The 5th season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-list premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo. Kathy’s reality show gets better and better.
Kathy Griffin talks to TV Guide.com about what’s in store this season. Set your TiVos and DVRs, all.
TVGuide.com: What other guest-stars can we expect to see this season?
Griffin: All the guests that were on this year [were] so cool to spend time with. And these are people you’ve always wanted to meet. Rapper T.I. — I didn’t even know who he was until I met him at the Grammys and I was like, “Who is that guy that looks like a bank robber?” Lily Tomlin [and I] were working together. Then there’s everybody from Gloria Estefan to Rosie O’Donnell. I went to Paula Deen’s house in Savannah where she cooked for me.
TVGuide.com: How about those pics we saw of you and Paris in bikinis?
Griffin: I decided that in addition to a Grammy, I really need to immerse myself where I belong — in young Hollywood. And I need all that goes along with that, meaning, I should be bangin’ someone from The Hills. And if that means Heidi and Spencer, so be it. But yeah, Paris Hilton epitomizes young Hollywood, so we went shopping together, which is a long, hard workday for her. But she taught me a thing or two about young Hollywood, and I think I taught her a thing or two about how to have a smokin’ hot body. She got schooled that day.
TVGuide.com: Does your love life come up at all in the upcoming episodes?
Griffin: We really don’t see my love life. I’m still trying to get over my relationship with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys. It may have been one date, but for me, it was an entire relationship. So I’m going to try to get that started up again at some point, or at least Aaron Carter. And I also think Jon from Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be available soon.
TVGuide.com: We should start a publicity-generating rumor that you’re Jon’s mistress.
Griffin: I would love to. Or that I’m the other woman with Kate — because she’s got the lesbian haircut circa Rosie O’Donnell right after The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Actually, I think that haircut is causing her more problems than the husband. It’s a toss up. I’m certainly not a fashionista, but even I want to even it out. It looks like one of those kids got a hold of the scissors.
TVGuide.com: How about doing one of those celebrity reality shows to get some buzz, like Dancing with the Stars?
Griffin: They’ve asked me to do it, but I can’t even touch my toes. And let me tell you the basic flaw with Dancing with the Stars: People shouldn’t be hospitalized the first week of rehearsal. You have all these celebrities, that can’t dance anyways, doing it for whatever reason — to put on a bedazzled, gay outfit — I get that part. But I’m not going to Cedar Sinai for it. I’m happy to go on a silly show, but I’m not going to break a bone for it. If I’m going to break any bones, it’s going to be for My Life on the D-List for that Emmy.
TVGuide.com: You could always eat bugs on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!.
Griffin: I’ve eaten so much sh-t in Hollywood that eating a bug wouldn’t be all that bad.