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Kathy Griffin Spreads 'Em for The Advocate


Remember that Kathy Griffin Advocate "cover try" she showed off on her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. Well, that shot didn't make the cover of the mag's 'Hollywood issue'. Instead, that was reserved for a Britney-style thigh-spreader.

Griffin_coverOf the shoot, Griffin told Kimmel:

GRIFFIN: This is what's called a "cover try". Being on the D-List, they won't just put me on the cover, so they told me I was a "cover try" so I may or may not end up on the cover but I love this photo shoot because it's airbrushed beyond belief, which is key, but it's me also just hugging a hot gay guy. And, uh...

KIMMEL: Is he gay, the guy?

GRIFFIN: I think so! The only straight guy who has that body is in prison and not at a photo shoot. But the photographer...has hooked me up with this gorgeous guy who coincidentally had this tattoo, and you know, me, shaking it up with the Jesus people is perfect.

While the interview holds little that you won't find in one of her shows (even writer Corey Scholibo had difficulty catching her at a non-"on" moment), the interview captures several anecdotes I hadn't heard before, including this one about the time Griffin met Liza Minnelli after a gig in Canada.

Griffin: "I knocked on her hotel room door. She opens it up. The room’s pitch black. She’s chain-smoking in bed. I get in the bed with her like Michael Jackson, and we watch The Asphalt Jungle. There was a guy who had been at the restaurant the night before — he’s one of these guys who seemed completely gay to me but had the hot girlfriend. I said to Liza, 'Did you get a gay vibe from that guy, or is it me?' She goes, 'How would I know? Look who I married.'"

Above is a video clip featuring Griffin and cover photographer Mike Ruiz. A bit of 'behind-the-scenes' footage. (warning: language NSFW)

Read part of the interview here.

In related news, Griffin reportedly made CNN anchor Anderson Cooper blush at her recent Madison Square Garden gig, according to Page Six: "Sporting a baseball cap (his attempt at going incognito) and a polo shirt that granted everyone access to the gun show, Anderson squirmed in his seat as Kathy likened him to a 'yummy panini' that she wanted to let drip from her mouth.

My Life on the Gay List [advocate]

Kathy Griffin's Advocate "Cover Try" on Jimmy Kimmel [tr]

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  1. is it just me or does she look like coco peru in these photos?

    Posted by: rae | Jan 28, 2008 2:51:11 PM

  2. I believe that's only part of the article. You have to pick up the magazine to read the rest.

    Posted by: matt | Jan 28, 2008 2:58:58 PM

  3. I just adore Kathy, and love that story about her and Liza. Oh, to be a fly on the wall for that one!

    Posted by: Ken Atkins | Jan 28, 2008 2:59:16 PM

  4. Umm. Is that it? When you click to advocate?

    Is there more than that one page? Sorry but is that the interview?

    Ouchy. For a cover story.

    Posted by: Br!on | Jan 28, 2008 3:19:45 PM

  5. la griffen has good taste... ah yes, once again i'm on my knees contemplating our most blessed lady as i tug at the stud's waistband slowly pulling down those black sweat pants to expose his magnificent holy of holies... welcome to my religion.. the worship of MAN!

    Posted by: the queen | Jan 28, 2008 3:58:10 PM

  6. Love her! And with all the makeup, surgery and Photoshop, she's probably happy she looks like Miss Coco Peru.

    Posted by: junior | Jan 28, 2008 5:25:58 PM

  7. I just got it in the mail today!

    Posted by: Travis | Jan 28, 2008 6:11:12 PM

  8. OMG. How could Joan Rivers be reincarnated when she's not even dead yet?... What? Oh, OK. Never mind.

    Posted by: Commeça | Jan 28, 2008 9:32:45 PM

  9. OMG. How could Joan Rivers be reincarnated when she's not even dead yet?... What? Oh, OK. Never mind.

    Posted by: Commeça | Jan 28, 2008 9:33:32 PM

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