'CNN Insider' Says Kathy Griffin Is Out for New Year's 2011

Rob Shuter at PopEater says comedienne Kathy Griffin is not in CNN's plans for another New Year's party of profane Times Square banter with anchorman  Anderson Cooper:  

Following her very controversial F-bomb-dropping New Year's Eve hosting gig, CNN executives have decided Kathy Griffin will NOT be getting a 2011 invite. "She was a total embarrassment to the network that calls themselves 'The Most Trusted Name in News.' Even Anderson (Cooper, her co-host) thinks it's time to say goodbye to Kathy," a CNN insider tells me.

Not only did the potty-mouthed redhead drop the F bomb on live TV, she also made not-so-funny jokes about needing a "bump" of cocaine and asked Cooper if he pleasured himself while looking in the mirror. As sexy as the Silver Fox is ... that's just too much, Kathy.

Even worse than the comedienne's desperate need to shock was the fact that the show was a ratings bomb, as it fell far behind the family-friendly 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' on ABC.

That would be the Dick Clark show that dropped the live performance from American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert after his smutty live performance at the Clark company's American Music Awards on ABC.

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Still, CNN publicist Shimrit Sheetrit tells me: "No decisions have been made yet regarding next year's show."

CNN, I find it hard to believe that you have not yet made a decision regarding someone who drops the F bombs live on your network.

PopEater asked a poll question about Griffin: "Funny or foul?" With more than 300,000 votes in, 84 percent picked "foul."

Tim Graham
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