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Kathy Griffin (born 4.11.1960)

Kathy Griffin is an American stand-up comedian, actress and TV personality. She first became known for her appearances in the popular sitcom Seinfeld.

Kathy Griffin: Childhood

Kathy Griffin was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to first-generation Irish-Americans. She attended St. Bernadine's Elementary School where she developed her dislike of organized religion. She then studied at Oak Park River High School, where she became interested in musical theatre and performed in Fiddler on the Roof, amongst other productions.

Kathy Griffin: Career

Kathy Griffin started performing in the 1980s, when she joined an improvisational comedy troupe, The Groundlings after she failed to get noticed in more mainstream theatrical circles.

Griffin then went on to perform stand-up comedy in the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles and went on to develop her own show on HBO in 1998, called 'Hot Cup of Talk'.

In 1994, Kathy Griffin appeared in the classic Pulp Fiction when she plays the role of a pedestrian who tries to help Ving Rhames' character (Marcellus Wallace) after Bruce Willis (Butch Coolidge) runs him over with his car. She then went on to play the role of Connie in The Unborn, alongside Brooke Adams. Griffin's appearances on TV then began to increase in regularity, with two appearances in Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a Showtime parody of Madonna's Truth or Dare, entitled Medusa: Dare to be Truthful and a role in Bob Goldthwait's Shakes the Clown. She also appeared as the leader of a car club in an episode of Ellen in 1996, as well as a dual role in X-Files, alongside David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Griffin also featured as a fashion channel reporter in Ugly Betty.

It was in 1996 that Kathy Griffin started gaining serious airtime, when she was cast as Brooke Shields' colleague in Suddenly Susan. She also landed a one-hour special on HBO, entitled Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk. Between 1996 and 1998, she played the role of Sally Weaver in Seinfeld, which also earned her a degree of recognition.

In 2009, Kathy Griffin topped the New York Times Bestseller List with her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. She also released a Grammy-nominated album, Sucking it for the Holidays.

Kathy has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve Broadcast for three years running, between 2009 - 11. In 2009 she landed herself in trouble for swearing on air and in 2011 she caused controversy for stripping to her underwear during the show.

In March 2011, Kathy Griffin guest starred in an episode of Glee, playing the role of a Regionals competition judge.

Griffin's stand-up shows often court attention for their no-nonsense style and for her love of mocking celebrities and people in the public eye. In the past, her 'victims' have included Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan. She has been compared to other controversial stars such as Howard Stern and she has claimed to have been banned from several mainstream TV shows, such as The View (which she temporarily co-hosted in 2007) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2005, she was banned from taking part in E!'s red carpet TV coverage when she made a joke that the child actress Dakota Fanning (aged 11 at the time) had entered rehab.

Kathy Griffin: Personal Life

Griffin is an advocate for LGBT right, as well as being a vocal supporter for same sex marriage.

In 2001, Kathy Griffin married Matt Moline, on top of the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. Brooke Shields was her maid of honour. The pair divorced, after a number of separations and she had her tattooed wedding ring removed by laser treatment. She later accused Moline of stealing $72,000 from her.

In 2007, Kathy Griffin attended the Emmy Awards with Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple. They stopped dating the following year.

In March 2011, Kathy Griffin announced, on the Howard Stern radio show, that she was romantically involved with Isaiah Mustafa. Mustafa went on to say that he was, in fact, single.



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Sandra Bullock Leads Tributes To Jackie Collins


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Sandra Bullock has led tributes to the late Jackie Collins.

The novelist passed away at the age of 77 after a six-year battle with breast cancer and the 'Miss Congeniality' actress - who starred in a TV series based on her best-selling books - has praised the ''smart and talented'' author.

In a statement, she said: ''That smart, talented, and gorgeous woman paved the road for so many of us so that we could experience a much smoother journey ... with or without heels. Heaven ... watch out!''

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Giuliana Rancic Cried 'tears Of Joy' During Final E! News


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Giuliana Rancic cried ''tears of joy'' following her final appearance on E! News last night (10.08.15).

The 40-year-old presenter signed off as one of the hosts of the popular entertainment news show after 14 years and has admitted saying goodbye was both sad and exciting.

She told People magazine: ''I knew this day would be bittersweet but I was not prepared for how incredibly special it would be.

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Giuliana Rancic Departing E! News - Remaining On 'Fashion Police'


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It’s the end of an era for E! News, as Guiliana Rancic has announced that she’s quitting her role as a day-to-day anchor in a month’s time.

The 40 year old Italian-American presenter will be stepping down on August 10th, after just over ten years in the job. However, she will remain a significant presence on the network, as she says her roles on ‘Fashion Police’ and ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ will be continuing as normal.

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Melissa Rivers Joins Fashion Police


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Melissa Rivers has been confirmed as the new host of 'Fashion Police'.

The 47-year-old producer has agreed to follow in her late mother Joan Rivers' footsteps on the E! show, where she will be joined by returning panelists Giuliana Rancic - who caused controversy in the last series by saying Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks made her look like she smelled ''of weed'' - and Brad Gorescki.

Melissa said in a statement: ''I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and 'Fashion Police' family.''

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It’s Official: Melissa Rivers Named As Co-Host Of E!’s ‘Fashion Police’


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Fashion Police will be returning to E! in August and Melissa Rivers will be stepping into her late mother’s shoes as one of the show’s hosts. E! announced the news on Wednesday (17th June). Rivers will join Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski as co-host. 47-year-old Rivers will also continue serving as executive producer on the show, a role she has held since 2010.

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Kathy Griffin Headed For 80 Cities With #LIKEABOSS Tour


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Kathy Griffin has announced her upcoming comedy tour. The 54-year-old’s #LIKEABOSS tour will reportedly centre on her reaction to recent revelations from the world of popular culture. Those who are at risk of being lampooned by Griffin’s unique brand of humour are, as the comedian announced on her website, Caitlyn Jenner, Barbra Streisand and the Duggar family.

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Melissa Rivers Reported To Be Taking Over On 'Fashion Police' In Her Mother's Place


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Sensational reports indicate that Melissa Rivers, the daughter of the great Joan Rivers, is set to take the place of her late mother on ‘Fashion Police’ when it returns to screens later this year.

According to the New York Daily News, an unnamed source revealed that executives at E!, which broadcasts the popular fashion show, has internally named Melissa as the panel’s moderator when it resumes taping on August 31st this year. She has apparently signed up for six shows.

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Melissa Rivers To Front Fashion Police?


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Joan Rivers' daughter will replace her on 'Fashion Police'.

Producer Melissa Rivers has reportedly agreed to take over as moderator of the panel when the sartorial show returns to E! and sees it as a ''tribute'' to her late mother, who died from complications from surgery last September.

A source said: ''Melissa's going on. She is so happy, she is excited. The idea actually came from her. The bosses like it. It'll be a tribute to her mom, and Melissa's the one who understands how it's done. She can pull it off.''

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Kathy Griffin Upset With Melissa Rivers


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Kathy Griffin is ''still p***ed off'' over Melissa Rivers' recent comments about her stint on 'Fashion Police'.

The 54-year-old comedienne was recently accused of having ''s**t all over'' the producer's mother Joan Rivers' legacy with her brief stint on the show and the outspoken redhead is very ''upset'' over the remarks.

A source said: ''Kathy is still legitimately p***ed off and upset by Melissa Rivers' words.

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Melissa Rivers Won't Quit Fashion Police


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Melissa Rivers has ''no interest in quitting'' 'Fashion Police'.

The show's producer, who recently claimed former host Kathy Griffin ''s** all over'' her late mother Joan Rivers' ''legacy'' when the actress left the E! series after seven episodes earlier this year, has plans to make the show bigger and better then ever when it returns from an extended hiatus in September.

A source said: ''She hasn't dealt with replacement co-hosts yet but is excited to continue producing. She has no interest in quitting.''

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Kathy Griffin

Date of birth

4th November, 1960

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.60




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