Kathy Griffin named new 'Fashion Police' host

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E! NETWORK has named Kathy Griffin as the new host of Fashion Police, replacing the late Joan Rivers when the show returns in January for coverage of the Golden Globes.  

The comedian and actress is promising to show no mercy to sartorially-challenged celebrities, telling Variety: "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!"  

The couture-criticizing comedy series, which had previously aired weekly, will now present 17 episodes throughout 2015, focusing on high-profile red carpet and fashion events, E! announced Monday.  

Griffin is an award-winning actress, comedian and author known for her biting comic style.    

She won two Emmy Awards for her Bravo reality series, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.  

Fashion Police will welcome back panelists Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, who will be joined by newcomer Brad Goreski, a fashion stylist and lifestyle expert who will replace former panelist George Kotsiopoulos.  

Fashion Police has been off the air since Rivers' death in September at age 81 after complications from surgery.

Topics:  celebrity entertainment fashion police joan rivers

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