It sure seemed like the gloved gossip columnist Janet Charlton had the inside scoop when she exposed the fact that Kathy Griffin was staging it to look like hubby Matt Moline still lived with her in her hillside mansion this season on "My Life on the D-List," when in fact he was long living elsewhere. But now it almost makes you wonder if that revelation was planted by Kathy herself (who just happens to be Janet's friend) to cover up the full extent of the D-Lister's deception.
Friends of mine in Los Angeles who are close to the situation tell me Kathy actually found out about Matt's little ATM scheme way back on DAY 3 of SEASON ONE! Naturally, she was beside herself (I don't how much she cares about her relationships but you know how much she loves money) andI hear she sent the reality TV cameras packing that day by pretending she had a bad case of the shits. Then when she calmed down, she realized she had
money at stake a contract to honor and hatched a plan to have Matt move out of the Hollywood Hills estate, but come back each day moments before the camera crew arrived to make it look like everything was normal. (Janet's initial story was right, she was just off by nearly a year. If she was duped, it certainly appears she's caught on now.)
Although this has been reported elsewhere, I do find it telling that the so-called stolen money Matt took was actually used to pay for "his half" of their household expenses, indicating that while Kathy was married to Matt, she certainly never viewed their marriage as making them a "we." (And we all saw the strangely prophetic things Kathy said about "her money" on this week's show.) I can only imagine what half of the household expenses on a spread in the Hollywood Hills would cost, but it was undoubtedly far too rich for a computer IT guy's blood who's too busy (waiting hand and foot on a D-List diva) to actually work.
Kathy told Larry King on Monday that "one thing that does bother me is that people have written online and stuff that they didn't think the reality show was real and that the marriage was, you know, part of the show and maybe it wasn't real. ... And the truth of the matter is we were absolutely reconciled for the part of my life where we did the reality show."
I think you're hilarious, Kathy. But if you're gonna go on "Larry King Live" to set the record straight, then set the record straight. I'm not even disputing that you and Matt may have tried to work things out, but if Star Jones pulled something like this with Big Gay Al, you'd be all over her shit -- and that's exactly why we love you.
At least we finally know why something just didn't add up.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 8:59 AM