It almost seems like Kathy Griffin's on the A-list now, with a big guest-starring role on Law & Order SVU, A-list friends like Cher, Bette and Liza and more award nominations. She actually hosted the Creative Arts Emmy Awards (a.k.a "Schemmy’s") last year. But just when Kathy’s enjoying her A-List hosting moment she gets a D-List bitch slap by losing in her category. And so begins season six of Bravo's two-time Emmy winning series, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, premiering Tuesday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
But the good news is that this year she’s almost completely un-banned from most talk shows and even co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper (again) and sold out Madison Square Garden three nights straight. And perhaps thanks to her CNN gig, she’s got some street cred with the Washington DC crowd. She takes on the city to campaign to repeal "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell." When she is not sticking her nose into Washington politics, Kathy is juggling her A-List remodel of her palatial compound in Los Angeles.
And as always, Kathy continues to be flanked by her curious motley crew of peeps, aka Team Griffin – assistant Tiffany Rinehart, tour manager Tom Vize and mom Maggie Griffin
But don’t let appearances fool you – the lovable red head is still a D-Lister on the inside - busting her hump to earn a buck and breaking the rules for free publicity. Just ask her recent date, Levi Johnston, who she dragged to Sarah Palin's front door while the two gallivanted in Alaska. And from the way things look, that's not changing any time soon. Even though her beloved mom, 90-year-old Maggie, has her own book deal (Tip It, due out in June) and product endorsements, Kathy's still paying her rent at a pricey Senior Living Community in Beverly Hills, forcing Kathy to still accept mid-week gigs at Biloxi’s Beau Ravage Casino. This season Kathy also judges a toddler beauty pageant alongside her mom and stalks A-Listers including Kristen Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli and Lauren Conrad.