It’s official – Kathy Griffin is Fashion Police’s new host!
Following the lost of comic legend Joan Rivers, E! Entertainment announced today that Fashion Police will be in good and very funny hands with actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin as host. Joining Griffin will be returning stars Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic along with a new face: celebrity stylist and television personality Brad Goreski.
Fashion Police which was made famous by the iconic Joan Rivers will air 17 episodes throughout the year, focused exclusively on excitement surrounding the biggest red carpet and fashion events of 2015 including the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, New York Fashion Week and more.
“Not only was Joan a trailblazer, she was also a dear friend and mentor to Kathy, who will no doubt continue her legacy and do the series justice by bringing her own unique comedic style and tell-it-like-it-is personality to the host chair,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, E! “Plus, the addition of trendsetting stylist Brad completes the panel as the show begins its next chapter, which will focus on covering the major award shows and fashion events throughout the year.”
“Kathy just feels right, and Brad brings a fun, new voice to join Giuliana and Kelly in this ensemble,” said Melissa Rivers, Executive Producer. “I’m excited to see where this panel takes this series my mother so adored in this next incarnation.”
Said Griffin: “I get it! These are some big shoes I’m going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind. Now I hope you will accept me for me. I’m just Kathy. Did I say I’m just Kathy? I meant I’m Kathy F***ing Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prisoners. I am not holding back so DAMMIT let’s have some fun!“
The two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour, and in publishing. This year, Griffin made history with her 6th consecutive Grammy nomination and first win for Best Comedy Album (Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl), as one of only three female comedians to ever win Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album.
In 2013, she was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for writing and starring in an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up specials – more than any comedian in history. Known for her legendary standup performances, hundreds of thousands of people flock to see Griffin perform her sold out shows everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. With plenty of experiences under her belt, we personally think Griffin will make the perfect replacement for Joan Rivers as the host of Fashion Police.
E!’s Fashion Police returns on January 13th, 2015 at 10PM (Astro Channel 712) with the Golden Globes coverage.