With the death of Joan Rivers last year it was ripe fodder for blog guessing and fashion opining just who would-if anyone-take over as the host of E!’s Fashion Police show. Rumors abounded, and then nuggets of the changes came through, to be confirmed just recently. Comedian/Joan Rivers super fan and quite the snarky fashion commentator herself Kathy Griffin will indeed join the show as the new host (which begins post Golden Globes on 1/12 at 9pm EST on E!). Old’ F.P. regulars, Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, plus newcomer Brad Goreski, will join her to dish the dirt on celebrity couture. Joan River’s daughter Melissa will produce.
In a tip-of-her-hat to the New Year, her new job and her dearly departed friend, Griffin actually wore a black Dennis Basso fur coat when she appeared with Anderson Cooper New Years Eve; the coat was Rivers’. Griffin also managed to dye Cooper’s hair red and blue on live T.V., once again proving her unpredictability…a brazenness E! is surely counting on to cull viewers to the new F.P.
There seems to be no limit to the mayhem Griffin might lead the Fashion Police to, as Griffin herself warned celebrities in a promo clip for the show. She states “Anything you wear an and will be held against you,” and Kelly Osbourne adds her own: “You have the right to remain stylish” quip.
(In other ‘reboot/return’ T.V. show news, Osbourne and her infamous, wacky family-rocker dad Ozzy in tow, now clean-will be returning for a short run of The Osbournes, the show that made Kelly and her family household names.)
As we seem to be inundated with ever more Hollywood award shows-self congratulatory and/or well meaning-and infatuated with celebrity couture as the public is, the Fashion Police will most likely fare well with its new host and additions well into 2015 and beyond.