Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin have a special relationship — one in which he apparently doesn’t mind her ribbing him about sex (and didn’t even before he came out) and sending him nude selfies.Cooper and Griffin will display their chemistry on national television again Wednesday, when they host CNN’s writer Philip Galanes.In the 1990s, Griffin began performing as a stand-up comedienne and also appeared as a guest star on several television shows.She achieved recognition in a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000).When Galanes asked Cooper if he minded Griffin’s sexually charged banter before he came out as gay, Griffin jumped in to say, “That’s not fair!
While discussing the Balloon Boy hoax in 2009, for example, Griffin said, "Wait.. She managed to outdo herself the following year, however, when she simulated giving Cooper oral sex.
She then listed off places in the world, including places in the United States, where it remains dangerous to be openly gay.
"Many of my young gays...don’t know about Cuba’s jailing of HIV patients or even that Iran has sentenced gay teenagers to death by hanging," Griffin wrote.
25619_022 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper attend the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Wire Image for CNN)NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin and Gloria Steinem attend Kathy Griffin's Carnegie Hall Performance official after party hosted by Anderson Cooper at Trattoria Dell Arte Restaurant on November 8, 2013 in New York City.
Be careful about sending sexy selfies to Anderson Cooper—they may end up on the internet. She defended the bit the next day on "You went down on Anderson Cooper or something as the ball dropped," Letterman told Griffin. ""If you think this is the part where I'm gonna apologize for trying to go down on Anderson Cooper, you are sorely mistaken," the Grammy nominee replied. I tried for you."Critics called Griffin's act "lewd" and "vulgar." Letterman also asked Griffin how she would feel if the tables were turned.