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Kathy Griffin's Hurt Her Chances Of Returning To CNN For New Years Eve

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Uh-oh! This one's going to hurt!

For a few years now, Kathy Griffin has been dutifully by the side of Anderson Cooper during CNN's coverage of New Year's Eve from New York. Sources are suggesting that you shouldn't expect her to be back in the hosting chair again this year, as her recent comments about Bristol Palin's weight have deterred execs from inviting her back.

According to insiders at the network, cable execs reportedly were ready to show Kathy a little forgiveness after her wild antics on last years telecast, which included alluding to cocaine use and dropping the F-bomb. But then, she called Bristol "fat" this week and not the network isn't so sure they want anything to do with her. The insider at the network explains:

"CNN executives … were considering giving her another chance. That was until her Bristol weight comment a few days ago that reminded everyone exactly why they had barred her in the first place."

We're sure it didn't help matters. What's worse is that her controversial comments don't even seem to be bringing in the viewers either. So then, what is the point of having her?

It's a shame for her, but maybe better for CNN.

What do U think?

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39 comments to “Kathy Griffin's Hurt Her Chances Of Returning To CNN For New Years Eve”

  1. 1

    I do understand that she's one of the Queen's of being mean, but she should know better

  2. 2

    CNN is a sinking ship. Good thing Kathy won't be back - she doesn't need to be attached to a network that no one watches. She should do her own show on another network.

  3. 3

    oh please. Bristol Palin's wieght?? who cares. Kathy is funny and CNN and the rest of us could use alittle funny.

  4. 4

    She's letting the wrong pair of lips do her talking. On your back, skank-a-doodle-doo!

  5. 5

    This is a shame if this decision is set in stone. I felt like she brought a lot to the New Year's Eve coverage. I really don't see why the executives at CNN are making such a big deal about this. Kathy is a COMEDIENNE. Shit talking is all a part of her career. Another thing, I never see Chelsea Handler or Joan Rivers receive so much crap about the things they say (in my opinion Joan can be even meaner than Kathy).

  6. 6

    her New Year's Eve broadcasts on CNN were very uncomfortable. forced jokes, Anderson Cooper never having a comeback for Kathy's snide comments. it just wasn't funny at all.

  7. 7

    As much as I think Bristol Palin is a very nice young woman, we need to stop being so PC. Reality avoidance. Bristol is somewhat overweight and it is not healthy to be overweight. Get a grip girl; it is all about your diet. Calling a spade a spade. Gays are gay: Blacks are black: Fat folks are fat! Bristol is clearly chubby, not fat or obese. Stop pretending that things are not as they are for fear of political correctness. We all notice the reality and are afraid to speak it. Not a big fan of Cathy, but shame on CNN for censuring her. May I call her a loud-mouthed, insensitive comic?

  8. barb says – reply to this


    LOVE LOVE LOVE Kathy, that's just her style. CNN Needs more help than Kathy or no Kathy.

  9. 9

    I love Kathy! Why is Bristol Palin off limits? I would think Sarah would love this - it gives her a chance to prove she is a "Mama Grizzly." Ugh - I hate these people.

  10. Waboo says – reply to this


    As if. They'll get her back. CNN don't give a damn about any of the Palins. Without her the ratings would probably be even crappier.

  11. 11

    Whether you like the Palins or not…remarks like that make you seem jealous and mean!

  12. 12

    Isn't that called KARMA! HA!

  13. 13

    My thoughts are that I think it was smart for you only to post her picks in the bikini from the front. The UK papers showed her from the rear, and she has a sagging grandma ass going. I almost barfed. She's a tool.

  14. 14

    Bristol Palin is so FAT! When she dances, the band skips!

  15. 15


  16. 16

    she was on the money for that one…bring her back!!

  17. 17

    Kathy is a loose cannon… you never know what filth may come out of her mouth esp. of it's live tv. I don't blame CNN for ditching her. She's used to it anyway…being banned from other tv shows…. she said so herself.

  18. 18

    Perez, I wish you would warn your readers when Danny Bonaduce's photo is used; I just lost my dinner, lunch, and breakfast…..And the throw-up SPLATTED all over Kim Kardashian's ad for her book; how ironic, she makes me sick too!

  19. 19

    She's the last one to be commenting on someone's looks. Not only is she fugly, she'll be back up to 200lbs in 5 years- you can count on it.

  20. 20

    i can't think of 1 person that will watch cnn for new years…it's their loss, not kathy's…

  21. 21

    This is Kathy Griffin's humor, not surprising! I actually thought along the same lines as she did, a teen, with a faster metabolism than she will ever have again, exercising 7-8 hours a day, and overweight! WTH!! And WTH is she eating? Sorry!

  22. 22

    Kathy Griffin is a bully and should be shunned by society.

  23. 23

    I think her comment about Bristol's weight was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The troops were there to have a good time not to hear some skinny saggy woman make fun of another woman. With that being said Kathy said what we were all thinking. Bristol was indeed the only contestant on there getting fatter on every episode. People need to chill out on the subject because this is who Kathy and if you don't like it then change the channel. CNN sucks anyway too and I don't bother watching any news cable channel anymore…unless it's Larry King and once that old bastard leaves I won't be watching his bloody replacement.

  24. 24

    I think she used to be funny, but now she says things (like the Palin comments) just to be mean rather than to be funny. At some point the "look how outrageous I am" schtick gets old.

  25. 6one9 says – reply to this


    WHAT????????? Is “FAT““““““ the new "N" word or something?? Give me a fucking break!! Bitch “ is fat “ ah hello!

  26. 26

    Just a bunch of republicans whining .. even though it's so0o0o0o0o0o the truth.. lol losers

  27. 27

    Seems like even a comic cannot say something funny. I think Bristol is fat. Looks like this is a case of CNN Big Brother here. BTW, Bristol is fat.

  28. 28

    She needs a good shunning for her intolerance and bullying. Running around in a bikini at 65 years old, what a joke!

  29. 29

    Not gonna miss her dumb and childish comments like a kid trying to be cool. BUT to get axed over that fat cow Bristol Palin is a shame.

  30. 30

    Kathy is the only reason I would tune into the New Year's Eve thing. I think CNN is afraid of the "wrath of Sarah Palin" for Kathy's comment about Bristol. So what does that say about CNN. I wouldn't be watching if there's no Kathy.

  31. 31

    Re: jennycakes – CNN is just a bunch of whining republicans? LMAO. Oh, that's rich.

  32. 32

    Maybe its me but…I believe this falls under "BULLYING". Wasn't it just recently that Hollywood and the nation started to speak out against these types of verbal attacks on appearance or sexual orientation due to the suicides of our youth?? Kathy is a BULLY and could do with an EXTREME MAKEOVER from GOD. What ever happened to zero tolerance? Even our Military disapproved and were insulted by her comment…Kathy needs to be Booed off

  33. 33

    Re: pepperkitty – who cares? how about bristol palin? this person is a bully plain and simple. her whole act is based on attacking people. is that humor? according to comics like joy behar it's okay to attack people because it's just a joke. with society's obsession with unhealthy, overly skinny women it is dangerous to accept her attack on palin and it sends a very dangerous message to young girls everywhere. griffin didn't start this body image problem but she pushes it along with her own body sculpting plastic surgery and her offensive attack on palin. does it make it acceptable because you don't like palin? i don't think so.

  34. 34

    I love Kathy and want to see her on New Years.

    But I get where CNN is coming from. Not a fan of the Palins, but what Kathy said was really mean.

  35. 35

    Are you perfect at your job?
    It was ONE joke for crying out loud!
    Love Kathy on New Year's Eve with Anderson Cooper!

  36. 36

    First of all, she spoke the TRUTH about Palin. She IS fat so deal with it. Secondly, CNN is certainly not the place for someone like Kathy. She belongs maybe on LOGO or VH1 or MTV, but not CNN. Too restrictive and not much of an audience. Like with her Anderson, just not on that channel. I just pray this isn't the Palin "power base" at work on CNN.

  37. 37

    typo much?

  38. 38

    She tweeted last night that she is doing it, so I think that she is…

  39. 39

    So, basically what they're saying is Cocaine use and dropping F-bombs are ok with them, but don't dare joke about some slut's weight??? Seriously? Does anyone else notice that the States have become ass-backwards when it comes to what is offensive, and what is not??? Seriously, you guys are fucked up.