Kathy Griffin may be a comedienne, but the flame-haired funny lady isn’t joking around when it comes to bullying. Hollywoodnews.com reports that Griffin recently appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live to comment on the recent teen suicides. Griffin didn’t make a single joke during her hour-long appearance as part of a panel on teen bullying hosted by King that also included Wanda Sykes, Nate Berkus, Tim Gunn, Chely Wright and Lance Bass. During the panel, Griffin announced plans to donate her entire salary from her Dec. 16 concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City to The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to ending suicide among LGBTQ youth.
The Emmy-winning comedienne is quickly becoming as well known for her philanthropy as for her jokes. The Los Angeles Times reports that Griffin was among the celebrities at the 32nd Carousel of Hope event in Beverly Hills. Held on Oct. 23, this year’s event honored Quincy Jones and Maria Shriver and featured a star-studded batch of performers, presenters and guests including Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Akon, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Rod Stewart, Don Johnson, Stevie Wonder, Vanna White, Raquel Welch, Nicky Hilton, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin and more.
The annual fundraiser for children’s diabetes has been hosted by society doyenne Barbara Davis since its inception, and she and her late oil tycoon husband Marvin Davis acquired the Beverly Hills Hotel and 20th Century Fox in the 1980s. Barbara Davis has raised $ 75 for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver over the years. Griffin was among the guests who paid $ 1,000 for a ticket and told the Times, “I’ve got to tell you who I came with. I came with Jane Fonda. Isn’t that a great unlikely situation? I love it. I was ready to come by myself because I’m single, but then I said, ‘I’m too insecure.’ And Jane Fonda said, ‘You can drive with us.’ So she and her boyfriend, Richard [Perry, a music producer], drove me here.” Maybe Griffin isn’t on the D-list anymore after all!
Griffin’s popular Bravo reality show My Life on the D List is back for its sixth season. According to the official Bravo website for the show, the two-time Emmy-winning series is continuing to stir up trouble in Hollywood-and Washington! This season sees Griffin storming the capital to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” remodeling her Los Angeles home, judging a toddler beauty pageant alongside her 90-year-old mother and series regular, and stalking A-list stars like Liza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth and Lauren Conrad.
Tuning into Bravo isn’t the only way fans can get their Kathy Griffin fix, however, as the comedienne is currently on tour. Kathy Griffin tickets are available to see her stand-up routine in cities like Philadelphia, Pa.; Albany, N.Y.; Easton, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; Mashantucket, Conn.; Worchester, Mass.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Palm Desert, Calif.; Universal City, Calif.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Thackerville, Okla. and Jacksonville, Fla. Griffin will remain on the road through mid-December and already has a few dates in the books for 2011.
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