E! channel announced that their show “Fashion Police” will be postponed until September 2015.
E! released a statement on March 17 that said, “E!’s comedy series ‘Fashion Police’ is going on hiatus and will return in September.”
Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski will return as co-hosts. E! also said that Melissa Rivers will continue her role as the show’s executive producer in September.
Sophomore Nicole Levecchi said, “I actually am really upset that the show is being postponed until September. But I mean, with everything that has been happening and hosts leaving the show, I obviously understand why this needs to happen.”
“Fashion Police” started slowly falling apart after Rancic’s comments on Zendaya Coleman’s hair.
While filming an episode on the outfits of the 2015 Academy awards, Rancic said, “I feel that [Coleman] smells like patchouli oil…or weed…yeah, maybe weed.”
Coleman, who is black, felt like those comments were offensive and took to Twitter to explain her feelings.
The tweet reads, “There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful… To say that an 18-year-old young woman with locs must smell like…’weed’ is not only a large stereotype, but outrageously offensive….My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough.”
She also listed many successful men and women who have locs like Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma”.
The day after, Rancic tweeted back and said, “Dear @Zendaya, I’m sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!!”
Much of the reason that “Fashion Police” is postponed is also due to losing Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin as co-hosts recently.
Osbourne had been with the show since 2011, and Griffin started in 2015. Osbourne first tweeted that she was considering leaving the show after getting dragged into the Coleman comments. She later went through with her threat, Griffin soon following.
When Joan Rivers, the host of “Fashion Police” passed away, the show needed someone to fill her shoes, and Griffin was their first choice.
“I did not mind Kathy Griffin on the show but, she was no Joan Rivers. To Kathy’s defense though, it is really hard to replace a woman like Joan. It is nearly impossible actually, because no one in the world is, or ever will be Joan,” said sophomore Olivia Tucker.
Griffin left the show earlier in March 2015 after only completing seven episodes.
“I probably shouldn’t have taken the gig. Melissa is the one who called me and said, ‘You’re the only person that I feel my mom would truly have given her blessing to.’ So that was kind of the decider,” Griffin said in an interview with Howard Stern.
She also said that she did not believe it was her best work, and admitted that Rivers was the “master” of making jokes and zingers.
There are still no statements from E! on who will be replacing Osbourne and Griffin.
Who do you want to see on “Fashion Police” when it returns in September?