It is no secret that Bravo loves it some Kathy Griffin. She's funny, outspoken, honest and real. We spoke yesterday as she was doing press for Season 2 of Life on the D-List, which premieres tonight.
Hi. I am looking for some M&Ms while I talk to you....
OK WELL, WHILE YOU LOOK, TELL ME WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT DOING YOUR OWN REALITY SHOW?
Having a camera crew in your house for one -- it is just horrible, invasive and bizarre. When I watch the shows I enjoy them but doing it you have to censor yourself, which I suck at.
HAS THERE BEEN ANYTHING THAT'S HAPPENED TO YOU THAT YOU'VE THOUGHT WAS GREAT FOR "THE D LIST" BUT WAS ULTIMATELY ACTUALLY EMBARRASSING?
Yes -- every single thing that happens to me every day. Everything about my life is embarrassing and humiliating and appropriate for the show. A couple weeks ago I did a lesbian birthday party in Phoenix that would've been great for the show, but it was just my life.
DID THEY AT LEAST MEET YOUR QUOTE?
Oh yeah. They met my quote which you know means I am THERE!
WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT TV OBSESSIONS?
Flavor of Love, Oprah always, The Sopranos, The Newshour w/ Jim Leherer, The Daily Show and on Bravo I am insane for The Real Houswives of Orange County.
OH WELL, I AM GLAD YOU'RE ENJOYING THE HOUSEWIVES. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE HOUSEWIFE?
The hot blonde with the f****d up kids. People say this about me, but she's another example of someone who could use less plastic surgery and less makeup. I bet she'd look better. I loved the reunion where they all stuck up for the idiot, ungrateful kids, especially the one who shot rabbits. If you shoot rabbits then I think that means you have a small dick, what other excuse is there for doing that? Also, Jo looks 40 to me. Is she a hot child? She doesn't look younger than the others. And why is it ok that Jo is aggressively stupid? I want her to crack a book. And the realtor is something else. Wow.
WELL, WE LOVE OUR COTO LADIES...WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE LEGENDS BALL?
OH! I loved it. I laughed and cried all in the wrong places. Every time I was supposed to laugh, I cried. And when I was supposed to cry, I laughed.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT? I loved it that everyone had to wear black and white to the ball and Oprah showed up in red.
OK KATHY, LET'S PLAY WORD ASSOCIATION:
What's a word for a woman who marries a gay guy and goes on the View and says that marriage between gays is wrong? I don't know what the word is for that. Maybe "delusional" is a good word.
PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT STAR IS BEING PUSHED OUT OF THE VIEW. DO YOU THINK SHE'LL BECOME A MARTYR AND PEOPLE WILL START FEELING SORRY FOR HER?
I think she's delusional about what her future is gonna be. I think she thinks she'll have her own show. I don't know who she thinks she appeals to. If I were her I would kiss ass and fight and do whatever it takes to keep it. She'll never have a job.
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF CLAY AIKEN'S PERFORMANCE AT AMERICAN IDOL?
Loved it. I thought it showed he had a sense of humor. He did a great job with the song and I like a man who can wear bangs...
I FEEL BAD FOR CLAY FOR BEING HELD OUT TO DRY FOR ALLEGEDLY BEING GAY... DO YOU?
Is it true they shelved his cd and that it's done? He couldn't have had a more devoted fanbase. His fans are lovers of the Clay and yet he can't seem to stay away from guys but it shouldn't be about that. I want him to do well and he deserves to. He's talented and smart. It's such an illustration of how homophobic we are. We're living in 06 where people think they can start a class action suit because the singer they like is gay.
KINDA BRINGS US TO BARRY MANILOW...
All roads lead to Manilow.
SPEAKING OF BARRY, WE'RE SHOOTING SEASON 3 OF RUNWAY RIGHT NOW. IF YOU HAD SOMEONE FROM RUNWAY DESIGN A DRESS FOR YOU, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Well, I met Austin Scarlett and he was so lovely and he said he adored me. I would say Austin -- he's an artist who aims to please and that's what you want in a designer. I'd be happy to have any of them make me a placemat. I love Tim Gunn and the judges and I love the models getting kicked off. I want more with the models.
GUESS WHAT, KATHY, YOU'RE GONNA GET MORE WITH THE MODELS NEXT SEASON!
Oh man, that's great. I want to be invited to the final Runway show, OK?
IT'S A DEAL... AND BY THE WAY YOUR CAMEO ON QUEER EYE AIRS TONIGHT, TOO, AND YOU'RE GREAT ON IT.
Oh, I LOVE those guys.
WE DO TOO! ON THAT NOTE, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE PREMIERE ON AIR. HAVE A GOOD DAY.