So shocking! Kelly quit ‘Fashion Police’ on Feb. 27, just four days after her co-star Giuliana Rancic made a controversial comment about Zendaya’s dreadlocks during the Feb. 23 episode of the show.
Kelly Osbourne threatened to quit Fashion Police on Twitter after Giuliana Rancic‘s shocking remarks about Zendaya‘s Oscars dreadlocks, and the host just made good on her promise! Read E!’s full statement on her departure right here.
Kelly Osbourne Quit ‘Fashion Police’ After Giuliana Rancic’s Zendaya Scandal
Kelly, 30, quit her Fashion Police gig on Friday, Feb. 27, E! Entertainment announced in a statement that reads:
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.
TMZ broke the surprising news on Friday afternoon, shortly before the statement was released. According to the site, Kelly had been on bad terms with producers ever since the show filmed its first episode without the late Joan Rivers, and Giuliana’s comments about Kelly’s friend Zendaya were the last straw.
Kelly was already upset about the way the show was being run, and the feeling was apparently mutual, sources connected to the show tell TMZ. “Producers were up to here with Kelly so the handwriting was on the wall.”
Guiliana Rancic Wants Kelly Osbourne Off ‘Fashion Police’ After Zendaya Scandal
Although the bad blood seems to have predated the Zendaya scandal, Giuliana may have played a role in Kelly’s decision to quit Fashion Police. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Giuliana was determined to get Kelly fired after her co-host lashed out at her on Twitter.
“[Giuliana] thought about quitting the show, but that’s not going to happen, she’s way too ambitious to quit,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She wants to see Kelly leave, though. 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.”
Check back for more updates and exclusive details on this developing story.
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