmal! This is shocking! Poor, poor Caylee.”

Kevin Nealon: “Casey Anthony. You go girl! You have three years of partying to make up for!”

Star Jones: “I believe in the jury system & accept the verdict...but I can't take smiles from Casey Anthony right now. She may be Not Guilty...but her baby is dead!”

Carson Daly: “That jury better get into hiding.”

Jay Leno reacted to the verdict during his monologue on Tuesday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Referring to the jury that found O.J. Simpson not guilty, Leno joked, “Apparently what happened was the O.J. jury retired and moved to Florida.  This is their first time back.”

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Friday
Apr222011

From Kevin Smith to Kathy Griffin, Celebs Will Marry You

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- From The Bachelor and Bridezillas to Prince William and Kate, couples want weddings that reflect their own style. And when it comes to picking an officiate, they're looking beyond friends, siblings and Elvis impersonators. Now they want celebrities themselves.

Forget Robin Williams, Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman -- they do it only in the movies (License to Wed, Keeping the Faith and Doubt, respectively). We're talking B-List here -- Tori Spelling, for example -- or, in one case, D-List: Kathy Griffin has worked the gig, though not without her signature earthiness.

"You may screw the bride," Griffin once said during a ceremony.

The real altar-ego belongs to movie writer-director-actor Kevin Smith, who's doing for holy matrimony what in the '90s he did for film comedy: make it more fun by making it more indie -- and a lot dirtier. Smith's weddings take place in the 50-seat Hollywood theater he calls SModcastle. Each becomes part of a regular podcast.

Take recent clients Michael and Scott, who had a hockey-themed wedding. The grooms wore hockey jerseys, and the invitations were designed as hockey game tickets.

"If you notice, it has the date 2011, the row is 2 and the seat is 12, so it's 2-12-2011," Michael said. "It's pretty ingenious."

The happy couple had been together for 16 years without an official ceremony. Their boldface-name officiant liked the idea, too.

"If you are getting married in hockey jerseys, and you are making me wear a referee jersey, and you are gay ... we are in for a great show," Smith said.

So they were. Michael and Scott exchanged vows sporting fake cuts and bruises that make-up artists had applied backstage. Like the grooms, the guests wore hockey jerseys. When they faced the altar, Smith led them through an off-the-cuff Q&A that was as prurient as possible.

Then came the big moment, with Smith declaring: "By the power invested in me by the almighty Universal Life Church, which anybody can just [do] online by the way, and this here building being SModcastle, I now pronounce you and Scott married!"

At the reception, which was at their home, Michael and Scott were delighted by their decision to have a celebrity tie their knot.

"Normally you have to compromise this way or that way, and this was absolutely no compromise," Michael said. "It was exactly the way we wanted it."

So how much does it cost to have a "celebrity wedding" of your own? In Smith's case, not as much as you might think: The wedding ceremony cost $5,000.

"Show me another $5,000 wedding," Smith said, "other than an elopement."

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Monday
Mar072011

Kathy Griffin Responds to Sarah Palin with Invite to Her Broadway Show

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagi(NEW YORK) -- In Sarah Palin's book, Kathy Griffin is "a has-been" and "a 50-year-old adult bully." But the comedian sees the "Mama Grizzly" as a kindred spirit.

Responding to Palin's complaints about Griffin's tongue-in-cheek critiques of Alaska's former first family, Griffin's publicist told ABC News, "As a fellow reality star, Kathy would like to extend free tickets to her upcoming Broadway show to reality-star Sarah Palin and her reality-TV crew. Kathy supports all reality stars regardless of what they say about her." Griffin declined to comment specifically on Palin's personal assessment of her.

Griffin parlayed her Emmy-winning Bravo TV series My Life on the D-List into Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, which will run in New York from March 11-19. Palin, meanwhile, strayed from politics into the reality TV realm with Sarah Palin's Alaska, which ran from November 2010 to January 2011.

There appears to be little love between them, though. During an appearance on Fox News this weekend, Palin called out Griffin for repeatedly poking fun at her children. Palin's latest gripe: that Griffin will reportedly parody a conservative Tea Party-type character on an upcoming episode of Glee.

"You know, Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me, because you know, she's kind of this; she's a 50-year-old adult bully is really what she is," Palin, 47, said. "She's kind of a has-been comedian and she can do those things to me. I would just ask for respect of my children...Kathy, pick on me, come up to Alaska and pick on me, but leave my kids alone."

Griffin started 2011 by revealing her new year's resolution to bring down 16-year-old Willow Palin. Her reasoning: Willow Palin reportedly posted homophobic slurs on Facebook in November, and "You don't throw around the F-word without hearing from me about it."

Griffin has been milking the Palins for laughs for years. In December, troops at the Marine Corps Air Station in California booed her when she made a crack about former Dancing With the Stars contestant Bristol Palin during the taping of VH1 Divas: Salute the Troops.

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