Kathy Griffin dares to be thrown off New Year's show

Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:32pm EST
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By Bryan Alexander

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kathy Griffin ended 2009 by swearing on air during her CNN New Year's Eve Special with Anderson Cooper, getting fired and having to give her paycheck back.

This year Griffin has been invited back and hasn't tamed her act a bit.

"There's no regret," she tells The Hollywood Reporter of last year's punishment for blurting on f-bomb live on air. "I only want to go further."

In fact she's calling her fourth New Year's reunion with Cooper "Yank-watch 2011." Because this year the brass at CNN have gotten even tougher on their efforts of curbing her bad language and are fully-poised to pull her off the air.

"This year in my contract, in addition to the stipulation that I have to give my money back if I swear, they also say they are just going to literally pull me," says Griffin.

Besides the F-bomb, there are a number of no-go areas that she doesn't mind trouncing over during the broadcast.

"I have a list of words I should have looked at in my contract, but I didn't," she says. "I don't think its changed much since the George Carlin routine. I haven't technically read it. I don't consider it to be binding, I'm an artist."

Nonetheless she has a plan for when and if the ejection takes place.   Continued...