I read about it a couple of days ago but only an hour back did I see / hear what actress- comedian Kathy Griffin said when she accepted an award at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy. Griffin stirred up controversy with her acceptance speech, saying that “a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. He didn’t help me a bit.” She went on to hold up her Emmy and say, “Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now!
When I saw it, I started laughing and then I read more about it. I also saw her interview in Larry King Live. She stated that Jesus isn’t in Darfur where needed, but is busy helping celebrities win awards or athletes win tournaments! She was parodying their acceptance speeches when she said that. Plus, she claims to be a militant atheist! And ofcourse Christian groups have denounced in print & on television. Her speech was edited in taped versions of the show.
Kathy Griffin, you’ve got balls!
The Edmonton Oilers have signed their 2007 first round draft selection, 6th overall, Sam Gagner to an entry level contract. He was on Canada’s team that won gold at the 2007 world junior tournament and he was the leading scorer and MVP of the recent eight-game, Canada-Russia junior series. Sam’s dad is Dave Gagner, who skated through 15 NHL seasons.
The Ottawa Senators also signed their first pick, Nick Foligno, 28th overall, in the 2006 entry draft. Nick is the son of Mike Foligno, who played 15 NHL seasons and now coaches the major junior team in Sudbury, Ont., where Nick Foligno had 31 goals and 57 assists to go with 135 penalty minutes in 66 OHL games last season. He will be joined in the NHL by Marc Staal, 20, a six-foot-four defenceman who was drafted 12th overall in 2005 and who also played in Sudbury. He joins brothers Eric (Carolina) and Jordan (Pittsburgh) as members of the Thunder Bay, Ont., family skating in the NHL. He had five goals and 29 assists in 53 OHL games last season.