Cast Blog: #KATHYGRIFFIN

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Celebrity Dating Tips

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Public Domain

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Demolition Day

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Kathy Does The Garden

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Mrs. Kathy Goes to Washington

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Sewing with the Stars

What Happens in Wasilla, Stays in Wasilla

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Once

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Law & Disorder

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Kathy Comes To T-town!

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New Years In Times Square

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Coming Soon!

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Here We Go Again

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D-list Do's And Dont's

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Tom And Kathy, Sittin' In A Tree?

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Kathy Closure

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Tom's European Vacation

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London Bridges

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Take A Dating Diet

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Looking Up After Lockdown

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Porn And Prison

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D-list Hot Spots In Los Angeles

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Q&A With Jessica

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Q&A With Tiffany

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Q&A With Tom

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Q&A With Kathy

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That Face To Face Connection

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In Tom's Hands

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The Windy City

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Home Swearing Network

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Remembering Dad

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Sexy In The City

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I'm Not A Lesbian...

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Kathy's Amazing Fans

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D-list Dating Ex Anxiety

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Jessica: Up Close And Personal

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Michigan Or Bust

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Oh, Sweet Charity

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D-list Dating Disasters

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How I Got The Tour Manager Job: Revealed

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A Very Special Blossom

Celebrity Dating Tips

Patti Stanger gives her take on celebrity break ups.

Hiya Patti, I suppose I don't have a dating question per say, as I am happily engaged at the moment and my fiance is a very talented hair stylist with his own business (okay, am I gloating?). But I couldn't help but think, while flipping through this week's People magazine that celebrities never stay together. What gives? Can all the single girls (and hey, I used to be too) get any insight from Justin and Cameron's break up? Or Jennifer Aniston and anyone she happens to be dating? I'm mean! Don't mean to be but just thought, since you are the "queen of the D-list dating scene," maybe you had some special thoughts on all those Hollywood couples and their messy love lives? Carla, San Francisco, CA

To Carla, Well, if this isn't just right up my alley? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why most celebrity couples don't work out -- can you say "DATING A.D.D."?

*Brit and Kevin -- As long as you date men beneath you (financially, emotionally, etc.), you'll always feel like their mother...not their mate. Plus, come on Brit, FOCUS! He left his ex while she was pregnant -- do the math!

*Richie Sambora/Denise Richards -- Karma's a bitch. Rebounding to your friend's husband? Give me a break, please.

*Cameron Diaz/Justin Timberlake -- Two egos fighting it out for the limelight. Not good. Especially when the woman is older and that biological clock is ticking (Aww, can't a man just party without the commitment? -- Pshaw).

*Pam Anderson/Kid Rock -- Some people just never let their ex's go (ahem, Tommy). Love is an addiction, especially for a drama girl. Plus, when poised with the choice to stay in Malibu or move to the MIDWEST...? I'm sorry, but that tan-orexic is not trading her "Baywatch" gear for skis.

*Reese Witherspoon/Ryan Phillipe -- When a man's career falters ever so slightly, and the woman's excels, there's a power shift. The man tends to rebel by looking elsewhere (see: Chad Lowe/Hilary Swank). At least he's not asking for spousal support..

. -Love Always, Patti

Demolition Day

Executive Producer Danny Salles explains how he and his fellow producers reacted to Kathy's unplanned renovation.

Since the second episode aired, many of my friends have asked me, “Was that real when Kathy tore her house apart without having a plan? It’s just so hard to believe. Did you make it up for the show?” I know. It’s hard to imagine someone tearing out her floors and kitchen cabinets without having a rock solid plan – but that’s exactly what happened. 

One of my most vivid memories from producing the show was arriving at Kathy’s house the morning after she told us that she had decided to move on from working with designer, Kenny.  It was 9 a.m., and I was finishing up my coffee as I walked up Kathy’s long driveway. I started hearing noise coming from the house as I approached. The booming sound grew louder and louder. I entered the front door to find eight workers with sledgehammers and crowbars cracking the floors and counters. Dust was everywhere. The producer in me panicked – We’ve got to start shooting this now! And the homeowner inside me was screaming, "WTF!" There’s no plan. Needless to say I got cameras up and rolling in minutes. 

My next call was to Lisa, my fellow executive producer. My voice was faltering.  “Eh, Lisa….It seems that Kathy has started demolition.” “When will they get started?” she asked. “Oh, no.  It’s already started. The fireplace in the kitchen is gone.” “Are you…?” “Yes, we’re rolling cameras.” In reality TV, you’ve got to be ready to move on a dime, because, well, that’s the reality part.

I found Kathy in her bedroom happily planning out her day, blithely ignoring the boom, boom, boom of destruction in the kitchen. She was acting like nothing was happening. But she must have seen the shocked expression on my face because she added, “Oh yeah, that.” “Yes, that.” She started laughing. “I told you I move fast.” She explained that since she only had enough money to rent another house for a certain timeframe, she figured she would just get rid of what she wanted gone and plan it out as she went. In the meantime, her friend and decorating enthusiast, Lara Spencer (also known to many as the host of The Insider) would help her out with the creative ideas and with finding workers. Between Lara and Team Griffin, Kathy was confident it would go well. 

Having had work done to my own house, I was privately predicting disaster. Who's ever heard of a renovation going well under the best of circumstances? As a reality producer, I know that disasters often make for great episodes, so figured this could lead to some good comedy. You might think I had a moral dilemma. Nah. The comedy comes first. 

Leave it to Kathy to be the first person in history to have a successful remodel. Lara came though and Kathy’s crazy “improv-a-renovation” actually worked. Her house is gorgeous!  I may not have gotten the home disaster episode I dreamed of, but Kathy got gay man’s Palm Springs bachelor pad she dreamed of. And that’s what counts.