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‘Fashion Police’ Is to Return in August with New Co-Host Melissa Rivers
Phew! For a while there it seemed like Fashion Police was going down the drain after the legendary Joan Rivers passed away, after which co-hosts started leaving the show. However, good news everybody, Fashion Police is to return in August and with a new co-host – Melissa Rivers.
Like mother, like daughter.
“I am very much excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with E! and Fashion Police,” stated Melissa.
She was present for years now as the Executive Producer of the show, but starting of August this year she will show off her talent in front of the cameras. Together with the rest of the crew she shaped Fashion Police into what it is today, and she will continue to carry on her mother’s legacy.
“We’re pleased to have Melissa in front of the cameras. With the added flavor of rotating panelists, Fashion Police will deliver fresh and unpredictable fashion reviews with each and every episode,” said Jeff Olde, the network’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Development.
After Kathy Griffin left the show Melissa had a public outburst, some would say for a good reason.
Kathy had a pompous statement saying that she doesn’t want to use her comedy to contribute to “a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference” and therefore she is leaving the show for good.
Melissa didn’t take the statement kindly and in an interview she said this about the comedian: “My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kind of s - - t all over my mother’s legacy in her statement on leaving.”
She continued by saying “I do understand what you were trying to say, you are trying to save yourself, but don’t cr – p all over my mother to do it.”
Fashion Police is going through tough times after Joan Rivers passed away last year.
In January the show welcomed a new co-host, Kathy Griffin, but after only 7 episodes she “discovered that her style does not match with the creative guidance of the show’s production” and decided to leave, adding that it was a mistake in the first place to accept the gig.
Before her departure, Kelly Osbourne left the show to pursue other opportunities.
It seems like the next season of Fashion Police is going to be a make-or-break moment for the popular TV series that combines comedy and fashion.
What do you think, will Fashion Police be better than ever or will it end up in TV heaven where all the canceled shows go to?