Kathy Griffin to Host "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" Special
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:00:14
Two-time Emmy® award winning actress and comedian, bestselling author and Grammy® nominated performer, Kathy Griffin, who is perhaps best known as a D-List diva with an irreverent sense of humor, will host VH1 Divas Salute the Troops from the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego. The Griff is a USO tour veteran who has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. That's a euphemism for "She skewers celebs!"
"After having had the honor of performing for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, it gives me great pleasure to host an evening for them where they can really blow off some steam. I will not hold back, but I can't speak for Sugarland. It's going to be a wild night of great music and a heartfelt thank you," said the flame-haired comedienne in a statement.
Joining the star-studded list of performers is VH1's latest "You Oughta Know" artist Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Previously announced performers include Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Paramore. The USO Presents VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1 and internationally courtesy of the Armed Forces Network. The event at MCAS Miramar will only be open to "all hands" (13 years of age or older) including active duty, reservist, retirees, DoD employees, their dependents and bona fide guests. This special concert event will not be open to the public.
The USO Presents "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" will be an event unlike anything seen before featuring a night of unforgettable performances from various performers, presenters and special guests as well as commentary from troops stationed on the front lines and "exclusive" USO tour footage shot overseas. This year's show is a female-fronted superstar spectacle that is fun, irreverent and will also include a "few good men." Additional information about the show and the featured artists can be found at Divas.VH1.com and USO.org.
Will you be watching this diva fest? Who is your favorite female comedienne? I like Griffin and of course, that foul mouthed bitch Lisa Lampanelli.