Griffin Bests Bette

Posted June 9, 2009 by Jimmy Fowler in Music

Kathy Griffin’s huge gay following is her bread and butter, as she’ll be the first to admit. But she’s always got a surprise or two up her sleeve, as last night’s season 5 premiere episode of Bravo’s ”My Life on the D List proved: Griffin was perfectly happy to let a gay icon of a previous generation, Bette Midler, hang herself with her annoying behavior.

The talented but largely forgotten Midler – who’s been fulfilling a long contract in some Las Vegas hotel or other — starts off trying to ingratiate herself with the cameras. But Bette can’t hide her impatience, disdain, and general boredom at doing a basic cable “reality show.” Griffin stands back chuckling and lets the not so Divine Miss M deal dismissively with Vegas employees and tourists. The evening culminates with a long-haired, crazy-looking, possibly homeless woman crashing a shot of Midler irritatedly singing “Happy Birthday” to a passerby. Catch the rerun. It’s laugh-till-your-sides-hurt stuff.


    Don T Bradshaw

    All in your head


    Bette was hilarious along with Kathy – she performed as she was asked to perform – to illustrate the “perks” of the so-called “A list” vs. the “D list” – have you never watched Kathy’s show before? Get a clue. This is no reality show, it’s an act that was done so well as to confuse you entirely, apparently.

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