With another gig with Anderson Cooper and another Emmy under her belt, in addition to losing Jessica, a lot has changed for Kathy since season four. As the headline of her new season, Kathy announces that she now believes herself to be an A-lister in training. For her first walk down fame's path, she tries to garner votes for a Grammy nomination, even trying to bribe some of the bigwigs down at Grammy headquarters as part of her attempt.
Kathy then gets some amazing news; she gets to go to Bette Midler's show, and then spend the whole night with her! Excited as can be, Kathy becomes awash with nerves when the Divine Miss M. asks Kathy to do a small part in the show that night! Kathy accepts, but gets scolded by Bette afterward for recycling her infamous dick joke from her second run at hosting New Year's Eve alongside Anderson Cooper.
However, Bette still rolls out some great, A-list moments for Kathy. They dine upon some delicious food prepared especially for Bette, and Bette even calls Stevie Nicks, so Kathy can ask her to vote for her Grammy nomination! Surprisingly, neither Bette nor Stevie are voting members...
But that's not all; between asking Bette a slew of fan-submitted questions and taking her out for some deep-fried, delicious treats, the A-list showgirl proves to be a good sport when Kathy allows her to experience some of the D-list life.