Kathy Griffin confesses all about torrid, gross Jack Black affair

For fans of Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List, this news is nothing new. Kathy talked about her brief, torrid affair with comedian-actor Jack Black a couple of times, and she was always surprisingly nice about it. Apparently, they got together back in the day, before either of them had any kind of fame. It wasn’t a permanent love match, and they both moved on to other relationships. Now Kathy is dredging up the past with her new book, Official Book Club Selection. Kathy includes her take on the Jack Black relationship, and Page Six has an early excerpt:

NOTHING IS OFF LIMITS in Kathy Griffin’s new tome “Official Book Club Selection,” out today from Ballantine Books, including her short-lived relationship with fellow comedian Jack Black.

She admits he wasn’t the greatest catch . . . to say the least. “One time, I spent the night at Jack’s place. I got up the next morning to take a shower so I could leave,” she writes.

“When I got out, I couldn’t find anything to dry myself with. ‘Jack, where are the towels?’ I yelled out. He said, “Um, I just have one that I use for a bathmat and a towel. So it’s the one on the floor.”

[From Page Six]

Totally gross. That reminds me of some of the hookups I had in college. But as a full-fledged adult? Not so much. I’d be willing to bet Jack Black is still like that – but whatever, he’s hilarious, and so people forgive him such grossness and eccentricity. Kathy also reveals that she had an affectionate nickname for Jack: “Pig Pen”.

Kathy also sat down with the Chicago Sun-Times to do some serious dishing on pop culture and current crop of celebrities. I’ll just do a greatest hits:

On Kate Gosselin: “I think what happened is that she fell asleep and one of those kids got the scissors, probably Aaden.”

On Octomom Nadya Suleman: “She needs better press. If I were her I’d start banging Tom Sizemore fast. Or maybe Macaulay Culkin. Or Rod Blagojevich!”

On the pope: “He looks like he has a hot [butt].”

On Steve Martin: “Steve Martin was such a douche bag it was like he was a caricature of a douche bag.”

On Britney Spears: “She’s as dumb as a stick.”

On her now-deceased brother, Kenny, who was (in the Sun-Time‘s words) “a wife abuser, a drug addict and, in Griffin’s estimation, a pedophile.” Kathy cut off communication with Kenny years before he died: “I thought long and hard about [including that chapter] and there was no way I could have written the book without writing about him… My relationship with him was so much a part of who I am today. It’s no coincidence that I do what I do and became kind of a whistleblower — hopefully in a humorous way. In many ways it’s a typical comedian story: You tell jokes to survive and get people laughing. It’s therapeutic.”

[From the Chicago Sun-Times]

Kathy had already talked about her brother on her show, in the episode where she went to a women’s prison. It was already a very affecting episode, but Kathy opened up about Kenny’s incarceration and how it ripped apart her family. Kathy spoke about how she couldn’t handle his addiction or his criminal behavior, and how she didn’t understand how her parents could be so forgiving. Sad stuff… sorry to bring everybody down after the funny Jack Black story, but I found it interesting.

Kathy Griffin is shown performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, FL on 8/12/09. Jack Black is shown on 6/15/09. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. QB says:

    I love how honest and open Kathy is.

  2. HEB says:

    Jack Black probably still would be like that, but luckily now he has a wife to take care of him

  3. Popcorny says:

    What a strange yet great coupling.
    Too bad it didn’t last long enough to spawn a few amazingly energetic and talented firecrackers.
    These two are dynamos at what they do, extremely entertaining.

  4. Beth says:

    He couldn’t afford at most $5 to get another towel or mat?

  5. Green Is Good says:

    Off to Amazon to pick up her book!

  6. the original kate says:

    love her – funny, honest and smart as a whip.

  7. mxml says:

    i don’t like when women publicly bash other women.

  8. Jazz says:

    I’ve watched the show from time to time, but obviously not enough because I didn’t know anything about the brother or Jack Black. It’s gotta be embarrassing for Jack to have that be public now. But then again, maybe not!

  9. mollination says:

    what was her brother’s addiction? And how was he a pedophile? I’ve never heard this story. I guess I could just go google it.

    Anyway – Kathy + Jack….bleh.

  10. abc says:

    Bet she never thought Jack would be so successful! Hes in the frat pack with Ben stiller and that group and did Kung Fu Panda with angelina Jolie!

  11. patty phee says:

    who cares that he did kung fu panda with angelina jolie?

  12. Enonymous says:

    I really like Kathy Griffin, I have seen her show and she is just hilarious in it.

  13. bigfish says:

    She needs a skin peel.

  14. maritza says:

    I have a feeling men are scared of Kathy for fear of being mentioned in one of her comedy stand ups.

  15. JLM says:

    Meh, it’s hard for me to dig her after that Levi Johnston stunt…

  16. Ophelia says:

    God I think she is so annoying. I watched her show once and it wasn’t remotely funny or interesting. I’m apparently totally alone in my opinion of her though, lol. I’d be embarrassed if I were Jack Black – not for the towel thing, but for actually having sex with her. :shudder: Although that towel thing is super gross.

  17. Jag says:

    I like some of Jack’s movies, but can’t stand watching him interview on late night t.v. because he’s such a jerk. Kathy can be quite funny, but again, she can come off as not so nice.

  18. corinne says:

    Here’s hoping that they made a sex tape and it leaks on the internet. That would top any of Griffin’s comedy routines. heeeheee

  19. Wresa says:

    Ophelia–I used to feel exactly the same way but now I practically worship her! Maybe she is an acquired taste? I didn’t like her until I saw her do stand-up.

  20. jaundicemachine says:

    I waver back and forth on Griffin. She has a knack for the one-liners and she’s smart as hell, but she seems overly judgmental.

    I know that’s her schitck and all, but it’s really unappealing the forth or fifth time she rags on her mom for drinking a glass of wine – In. One. Damn. Episode.

    We get it Kath, you’re straight-edge for life . . . Kudos.

  21. MB says:

    I LOVE Kathy but to rag on someone for sloppy behaviour from more than a decade earlier is unfair – it implies that he is still like that now. People do change, ya know!

  22. Hieronymus Grex says:

    I love her comedy and she’s a redhead too…. mmmmm…..

  23. orion70 says:

    Sadly this behavior is alive and well in some adult males. Thankfully not a bedroom trip type deal, but I went to a guy’s house once after a date that bordered on that episode of “Friends” where Ross dated Rebecca Romijn in that filthy apartment. Now i’m not one to whip out the white glove for a test, but I had to practically kick a path to the couch, bags of clothes and there were dirty dishes piled up everywhere. Said he was “renovating”……..hmmm. Perhaps he was trying to impress me by putting away the really moldy bits before I came over, lol. Oh the joys of singlehood.

  24. ashley says:

    Immorality runs rampant in her family. No one in their right mind would say what she did about Jesus on an awards show. Hell is going to bust wide open for her when she dies. I can’t believe anyone even listens or watches her. To me, she is pure evil and definitely not someone people should look up to or admire.

  25. ashley says:

    Wresa, you worship Kathy Griffin? Are you not aware that you are to only worship God, not some stinking immoral human being? You need help, seriously. Find God or something!!

  26. jim blanton says:

    Tranny Bonaducci.

  27. DigitalHiccup says:

    Well boys and girls.. This woman takes a lot of chances in the name of comedy… did you see her on New Years? The producers had to tell her repeatedly to keep her clothes on, and she still flashed the camera.

    Her humour is coarse and damaging. Shes the kind of person that you don’t want to tell anything about yourself that you don’t want repeated because her mouth is on constant Playback, with her its anything for a laugh, no matter how damaging.

    I never heard about her brother but I did notice how she said “Suspected him to be a pediphile” and the press Printed that he WAS A PEDIPHILE… Typical Press Crap, can’t believe a word they say or print. It’s all for a buck.

    As for her romance with jack Black, well DUH! I have not seen any instances where he is impressive in any form of the word, SHE COULDN’T SEE THIS IN HIM? And then she takes it to the public, why?

    She is a beautiful woman, but that mouth sets her far aback from even the girl she claims is as dumb as a stick, Britney Spears

    She needs to look in the mirror and see what she is or has done to her life image.