Kathy Griffin managed to land a gig co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper, and after a couple of risky comments and dropping the ‘F-bomb’, its a safe bet to say she won’t be asked to co-host again. Infact, its a sure bet – CNN has banned her.
“She was a total embarrassment to the network that calls themselves ‘The Most Trusted Name in News.’ Even Anderson (Cooper, her co-host) thinks it’s time to say goodbye to Kathy,” a CNN insider tells me.
Griffin’s potty-mouthed New Year’s Eve shenanigans included asking for a “bump” of cocaine, theorizing on Anderson Cooper’s pleasuring habits in front of a mirror and asking if he has a ‘safe’ word, and referring to Balloon Boy, Falcon Heene, as “F*****g Heene.” Cooper, like the true newsman he is, just shakes his head and offers a small, embarrassed laugh, and calls her “terrible” before carrying on with the broadcast. CNN quickly issued a statement on Griffin’s behalf, apologizing for her use of “profanity,” but I think they would have seemed more sincere if they apologized for hiring her in the first place. Griffin has yet to offer up an apology herself, which isn’t surprising since she’s never apologized for being obnoxious before.