Kathy Griffin rings in 2010 by uttering profanity about Balloon Boy on CNN

CNN issues apology after Kathy Griffin's off-color comment.
CNN issues apology after Kathy Griffin's off-color comment. (Matt Sayles - AP)
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

For the second straight year, comedian Kathy Griffin ushered in the new year by saying something vulgar on CNN.

During the network's live New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square, Griffin was joking with co-host Anderson Cooper about how to pronounce the first name of "balloon boy" Falcon Heene when she mumbled something that sounded like the F-word. Cooper shook his head and said, "You're terrible." The network says in a statement that it regrets that profanity was used on the show.

Griffin says in a statement that people should just add her to the list of "serious reporters" who had trouble pronouncing the name "Falcon." During the same show a year ago, Griffin ruffled some feathers when she yelled off-color comments at a heckler.

-- Associated Press


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