Nearly two weeks after the fact, Sharon Osbourne is speaking out on daughter Kelly Osbourne’s decision to quit E!’s “Fashion Police.” The talk show host said she believes her daughter made the right move by leaving, saying it was “just her time.” She said that, while the 30-year-old had a wonderful run on the hit show, she feels she’s ready to take the next step in her career.
“I stand by her,” the 62-year-old told "Extra." “You know, she had an amazing five years on the show, and she learned so much from Joan [Rivers]. It was just her time. She’s got to grow up, move into the big world.”
Kelly Osbourne appeared Wednesday on “The Talk,” hosted by her mother as well as Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, to discuss her departure in detail for the first time. She said she enjoyed her time with “Fashion Police” and was grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Rivers. She did not reveal her next move.
“It was the five best working years of my life. I am so grateful for the experience. I can’t even...,” she said on "The Talk." “Working with Joan Rivers for five years was incredible. I learned so much. I’m excited for my future now. I want to try new things.”
Osbourne left the show after questionable comments made by co-host Giuliana Rancic during E!’s red carpet coverage of the Oscars. Rancic commented on 18-year-old Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks, saying, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed.”
Viewers were outraged at the comments, which Coleman was quick to address. After the show aired, Kelly Osbourne tweeted her distaste for what was said, as well as the show. Rancic apologized to the teen, who accepted, but it was not enough to keep Kelly on the show. E! announced days later that she had gone on to “pursue other opportunities.”
The network has not yet announced her replacement, though it is said to be considering a number of famous females, including NeNe Leakes, Amber Rose and Khloé Kardashian. Previous reports suggest show newcomer Kathy Griffin may be giving E! executives a hard time, as she wants final say over her new co-host. TMZ reported that higher-ups at the network plan to stand firm on coming to a decision on their own.