Kathy Griffin Begging Anderson Cooper To Save CNN Job Is Fake News

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Kathy Griffin did not beg Anderson Cooper to save her New Year’s Eve hosting job at CNN after getting fired for holding President Donald Trump’s fake severed head in a photo shoot, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told it’s nothing more than fake news.

According to a new In Touch story, after Griffin lost her gig co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve telecast with Cooper, she asked the cable network anchor to see if her deal could be spared. A so-called “source” tells the tabloid, “Kathy begged Anderson to go to Jeff [Zucker, CNN Worldwide president] and save her.” The somewhat ill-informer source adds, “The ironic thing is CNN wanted Kathy and Anderson to do a show together.” “They shot a pilot, and I heard there was real momentum behind the project. Anderson’s pissed.”

Gossip Cop wonders whether the magazine’s “source” is Rip Van Winkle because Cooper and Griffin shot that pilot in March 2013 and nothing ever happened with it in the intervening four years. More importantly, Griffin did not beg Cooper to have Zucker save her hosting job. It never happened. Even Griffin’s own rep exclusively tells Gossip Cop that the tabloid’s story is 100 percent “false.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported, shortly after her stunt, Cooper reacted to Griffin’s beheading of Trump photo by tweeting, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” When the comedienne held a press conference three days later, during which she contended the Trump family bullied her, Griffin acknowledged that Cooper’s tweet “hurt.”Still, despite the crack their fractured relationship, Griffin never begged Cooper to help her keep her CNN job.

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