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E! Charges Kathy Griffin With Hosting 'Fashion Police'

E! Entertainment has tapped Kathy Griffin to serve as the host of Fashion Police.

The Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedienne and actress will succeed the late Joan Rivers in leading the fashion criticism show. Returning to the ranks of ravers and ranters are Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic. Celebrity stylist and TV personality Brad Goreski (Bravo’s It’s a Brad Brad World) will join the cast, replacing George Kotsiopoulos.

Moving away from a weekly schedule, Fashion Police will air 17 style-studded episodes throughout the year, focused exclusively on the excitement surrounding the biggest red carpet and fashion events of 2015 including the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and New York Fashion Week.

The new cast bows on Monday, January 12, 2015 with Golden Globes coverage.

“Not only was Joan a trailblazer, she was also a dear friend and mentor to Kathy, who will no doubt continue her legacy and do the series justice by bringing her own unique comedic style and tell-it-like-it-is personality to the host chair,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice president, programming and development, E! "Plus, the addition of trendsetting stylist Brad completes the panel as the show begins its next chapter, which will focus on covering the major award shows and fashion events throughout the year.” 

“Kathy just feels right, and Brad brings a fun, new voice to join Giuliana and Kelly in this ensemble,” said Melissa Rivers, executive producer.  “I’m excited to see where this panel takes this series my mother so adored in this next incarnation.”

Noted Griffin: "I get it! These are some big shoes I'm going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind.  Now I hope you will accept me for me.  I'm just Kathy.  Did I say I'm just Kathy?  I meant I'm Kathy f***ing Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prisoners.  I am not holding back so dammit let's have some fun!"