Is Kathy Griffin shocking — or not?
The stand-up comic is pictured holding what looks like President Donald Trump’s bloodied head in one image from a controversial photo shoot.
The picture, published Tuesday by TMZ, is from a new project by photographer Tyler Shields, known for shooting celebrities — including Lindsay Lohan, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, Demi Lovato and others — in shocking poses for his book “The Dirty Side of Glamour.”
Griffin long has been outspoken in her disapproval of Trump.
The gossipy comic was seen raising her middle finger at former Fox News host Megyn Kelly when she made hopeful remarks about Trump at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment event in December.
She also told the president to “f— off” in a spoof of one of Hillary Clinton’s anti-bullying ads, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Among the folks expressing their distaste of the Trump head photo on social media were Debra Messing, Chelsea Clinton and Soledad O’Brien; however, Ken Jennings pointed out on Twitter: “When Kathy Griffin was on Hollywood Squares in the 1990s, she would hold up bloody severed heads all the time. It was 90 percent of her act.”
Not long after the online uproar, the comedian issued an apology on Twitter: “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.”
Matt Lauer chatted with the everlasting kids from “The Brady Bunch” on Tuesday’s “Today” in which the grownup Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen (no mention of the missing Maureen McCormick and Eve Plumb) reminisced about the TV show that made them stars forever.
Olsen, who admitted she wrote some dirty lyrics for the theme song, said about having eternal fame: “You spend a little while trying to run away from it, but you can’t. It’s like having a hunchback. You can’t disguise it, so you might as well dress it up.”
OLIVIA BATTLING CANCER
Olivia Newton-John is calling off June U.S. and Canadian concert tour dates due to breast cancer.
The singer, 68, who underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction in 1992 at age 43, announced on social media that “the back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized.”
Earlier this year, when she stopped the tour, saying she had back pain she thought was sciatica, her daughter Chloe Lattanzi asked fans for “healing prayers.”
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