Melissa Rivers Replaces her Mother Joan on ‘Fashion Police’
After months of being in limbo, a decision for the fate of “Fashion Police” has finally been made.
Melissa Rivers will replace her late mother Joan Rivers as moderator on the show.
Joan’s position was originally filled by comedian Kathy Griffin, but just a few weeks after signing on to do the show, Kathy announced that she was quitting due to “creative differences.”
"I thought that I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate," Kathy announced on Twitter back in March.
She added, “I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference. I want to help women, gay kids, people of color, and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a LAUGH.”
Kathy’s departure followed Sharon Osbourne’s exit from the show which many speculate was fueled by issues she was having with fellow co-host Giuliana Rancic.
Though many have suggested that “Fashion Police” just fade to black now that Joan Rivers is no longer with us, it seems that her daughter Melissa is determined to make it work with or without the original co-hosts.
Sources say that Melissa has signed on to film six episodes and the rest of her co-hosts will be a rotating panel of celebrities from Los Angeles and New York.
One particular celebrity who is in talks to join the panel rotation is Wendy Williams.
Hopefully the second time’s a charm for this show.
There have been rumors that E! is allegedly tired of “Fashion Police” and giving it one more shot before they pull it off air altogether.
E! will allegedly revamp the set and give it a whole new look and feel. Filming reportedly begins Aug. 31.
Best of luck to “Fashion Police!” Although we are rooting for the show to make a great comeback, keeping it on air does seem a bit forced.
Joan was ultimately the glue that kept the show together and brought it to life but we hope for Melissa’s sake that viewers can look past that and welcome the idea of a new “Fashion Police.”
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