After confirming Kathy Griffin would take over for the late Joan Rivers as host of Fashion Police, E! has released the first promo for the show’s new season showing off the newly assembled team.
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After Joan Rivers’ death in September, there was much speculation about who would take her place on E!’s Fashion Police panel. And it wasn’t until today that Kathy Griffin was revealed to be the new host of the show.
E! News announced on Twitter that the comedian would replace Rivers. In doing so, the network also announced the addition of fashion stylist Brad Goreski to the panel.
Goreski and Griffin will join returning panelists Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne.
Maybe it’s a good thing the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys won’t be broadcast on television this year — just-named host Kathy Griffin might have a little more leeway in what she can get away with during her monologue.
An Emmy winner herself, the comedian was named emcee of the 2014 gala on Friday. The event will stream online live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22.
“I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I’m told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show,” Griffin said in a statement. “I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man’s first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year’s World Cup. I apologize to FIFA.” READ FULL STORY
Bad news for Oprah, good news for the rest of us: Kathy Griffin is just as funny as ever. Tonight Bravo will air her record-breaking 16th stand-up comedy special, Calm Down Gurrl. In the new special, Griffin brings her signature shock-and-dish style to everything from the Justins (Timberlake and Bieber) to Amanda Bynes and Jodi Arias. “[My fans] don’t expect to hear some pensive, thoughtful bit about me raising my kids and what I’ve learned as a mother having teenagers,” Griffin said with a laugh. “They know I don’t like children! I want to figure out where Amanda [Bynes] gets her wigs.”
Griffin may not be able to crack the wig mystery, but even without that intel her new special is sure to delight fans wondering what exactly goes down at Jane Fonda’s birthday party. Griffin spoke with EW last week about women in stand up and drawing the line about who makes the act. She even looked back on some of her biggest moments and backlashes (Paging the Tea Party!). Read on for an edited Q&A.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congratulations, first of all, on your record 16 stand-up specials.
KATHY GRIFFIN: I was so excited to learn from somebody that I had broken a record because I was doing [another interview] and we were talking about females in stand up and [they were] wondering ‘Is there sexism?’ and I was like, ‘F*** yes. What are you f***ing thinking?’ If I hear one more female stand-up comedian say, ‘Oh no, everything is equal now, we’re all good!’ usually the people who say that have 20 million dollar development deals or something. READ FULL STORY
Kathy Griffin’s chat show has been cancelled, according to the comedian herself. Griffin announced that Kathy would not be returning for a third season during a stand-up engagement in Cincinnati on Friday, a review of the show in the Cincinnati Enquirer reported, telling the audience that she’d been informed by Bravo of the decision the previous day.
The show’s second season debuted in January, although it was bumped from its primetime 10 p.m. slot in February. Reps for Griffin and Bravo did not immediately return requests for comment.
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