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Photographer Tyler Shields Wants Kathy Griffin to Shoot Documentary on Trump Beheading Photo

Shock photographer Tyler Shields says his biz is booming since he shot the photo of Kathy Griffin holding a bloodied Trump mask — and he has a plan for Kathy to rebound from the controversy. We got Tyler at LAX Tuesday where he insisted the…

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Andy Cohen: I Did NOT Offer Cocaine to Kathy Griffin!

Kathy Griffin is a comedian, actress, and former reality star. She is also deeply embattled in a scandal that is (at least partially) of her own making.

Over the weekend, she went on the offensive and made a series of accusations — at one point accusing Andy Cohen of having offered her cocaine, and more than once.

Andy Cohen is speaking out in response.

To talk about this, we absolutely have to talk about how this all began.

Context matters.

In late May, Kathy Griffin posed with a “decapitated” Donald Trump — a mask coated in ketchup. Though she never intended for the photo to get out, it did.

To say that it was controversial is … a massive understatement.

Obviously, the anger from conservatives wasn’t a surprise — it was clearly an artistic attack on Trump.

Many progressives were also incensed, and not out of any special fondness for the Donald.

We think that a big problem that people had with Kathy’s leaked photo was that it gave fodder for the embattled President and his administration to seek sympathy.

(Remember how Trump ludicrously claimed that his preteen son thought that the pic was real? A transparent ploy for sympathy that many felt that Kathy enabled)

Additionally, following 8 years of images of Obama being lynched — at rallies and even as yard decorations — a lot of progressive Americans felt like Kathy Griffin’s picture cost them the moral high ground.

(Even though, you know, it was just one photo with zero racial undertones and was also leaked rather than released)

Kathy Griffin apologized, but … the world did not seem to be in a forgiving mood.

The entertainment industry, which regularly continues to employ people accused of domestic violence or sexual harassment, has effectively blacklisted Kathy Griffin.

Even a lot of people who were deeply frustrated with Kathy Griffin for taking a photo in such poor taste (and, regardless of your feelings about Trump, the picture is not tasteful and frankly pretty juvenile) were shocked that she lost a whole bunch of regular jobs.

The ensuing scandal cost her her famous friendship with Anderson Cooper as well as her job cohosting New Year’s Eve.

Pointing out that things were blown out of proportion, Kathy Griffin has retracted her apology.

(We get it — the apology still didn’t do her any good)

And the fallout from Kathy Griffin’s Trump scandal is still ruining her life, resulting in her family receiving death threats.

Well, news broke that Anderson Cooper’s New Year’s Eve cohost would be Andy Cohen.

Andy Cohen, when asked about Kathy Griffin by TMZ‘s cameras, pulled the famous Mariah Carey line — saying that he doesn’t “even know her.”

Kathy … was not amused.

Kathy Griffin went off on a huge rant, aiming her ire at both Andy Cohen and at Harvey Levin.

She accused Harvey Levin, the head of TMZ, of collusion with Donald Trump, echoing similar reports from the past year.

She accused Andy Cohen of having been a nightmarish boss when her reality series, My Life On The D-List, was airing on Bravo.

There was … a lot, in her (lengthy) video.

She talked about being on “lists” at airports and about how she continues to be blacklisted by just about everyone.

(If a network or streaming platform is brave enough, maybe she can make a “My Life On The Blacklist” miniseries … though it might be confused with a certain CBS drama)

One thing in particular that Kathy said about Andy Cohen, her former boss who has also had her as a guest on his talk show a couple of times, is an accusation that he twice offered her cocaine.

“Both times I did the show, right before we went live, Andy Cohen privately asked me in an office if I wanted to do blow,” she said.

“I’ve never had a drink in my life. You guys know I’m no prude but I’m kind of like a straightedge, I thought he was kidding the first time.”

Honestly, in light of more inflammatory statements, Kathy Griffin’s accusation that a guy working in the entertainment industry does drugs almost flew under the radar.

Andy Cohen, however, is speaking out about it.

Andy Cohen categorically denies Kathy’s accusation.

“I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100% false and totally made up,” he tweeted over the weekend.

Honestly, we’re not going to weigh in on who is right. We imagine that there might be other celebrities who will (or won’t) speak up if Andy Cohen has ever made them a similar offer.

We will say that we would never have advised anyone to make such an offer to Kathy Griffin. She has a tendency to cross boundaries in her stand-up and share private conversations.

Obviously.

You know what our real takeaway from the whole Kathy Griffin scandal is?

This is an outspoken opponent of the current President and also a reality star known for her outlandish comments. The very idea of her entering politics sounds almost like a joke.

So, based upon the bonkers reality of 2016 … is Kathy Griffin going to run for President?

Probably not, but the parallels to Trump seemed worth pointing out.

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Kathy Griffin Goes After Andy Cohen, Harvey Levin and More in INSANE Rant!

Kathy Griffin has some things to say.

And, as you’ll see, that’s actually a massive, massive understatement.

Back in May, as you’ll surely remember, Kathy did a photo shoot in which she held the decapitated head of Donald Trump — a Halloween mask covered in ketchup.

It caused quite a stir: she was fired from multiple gigs, and she was even the subject of a federal investigation.

Shortly after sharing the photo, she apologized, explaining that sometimes with comedy, lines can be crossed, and this was one of those times.

But in the months since, she’s retracted her apology because “The whole thing got so blown out of proportion.”

She said that the photo didn’t only cost her jobs, but friends began turning against her, she and her family started getting death threats.

And now, five months later, she’s still dealing with the backlash.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Andy Cohen would be replacing Kathy on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, and when Andy was asked about it by TMZ, he replied with “Who? I don’t know her.”

Meaning that he didn’t know Kathy — you know that classic Mariah Carey move.

Except that Andy and Kathy definitely know each other, since she had a show on Bravo for years. She addressed that in a pointed tweet.

“Even when it’s on tape, there are doubters?” she wrote. “He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic.”

She was so upset by Andy’s words that she did a 17 minute video in which she went after him, TMZ boss Harvey Levin, and all the people she’s ever interacted with in her career that did her dirty.

She kicks the video off by explaining that the fallout from the Trump photo is still going on, and it’s actually gotten worse.

To prove that, she shares a voicemail she’d gotten from Harvey — he asked her to call him back for a chat and left his phone number, which she doesn’t disguise at all in the video.

The reason for releasing his phone number, she says, is because after the Trump photo was released, she was doxxed mercilessly — and she feels that since Harvey is “in bed with everybody from Hollywood to Donald Trump,” he deserves similar treatment.

From there, she jumps on to Andy Cohen, who she says was a “miserable boss” during her years at Bravo.

She mocks him a bit for being an executive who then gave himself his own talk show — “seems to get picked up every season,” she joked.

After that, Kathy jumps back to Harvey for a moment — she seems a little scatterbrained throughout the video, honestly, but we can’t really blame her.

She claims that Tyler Shields, the photographer who took the photo, told her that two different people from TMZ told him that Harvey speaks with Trump multiple times a week.

“Is that OK with you guys?” she asks. “The president talking to a gossip blogger?”

Back to Andy, Kathy alleges that the two times she appeared on Watch What Happens Live, he offered her cocaine before filming began. So there’s that.

About TMZ, she says that the website itself is extremely misogynistic, and that ageism is a big problem, too.

“Harvey Levin, have you ever done anything honorable, ever?” she asks. “What do you do besides tear women down and make a bunch of money?”

She actually refers to him as “the gay male version of Kellyanne Conway.”

All throughout the video, she names people — not famous people, just people she’s worked with in the industry — who she feels let her down in some way.

After all this, at the end of the video, she explains that she recorded it in the first place because she’s currently on a world tour, and she’s leaving Australia soon for Singapore.

She’s been advised that she’s on multiple international lists, and that she’s been detained at every airport she’s been to in recent months.

“So when I go to Singapore, if I just don’t return, I just want you guys to know, that’s why. Because I took a picture of a mask with ketchup on it.”

Thoughts?

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