Melissa Rivers is taking her mother’s legacy into her own hands as announced today from the network!
Rivers will co-host E!’s Fashion Police alongside Giuliana Rancicand and Brad Goreski starting this summer. She currently executive-produces the show and will take over where her late mom, iconic comedian Joan Rivers sadly left off.
In a statement Melissa said…”I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and Fashion Police family.”
The series has been steeped in controversy ever since Joan’s death last September: Her friend Kathy Griffin originally took her seat but quit in March after Rancic’s controversial on-air jab at singer/actress Zendaya’s dreadlocks. Panelist Kelly Osbourne left for the same reason in February.
Melissa told Today‘s Hoda Kotb last month all about the drama. “Just like a family, when the matriarch dies, the sisters started fighting, someone tried to marry in, not a great match, live and learn. My biggest complaint was the feeling that [Griffin] kind of s— all over my mother’s legacy in her statement on leaving. I know everything was so heightened and everybody was so crazy, but that was my takeaway.”
We are excited that Melissa will be keeping her fabulous mother’s spirit alive on the show!