Kathy Griffin is not mincing her words about her interactions with celebrities in her new book, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index.”
In the new book, the comic wrote about the couple of times she interacted with Ashton Kutcher. Griffin said she and Kutcher co-hosted an event in 2005, but the actor did not speak to her the entire time they worked together. “It was bizarre and rude and made me feel as if he thought I was beneath him…” Griffin said.
The comedian also recalled a time when she bumped into Kutcher and his now ex-wife Demi Moore at a restaurant. She said she waved hi to the actor but did not get a response. “If you won’t say hi to me in the Mexican takeout joint, you’re a d-bag,” Griffin said.
Kutcher is the second celebrity whose behind-the-scenes behavior was “outed” by Griffin. Earlier this week, an excerpt from the comedian’s book teased Griffin’s tense relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. While Griffin did not mention DeGeneres’s name in the book, many assumed that she was the one Griffin was referring to because of the clues the latter gave.
Griffin appeared to have admitted that it was DeGeneres she wrote about when she talked about their feud in an interview with Us Weekly. Griffin said the rift started in 2007 when she guested on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and DeGeneres gave a monologue about how mean she is.
“I don’t know if Ellen gets that when I talk about women, I’m joking,” Griffin said. “I just feel really strongly about women supporting each other, especially women over 50 and women in comedy, because the people who still make decisions are still middle-aged white guys. We have to be better at not turning on each other.”
DeGeneres and Kutcher have yet to comment on Griffin’s statements.