NeNe Leakes is the Number One Choice to Replace Joan Rivers on 'Fashion Police'

Let’s face it: It’s going to be impossible to fill Joan Rivers’ sarcastic, hilarious, sometimes brutally-honest-to-a-fault high-heeled shoes on E!’s Fashion Police.

No offense to Kelly Osbourne or Giuliana Rancic – both of whom I love – but in a lot of ways, Rivers WAS the show. She was the bad cop to their good cop. She wasn’t afraid to tell it like it was and even rip a celeb’s ridiculous outfit, if need be.

The show’s producers are reportedly scrambling to find another fashion maven to take the late comedienne's place. And, so far, one name they’ve been considering may surprise you: The Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes is reportedly a serious contender for the job.


On the one hand, the outspoken NeNe is perfect. When it comes to outrageous shoes and bags and accessories, the former Dancing with the Stars contestant knows her stuff. We’ve never seen her with a single hair out of place or her nails undone. Like Joan, she isn’t the type to hold back when she has an opinion. In fact, the show’s producers will probably have to ask her to temper her comments about other celebs.

On the other hand, a major reason why Joan made Fashion Police work was because of her perfect comedic timing and sense of humor. None of her co-hosts matched her hilarious wit, nor was it their job to do so. If NeNe takes over, I don’t see the show getting a much-needed dose of funny to keep things light.

As much as I love her, I don’t think this is going to be the next career move for NeNe. Kathy Griffin, who is also in serious consideration for the job, seems like a better fit. No, she isn’t exactly known for her fashion sense, but that’s what wardrobe people are for, right? They can dress Kathy and make her look fabulous. But you can’t make NeNe funnier or more sardonic.

Who do you think will replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police? Who would you like to see as a host?


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