Did You Know Ellen Degeneres And Kathy Griffin Have Been Beefing For Years?
In her new book, Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A–Z Index, 56-year-old Griffin writes:
“I’m almost positive a certain beloved daytime talk show host once had me kicked out of a backstage dressing room at the Emmy Awards,” writes the comedian. “I can’t prove it, but this person, who has short blonde hair, has a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about.”
Well, it’s pretty obvious who she’s talking about and despite the fact that Ellen goes unnamed in the tome, Griffin does speak openly about her troubled relationship with Ellen in an interview with US Weekly:
During a 2007 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, “Ellen did a monologue about how mean I am,” Griffin tells Us. “I was in the dressing room like, ’S–t! You’re another woman comic, c’mon!’”
(In March of that year, DeGeneres bashed Griffin in an interview with W magazine. “I know she had a big thing about wanting to be on the show, and we didn’t book her,” she said. “She did a whole thing that I banned her from the show. I didn’t ban her from the show, because first you have to be on the show to be banned.”)
“I don’t know if Ellen gets that when I talk about women, I’m joking,” says the author. “I just feel really strongly about women supporting each other, especially women over 50 and women in comedy, because the people who still make decisions are still middle-aged white guys. We have to be better at not turning on each other.”
Griffin says she has “immense respect” for the 29-time Daytime Emmy award winner. “How could I not? Go, girl!” she adds. “I’m just saying that we would all be better served if we all just really be there for each other the way the dudes are. When you think about the guys who are in my age group, or even guys I started out with, like Kevin James and Ray Romano. They all help each other and hook each other up.”
Wow. That’s deep. Do you think Ellen should try to patch things up by inviting Kathy on her show?