Kathy Griffin Regrets Replacing Joan Rivers On 'Fashion Police'

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Show Host Kathy Griffin Arrives at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills
IN PHOTO: Show host Kathy Griffin arrives at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, June 22, 2014. REUTERS

After quitting “Fashion Police” altogether just days after her co-host Kelly Osbourne left the show, Kathy Griffin now shares she regrets taking the job. The comedian said the show has too many “moles,” making her paranoid to host the show further.

In a candid interview with Sirius XM’s “Howard Stern Show” on Monday, Griffin shared that she should not have accepted the job. She added that the show has some messy inner workings. She even said Kelly just used the Zendaya hair controversy as an excuse to finally quit the show, when in reality, Kelly was already feeling off about the show way beforehand their co-host Giuliana Rancic made the “racist” joke.

Griffin also said that she also did not feel good about her performance ever since she had taken on the gig. She reportedly would rather stand by her “specials and series.” She added that the comedy being offered by the show is so far from the “comedic lane” she is more well-versed in.

When it comes to the messy internal workings of the show, Griffin meant that the show has too many “moles” employed. She said she never encountered a show with that many leaks.

“I don’t know why, but I’ve never worked on a show with so many leaks,” she added. “It seems like people — sources say were constantly calling TMZ and Radar Online and you can look through my phone, I don’t have the number to any of those places,” she explained. She said the mystery of it all is making her feel paranoid about working further in the show.

On The View on Monday morning, Griffin also shared the show’s formula fitted Joan Rivers more than her. She said with each episode that she did for the show, she felt like she was being forced into saying things she would not say in reality. She said she felt like she had to be mean about “beautiful women in perfect dresses” and as a “feminist and a comic,” she increasingly realised the show is not fit for her. She did a total of seven episodes before tendering her resignation.

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