Comedienne Kathy Griffin turned down an offer to replace her late friend Joan Rivers on her TV style show Fashion Police.
Following Rivers' death in September (14), production was shut down on the longtime U.S. series, and it has been on hiatus since.
Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, serves as an executive producer for Fashion Police and confirmed the show would return in January (15), with speculation spreading that Griffin might be the one to take the late funnywoman's role as co-host.
However, Griffin told Access Hollywood on Monday night (03Nov14) that while she was asked to replace her dear friend, she turned producers down.
She divulged, "They did offer it to me. I don't know if the situation is correct at this time for me or right for me at this time.
"I really hope they continue in the spirit of Joan's work. She brought a fearlessness and a brand of humor into our homes that we really need. Somebody's gotta be out there poking fun at the ridiculousness of all of this!"
Representatives for the E! Network say they are still in negotiations with candidates for the position.
The new face of Fashion Police will join co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and TV personalities Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos.
Rivers died aged 81 after suffering a cardiac arrest during a routine throat procedure at a clinic in New York.
TV bosses have reportedly axed filming on Joan Rivers' TV show Fashion Police this week (beg01Sep14) as the funnywoman remains in a serious condition in hospital.
The 81-year-old comedienne suffered a cardiac arrest during routine throat surgery on Thursday (28Aug14) and was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she was placed in a medically-induced coma.
Rivers remains under the care of doctors, who are reportedly working to bring her out of the coma, and executives at the E! Network are now said to have axed a planned shoot for her style-focused TV show, which was due to take place in the Big Apple to coincide with New York Fashion Week, according to the New York Daily News.
A stand-up gig in New Jersey on Friday (29Aug14) was also called off following Rivers' hospitalisation.
It's been in your head for months, maybe. You can't turn on the radio without hearing it, maybe. It's the most played song on your iTunes, maybe, probably, fine, it is, so what? With Carly Rae Jepsen's hit single "Call Me Maybe" climbing on the charts — it currently holds the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 list this week — Jepsen's hit has officially swept the country. And you know what that means: It's swept YouTube as well. Even the celebrity community has picked up on the poppy song — from Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry to the Harvard Baseball team, everyone is getting on the "Call Me Maybe" bandwagon. Which means so are you. Maybe. Probably. Scroll below to see the best covers surrounding the addicting hit!
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez & Ashley Tisdale's Take
Katy Perry and Friends' "So Bad" Version
Fashion Police Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne & George Kotsiopoulos Play Dress-Up to "Call Me Maybe"
Even Ivy League Boys get into the action: The Harvard Baseball Team
Mitt Romney to President Obama: "Call Me Maybe?"
Fun.'s Nate Ruess actually does a pretty decent take.
Which Cover did you like the best?
Donna Summer's Funeral Filled With Music Legends
Adam Lambert Lands No. 1 on Charts
There is more to the glitz and glam of Hollywood than meets the eye. Hidden beneath it all is a world full of drama, lying, cheating, and resentment where no petty comments are ever forgotten, especially if you're Kelly Osbourne. Man, this girl knows how to hold a grudge. On E!'s Fashion Police last Friday, the 26-year-old slammed Christina Aguilera for her weight claiming, The Voice host "called me fat for years," while adding, "I was never that fat." Granted, Christina wasn't exactly looking her best (or thinnest) at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert (fishnet tights, heavy makeup and super-sized hair doesn't really scream "fashionista"), but it was still a rather harsh comment for Osbourne to make. I guess that whole Golden Rule thing was never enforced in Hollywood.
But Kelly wasn't the only co-host to attack Christina's figure. Joan Rivers quipped, "Lady Marmalade got into the peanut butter again," while George Kotsiopoulos added, "I'm looking at this and thinking, 'Well, she's put on weight. This just isn't flattering.' But this is just a crappy outfit, regardless. No matter what shape your body is in, it's just bad." But when George tried to defend the pop singer a little by saying she's "still probably a size 2/4," Kelly was quick to disagree, stating, "Trust me. I'm a 2/4. That is not a 2/4." Meow.
Osbourne battled her weight in the past, but after her 2009 stint on Dancing with the Stars she shed 48 pounds and kept it off. Although the weight may be gone, the memories of people criticizing her for being overweight remain. Kelly stated, "I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict. I will never understand that." So it looks like poor Christina will be taking the front of the blame.
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