So damn funny!
You really MUST watch this interview we did with Kathy Griffin (above)!
Perez recently sat down with the funnylady and we talked about EVERYTHING! So much good stuff that our chat is split in two parts!
In this first part, we talk about…. Cher,, her next Bravo comedy special, NKOTBSB, touring, sex on the road, Michelle Bachmann and her husband, her upcoming acting gigs, Clay Aiken and so much more!
Read some highlights from our chat with Kathy - after the jump.
Watch the interview in full (above)!
Perez Hilton: You're like best friends for real now [with Cher]. It's not like pretend. You know in Hollywood, there's always like fake friendships?
Kathy Griffin: It's cra — look, it's crazy, and magical, and truly I — look we're genuine buds. But of course I can't believe it either. And I will say that to her, and she'll go, "Bitch, you got to relax, I'm just fucking Cher." And I really love her because as you know, a celebrity that can make fun of themselves is very unique and rare. So I can actually make fun of her to her face.
Perez Hilton: What do you do when you and Cher just hang out? Do you like to stay in, does she go out?
Kathy Griffin: No, she does not go out. And so what's funny is I actually went to the premier of the "Zookeeper" with her because she was one of the voices. And it didn’t occur to me until we were in the middle of a Cher mob scene that I've never really been out in public with her. So usually I go to her house, which I love, and we call Cher Island –
Perez Hilton: In Malibu.
Kathy Griffin: — because she bought the whole block.
Perez Hilton: Everybody knows where Cher lives.
Kathy Griffin: Yes, Pacific Coast and Malibu. Yeah.
Perez Hilton: You go down and turn right.
Kathy Griffin: So usually we just — we met once through Rosie O'Donnell, and then Cher called me and of course it sounded like a Cher impersonator, and not a great one, but a pretty good one. And then we just kick it in her house. We, not unlike this, we sit on the cou –
Perez Hilton: Do you drink booze?
Kathy Griffin: She doesn’t drink at all.
[Much more Cher goodness above!]
Perez Hilton: Now you're wearing an NKOTBSB tee shirt.
Kathy Griffin: I am proudly flying my NKOTBSB shirt because I'm a fan, I won't apologize. So if you think I've come here to apologize for loving the New Kids/Backstreet, you're going to be so unmistaken.
Perez Hilton: No.
Kathy Griffin: I went to the show in LA; I've actually known them for a long time.
Perez Hilton: That’s where Kevin came, and reunited the Backstreet Boys.
Kathy Griffin: — came out in the middle. I want it that way, I need a second. I need a minute –
Perez Hilton: I feel like Tiffany and Debbie Gibson should join them as well, even though — why not, wait, Tiffany dated John Knight.
Kathy Griffin: Jonathan Knight. How did I not date Jonathan Knight or you frankly? How did everyone on this couch not date him? He's just hot.
Perez Hilton: I know.
Perez Hilton: What's up with Clay Aiken these days?
Kathy Griffin: I don’t think Clay is a fan of Kathy Griffin. And sometimes I'll talk about myself in the third person like Bobby Brown.
Perez Hilton: Clay doesn’t have a sense of humor.
Kathy Griffin: I don’t think Clay enjoys my humor. But you know what, I enjoy him. And I don’t know if you feel this way, but I like a lot of celebrity's that don’t like me.
Perez Hilton: Is there any preview we can get from the new Bravo special?
Kathy Griffin: I mean, we talk about Marcus Bachman.
Perez Hilton: Marcus Bachmann, Michelle's husband.
Kathy Griffin: Yes, Michelle Bachman's husband with [you MUST watch above].
Kathy Griffin: I ran into [Michele] at an escalator at the radio and television correspondence dinner.
Perez Hilton: And did she come up to you or you went up to –
Kathy Griffin: Yes.
Perez Hilton: She did?
Kathy Griffin: No, it was crazy. She came up to me, and she literally said [watch above].