I'm convinced that most people aren't wishy-washy about Kathy Griffin: You either love her or you hate her. For the most part, I love her; sure, her antics are annoying, but they're also endearing.
While I can take or leave her stand-up, I have a soft spot for her Bravo reality show, "My Life on the D-List," which starts its new season tonight. As E! TV critic Kristin Veitch wrote, Griffin "works twice as hard to get half as far," and while she probably qualifies as at least C-list now, it's still funny and a little sad to watch her stand next to a poster advertising her show at Carnegie Hall and have passers-by say "who are you?"
This season has a bit of a twist (which I assume is tongue-in-cheek, though you never really know with her): She's given up on dating for love and is now dating for fame, asking her fans to help her choose a potential suitor. The options: Sanjaya, Prince William, Mario Lopez, K-Fed and Larry Birkhead. (I'd vote Lopez, if only because — as Griffin's site points out — one of their celebrity couple names could be "Gropez.") To watch a clip of her attempting to put her new dating strategy to use with a big-deal New York chef,
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