E! News’s Fashion Police is in the market for another leading lady, or man for the entertaining style show that the late Joan Rivers made hysterical and eye-opening.
Since Kathy Griffin has decided to leave the show after only seven episodes saying in a statement, written with the help of Lena Dunham, “Listen, I’m no saint – I’m a feminist AND a Gurrrrl who loves an offensive joke or a well-timed barb and you will find plenty in my repertoire. But I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance toward difference. I want to help women, gay kids, people of color and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a LAUGH. That has been my platform for decades and my body of style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it’s time to move on.”
Griffin also expressed her feelings toward departing the show on The View giving examples of how she did not want to just say Meryle Streep does not look good when she does.
Now though, another woman may be stepping up to the plate; she is well known in the fashion industry, has worked with many in Hollywood and is one of the top fashion and beauty experts.
Mary Alice Stephenson has said to Page Six, “They need some seriousness. I’m not the joke person. A lot of people [on the show] have not been in the fashion industry. They’re fun to watch, but it would be interesting if they actually upped the ante…[with] people who really do know what they’re talking about.”
Along with Stephenson saying that she would be a great fit for the job she also suggested others in the business like Cristina Ehrlich and Ann Caruso.
As of now, E! News executives have said that Guliana Rancic and Brad Goreski will continue their parts in the show, but only after they have decided what direction the show will take.
For now, Fashion Police fans will have to wait.