E!’s Fashion Police hasn’t been the same without the unparalleled wit of Joan Rivers, but it looks like the network is ready to shake things up a bit for their premiere August 31. Alongside regular hosts Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski will be Real Housewives of Atlanta’s (ex) star NeNe Leakes! Awesomely edgy comedienne Margaret Cho will join NeNe as guest host for the night too. (Any wagers out there on how hard core Cho will go up against Giuliana or, for that matter, NeNe?)
The premiere episode of Fashion Police featuring Nene and Cho will cover the hits and tragic misses of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Guest hosts for the five remaining FP episodes following the premiere will be announced on social media each Monday leading up to the show. No word yet on who the guest hosts will be, but I’m betting there’s another reality star in the mix somewhere. Or perhapsTeresa Giudice will be live tweeting from prison? Juuuust kidding.
Giuliana Rancic is responding to criticism about her weight. After the Fashion Police star appeared on the Golden Globes red carpet looking shockingly thin, Giuliana says the attention to her body size has “gotten out of hand” and she feels compelled to speak-out to dispel rumors that she has an eating disorder.
“I eat more than any of my friends,” Giuliana insists. “I eat a very robust, healthy, balanced diet and dessert almost every night. I’m not hiding from anything.”
When the barrage of comments about her weight refused to diminish, Giuliana felt she had to defend herself! “I never want my weight to distract people from what I do. But it is becoming a distraction, [whenever] I wear something sleeveless, show my arms, my back.”
After only 7 episodes on Fashion Police, Kathy Griffin is dunzo! Make room for NeNe Leakes?? Or (gasp!) Porsha Williams?? Both reality stars have been wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ and…thirstin‘! But no word yet on whether either would even be considered as a co-host. In the mean time, there’s two open spots on the bench.
Kathy tweetedthe announcement yesterday, saying she doesn’t want to “contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance” anymore. After replacing her personal hero and comic icon Joan Rivers (their meet-ups on Kathy’s former reality show, My Life of the D-List were EPIC!!) Kathy says she “discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it’s time to move on.”
NeNe Leakes has the same question we all do: What is going on with Cynthia Bailey? But while we are pondering this, she has other things to do, like her NEW J-O-B-S. Yes, of course, NeNe is making that money with a new role on Oxygen and possibly a spot on Fashion Police as the new Joan?!
But, first of all, NeNe has concerns. Why are some Real Housewives Of Atlanta stars are so bothered by her supporting Phaedra Parks through a difficult time? “What is the problem with me being there for Phaedra during a rough time in her life? I’m not there bashing her other friendships,” NeNe declares.
“My being there is totally coming from a good place, because I’m not looking for friendship within this circle of women,” insists NeNe. “If something naturally develops, then great! Let me know your thoughts on that!”
E! shared: “Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers. Fashion Police will return, as scheduled, on Friday, March 30th at 9:00 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.”
Zendaya quickly gained a ton of supporters, including Ava DuVernay, Solange Knowles, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, and Khloe Kardashian, and Giuliana responded to the backlash with a formal apology on E! News. Zendaya put out another statement via Instagram in response to Giuliana’s apology.
Unless you have been under a rock all day.. you know that Zendaya Coleman took offense to a comment Giuliana Rancic made on Fashion Police about her dreadlocks. Giuliana said the hairstyle makes Zendaya look like she reeks of patchouli oil and marijuana. Holy stereotype, right?!?
As a follow up to the non-apology apology she tweeted earlier today, Giuliana addressed the issue tonight on E! News. “I do want to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. I want to apologize for a comment on last night’s Fashion Police about Zendaya‘s hair,” she said.
Long story… On Fashion Police, Giuliana criticized Zendaya‘s choice to wear her hair in dreadlocks on the red carpet. She said, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil or weed.” Needless to say, Giuliana’s comment didn’t sit well with Zendaya. She felt it “outrageously offensive” and needed to be “checked.”