Kathy Griffin says her thin body is due to “starvation and frustration”

People rag on Kathy Griffin, but I admire her spunk and willingness to put herself out there. She’s honest and fearless and while she can definitely be obnoxious there’s something admirable about her. I love people with big personalities who aren’t afraid to talk smack.

Kathy was a nominee at the Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album for “Suckin’ It For The Holidays.” (She lost to Steven Colbert for “A Colbert Christmas.”) While she was on the red carpet talking to E!’s Guiliana Rancic, she revealed the secret to her hot body at 49:

Kathy Griffin may have had a nose job, lipo and an addiction to diet pills, but at the Grammys she maintained that her breasts are her own.

“They’re real, I’m not doing the Montag,” she said when Giuliana Rancic commented on her cleavage. “My body is slammin.”

“How are you getting this body?” asked Giuliana.

“It’s frustration and starvation,” said Kathy. “I’m cranky all the time and I’m hungry all the time.

“You look good, that’s all that matters,” said Giuliana.

Ryan Seacrest later commented that Kathy and Giuliana are looking more and more like sisters.

[From The Huffington Post]

On one hand I like that Kathy admits that it’s not easy to stay thin and that she’s hungry often. (Which reminds me of a comment that Julianne Moore once made that she was hungry all the time when she was dieting.) On the other hand it’s irresponsible to chalk her body up to “starvation” because it encourages crash dieting, which is not effective, comfortable or healthy. There are much better ways to lose weight and to make sure you’re getting enough to eat without going hungry. (I recommend Body for Life, Eat to Live, and Weight Watchers as sensible plans that have worked for me at various points.)

There’s some debate going on in the comments at the Huffington Post as to whether Kathy’s boobs are real or not. I figure that she’s copped to so much other plastic surgery that she’d admit it if she had a boob job. There’s a lot you can do with inserts and pushup bras. It’s still not all “natural,” but it’s not like you’ve had surgery.

Kathy was looking decidedly cat-like in some promotional appearances for her book right before the holidays. I checked and while she may have had some work done she’s also suffered from botched lasik eye surgery that significantly altered the shape of her eyelid, making it look raised. It looks like it’s settled by now anyway.

In other news about the abrasive comedienne, Griffin denied that she’s banned from CNN after dropping the F-bomb – again – during the live New Year’s Eve broadcast with silver fox Anderson Cooper. She also said that she went out for lunch with Cooper’s famous well-heeled mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, shortly afterwards.

Kathy is shown at the Grammy Awards on 1/31/10. Credit: WENN.com She is also shown promoting her book on 12/23/09. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. Rianna says:

    I think that if Kathy had boob surgery she would admit it.

  2. Jag says:

    Is it just me, or is everyone seeing all the words with strike-through?

    I thought Kathy had her breasts done a while ago, but maybe it was someone else.

  3. Jillian says:

    The strike through is there. Yeah, at least Kathy is honest about starving and doesn’t claim to eat cheeseburgers all day and have a fast metabolism.

  4. Celebitchy says:

    @Jag – I fixed that strikethrough error, sorry!

  5. Praise St. Angie! says:

    I think her comment was a joke, and was made to directly contradict the comments from the young stars who (thank you, Jillian) say they never diet or work out and eat cheeseburgers all the time.

    besides, I know she works out, or at least she used to. one of the bits on her reality show was her working out with a trainer.

  6. bella says:

    Her boobs look real. They don’t have that up-to-her-neck-choking-her thing going on that implants have. You can also see the loose skin.

    I do like the whole honesty thing, the not claiming to eat “whatever I want” and still be thin, a la those Hills bimbos.

  7. dee says:

    Her boobs are real, I think its her bras causing the doubt but you can tell by the shape. It doesnt look like a bowl under her skin. Besides, she’s very open about that stuff, if she had them she would admit it.

  8. Dingles says:

    “You look good, that’s all that matters.”

    What a perfect way to sum up our society’s attitude toward weight; starve yourself, pop pills, make yourself vomit, snort drugs, slice yourself up with surgery, it’s all worth it if you’re skinny at the end of the day.

    What a vapid load of bull$h!t.

  9. Erin says:

    @Dingles…Right on, I was enraged by that comment as well. clearly it’s a philosophy Giuliana and her bony ass adhere to.

  10. Tess says:

    Gloria Vanderbilt and Kathy Griffin on a lunch date???

    Gaunt meets emaciated.

    Prob shared a small salad. No dressing. Purged later.

  11. SageAdvice says:

    Um, enraged Erin? By a joke made about a joke?

    Calm down. There are many more important things to be enraged by in this world. Giulana, while slightly dim, can be quite funny.

    Also, Kathy Griffin likes to joke. She’s a comedian. If she says starvation and frustration, she’s joking. She’s not seriously saying that she actually starves herself. Jeez, calm down people.

  12. Samantha says:

    I really was one of those girls who could eat ANYTHING and not gain weight, so I sort of believe some of these girls when they say it. However after I had my daughter, that lovely high metabolism just disappeared, and now just looking at a cheesecake makes me gain weight.

  13. juiceinla says:

    “I love people with big personalities who aren’t afraid to talk smack. ” Of course you do- Heck, that is half your readership!

  14. kate says:

    I saw in her in Seattle the night before the Grammys. She was hilarious! And I’m pretty sure she isn’t serious about the starvation thing.

  15. ViktoryGin says:

    Griffin works hard on her diet. She’s got mad discipline. She just sets a particular goal and achieves it.

    Giuliana. What an asinine comment. Not surprising coming from her. Have you read her diet blog?! Now granted… I’m currently on a high raw vegan diet so how I eat many find radical, but this woman micromanages her food intake down to the single calorie and works out like she’s got a crackpipe dangling in front of her on the treadmill. I suppose she’s healthy about it (as opposed to the vodka and cigarettes diet), but it’s worrisome.

    Maybe I’d feel similarly about Griffin is I knew her diet as well, but as I don’t know hers and I do know Giuliana’s. The judgment stands.