Fashion Police On Hiatus Until September
It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Rather than rushing to fill both Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin’s seats on the fashion criticism/comedy show, E! has decided to just forego Fashion Police altogether…at least for the moment.
E! announced on Tuesday “Fashion Police” is going on hiatus after co-hosts Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne jumped ship.
“We look forward to taking this opportunity to refresh the show before the next awards season,” E! said in a statement to Page Six. “Our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with Executive Producer Melissa Rivers, will continue their roles as we evolve the show into its next chapter for the legions of ‘Fashion Police’ fans around the world.”
Earlier this month Kelly Osbourne, 30, left the show after Rancic made an offensive comment toward 18-year-old Zendaya Coleman, saying that her dreadlocks look “like she smells like patchouli oil” or “weed.”
Following the drama, Kathy Griffin, 54, who had taken over for the late Joan Rivers, exited the show as well.
“After 7 episodes of ‘Fashion Police,’ I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it’s time to move on,” Griffin said in a lengthy Twitter announcement. “I Wish E! and the E! team only the best and I hope to continue to make you all laugh…”
Griffin explained to Howard Stern that she thought Osbourne used the Zendaya controversy as an excuse to leave.
“I think that Kelly has said post that she had four or five such great years with Joan,” the comedian said. “To me that means, ‘You know it’s not the same as it was with Joan.’ I gotta be honest. I kind of feel the same way.”
The show, which was set to come back on March 30, will return in September.
Who would have thought that a set of faux-dreads that lasted less than two weeks would have caused so much drama? Do you think E! should even bother bringing the show back?