Tag: Kathy Griffin

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Celebrities React to Simpson Parole: ‘O.J. for Attorney General!’

Hollywood personalities reacted on social media Thursday as O.J. Simpson was granted parole after serving nine years behind bars in Nevada for armed robbery, with many jokingly calling on President Donald Trump to make the former football star and actor Attorney General of the United States.

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Judd Apatow: Trump’s ‘Lying and Corruption’ is Exhausting

Producer-director Judd Apatow shared his thoughts on the dilemma of performing topical stand-up routines in the era of President Donald Trump and defended Kathy Griffin’s infamous “beheading” photoshoot in a New York City radio interview this week.

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15 Times Celebrities Envisioned Violence Against Trump and the GOP

The level of vitriol and violent rhetoric against now-President Trump has increased substantially in recent weeks, from comedian Kathy Griffin’s now-famous shock “beheading” photograph to Shakespeare in the Park’s not-at-all-subtle “assassination” of Trump on a stage in New York City’s Central Park.

Kathy Griffin speaks during a press conference at The Bloom Firm on June 2, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

FLYNN: Kathy Griffin Hopefully Decapitates Partisan Comedy, a Joyless Oxymoron

Kathy Griffin transformed from jokester to punchline this week by holding the image of the president’s severed head. Offending comes with the territory, but some comics mistake this as their raison d’etre. They miss that the essential aspect of comedy, even (especially?) in hyper-politicized times, remains to provoke laughter.

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Flashback – Kathy Griffin: ‘Happy to Deliver Beat Down’ to Barron Trump

During Kathy Griffin’s press conference to discuss the firestorm surrounding her Donald Trump “beheading” photo Friday morning, the comedian was asked about an interview she gave to Vulture in December in which she said was happy to “deliver a beat down” to Trump’s youngest son, 11-year-old Barron Trump.

The image, from photographer Tyler Shields, ignited a firestorm of controversy when it was first published online by TMZ in May. (Tyler Shields/TMZ)

Kathy Griffin in Tears at Press Conference: ‘Trump Broke Me’ (Video)

Kathy Griffin held a press conference Friday morning to address her now-infamous shock photo of a “beheaded” President Donald Trump, telling reporters that the Trump family has tried to “ruin” her in the wake of the controversy and vowing to continue to make fun of the president.

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Al Franken Disinvites Kathy Griffin from Book Event

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has disinvited Kathy Griffin from an upcoming book event one day after saying he would still appear with her in the wake of the controversy generated by a photograph in which the comedian posed with what looked like President Donald Trump’s decapitated head.

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Kathy Griffin to Hold Press Conference to Address ‘Bullying’ from Trump Family

Kathy Griffin has hired high-powered attorney Lisa Bloom and will hold a press conference Friday to address the firestorm surrounding the viral image of herself holding the bloody, decapitated head of President Donald Trump and the “bullying” she claims she has endured at the hands of the Trump family as a result.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 18: Comedian Kathy Griffin performs at An Evening With Women benefiting The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 18, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kathy Griffin Photo Fallout: More Venues Cancel Performances

The fallout over a photograph in which Kathy Griffin posed with the bloodied, severed “head” of President Donald Trump continued this week as more venues on her cross-country comedy tour pulled the plug on her scheduled performances.