Camille Grammer has last laugh on "$#*! My Dad Says"

Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:06am EST
 
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Love her or loathe her, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer is back on television on Thursday, making fun of herself in a guest appearance on comedy "$#*! My Dad Says".

Grammer, the now ex-wife of former "Frasier" actor Kelsey Grammer, parodies herself on the season finale of the popular CBS comedy, appearing as a newly divorced reality TV star, called Camille, who is looking for a new house.

But which Camille do you get? The super-wealthy, self-absorbed "housewife" with four nannies and a stream in cutting remarks. Or the "real" Camille, which TV viewers have yet to see but which Grammer insists is very different.

Even Grammer, 42, a former dancer and Playboy model, had a difficult time choosing between the two for her comedy guest spot on "$#*! My Dad Says."

"I found it hard to play myself! I wondered, what self do they want? -- the 'Real Housewives' Camille or the at home Camille?," Grammer told Reuters.

"I guess I went for a little combo of both...It's funny. It lampoons the reality TV genre and the comedy stems from that."

Grammer said she was flattered when approached to appear on "$#*! My Dad Says" -- a Twitter-inspired comedy starring William Shatner as a grouchy father with an acid tongue.

The offer came soon after the January finale of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in which Grammer was positioned as a villain during a time when her real-life, 13-year marriage fell apart. One episode included a scene where Grammer compared herself to Jesus Christ for helping her friends.   Continued...