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Kathy Griffin talks scandal, comeback, and former best friend Anderson Cooper

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Kathy Griffin is no stranger to controversy, but it was the photo last year that showed the comic holding a Donald Trump mask covered in ketchup that turned her world upside down.

A year later, the Grammy-winner has hit the road on her Laugh Your Head Off world tour, and this time, she’s taking no prisoners.

Griffin spoke with Queerty, who asked why US audiences are ready for her triumphant comeback. “I love this question,” she said. “What changed is fucking true grit on my part. Everybody around me ditched me. Even though I’ve already made millions of dollars for networks and Fortune 500 companies. That was all out the window overnight. Everybody got scared as shit and ran away like cockroaches when the light goes on! So, the one thing that even I can do—even under the specter of an investigation—is I can put myself on the road. If the demand is there, I can do it. It’s one of the rare areas—and it’s one of the reasons I still do so much touring. A) I love it. It’s obviously the most uncensored platform you can have. But, B) it’s not really a system you can age out of. Cause you know, Hollywood is like Menudo; they age you out.

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Of course, one of the biggest reasons Griffin’s tour, at the time of the photo, was canceled, was because venues were quick to receive bomb threat calls from what Griffin now calls the “Trump Woodchipper” and not because fans wanted their money back. “When TMZ recorded my tour cancelations in real time—I’m thinking somebody placed a call—it’s not like the customers wanted their money back, it’s that the Trumpers were calling the theaters threatening to kill me or with bomb threats,” she added.

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But after the photo came out, Griffin admitted that she was a wreck the two days following. “I was constantly sobbing,” she admitted. “And then things kind of started getting on track. Honestly, I got to work. I hunkered down in my house and while all the death threats were coming and while the FBI was calling and saying, ‘You’re a credible threat,’ – it all actually turned into comedy.”

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And when asked about a possible reconciliation with former best friend Anderson Cooper, who deserted the multiple Emmy-winner after the scandal, Griffin was quick to question why someone would want that. “Like why do so many gay people ask me that?” she wondered. “He treated me like shit. Don’t send me back to my main gay who turned on his hag. And by the way, I’m fighting for the right to still say hag. I don’t want to be called a fuckin’ fruit fly! I’ve been in the real fight longer than that guy was out.”

You can read Griffin’s entire interview with Queerty here.

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BLACKPINK’s ‘Kill This Love’ music video just broke a massive YouTube record

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BLACKPINK is in your area and they aren’t playing around. Their new music video for ‘Kill This Love’ has broken a massive YouTube record.

The music video for their latest comeback reached a staggering 100 million views in just two days, 14 hours, and 13 minutes. It’s the fastest video to ever hit the milestone on the platform. The K-pop girl group beat the previous record held by PSY‘s ‘Gentlemen.’

They also beat out fellow K-Pop idols BTS by reaching 70 millions views in just one day, 13 hours, and 30 minutes. BTS previously held the record with their music video for ‘Fake Love,’ reaching 70 million in two days, one hour, and 50 minutes.

‘Kill This Love’ is BLACKPINK‘s lead single from their new EP of the same name.

Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa are set to take the stage at Coachella on April 12, making them the first female K-pop act to do so. Afterward, they set out on their In Your Area tour, hitting stops in the US and Canada, before heading to Europe and Australia.

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Lea Michele cast as Ariel in live concert of ‘The Little Mermaid’

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From Glee to the sea, Lea Michele is set to make waves as everyone’s favourite underwater princess, Ariel.

The Scream Queens star has been cast in a live performance of The Little Mermaid at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, meant to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary.

Joining her onstage are Harvey Fierstein as Ursula, Ken Page as Sebastian, Peter Gallagher as King Triton, and Leo Gallo as Prince Eric.

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The cast will perform with a full orchestra while the original animated film plays behind them on a movie screen.

Audiences can expect to hear the film’s classic songs, like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of Your World,” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”

The performance takes place May 17 and 18.

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‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner: “I love a soul, not a gender”

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Sophie Turner, known for her roles as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones and Jean Grey in the X-Men movies (including this year’s Dark Phoenix), spoke about love in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

More specifically, in the article, which focuses on her and GoT co-star Maisie WilliamsGrowing Up Game of Thrones,” Turner spoke about the way she loves. She revealed that she “never thought she’d get engaged so young, or at all,” adding, “I was fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life.” She is currently engaged to singer Joe Jonas.

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She goes on to say that she believes her soul to be much older than her age (22, in case you’re wondering) and that she’s “lived enough life to know” when she’s found the person she wants to be with.

“I’ve met enough guys to know — I’ve met enough girls to know. I don’t feel 22. I feel like 27, 28.” When pushed to elaborate on the “girls” part, Turner continued. “Everyone experiments. It’s part of growing up. I love a soul, not a gender.”

Turner didn’t label her sexuality one way or another.

'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner: "I love a soul, not a gender"

The final season of Game of Thrones premieres April 14 and Dark Phoenix hits theatres June 7, 2019.

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