If you’ve been looking for a reason to start your weekend drinking early, then you have found a reason in the image of Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers’ legacy having one big ole’ scat party.
When Kathy Griffin busted out of Fashion Police, she burped up a statement (which Lena Dunham helped write, because UGH) where she basically said that she and the show were like two power bottoms trying to hook up together. They just didn’t work and didn’t connect. Kathy thought the show was too mean and she didn’t want to partake in body-shaming. (Defamer claimed that the real reason why Kathy quit is because E! was getting ready to pink slip her for being a thorn in their taint.) Well, two months after Kathy checked out of Fashion Police, Melissa Rivers has spit out her thoughts. Melissa thinks that Kathy destroyed her mother’s legacy with her exit statement.
During a talk with Hoda Kotb at NYC’s 92nd Street Y to push her new book Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Melissa said that to her, Fashion Police, is a jewel, because it was the last thing she worked with her mother on. She thinks that they brought Fashion Police back too fast and thinks “all these people” (read: Kathy Griffin) took a hammer to the show. via Page Six
“We were a family, cast and crew . . . and we went back too soon. And just like a family, when the matriarch dies, the sisters started fighting; and someone tried to marry in — not a great match, live and learn. ‘Fashion Police’ was a little jewel and it was the last piece I had of my mother . . . I felt like all these people were so out of control, including the person who made the allegation about racism. They took the last thing I had and smashed it.”
Hoda asked Melissa what she thought about Kathy and she didn’t really hold back:
“I’m just gonna say it wasn’t a match on a lot of levels. My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kind of shit all over my mother’s legacy in her statement on leaving. And I know that was not an intentional reading of it, but that’s how I felt . . . by calling the comedy and the style of it old-fashioned. It was like, I understand what you were doing, you’re trying to save yourself, but don’t crap all over my mother to do it.”
Three things: It’s just Fashion Police. I don’t think I’d call Fashion Police “Joan Rivers’ legacy.” And are we really doing this again?
Somewhere in the afterworld, Joan Rivers is probably her eyes at all the Fashion Police drama being brought up again. If she could, she would take a ghost shit on Melissa, Kathy and everyone (including me) who is writing about it. Hmmm, maybe she is. I thought I felt something warm on my head. Or is ghost shit more cold in temperature?
Here’s Melissa at something called “The MOMS Mamarazzi Event” in NYC yesterday.