Article Dec 04, 2016

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Kathy Griffin: 'Ashton Kutcher and Jon Hamm are rude'

Comedienne Kathy Griffin has slammed Jon Hamm and Ashton Kutcher as "rude", insisting her only experiences with the actors have been unpleasant ones.

In her new book, Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins, the Emmy winner recalls a celebrity-filled dinner party, where she was seated next to the Mad Men star. According to Griffin, Hamm became drunk at the get-together and started to insult her.

"You'll never convince me to like Jon Hamm," she writes in the tome. "The vibe I've always gotten from him is cold and somewhat disrespectful... toward me. I'm suggesting he's one of these hot guys who's mildly funny but actually thinks he's comedian-level funny."

"So when Hammy showed up, too, inside I thought, 'Oh great'," she continues. "He even said to me, 'What are you doing here?' I said, 'I earned my seat at the table. What are you doing here?'"

The 56-year-old explains she grew more angry with Hamm after he allegedly interrupted her while she was talking to Jack Nicholson.

"Hammy picks that moment... to start whispering boozy yammering into my ear," she recalls. "First it was, 'You know your Emmy isn't a real Emmy.' I let that one go, but then he whispered, 'You're so o-o-o-old.'"

"Look, I've been told I'm old and not funny by a lot of guys - a lot of hot guys, too - but not when I'm in an intimate conversation space with frickin' (sic) Jack Nicholson, an opportunity I figured I'd never get again; that's the real reason I can't stand Hammy," she explains.

Kathy also details encounters with several other celebrities, including Anna Kendrick, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Woody Allen in the book, but fans will be interested to read about one bad run-in with Ashton at a charity event in 2005.

"At least three separate times, we were standing in the wings, waiting to go out and present, and I'd say something like, 'Hey, what if, when we go out, we do this...,' and suggest something, and he'd just ignore me," she writes. "If he said five words to me the whole day, I'd be surprised. It was bizarre and rude and made me feel as if he thought I was beneath him, someone not worth talking to in the slightest."

Kathy subsequently saw the 38-year-old twice after the event, once at a restaurant and once when she was having a conversation with rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs.

"Kutcher stepped directly in front of me and started talking to Diddy as if I wasn't even there," she complains. "So that's three incidents. Do I loathe him? No. He's just someone who's made it perfectly clear to me that I have absolutely nothing to offer him during his precious time on earth."