Kathy Griffin Says She’ll Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner if Trump Attends



It sounds like Kathy Griffin wants Donald Trump to lose his head all over again.
After a premature report on Monday that Trump will attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, “My Life on the D-List” alum Griffin offered to host the event, which traditionally serves at least in part as a roast of the sitting president.
Responding to a Daily Mail report that Trump will be at this year’s dinner, Griffin tweeted, “I’ll host. Free of charge OR Pay Per View????”
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Unfortunately, it seems, Griffin might be getting a bit ahead of herself. Following the Mail’s report, Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders clarified that it was not yet known whether Trump would attend the event.
Trump, who has had what might charitably be described as a rocky relationship with the press during his presidency, did not attend last year’s event.
TheWrap has reached out to the White House Correspondents’ Association and Griffin for comment.

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The dinner is scheduled to take place on April 28.
Griffin famously found herself in hot water last year after posing with what appeared to be the decapitated head of Trump for a photo taken by Tyler Shields. After initially apologizing for the photo, Griffin later withdrew her apology,telling “Sunrise” co-hosts David Koch and Samantha Armytage that she “is no longer sorry” for the photo that stirred up so much outrage.
“The whole outrage was B.S.” Griffin said. “The whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody. Like, I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me. I had friends — Debra Messing from ‘Will & Grace,’ tweeting against me. I mean, I lost everybody. So, I have been through the mill.”
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Griffin suffered substantial blowback over the image, including being dropped as co-host of CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve coverage.
Itay Hod contributed to this report.

I’ll host. Free of charge OR Pay Per View???? https://t.co/n1yyTIGhe5
– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) February 19, 2018

Kathy Griffin Isn’t Alone: 8 Other Celebrities Who’ve Been Eyed by the Feds (Photos)

Comedian Kathy Griffin, who caught heat last week after posing with a facsimile of President Donald Trump’s severed head, said during a press conference Friday that Trump and his family have targeted her for retaliation, and that she is now the subject of a Secret Service investigation over the photo.
While Griffin’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, called the situation “outrageous and unprecedented,” that’s not entirely true — at least not the “unprecedented part.” Read on for other entertainers who came under government scrutiny.

In the ’80s, Milt Ahlerich. FBI assistant director of the FBI’s office of public affairs, wrote a letter to rap group N.W.A’s label Priority Records, saying that 78 police officers were “feloniously slain in the line of duty during 1988 . . . and recordings such as the one from N.W.A are both discouraging and degrading to these brave, dedicated officers,” a reference to the N.W.A song “F–k Tha Police.”
“I wanted you to be aware of the FBI’s position relative to this song and its message. I believe my views reflect the opinion of the entire law enforcement community,” the letter continued.

“Rocky Mountain High” singer John Denver was the subject of an FBI file that labeled the folk singer a narcotics user and noted his scheduled appearance a a 1971 anti-war rally in Minnesota.

Ill-fated Playboy Playmate/actress Anna Nicole Smith was investigated by the FBI in 2000 and 2001 over an alleged murder-for-hire plot against E. Pierce Marshall, the son of Smith’s oil-tycoon husband J. Howard Marshall, who fought to prevent Smith from inheriting his father’s fortune.

Silent-film legend Charlie Chaplin was the subject of a decades-long probe by the FBI, which sought to determine if he was a Communist. The final entry in Chaplin’s FBI file was made in 1978, a year after the actor’s death.

In the 1960s, the FBI requested to interview actor Rock Hudson, stemming from the belief that the actor had “homosexual tendencies.” The interview, the bureau noted, was to be conducted by “two mature experienced Special Agents.”

“I Love Lucy” star Lucille Ball earned a place on the FBI’s radar because her possible Communist ties. The actress had admitted to the House Un-American Activities Committee that she had registered to vote as a Communist in 1936, saying that she only did so to satisfy her socialist grandfather. The HUAC let her off the hook, but the FBI continued to amass information on her nonetheless.

Thanks to his alignment with the anti-war movement, former Beatle John Lennon was placed under FBI surveillance in 1971, with the INS launching a campaign to deport the musician the following year. The FBI noted that “Lennon should be arrested, if at all possible, on possession of narcotics charges … which would make him more immediately deportable.”

In Mach, after Snoop Dogg released the video “Lavender,” which featured the rapper shooting a clown-faced Donald Trump stand-in with a toy gun, a spokesman for the Secret Service told TheWrap that the Service was “aware of” the video, declining further public comment.

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From Lucille Ball to Snoop Dogg, comedian is in good company

Comedian Kathy Griffin, who caught heat last week after posing with a facsimile of President Donald Trump’s severed head, said during a press conference Friday that Trump and his family have targeted her for retaliation, and that she is now the subject of a Secret Service investigation over the photo.
While Griffin’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, called the situation “outrageous and unprecedented,” that’s not entirely true — at least not the “unprecedented part.” Read on for other entertainers who came under government scrutiny.

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