Could a total Kardashian takeover be in the works over at E!?
After controversy last week surrounding statements made about Zendaya by Fashion Police cohost, Giuliana Rancic, E! has confirmed that Kelly Osbourne has left the program. “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,” the network confirmed in a statement via the New York Daily News.
Now that Osbourne has officially turned in her badge as an officer, the people behind the show are faced with the task of finding a replacement to fill Osbourne’s shoes. Rumors are already flying that E! execs are considering Chrissy Teigen and Amber Rose to help take over hosting responsibilities, according to VH1. But according to an Us Weekly inside source, two reality show personalities are in the running, with both NeNe Leakes, of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame, and Khloé Kardashian being eyed for the position.
While Leakes, Teigen and Rose would all undoubtedly bring energy, enthusiasm and, well, craziness to Fashion Police, Kardashian seems like a pretty natural choice to fill Osbourne’s ever-so-gorgeous shoes. Here’s why:
1. She’s already in the E! family
This really is a no-brainer. Kardashian has been a huge part of E! since the inception of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2007. Khloé would feel right at home and HR would be loving the fact that they wouldn’t have to do as much paperwork for a new hire.
2. She’s not afraid to call people out
Kardashian may not have been a part of X Factor for long, but during her time as host of the show, she showed that she wasn’t afraid to make other people say what they were thinking, even if it meant things were going to get really uncomfortable, like when she not-so-subtly tried to pull information from Demi Lovato. Not that any of the hosts of Fashion Police are afraid to voice what’s on their minds, but Kardashian would definitely be able to keep everybody honest.
3. She can hold her own in a conversation
While being interviewed with her younger sisters on the red carpet at the American Music Awards last year, Kardashian proved that she’s not afraid to dominate a conversation. Shrinking violets just aren’t going to cut it on Fashion Police.
4. But she is perfectly comfortable as part of a panel
While Kardashian has no qualms controlling the flow of an interview, she also knows when it’s appropriate to wait her turn to speak, as evidenced by her appearance on The View with her sisters, Kim and Kourtney, back in 2010. With all of the strong personalities on Fashion Police, you need to have cohosts who can debate, but also know when to shut up. Otherwise, it would just be an hour of everyone yelling.
5. No one is safe
Image: Daily Mail/Chelsea Lately
When Kardashian was a guest on Chelsea Handler’s show, she made it clear that she’s game to make fun of anyone, even her own family, which is great, because she’s probably going to have to roast them on Fashion Police, too.
6. She’s not afraid to get messy
Kardashian admitted that she likes things to get nasty while she’s hosting. “I love it, I want everyone to fight,” she said about hosting X Factor. “I’ll be the oil. I’ll lube everyone up and we’ll start wrestling. Let’s do it.” Hey, oil wrestling sure makes for good TV and Kardashian obviously has a great sense of humor.
7. But she knows how to class it up
During this year’s coverage of the Oscars, Kardashian showed that she knows when to show her serious side.
8. She knows how to deliver a compliment
Fashion Police isn’t all bad-mouthing. The hosts also fawn over Hollywood’s elite and Kardashian knows how to give credit where credit is due.