Kathy Griffin and Ellen DeGeneres aren’t on the friendliest terms right now.
In her new book “Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index,” Griffin describes a “beloved daytime talk show host” with “short blonde hair” who has “a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about.”
While the description was a blind item at first, Griffin confirmed that she was talking about DeGeneres.
Griffin explained on Access Hollywood that she and DeGeneres had a phone conversation in which DeGeneres “just really was on a rant.”
“I had mentioned on your show that I wish that women would support each other more, in particular, super super influential women,” Griffin told Access Hollywood. “I expressed that to her and she was like, ‘I don’t have to have anybody on my show I don’t like.’”
Griffin says DeGeneres told her “I don’t hate you,” and Griffin responded, “I don’t think you hate me.” Griffin continued that she “started sobbing” after hanging up.
The two comedians have been at odds since 2007 when Griffin claims Degeneres did a monologue “about how mean I am.”
DeGeneres also called Griffin “very mean” in an interview with W magazine.
“At the end of the day, whether we like each other or not, I’m always going to support a woman, over fifty, in the game and making a great living,” Griffin told Access Hollywood.
Watch Griffin recount the phone call below.