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Kathy Griffin, on set of ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ riffs on Arnold, Oprah, Trump, Kirstie

AP photo/Chris Pizzello

AP photo/Chris Pizzello

The wonderful folks at Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” shot in Peachtree City, invited me, Mara Davis of Dave FM and Emily Foley of Jezebel magazine yesterday to spend a few minutes with their latest guest star Kathy Griffin.

Griffin joins an illustrious crew of guests who have shown up on the dramedy, including Tim Gunn, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell, Cybill Shepherd and Paula Abdul. Creator Josh Berman (who was part of my college graduating class in 1991 but someone I never knew at the time) was there, too, from Los Angeles. Griffin’s episode is set to air in early August. She plays the bitchier sister of the bitchiest character on the show, played by Kate Levering, Kim Kaswell. We watched a scene in which one character says “You are a virus!” at Kathy’s character, something that perhaps has been said to her in real life, too.

The Emmy-winning actress/stand-up comic is tiny in physical stature but plenty big in the personality department. She was still feisty after 12 hours of almost non-stop work and a ridiculously early call time. I had her riff on several of today’s hottest pop-culture topics, from “Dancing With the Stars” to Donald Trump to Oprah’s farewell to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cheating shenanigans:

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“Drop Dead Diva,” Lifetime, season 3 begins at 9 p.m. June 19, 2011.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

40 comments Add your comment

JackDennis

May 19th, 2011
8:45 am

Perplexing to me why anyone would care what Kathy Griffin thinks.

duh

May 19th, 2011
10:14 am

Apparently you do. I don’t normally take the time to read anything i don’t care about.

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

May 19th, 2011
10:21 am

Who gives a rat’s ass???

Barak

May 19th, 2011
10:23 am

Who cares Ho…….

Peter

May 19th, 2011
10:29 am

She is just a comedian……so if you think she is funny then you care…..that’s about it !

Julie R Camp

May 19th, 2011
10:40 am

EWWWWWWW I hope I don’t run into that in public. It’s hideous!

SteveO

May 19th, 2011
10:41 am

Man I so don’t care what Kathy Griffin thinks. I care so little that I clicked on a link to an article about her, read the article, and then took the time to comment on it. Clearly, you can see that I don’t care about Kathy Griffin.

boots

May 19th, 2011
10:46 am

Kathy Griffin is the walking definition of a D-grade celebrity. I would rather hear an interview with the 54th place Idol singer or Arnold Schwarzenegger’s lover’s next-door-neighbors second cousin. She is not funny, not relevant and not interesting.

Kathy who?

May 19th, 2011
10:50 am

Oh good! Someone slap the plastic-surgery addicted drag-queen wannabe while she’s here.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 19th, 2011
10:54 am

Gosh, how I loath that bimbo.

Teacher

May 19th, 2011
10:54 am

I love Kathy Griffin and took the time to post it.

The Truth

May 19th, 2011
10:54 am

The Governators girl friend does have a “fine rack”.

Taylor

May 19th, 2011
11:10 am

Kathy Griffin isn’t funny at all, all she can do is cut people down. Kind of sad when you think about it.

Charles

May 19th, 2011
11:19 am

I’d rather read that a truck load of toxic nuclear waste had made a stop in Atlanta!

NotDDlistbutstillnice

May 19th, 2011
11:24 am

At 50 she looks nice in da bikini pics…and the recent topless Miami shots too (Google is your friend!). She CAN be funny but not a fan of the mean stuff.

Marty L

May 19th, 2011
11:28 am

mike

May 19th, 2011
12:06 pm

Let’s see don’t care about Kathy but you take time to read article and post a comment. That’s pretty smart of you.

Hmmmmm.....

May 19th, 2011
12:14 pm

Most times I like her. She can be hystrical at times. Apparently, she’s still relevant. Even JackDennis has taken notice!

megan

May 19th, 2011
12:17 pm

I adore Kathy Griffin! She is smart, witty and hysterical. Just sayin!

Hmmmmm.....

May 19th, 2011
12:17 pm

Chez Chez LeFemme is on! Very old song by Dr. Buzzard and The Original Savannah Band (loved, loved this album)!

Hmmmmm.....

May 19th, 2011
12:21 pm

Sorry about that!!!!

Stone

May 19th, 2011
12:29 pm

Jack Davis- apparently you don’t “get” her humor, and must be straight and a “right” wing conservative

Richard

May 19th, 2011
12:54 pm

Who left the barn door open and let her in?

Carla

May 19th, 2011
1:02 pm

Think she is funny as He##!!! Sharp witt, sharp tounge..good times. Is her show coming back to Bravo? Does anyone know? When they did the one where she went to spend the night with Paula Deen…it was priceless!

Stone

May 19th, 2011
1:05 pm

Carla, unfortunately, Kathy Griffin has decided not to do another season of “My Life on the D-List”.

Yea,I said it ... and?

May 19th, 2011
1:06 pm

Its crazy to me how much people claim not to care about what Kathy Griffin is doing, But you take the time to listen to her interview,read the article when it CLEARLY says KATHY GRIFFIN in the title,make a comment on how much you dont care… HILARIOUS….
I guessing thats what keeps her so relevant …She’s obviously doing what she is doing B/c somebody enjoys it….. my mother always said .”if you dont have anything nice to say then dont say anything at all” Stop the hate People… yea I said it…. and?

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 19th, 2011
1:16 pm

” Stop the hate People… yea I said it…. and?”

…that’s all Katy spews is hate.

Nothing better (sic) than Liberal hypocrisy.

Swaga1

May 19th, 2011
1:55 pm

Seems to me that these stiff rednecks in GA with no sense of humor are the ones that are saying they don’t care or like her……maybe because she points out their hypocrisy.

Edward

May 19th, 2011
1:59 pm

The funniest thing is watching all the butts of her jokes twist themselves into knots trying to claim they don’t care what Kathy says/does, when it is obvious they DO care by the fact they post about it. Priceless! And Kathy is laughing all the way to the bank. You go, girlfriend!

Al Gusta

May 19th, 2011
2:14 pm

Dave

May 19th, 2011
10:08 pm

worthless HO!!

peachtree root

May 19th, 2011
10:24 pm

I’d do her.

Waveskiboy

May 20th, 2011
11:25 am

Dave – Nice homophobic post! Truly shows your ability to reason, analyze and articulate. KG is funny, witty and sarcastic — her rapier wit is lost on a numbskull like you — a hammer would be better put to use on your noggin!

RA

May 20th, 2011
12:01 pm

Kathy is the best and the funniest thing about these comments is that they will make her crack up and give her more material! Keep hating folks because she will turn it into something hilarious!

Eric

May 20th, 2011
12:23 pm

I liiiiivvve for Kathy! So genius. Love you, Lady!

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Danielle

May 20th, 2011
3:42 pm

Loved Kathy Griffin ever since NewsRadio. Diva + KG = BRILLIANT!!!

mcgully

May 20th, 2011
8:38 pm

First Diva is the best, and right behind Diva is Kathy Griffin. She is so hilarious! Kathy on Diva is the perfect marriage!

Ginger

May 21st, 2011
11:24 pm

Before you judge, you should go here and find out more about Kathy. There is more to this.

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=52429

carlaroqs

May 23rd, 2011
9:24 am

people, dont you realize that we follow the COLUMNISTS????????????? maybe you only read what appeals to you, there are some people though, who just read! the point of blogging is for an author to write on a subject and for people to comment on it: good, bad, happy, sad. yep, i read it, well written. and NOPE– i still do not like kg. it really is not a big deal.