During a visit to CNN on Tuesday to chat with Campbell Brown, comedian Kathy Griffin talked about everything from her desire to be just like Jennifer Aniston to her impending nonexistent nuptials to Levi Johnston to why Oprah is a dude.
“Soon — I’m not going to say when — but you’re going to have to address me as Kathy Griffin Johnston,” she joked, referring to Sarah Palin‘s former almost-son-in-law, who was Kathy’s “date” to the Teen Choice Awards in August. “because I have met someone and what we have is special.”
The redheaded star of My Life on the D-List referred to their romance as “love at first photo-op… Which is similar to first sight. And if you think about it, you know, the wind blows many different ways and I am pretty close to basically living in the White House.”
When Campbell asked the tough question of “who is using who” in their “relationship,” Kathy cleared the air by replying, “I would have to say that Levi Johnston is using me for my incredibly hot body… And that’s okay with America, because the last time I checked, we have rights in this country and I have the right to love a hunting man in an igloo named Levi.”
Speaking of her body, Kathy also talked openly about her ordeals with plastic surgery, including a botched liposuction, which is photographed and detailed in her new book, Official Book Club Selection.
“I have a picture in the book that is so heinous, you can’t even believe it,” she told Campbell. “And it’s a picture of my botched liposuction that looks like a CSI photo.”
Kathy, who admits she had the lipo because, “I was on a television show and thought that I could be thinner and better and happier,” included the photo in her book as a warning to others.
“I wanted women to know when you get liposuction, trying to be Jennifer Aniston, this is what it really looks like,” she explained.
Kathy also confessed that she still falls into the trap of looking in the mirror and seeing imperfections or listening to casting directors and agents who tell her that a nip here and a tuck there will be the answer to her prayers.
“Look, I am always going to want to be Jennifer Aniston, maybe more than Jennifer Aniston wants to be Jennifer Aniston,” she revealed.
On the topic of celebs, Campbell got Kathy to give her impressions of several famous folks:
Rush Limbaugh— “A drug addict and a tool and a blowhard.”
Jon Gosselin—“He is hilariously ridiculous and I can’t get enough of his Ed Hardy wear with the big pythons on his shirts and things like, you know, live hard or die.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger— “That guy’s had more face work than I have.”
Michelle Obama— “I think the very most important thing about this administration is her arms and how does she get them?”
Oprah— “Well, I’m a little scared of her… I think he does great things for the world and that’s what’s important… I’m sorry, she. Her royal highness… I love to make fun of Oprah and the truth is I really, really truly watch her show every single day. So she’s, you know, there’s a lot of people like that, I make fun of but I also love. I love to make fun of Celine Dion and I also have every CD. They’re not mutually exclusive.”