Kelly Osbourne on New Fashion Police Season After Joan Rivers’ Death: “Change Isn’t Fun”

Kelly Osbourne Talks Fashion Police Changes After Joan Rivers' Death
Kelly Osbourne tells Us Weekly she's "excited but terrified" to return to Fashion Police after Joan Rivers' death. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN

Three months after the death of beloved comedian Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and her Fashion Police costars are still feeling the sting of grief. Left to carry on the program without their fearless leader, Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic will see a lot of changes when they return to the E! program in January. "I'm excited but terrified at the same time," Osbourne, 30, told Us Weekly at the L.A. premiere of Beside Still Waters Nov. 17. "Change isn't fun, but it has to happen. This sitution f–king sucks."

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On Dec. 1, E! announced that Rivers' longtime friend and fellow comic Kathy Griffin would take the late star's seat on the Fashion Police panel, and that stylist Brad Goreski would replace departing cohost George Kotsiopoulos. Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, will return to the series as Executive Producer.

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In addition to the new hosts, the show's format will change; rather than air weekly, the program will coincide with red carpet events including the Oscars and Emmys, broadcasting 17 episodes in 2015.

Griffin, for her part, is already trying to make nice — sort of — with her new colleagues. "Only a day since the announcement and @kathygriffin is messing with me! Point 1 Kathy. However, let me tell you right now: it's on #FireCrotch," Osbourne tweeted in jest to the redheaded comedian, 54.

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As Us Weekly previously reported, Griffin had Rivers' blessing to take part in Fashion Police. "Joan and I talked about it many times, and she joked that no matter what, I should always get 10 percent less than she got," Griffin told Us two weeks before her casting was made official. A diehard "Joan Ranger" (as Rivers' fans were called), Griffin said she'll speak from experience when critiquing celebrity fashions. "I've been a fashion 'don't' for years! I used to laminate my 'What was she thinking?' pictures and put them on my refrigerator, but then they covered the entire wall," she joked. "I'm not afraid to be a do or a don't; I'm not afraid of a wrong moment, because that's what fashion should be. Take some chances!"

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