Kathy asked him to be her date to the Teen Choice Awards in 2009.
When sitting in for Larry King, she interviewed Levi.
As a guest of Larry King along with Levi, she blurted out something like "you didn't see her" when Levi said Sarah was pregnant with Trig.
Ms. Griffin went to Alaska to tape a "Life on the D-List" show with Levi.
While there, she left a note on the Palin's front door.
During the second Palin-Johnston engagement, Kathy Griffin filmed a video of her own reaction.
The comedian joked about Bristol's DWTS weight gain in her routine and got some boos.
Clearly, Kathy Griffin is not a friend of the Palins and she likes the young man, father of Tripp Johnston, that Bristol hates. Which means it is good news for Trig Truthers that Bravo network announced this weekend that Kathy Griffin is getting her own talk show:
"Kathy" will be "the destination to get Griffin's thoughts on everything pop culture as she rants on the week's biggest headlines and tabloid gossip," Bravo said in a news release. It will also feature standup, celebrity interviews and prerecorded segments.
Immediately, I thought of Levi. Will he be interviewed? Of course! Will Kathy ask him about Tripp? Of course! But will she ask about Trig? Of course! How could she not bring up the baby that Levi calls "My special boy" in his own memoir? She must!
With that settled, I then pondered how quickly might she get him into the lineup. Not saying she will have a short run, but I'd hate to have this opportunity missed. So, I, of course, hope Levi appears on one of her first shows.
Then, suddenly, I remembered something of possible significance - Levi's sweet 20 year old girlfriend Sunny was missing her hunny bunny about one month ago because he had to be in Los Angeles for work. I'd heard this from reliable sources, but Levi having work in LA has not yet made any tabloids, and let's face it - only tabloids are interested - so I was waiting to see what it was about. Now I'm thinking it's all about Kathy Griffin.
Another little piece of the Levi goes to LA info was that he got to go to a party where he met some recognizable stars, and let's say they fall into the category of "comic actors" or "comedians."
It's all circumstantial, I know. But, still....
As soon as Ms. Griffin's show is announced, I'll be looking for Levi Johnston to be listed among the "prerecorded segments." If I see it, I'll let you know. If you see it first, let me know. No telling what he will let slip !
For those of you who don't know about Sunny, that's probably because she isn't a drama queen. She hasn't had his baby. She isn't jearlous of Sadie (in fact, they get along well and can be seen together here and there around Wasilla). She's a hard working girl who likes camping and doesn't need Levi to make her a potty seat like a certain prima donna he once loved. She's real and she thinks the world of Levi.
It was December of 2010 when internet tabloids, including E! News, revealed that Sunny Rae Camilla Oglesby and Levi Johnston's relationship had been officially announced via her Facebook status change. Bristol Palin even endorsed the relationship, in her lying, catty, passive-aggressive way when she was asked to comment -
It sounds like [Levi's] new girlfriend is influencing him to actually want to spend time with Tripp. I sincerely appreciate her influence, because he hasn't asked to see Tripp in over five months."
Truth check - It was exactly five months between the "engagement" of 2010 and the Facebook "relationship" announcements. Bristol took off for her DWTS gig after the breakup, and took Tripp with her. Levi claims she ignores his texts and requests.
Whatever. Since then, Levi and Sunny's Facebook profile pictures have allowed glimpses into their young love. In the fall, Levi even tweeted a picture of the couple kissing (wearing camo, of course).
Don't bother trying to find Sunny on Facebook. Her page went underground this weekend, or was deleted. Gee, right at the time the Kathy Griffin announcement hit the internet. Another "coincidence"? I think not.
Levi knows how to sell his major life events for celebrity coverage. It's how he makes a living. He and Bristol sold the re-engagement, he sold a story that he was running for mayor of Wasilla, he sold his 21st birthday party. Selling your life events involves contracts and keeping secrets. Levi told about he and Bristol keeping the truth from the public after they sold their re-engagement and then broke up. They couldn't let on that they'd broken up again until the minimum contractual time had passed. It's in Deer in the Headlights. It's one of Levi's life lessons learned.
Maybe keeping your business off of Facebook is a learned lesson being applied right now by a pre-school teacher living in Wasilla, AK.
Whatever is going on, I hope Levi is happy, maturing, and finding a way to be the father Tripp needs him to be. If Kathy Griffin is helping in any way - providing work, publicity, or comic relief - then she's a good friend to Levi Johnston. If Sunny Rae Camilla Oglesby is walking that path with Levi Keith Johnston, good luck to them both.