It's officially official!
There have been plenty of rumors and confirmation from various sources, but now Kathy Griffin and E! are making it official.
[ Photos: Joan Rivers' Best Quotes & One-Liners! ]
Both have announced that the comedienne will be stepping in and taking over hosting duties on Fashion Police after Joan Rivers' passing earlier this year.
Kathy confirmed the big news by saying:
"I get it! These are some big shoes I'm going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind. Now I hope you will accept me for me. I'm just Kathy. Did I say I'm just Kathy? I meant I'm Kathy F—ing Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prisoners. I am not holding back so DAMMIT let's have some fun!"
And E!'s Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, Jeff Olde, commented:
"Not only was Joan a trailblazer, she was also a dear friend and mentor to Kathy, who will no doubt continue her legacy and do the series justice by bringing her own unique comedic style and tell-it-like-it-is personality to the host chair."
We're sure Kathy will make Joan very proud.
The show will return in January 2015.
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
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