Kathy Griffin

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Kathy Griffin is hoping to do for Pap smears what Katie Couric did for colonoscopies.

And taking a page right out of the newswoman's handbook, Griffin will televise—yes, televise—herself undergoing the cancer screening test.

She'll show it on her hit Bravo series, My Life on the D-List because, well, she couldn't get a Couric-esque outlet to do it...

"We tried to do it in a somewhat classy fashion," Griffin tells me. "The Today show wouldn't let us do it, not Good Morning America—no legitimate news place would let us do it in an even somewhat serious way. So I said, 'Screw it!' They can't stop me from doing a Pap smear on my own show."

And leave it to Griffin to do it poolside tomorrow at the Palomar Hotel in the Westwood area of Los Angeles. And yes, it's open to the public, with things kicking off at noon.

"You will not be seeing the actual part of the hoo-ha where the speculum will be going, because I don't want to have people vomiting," Griffin said.

However, she will be showing off her vajazzling. "Of course, I don't want to turn off my gays, so that's why I went and got vajazzled," she explained. "So now I have a row of crystals between my navel and my hoo-ha."

She's invited Oprah Winfrey to attend. "If Gayle [King] could at least make an appearance, I would take that as well," Griffin said. "By the way, as if Gayle hasn't done this for Oprah a hundred times. Ask Kitty Kelley. I'm sure that was the chapter that was left out of the book."

Joking aside, Griffin insists she's televising her Pap smear to help promote better women's health. "I started talking to girlfriends of mine, my age and younger, and I just can't believe how many women are afraid to get a Pap smear or they forget or they've gone 10 years without doing one," she said. "The message is, if you see me doing something so outrageous—some may say repulsive—that should make it easier for you to pick up the phone and call your doctor and go get one in the privacy of your own doctor's office."

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