Wednesday, September 12, 2007

taking offense

Who is Kathy Griffin and why is she everywhere all of a sudden?

OK - so she appears to have won an Emmy - this, in advance of it actually being broadcast on television. . . . They tape their award show?!

Anyway - she is reputed to have said in her acceptance speech that "a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."

You know you're in trouble when Ellen DeGeneres attempts a 'make-nice' intervention. DeGeneres worked on getting this Griffin lady to say nice things about people and gave her the opportunity to practice by holding up various flash-card pictures of people for her to say nice things about.

Somehow I kept expecting Ellen to flash a picture of Jesus, though, along with the pictures of Britney, Olsen twins, and: what's-her-name from the idol show?

And she let Griffin give up without even trying to find something nice to say about Dick Cheney. (That was Cheney, wasn't it?) I don't know a lot of people who would put him in the same category as Jesus. . . .

1 comment:

Lee Anne said...

I saw that on Ellen, too. What struck me was her question to Griffin about what she would do/say if she met Britney or any other celebrity she skewers on the street? I think Ellen was wondering if Griffin attached anything resembling responsibility/accountability to her words. Hmmm.