Kathy Griffin New Year’s Eve Defiant – CNN threatens to pull the plug. Kathy Griffin remains defiant for her upcoming New Year’s Eve special. The comedian is refuding to tone down her bad language and is prepared to be pulled off the air and fired.
Griffin ended 2009 on a low after she was forced to hand back her paycheck for swearing on air while presenting CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special with Anderson Cooper.
The comedian has been given a chance to redeem herself on the 2010 show on Friday night, but Griffin is adamant she can’t be tamed by the TV network’s long list of rules and regulations.
“There’s no regret (about last year’s show) I only want to go further. This year in my contract, in addition to the stipulation that I have to give my money back if I swear, they also say they are just going to literally pull me (off air). I have a list of words I should have looked at in my contract, but I didn’t,” Griffin said in a statement. “If CNN dares to pull me live, I’ll be walking right over to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to give Dick Clark a lap dance. It’s up to you America.”