Kathy Griffin Dishes It Out as Joan River’s SuccessorKathy Griffin took over for Joan Rivers as host of the red carpet at the Academy Awards tonight. Griffin said about her new role, “She obviously left very big shoes, but we agree that it’s essential to comedy to be fearless and not be afraid to make enemies – certainly, in Hollywood! C’mon, we’re not talking about heads of state here.”
Kathy Griffin, the new host of Fashion Police. Photo Courtesy of Kathy Griffin via Instagram.
Griffin is always adding new hats to her roster of roles; a standup comic, sitcom star, reality-show queen, periodic D-Lister and, now, host of Fashion Police, E! network’s red carpet bashing.
“I’ve been on the worst-dressed list and the best-dressed list. I started with Suddenly Susan going to red-carpet events. I won two Emmys. I have a Grammy. I’ve really been around the block. And I have really learned about fashion. I’m right there in the [Carolina] Herrera and the [Oscar] de la Renta,” Griffin said about her qualifications for taking over Joan Rivers role.
Kathy Griffin’s witty timing is a testament that E! made an educated choice in choosing Joan River’s replacement. Time will tell if Griffin can fill Rivers’ ‘very big shoes’ or not.