"The Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson dialed up friend Kathy Griffin during the taping of his show on Tuesday night to give her the opportunity to come clean about her f-bomb explosion on CNN.
Kathy appeared on the New Years Eve special of "Anderson Cooper 360°," where she left people's ears ringing as she rang in 2010 live from Times Square. In a discussion about balloon boy, Falcon Heene, the comedian mispronounced the child's name using an expletive.
She explained to Craig, "I was amused by how if you watch the worldwide coverage of that story, then you can hear his first name pronounced in many different ways and, in fact, his own mother has an accent and there were times that it sounded almost as if she pronounced the name of her own child Falcon as a verb that adult film actors use…"
Though Craig tried to clarify if Kathy got fired from CNN, all she said in response was, "I don't think I have really done a job well until I get fired. Am I getting fired from this phone conversation?"
The "My Life on the D-List" star tried to justify her choice of words to the talk-show host by saying, "It's like what Shakespeare did. I am a wordsmith."
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" airs weeknights on CBS.