Kelly quit ‘Fashion Police’ on Feb. 27 after a public showdown with co-host Giuliana, leaving many fans wondering whether Giuliana had something to do with her abrupt exit. Now HollywoodLife.com can exclusively reveal the real reason why Kelly left the show!
Kelly Osbourne took Giuliana Rancic to task on Twitter for her controversial remarks about Zendaya‘s Oscars dreadlocks, so we know these two can’t be on the best of terms. But did Giuliana really drive Kelly off Fashion Police? Here’s what we know.
Kelly Osbourne Leaving ‘Fashion Police’: Was Giuliana Rancic Reason She Quit?
It turns out Kelly has wanted to leave Fashion Police for a while now, ever since her former co-host Joan Rivers passed away at 81 on Sept. 4, 2014. While Giuliana’s Zendaya scandal may have been the last straw for Kelly, it wasn’t the real reason she wanted to quit.
“Kelly felt obligated to keep herself on the show after Joan’s passing but she never really wanted to come back,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “This incident gave her the opening she was looking for and she is glad she is out to pursue other ventures.”
So now we know. It’s a good thing Kelly left on her own terms, too, because another HollywoodLife.com source revealed that Giualiana wanted her fired!
“She wants to see Kelly leave,” our insider said. “She’s going to play nice with her for the cameras but you better believe she’ll be doing anything she can to get her off the show. This means war.”
Kelly Osbourne Quits ‘Fashion Police’ After Zendaya Scandal
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Kelly, 30, quit the show on Friday, Feb. 27, according to the following statement from E! Entertainment:
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, during which time the show became a hit with viewers. “Fashion Police” will return, as scheduled, on Friday, March 30th at 9:00 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Kelly made the right call by quitting Fashion Police? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
— Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Russ Weakland