Sarah Palin’s new nemesis, Levi Johnston, 19, showed up at last night’s 2009 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, California arm in arm with 48 year-old Kathy Griffin, prompting Coverawards.com to offer her the "Cougar of the Millenium/Publicity Stunt Award."
"Age is just a number, people!” she told E! on the red carpet, after claiming the two have been dating for “some time now. Long-distance relationships are not easy, especially when he's in his igloo and I'm in my Hollywood tower."
Photo of Levi Johnston and Kathy Griffin arriving together at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards last night 8-9-09
Good-looking Levi Johnston, in town for a Vanity Fair photo shoot, was less vocal. "I just, you know, look at her, shut up and do what I'm told," he said, when asked about being her date. While their pairing was very likely a publicity stunt and not an admission of true love, Johnston told Access Hollywood, “Kathy is beatiful and funny. She's the star of the night."
Levi Johnston kisses Kathy Griffin for the Teen Choice Award paparazi photos
While Griffin has yet to visit Johnston in his hometown, she said, "I have played Alaska, but so nowhere near where he grew up. I played a Rosie O'Donnell lesbian cruise there and I'm pretty sure Levi wasn't on that cruise. I mean, I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure Levi is not kicking it with the lesbians."
Picture of Levi Johnston diapering his baby for a GQ photo shoot
If Griffin ever makes it to his small Wasilla Alaska town, Johnston said he'd like to take her hunting. When asked how his and Kristol Palin's baby son, Tripp, is doing, Levi said, "He's good. He's doing really good."
Surprisingly, Griffin and Johnston's night wasn't being filmed for her reality show. "You have no idea how bitter I am about that," Griffin said, although she was quick to point out that Monday night’s Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List show is the season’s finale. No accident there, people!--as noted on her Twitter tweet shown at the top of this post!
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Watch E!’s “Kathy Griffin Live from the 2009 Teen Choice Awards”8-09-09 video: