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Kelly Osbourne announced yesterday that she would be quitting her position as co-host on E!’s Fashion Police. The announcement comes the same week that fellow co-host Giuliana Rancic apologized for making derogatory comments regarding Osbourne’s friend Zendaya during Monday’s taping of the Oscar’s Fashion Police Special.
Osbourne was outspoken about the controversy, taking to Twitter to say “I WILL NOT BE DRAGED INTO THIS! The situation is being rectified like ADULTS by both parties. I hope you can leave it to them & do the same!” and “Im giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel. contactually Im not allowed to speak!”
E! announced yesterday that Osbourne, who started on the show in 2010 along with Rancic, stylist George Kotsiopoulos and the late Joan Rivers, will be leaving Fashion Police. A message posted on the channel’s website yesterday read “Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities. 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.”
Melissa Rivers, daughter of the late Joan Rivers and Executive Producer of Fashion Police, posted on her WhoSay account, saying “Kelly Osbourne is a friend and has been a wonderful part of the Fashion Police family. I will miss her terribly and wish her the very best in all of her future endeavors. As my mother always said, the show must go on and I plan to continue in the same spirit.”
Osbourne has been quiet on her Twitter account since E!’s announcement. While the station has confirmed that its next episode on March 30th will go forward as planned, we still don’t know who will fill Osbourne’s vacant seat.
We decided to make our own suggestions.
REAL Weekly Guest Hosts
Fashion Police often invites a fifth celebrity guest to help host one or two segments during the (formerly weekly) hourly show. These guests are usually only on screen for about five minutes and hardly have time to do more than promote their latest project and get one or two fashion zingers in. Making celebrity guests and stylists ‘real’ hosts for the hour long show would be a great way to try out new personalities and voices.
Former What Not To Wear host Stacy London spent years helping people revamp their image, their self-esteem and making us laugh along the way. She’s now taken on the new TLC show Love, Lust or Run and though we love having London back on TV, her personality shines brightest when she has other hosts to work off. She knows fashion, she knows how to handle a camera, and frankly, we miss her.
We know, we know, it’s a controversial suggestion in light of the last week’s events. BUT! Zendaya is known for pushing the boundaries with fashion. Her inclusion on Fashion Police would show a big step towards featuring a younger demographic as well as the show’s commitment to ensuring a more well-rounded group of voices is heard.
Comedian Ross Mathews is no stranger to the E! network. He spent years making us laugh on the Chelsea Lately roundtable and later as host of Hello Ross and Live From E!. Mathews has been a staple on the red carpet for years, often hosting the side stage with Osbourne. He’s funny and he knows fashion. What else can we ask for in a host?
The Brooklyn 99 comedian makes us lol on the weekly as narcissistic Gina on the hit comedy show and keeps the hits coming on her Twitter account. Her latest fashion tweet? “GOT ON MY LAUNDRY DAY GRANNY G-STRING”. Fashion Police needs some Peretti in its life.
We don’t want Canadian entertainment guru Lainey Lui to leave her day job on The Social, but if she could fly to LA once in a while to tape Fashion Police, we think it would be well worth the air miles. Lui has been dishing it out on her blog Lainey Gossip for years and like Rancic, balances her time between interviewing today’s biggest celebs and poking fun at them. Plus, we love her fashion sense.
The Foxs Sports host and host of Dancing With The Stars is already pretty busy, but if her schedule opens up in the off-season we seriously think Fashion Police should consider adding Andrews to their panel. She’s relatable, she’s fashionable, and she makes us laugh with DWTS, not at it.
Who do you think should replace Kelly Osbourne on Fashion Police? Tell us in the comments section below!