E!'s Fashion Police Season Premiere Pays Tribute to the Incredible Joan Rivers
The new season premiere of E!'s Fashion Police kicked off last night, but not before the show took a moment to pay tribute to its late host Joan Rivers. Prior to beginning their debate on the best and worst looks from the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, new host Kathy Griffin along with panel members Brad Goreski, Giuiliana Rancic, and Kelly Osbourne took a moment to recognize Rivers, who hosted the show for nearly four years before passing away Sept. 4 after complications from throat surgery.
"Before I start making more enemies and burning more bridges, I just want to thank my good friend whom we all miss, Joan Rivers," Kathy said while the audience cheered. "Of course, Joan, I know you’re watching from heaven but don’t get it twisted. I will not be afraid to bring the hammer down on anyone and everyone—I learned from the best."
Rancic also paid tribute to Rivers on her blog yesterday prior to the show airing: "It has been a difficult transition the past few months without our Joan, but we all know that she would want the show to go on," Rancic wrote. "We have her incredible daughter, Melissa, back as our executive producer and she will always be the link back to Joan. We will always think of her on set and we know that she will be watching over and laughing alongside us." We all miss you Joan!