Kathy Griffin, Stephen Colbert, ‘Skyfall’ & David Fincher Among Grammy Winners

By | Sunday January 26, 2014 @ 11:56pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

kathygriffinWhat do Kathy Griffin and Stephen Colbert have in common? They are now both Emmy and Grammy winners. Colbert, winner of four Emmys for his eponymous Comedy Central late-night program, added a second Grammy to his collection for the audio version of his book America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t. grammy-awards-logoHe previously won in 2010 in the comedy category where Griffin nabbed her first Grammy in her sixth nomination tonight to become only the third woman to do so. (Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin were the other two.) Griffin, who won two Emmys for her Bravo series My Life On The D-List, thanked recently arrested pop star Justin Bieber for giving her his “relax juice.”

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The reigning Oscar winner for best song, Adele’s James Bond ballad “Skyfall,” and Tony winner for best musical, Kinky Boots, repeated at the Grammys as Best Song Written for Visual Media and Best Musical Theater Album (Skyfall also won for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.) After missing out on the DGA Award last night for directing the pilot of Netflix’s House Of Cards, David Fincher was triumphant in the Best Music Video category for helming Justin Timberlake’s black-and-white “Suit & Tie.” And Pharrell Williams, big winner tonight with the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, was named Producer of the Year for several songs, including ”Happy,” the Oscar-nominated track from Despicable Me 2. Read More »

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TCA: Valerie Plame Says ‘Homeland’ Jumped The Shark, Astronaut Peggy Whitson Critiques Sandra Bullock’s ‘Gravity’ Undies

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 2:47pm PST

2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 14TCADeadline__140109155905“He ‘stood by me’ even though our ratings were blockbuster and we kicked Fox’s ass? Thank you for ‘standing by me’,” Kathy Griffin snarked at Winter TV Press Tour 2014 when asked about CNN chief Jeff Zucker saying at the tour he was committed to having Griffin back with Anderson Cooper to host CNN’s New Year’s Eve show.

Griffin came to the final session of Winter TV Press Tour 2014 to participate in a Q&A for PBS’s second round of Makers: Women Who Make America documentaries. She was joined by former CIA agent Valerie Plame, and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson — all three women are part of the next batch of six one-hour documentaries looking at women’s roles in war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics.
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Kathy Griffin’s Bravo Talk Show Cancelled

By | Saturday April 6, 2013 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After two seasons on air, Kathy Griffin‘s late night talk show Kathy is not being renewed, Deadline has confirmed. The comedienne dropped the news during a live stand up show Friday night in Cincinnati, Ohio … Read More »

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CNN Eying Anderson Cooper-Kathy Griffin Series?

By | Tuesday March 26, 2013 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin may make their popular New Year’s Eve specials a regular thing. I hear the duo filmed a pilot today at the CNN studios in the Time Warner Center in … Read More »

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Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper’s Private Parts On Live TV: Video

By | Tuesday January 1, 2013 @ 12:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Always going for the shock effect, Kathy Griffin last night stooped to a new low — literally. Joining CNN‘s Anderson Cooper for another wild New Year’s Eve live show, the comedienne at one point knelt … Read More »

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Bravo Renews Kathy Griffin Talk Show

By | Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 11:37am PDT

Kathy Bravo Season 2Bravo has greenlighted a second season of Kathy, which features a panel of civilians and celebrities commenting on the week’s most-talked-about moments. The deal extends the network’s relationship with Griffin, who has won two Emmys … Read More »

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Bravo Greenlights Kathy Griffin Talk Show

By | Saturday January 7, 2012 @ 10:25am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Bravo is expanding the presence of its ubiquitous star Kathy Griffin with Kathy, a one-hour weekly talk show hosted by the star of the network’s Emmy-winning reality series My Life On The D List. It will premiere this spring. Additionally, Bravo has picked up two more Griffin comedy comedy specials for 2012, bringing the number of specials the comedian has done on the network to 15. Kathy is designed to reflect Griffin’s thoughts on everything pop culture as she rants on the week’s biggest headlines and tabloid gossip as well as feature stand-up routines, celebrity interviews and taped segments. It joins Bravo’s Andy Cohen late-night talk show Watch What Happens: Live, which expands to five nights a week starting tomorrow night. Cohen today announced that Sandra Bernhard will provide a “weekly rant” on pop culture on the show. “Her take, if you follow her on Twitter is always so smart and funny, ” he said. “That’s just what she’s going to be doing.”

During its portion of the winter TCA press tour, Bravo also announced renewals of Pregnant In Heels for Season 2, The Millionaire Matchmaker for Season 6 and Million Dollar Listing LA for Season 5 as well as Curtis Stone and Cat Cora as hosts of its upcoming culinary series Around The World in 80 Plates. Bravo, which posted ratings gains for a sixth consecutive year in 2011, said it will increase the network’s original programming by an additional 25% in 2012. Here is a list of the network’s upcoming series for this year, including the Ryan Seacrest-produced Shahs of Sunset: Read More »

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EMMYS: A&E Employs Surprising Pitchwoman For Its ‘Hoarders’ Campaign

By | Friday July 29, 2011 @ 4:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Be careful what you say — it may come back to bite you … or your Emmy chances. That’s what is happening to Kathy Griffin, who earlier this month nabbed a sixth consecutive Emmy nomination in the outstanding reality category for her Bravo series My Life On the D-List (she won in 2007 and 2008). A self-professed Hoarders fanatic, Griffin regularly talks about her obsession with the A&E reality series during her standup, including in her stand-up specials on Bravo. Now A&E is using some of the praise Griffin has heaped on Hoarders in the docu-series’ Emmy campaign. Hoarders, chronicling the struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding, received its first Emmy nomination this year and is going against D-List, Discovery’s Deadliest Catch and Mythbusters, PBS’ Antique Roadshow and CBS’ Undercover Boss in the best reality series category. Here are the Hoarders Emmy ad, which A&E is expected to unveil later today, and an eight-minute Hoarders segment from one of Griffin’s stand-up specials. Read More »

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Bravo Greenlights 4 Kathy Griffin Specials

By | Wednesday January 5, 2011 @ 8:11am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Bravo has ordered four new stand-up comedy specials with Kathy Griffin, the most in a single year for the comedian and star-executive producer of the network’s Emmy-winning reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List. Since 2005, Griffin has done 8 comedy specials for Bravo, most recently … Read More »

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