Disney is in the media a lot this week, mainly because of Miley Cyrus's Vanity Fair photo shoot controversy and her recent provocative photos that have been popping up online.
Now we hear that Kathy Griffin was set to appear on an episode of the Disney hit show Hannah Montanna.
Griffin says she's not certain what character she would have portrayed. She says, "I might have been the nosy neighbor. Or maybe the hooker with a heart of gold."
Kathy was approached about a year ago to make an appearance and agreed to do so, even without ever watching the show.
Hey, any publicity is good publicity!
After discussing it with some friends, Kathy adds, "Suddenly everyone was telling me how huge the show is with kids, so I was really excited."
Unfortunately, the timing didn't work out for the fall 2007 season, so they postponed it for the new season. Though it would never happen.
Disney fired Kathy before she even stepped foot on the studio!
Because of a joke she made during her infamous speech at last years Creative Arts Emmys, where Kathy stated, "Suck it, Jesus! This award is my god now!"
And because of those few words, Kathy adds, "I was fired from Hannah Montana for my 'suck it Jesus' remark. Which I can tell you now that Miley Cyrus has been flashing her green bra and posing topless."
She adds, "I was basically told, 'Disney doesn't want you anywhere near the building.'"
Disney is trying to deny the reports, and a spokesperson recently said via email, "With all casting decisions, a 'pass' or 'accept' is ultimately a creative decision. The 'pass' on Kathy Griffin in a particular guest role had nothing to do with comedy routines or public comments."
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