Kathy Griffin Says She Knew Anderson Cooper’s Late Mom Gloria Vanderbilt ‘Better’ Than Him

Kathy Griffin Says She Knew Anderson Cooper’s Late Mom Gloria Vanderbilt ‘Better’ Than Him

Kathy Griffin opened up about the death of socialite Gloria Vanderbilt in a new interview, saying that she “kind of knew her better” than Griffin’s former friend and Vanderbilt’s son Anderson Cooper.

While promoting her upcoming movie, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story, on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM show, Griffin, 58, said that she had a close relationship with Vanderbilt, who died last month at age 95.

“I was really in love with Anderson’s mom, the great Gloria Vanderbilt,” Griffin said. “She let me call her Glo-Vandy. She gave me so many life lessons, we would chat, and I actually kind of knew her better than Anderson in a way.”

“I hear her voice today, saying things like, ‘Your whole life can change in one phone call.’ And that’s true!” she added.

Griffin’s longtime friendship with Cooper, 52, ended after the comedian sparked widespread outrage in May 2017 for holding up a mask of President Donald Trump’s head with fake blood on it.

Cooper called the photo “disgusting and completely inappropriate” on Twitter at the time, and Griffin was also was fired from CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, which she had co-hosted with Cooper for 10 years.

Asked whether she and Cooper had been in touch following Vanderbilt’s death, Griffin said, “No, Anderson’s not really wired that way.”

“He and Jeff Zucker are kind of cut from the same cloth, and I’ve known Jeff for a long time,” Griffin said. “Look, a lot of these older white guys hate me, and they’ve hated me for years, because I’ve been a ballsy chick my whole career and I’ve never learned my lesson.”

CNN had no comment when reached by PEOPLE.

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“Misogyny and sexism is a big part of my message, and as I get older, I don’t have a f— left to give,” she added. “I really don’t.”

“I did lose, honestly, probably about 75 percent of my friends that didn’t come back,” Griffin said of losing friendships after her scandal. “It was difficult, but you get real clarity.”

During an interview with PEOPLE on Tuesday, Griffin shared a similar sentiment, saying that she didn’t think Cooper wanted to reconcile with her.

“I don’t think he’s that ki

Read more: https://people.com/tv/kathy-griffin-knew-gloria-vanderbilt-better-than-anderson-cooper/

Christy Carlson Romano Reenacts Iconic Even Stevens Song for Moon Landing Anniversary

Christy Carlson Romano Reenacts Iconic Even Stevens Song for Moon Landing Anniversary

Talk about a blast from the past!

Christy Carlson Romano posted a very special episode of her YouTube cooking show this week, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Reuniting with her Even Stevens costar Lauren Frost, in the latest episode of “Christy’s Throwback Kitchen,” the pair were all set to start making “lunar cheese,” before Frost shared that she couldn’t help but be reminded of an iconic song Romano sang on the Disney Channel series.

Bringing up “We Went to the Moon in 1969,” an informative ditty Carlson’s character Ren improvises during a class presentation, Frost encouraged her pal to see if she still remembered all the words.

Right there in her kitchen, the 35-year-old actress launched into a reenactment of the song — complete with an extra special visit by George Anthony Bell, who played Principal Wexler on the show.

With an eye for detail, Romano even recreated the outfit she wore 17 years earlier in the show, opting for a purple shirt with a pink top.

However, it turned out the Even Stevens reunion was too good to be true.

Much like in the actual episode, it turns out the whole experience was just a dream and Carlson wakes up to the sound of one of her daughters crying.

Fully snapping out of it, the actress finds herself sitting in her kitchen in her pajamas before calling out to her real-life husband Brendan Rooney

“Brendan can you make me some coffee please?” she asks, as the video comes to a close.

RELATED: Former Disney Star Christy Carlson Romano Debuts New Cooking Show

Although it’s been over a decade since the episode first aired, Romano isn’t the person who still knows all the words.

Last September, Cardi B uploaded a video of herself singing the song, asking her followers who else remembered the tune.

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Read more: https://people.com/tv/christy-carlson-romano-even-stevens-reunion-we-went-to-the-moon/

People Now Now Ramona Singer Accuses Luann De Lesseps of Drinking on RHONY Plus More Housewives Recap - Watch the Full Episode

PEOPLE Now airs live, Monday through Friday, from the Meredith offices in New York City.

Catch PEOPLE Now every weekday at 12:00 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on People.com or on the PeopleTV app on your favorite streaming device. Want even more? Check out clips from previous episodes of PEOPLE Now.

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She Could Be the First Drag Queen Elected to Congress People Cant Ignore You Says Maebe A Girl

She Could Be the First Drag Queen Elected to Congress People Cant Ignore You Says Maebe A Girl

She makes campaign appearances in lace-front wigs, brightly colored pantsuits and high heels, greeting voters under a tongue-in-cheek name, but make no mistake: Maebe A. Girl‘s bid for Congress isn’t a joke.

“It really took a minute for people to take me seriously, to realize that I’m not doing this as a stunt, I’m not doing this as a statement,” Maebe, 32, tells PEOPLE. “I’m doing this to run an election and win it.”

Yes, of course, “I could’ve run out of drag,” says Maebe, who serves on L.A.’s Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. “But I decided to run in drag because I have a more powerful voice when I’m in drag.”

“People can’t ignore you,” she says, adding, “The irony of that is the fact that on a society level, we’re completely ignored.”

LGBTQ representation in government is what motivated Maebe to announce in late June she was challenging Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for California’s 28th district seat in the House of Representatives.

Maebe says she doesn’t have anything against Schiff, the influential longtime congressman she’s primarying in an election next March. But she believes that Schiff, who has easily won re-election in the past, is not the best representative for a district including parts of Los Angeles County such as West Hollywood and Burbank.

“We are just as valid as any other member of society, and as such we deserve to have representation: accurate, actual representation,” Maebe says. “That means having our community members being representatives — not just having somebody who is an ally.”

Schiff, whose campaign did not respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE, is a leading voice against President Donald Trump in Congress, where Schiff chairs the House Intelligence Committee. He supports a variety of liberal policies and has advocated for LGBTQ equality.

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Maebe is genderfluid and trans and says starting drag five years ago helped her get in touch with her gender identity.

“‘Maebe A. Girl’ is, yes, it’s my stage name, but it’s also part

Read more: https://people.com/politics/maebe-a-girl-drag-queen-running-congress-california/

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