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Griffin Returns to Red Carpet with E!

2/11/2005 2:13 AM Eastern

Comedian Kathy Griffin will return to E! Entertainment Television’s Live from the Red Carpet coverage for the 2005 Grammy Awards and The Academy Awards.

E! will air a three-hour Live from the Red Carpet from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (EST/PST) Sunday, Feb. 13, prior to the Grammys.

For the 77th Annual Academy Awards, the network’s coverage balloons to 10 hours, with Live Countdown: The Academy Awards from noon-6 p.m. (EST), Live from the Red Carpet from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and the Live Post Show from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

“Kathy's razor-sharp wit and amazing comedic timing make her a great addition to E!'s award-show coverage," E! Networks senior vice president of programming Salaam Coleman Smith said in a prepared statement.

"We're pleased to welcome her back on the red carpet for both the Grammy and Oscars this month, and we look forward to experiencing her unique humor and offbeat personal observations as the stars arrive,” Coleman Smith added.

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