There was a pesky rumor going around that Kathy Griffin's ill-received Bristol Palin joke got her fired from her annual CNN New Year's Eve broadcast gig with Anderson Cooper, but if we know anything about the feisty comedienne, it's that she boasts a knack for being re-hired. In a side-splitting (seriously, it's a hilarious preview of the jokes she has lined up for NYE) video for E! Online, Kathy reveals that CNN has re-hired her for the second time this year to watch the ball drop with Anderson -- which she, of course, has a sordid punchline for (watch it after the jump!).
"I am thrilled to be joining forces with Anderson Cooper one more time on CNN—and his steely blue eyes—as we join forces to protect the world against Ryan Seacrest," she said, referring to the E! News anchor's standing gig on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
Here's hoping Kathy brings better material than her largely meh! Divas Support the Troops fodder.