Published On: Sun, Mar 15th, 2015

Griffin Quits, Melissa Rivers Isn’t in Control, E! Ready to Kill ‘Fashion Police’

Griffin's departure came two weeks after Kelly Osbourne's.

Fashion Police

Kathy Griffin on Thursday ended her short stint on Fashion Police, with the historic tweet: “There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people’s bodies into it.”

And then: “I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.”

Word is Fashion Police is not cutting it without Joan Rivers. The show was built entirely around her acerbic personality and outrageous humor — and without her it’s just not clicking.

In January, E! Entertainment brought Fashion Police back as a series of specials with new host Kathy Griffin—admittedly a kind of younger Joan Rivers, with Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski in place of George Kotsiopoulos, and Melissa Rivers, Joan Rivers’s daughter, still at the helm as executive producer.

Griffin’s departure came two weeks after Kelly Osbourne’s. On Friday Osbourne tweeted her congratulations to Griffin, saying “I could not be more proud of you.”

Rosie O’Donnell was also in the chirping crowd, tweeting “Proud of u!!! Cheers for doing what you think is right.”

The NY Daily News cited a source on the show that said: “Don’t be surprised if they cancel it quietly in a matter of weeks, when the craziness dies down a little. Melissa [Rivers] is a producer, not a leader, she can’t get control of the situation.”

Radar cited a different source saying: “Everyone feels like Fashion Police is a sinking ship [and they can’t go forward] with Giuliana Rancic as the anchor. It is not a coincidence that all of the women who work with Giuliana quit.”

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