Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kathy Griffin Leaves E Entertainment’s “Fashion Police”: “My style does not fit”


Kathy Griffin has left E’s “Fashion Police” after 7 episodes. She was supposed to be Joan Rivers’ successor. But Kelly Osbourne, who was close to Joan, has also left. This all may have to do with the stupid comment made by Giuliana Rancic a few weeks ago. Or may it have do with E! and the fact that they have not gotten rid of the people who let the comment happen.

Rancic looked at Disney star Zendaya on the red carpet at the Oscars and said she probably smelled of “weed” or “patchouli.” It’s a racist comment, and horrible. Would Joan Rivers have tried it? I don’t think so. I think she would have said the girl looked stunning. Rancic may have been trying for a Rivers-like barb, and was too stupid to pull it off.

Anyway, the Zendaya incident is the undoing of “Fashion Police,” a show, I have to say, I have never watched and know little about. Maybe they can find some more Kardashians to fill in.

Here’s what Kathy posted to Twitter. You’ll notice no mention of Melissa Rivers. This is telling.


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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