Kathy Griffin quit Fashion Police after only 7 episodes, and was kind of vague as to why and what happened. She posted a really long Tweet but wasn’t very specific, saying, “I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show.” But Howard Stern was able to get a little more out of her. She sat down with him and here’s what she had to say, via Us. I think she’s being pretty honest and truthful, saying,
I probably shouldn’t have taken the gig. Melissa [Rivers] 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.
I don’t really feel it was my best work. I stand by my specials and my series. The lane that that show was in was so specific that they weren’t able to make the transition to the comedic lane that I work in. I just don’t think that it’s really what I do. I think Joan was the master of the one liners and the zingers.
And yup, she had something to say about the whole Kelly Osbourne/Zendaya fiasco:
I was, you know, a little surprised by [Kelly Osbourne quitting]. Because it was like an ‘up and I’m out of here’ and she is pals with Zendaya so she felt like, I think, she was like sticking up for her pal.
When Stern asked if Ms. Griffin thought Osbourne used the controversy as an excuse to leave, Griffin replied,
I do kind of get that feeling. I think that Kelly has said post [leaving] that she had four or five such great years with Joan. And, to me, that means, ‘You know it’s not the same as it was with Joan’ and I’ve got to be honest, I kind of feel the same way.
Okay, so who wants to place bets on how much longer this show is gonna last? It seems like at this point, it’s just limping along. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that E! is putting the show on an “extended hiatus.” Yeah, I don’t think anyone would be shocked if it never came back from said hiatus.
I mean, I don’t think anyone really watches it anymore, anyway. Are any of you guys Fashion Police fans?
Let’s say they decide to pick the show back up. Who do YOU think should replace Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne?