Fashion Police Is On Hiatus Until September

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You'll have to look elsewhere for your red-carpet roundups. Fashion Police is going off the air until September. E! announced the news in a statement released yesterday. "E!'s comedy series Fashion Police is going on hiatus and will return in September," the statement reads. "We look forward to taking this opportunity to refresh the show before the next awards season. Our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with Executive Producer Melissa Rivers, will continue their roles as we evolve the show into its next chapter for the legions of Fashion Police fans around the world." The break comes after the sudden departures of co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin, both of whom left the show following fallout over the Rancic/Zendaya controversy. Based on the network's statement, however, it appears that Rancic — who caused offense with her jokes about Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars — will remain on the show.  A "refresh" may be just what the program needs. The show has struggled to find its footing since the death of host Joan Rivers. Names like Khloé Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen have been touted as potential replacements, Still, it seems like the show needs more than star power; as Griffin herself noted, it needs a company culture in which "funny" and "inappropriate" are clearly distinguished. 

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