We imagine that Kathy Griffin must be completely stoked that she now has an E! True Hollywood Story. It's probably on par with a mega-fanboy geek getting plucked from the floor at ComicCon to star in some superhero flick or a story arc on Lost. Since there aren't really any sordid tales of drugs and booze in Kathy's past and since her career has been nothing but an uphill battle with no messy downward spiral, E! needed to come up with some sort of scandal to make this more than just a normal bio. So they went with her slutty past — something that she eagerly owns up to (a girl after our own hearts!). Plus, the show's producers got Andy Dick to shed actual tears when talking about his friendship with Kathy. Clip above.
I can never forgive Janeane Garofalo. I remember watching her comedy special repeatedly in teenage years, and I have very vivid memories of it because I idolized her. After talking about how there is too much pressure on girls to be skinny (I believe this was in the mid-90s), she said, "I am not skinny. And I am never going to lose the weight. I promise you I am never going to lose the weight," to raucous applause. Just a few years ago she looked like she was sick she was so tiny.
On a more positive note, I wish Margaret Cho came back into the spotlight (my favorite line of hers from back in the day: "If I'm talking to a guy who is cute and straight and single, I'm like, 'Are you...a unicorn??'"). And I would have loved for Kathy to have been chosen for The View because the more of her on TV the better.