Melissa Rivers is going to pay tribute to her mother, Joan Rivers, during a special episode of “Fashion Police” on the aptly titled “Joan Day,” E! Online reported Wednesday. The celebration and homage special will air Friday.
Melissa will join Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos as they honor the iconic comedian. It will be a 90-minute celebration as Joan's “Fashion Police” family looks backs on her years on the show. Melissa will share personal stories on the special, which will feature behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-aired moments and hilarious outtakes with some of the legend’s celebrity guests.
There will be a “Fashion Police” marathon all-day Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT. Then “Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan” will air 8 p.m. EDT on E!
Rivers, 81, died Sept. 4 a week after she went into cardiac arrest during a nonsurgical throat procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan. The comedian was under anesthesia when her doctor reportedly took a selfie. It was rumored the physician did an unauthorized biopsy, which caused her vocal cords to swell and cut off oxygen to her lungs. The clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, denied that biopsy was performed.
The fate of “Fashion Police” is unknown. It was rumored comedian Kathy Griffin would replace Rivers, but the “My Life On The D-List” star denied the story. A comedian was reportedly trying to get Rivers’ gig on the show while the legend was still on life support. Griffen's agent Justin Ongert told Page Six it wasn’t his client.
“It’s just not true,” Ongert said. “It wasn’t Kathy. I know because it would have had to go through me.” An E! spokesperson added: “This is absolutely not true.”
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