E! has confirmed Kelly is leaving the show. Judging by her tweets, we are hoping she will work on her spelling skills now that she will have extra time on her hands. Just saying…
We actually enjoyed Kelly, 30, on the E! fashion critic show. She has been a co-star on the show since 2011.
A source said, “Kelly stayed on the show after the beloved Joan Rivers passed away, but nothing has been the same since. The chemistry has not been the same between the hosts since the show came back on air and Kelly knows it’s time to move on.”
Kelly fired back on Twitter after her co-star Giuliana said Zendaya’s Oscar dreadlocks looked like they would ‘smell of patchouli’ or ‘weed’ on the Academy Awards Fashion Police special on Monday night.
She posted on Twitter, “I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SERIOUSLY QUESTIONING STAYING ON THE SHOW[sic] .”
The source insisted, “This has nothing to do Giuliana. Zendaya accepted Giuliana’s apology and she’s already moved on to a new hair style!”
Fashion Police returned on air after Joan Rivers’ death, with Kathy Griffin was at the helm and stylist Brad Goreski brought on board.
Kelly’s bid to leave comes as her dad, rocker Ozzy Osbourne, waded into the argument with some words of warning for Billy Bush.
After the Access Hollywood host slammed his daughter Kelly and stood up for pal Giuliana, the star fired back on Twitter.
Billy did not respond directly to the Black Sabbath star’s message, but joked about it a few hours later while discussing the viral photo of a dress that some see as white and gold and others see as blue and black.
Bush tweeted, “Need to book an opthomologist AND a proctologist on @AHLive tomorrow. For #TheDress and Ozzy’s foot”.
Billy blasted the suggestion that Kelly tried to stop Giuliana from making the comment about Zendaya’s hair , after it was reported that the segment was taped three times.
The joke was actually scripted by Fashion Police writers and was not off the cuff from Giuliana.
The 43-year-old said he spoke to Giuliana directly and that she denied claims it was filmed more than once – as did the show’s network E!
Billy added, “How could it be good? Kelly Osbourne threw her under the bus, in my opinion. Giuliana is taking the hit for this. That joke that Giuliana delivered, it was a written joke. Which means there were a lot of people involved – and nobody saw racism.”
Shortly after all the controversy, Giuliana gave a heartfelt apology on E! News.
She stated, “I want to apologize for a comment that I made on last night’s Fashion Police about Zendaya’s hair. As you know, Fashion Police is a show that pokes fun at celebrities in good spirit, but I do realize that something I said last night did cross the line”.
Khloe Kardashian, who reported for E! from the Oscars, is reportedly in talks to join the show to replace Kelly.
The network on Friday released the following statement, confirming that Osbourne will not appear on the next episode, airing next month.
Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s “Fashion Police” to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers. “Fashion Police” will return, as scheduled, on Friday, March 30th at 9:00 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.
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