12/05/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
Just because Kathy Griffin turned fifty last month does not mean that she’s afraid to appear in a bikini. Indeed, the star of the TV show “My Life on the D List”, did not mind showing off her body for the troops in the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops special which is set to air this weekend.
Griffin also tweeted “Hard @ ‘work’ with a few good men. Watch me host Sun night ‘Divas salute the troops’.” Also on the stage were Katy Perry, R&B artist Nicki Minaj and Jersey Shore stars Nicole ‘Snooki ‘ Polizzi and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, which undoubtably made for a fascinating evening of music, comedy and bacon-brown bodies.
Katy Perry appeared in an umber of risque outfits which were designed to show of her body. One has been reproted as being “strapless sequinned red gown with a waist high slit.” She made her entrance to the show by floating down onto the stage with a US flag emblazoned parachute.
The Daily Mail characterized Griffin’s outfit as a show stealer, and sai that “at one point she was carried onto the San Diego stage on a US missile, escorted by uniformed officers.”
Griffin has, in the past discussed her hard work in the effort to keep her figure, according to the Daily Mail:
She once said: ‘I’m really particular about my hair and make-up. It’s silly because when you are a comic, no one really cares about your stupid make-up.’
In interviews she has revealed that she had a nose job at 26 and had liposuction 11 years ago. But, she also admits, that she nearly died following complications during surgery.
Last year she published post-surgical photographs of herself following the botched liposuction in her autobiography Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin.
She said: ‘I wanted women to know that this is what lipo looks like. Like, are you sure you don’t want to just work out a little more?’
Now Griffin says she prefers to work out to keep her body in shape. She later said: ‘Staying in shape is a struggle. I struggle with it every day…
‘It’s not a simple thing.
‘I have to watch what I eat and I have to work out quite a bit.’
It is not the first time Griffin has made headlines for wearing nothing but a bikini. Last year she was a contestant in a bikini poll for celebrity news site People.com.
She jokingly told People: ‘I am here to be objectified. I am a piece of meat.
‘There is nothing going on upstairs baby – when it comes to Kathy Griffin, it is all about the T & A.’
All joking aside, many people have been concerned about the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the final pullback in Iraq with support for the wars hitting new lows. Unfortunately, this war weariness can lead to problems for the troops over all.