On typical “Fashion Police” broadcasts in the past, you would have seen Kelly Osbourne enjoying the company of Giuliana Rancic. On the air, the two would often laugh or cringe at what Joan Rivers humorously had to say and the two would high five each other when the pair agreed on who was best or worst dressed for the week. Unfortunately, after Joan River’s death and with the new regime, Osbourne has apparently not been happy with her gig. Now she is out.
According to an E! Entertainment statement on Feb. 27, “Kelly Osbourne is departing E’s ‘Fashion Police’ to pursue other opportunities.” The announcement continued, with the network thanking Kelly “for her many contributions to the series” which she joined in 2011.
E! Entertainment claimed that “Fashion Police” became “a hit with viewers” during Osbourne’s tenure and that she has not been replaced yet. However, the next episode of the sartorially themed show has been set and will resume on March 30 at 9 p.m, ET.
The news comes on the same week that co-host Giuliana Rancic called out Zendaya’s dreadlocks which switched up her look at the 2015 Oscars. Rancic didn’t like this hairdo for the young entertainer and said it “probably smells like patchouli oil or weed” with Kathy Griffin agreeing about the “weed” part. But Kelly just sat there, seemingly shocked at what she considered a racial slur.
Then, she publicly called out Giuliana’s comment on Twitter, saying she had no part in it and asking that Rancic apologize to Zendaya. That done, Kelly tweeted on Wednesday, “It takes a strong women to apologize [and] makes a forgiving women even stronger!” referring to Rancic. Osbourne added the hashtag #ThisTooShallPass.
And it did except Kelly Osbourne has left “Fashion Police,” a job she often claimed she loved and that seemed to be the perfect fit for her, a person who obviously loves the world of style and design. Still, the 30-year old Osbourne is apparently ready to move on.
Meanwhile, executive producer of “Fashion Police” and Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, went on her WhoSay account to talk about Kelly’s decision. She wrote on the social media forum, “Kelly Osbourne is a friend and has been a wonderful part of the Fashion Police family. I will miss her terribly and wish her the very best in all of her future endeavors. As my mother always said, the show must go on and I plan to continue in the same spirit.”
Good luck as you move forward, Kelly Osbourne. “Fashion Police” was great with you on the panel and you will be a striking absence as the series continues in its new iteration.