Nene Leakes To Replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police?

Posted on Sep 26 2014 - 2:34pm by Editor

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With the tragic passing of Joan Rivers, the E! network has been looking for someone to fill her Louboutins on her hit show, “Fashion Police.” 

The host position for “Fashion Police” is open and the contenders may surprise you.

According to Perez Hilton, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Nene Leakes is a front-runner for the host spot. 

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When I think of fashion, I think of Nene. Yes….Nene Leakes and fashion are synonymous (insert sarcastic smiley here). 

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The site reports Nene Leakes is seriously being considered as a viable candidate to succeed Rivers. (As much as I’d love to see Miss Lawrence host, it ain’t gonna happen.) The site reports:

NeNe Leakes is also a frontrunner for the gig not only because she has started her own clothing line, is definitely one of Atlanta’s fashionistas, is opinionated, and has serious comedic timing, but also because E! is looking to diversify their panel with a different ethnicity.

Also being considered are Tyra Banks, Kathy GriffinLisa Lampanelli and Amy Schumer.

Whom would you like to see as the new host? Cast your votes in the comments.

 

 

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  • Trippinhhard

    Nene will do fine as a guest host, but she not funny enough for a weekly show..
    She has been known to throw shades very well. .

    • KJ

      Oh trippen, I love you hon but she has NO taste at all!!
      Ok I wear jeans & t-shirts or sweats because I’m a nobody BUT she’s a mess!
      She can dog anyone & everyone & does but damn, no one would take her seriously & I just can’t imagine!!

      • Trippinhhard

        That’s why I said guest host only—-Nene main problem is she can’t laugh at herself and she’s can’t be happy for others—Joan made fun of herself all the time…

        • classycns

          ITA, Nene can NEVER be happy for others.

        • KJ

          Oh Trippin!
          I so totally agree with that!
          She’s a person that if they are happy she will throw a dart in you so that you will stop! It’s so sad!
          I remember on episiode her saying if NENE at happy no ones happy, I think it’s, if anyone’s happy & nenes not there’s hell to pay! So sad!
          Life’s short!

          • Trippinhhard

            What Nene hasn’t learned in life, some people have things just fall into place and everything they want—they get—-just learn to be happy for them, because everything your get cost you something..
            Nene IMO feels like someone took something that was hers…. Smh
            She could go further, if she really changes, that shitty attitude.
            I like the Nene from season 1-2… She didn’t brag about labels, brands, she was putting together regular clothes. Cynthia looks better than all of them and their labels.. She mix and matches pieces and don’t brag.

          • KJ

            Oh true that!!
            She has some major class there! I forgot about her! Whops!
            Those two used to be close to!
            I think old Nene just got TO big for her britches!
            If my husband even thought about waiting on me like Gregg does her, he tell me to find a new husband! He is so pussy whooped! I’m sure that his kids are thrilled! NOT!!

          • Trippinhhard

            I feel awful having my husband helping me thru all my treatments. Sometimes it’s too much I don’t want to ever stop doing for myself, I don’t like anyone waiting on me, hand and feet… I like to FO it for myself..I lost all respect for Greg, he was the voice of reason on the show, but now he’s just a damn coward and MAID, ass washer and powder puffer. He’s embarrassing to everyone with eyes.. It one thing to be attentive and another being a lap dog…JMTC

          • KJ

            Trippen,
            That is so totally different, God bless you & your family!! Your in my prayers!!
            Don’t ever think that way!
            As for Gregg he is a pu$$y whooped dog that makes me want to barf!
            I couldn’t stand it if my husband did that for me! Ugh!
            When I had a broken arm my daughter (prior to her being sick) did my showers. He helped out for sure, but she did so much! I didn’t want to degrade him!

            You take care of YOU love & I’m sending up prayers for you now!! Love to you & yours!!

          • Trippinhhard

            Thank you. Xoxo

  • Anne Green

    I was a faithful watcher of Fashion Police. I don’t think I missed an episode. I enjoyed the show because of Joan Rivers. The show will never be the same no matter who fills that spot. NOBODY can replace Joan Rivers. I can’t see that show surviving without her. IMO, having Nene Leakes as the host of Fashion Police would be like replacing a circus’s dog and pony show with an elephant. Nene doesn’t have the class, charisma or fashion sense to pull this off. She will be choked by her own ego at the very though that she is the next Joan Rivers. Talk about apples and oranges…..I can’t even believe that E! would consider Nene. Regardless of who the host is, I will likely not watch it any longer. IMO, Fashion Police died with Joan. E! and the cast are making a valiant effort for the sake of Joan.

    • Marsbars09

      Agreed. FP will not be the same without Joan.

    • nan/4

      I don’t think that anyone will be a good fit. You took the words right out of my mouth Anne!

      • Anne Green

        Hey Nan…..hope you are on the mend. I have been reading about your progress. Let’s hope the worst is behind you.

        • nan/4

          Thank-you Anne! That’s very nice of you. I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure of meeting you, and it is indeed a pleasure!

          Take good care Anne! :-))

          • Anne Green

            We have chatted a few times in the past. I am a faithful AATT reader but don’t always comment. (However, you will see my name often if Teresa gets probation. You will probably hear me too!!! lol) I have been following your recovery. You’re always in my prayers.

          • nan/4

            Aww, you’re so sweet. Thanks again Anne. It must be an age thing? It’s my husband of almost 34 years birthday today, and I forgot! I had given his present to him two days ago, so it went out of my head! I spent the ENTIRE morning apologizing!!! Please forgive me Anne. I’m old. lol Okay….older. I like that better.

            OMG, if she gets house arrest you will hear me screaming from anywhere in the USA. We can do a duet of screams!!!!! If you’re on the west coast, it will be louder. hehe

            Again, it was a pleasure chatting with you again! Five more days…..five more days….OY! 😉

          • KJ

            Tell hubby happy birthday!!
            LOL
            I know he knows what a shitty time you’ve been going through love!
            He’s a sweety!
            Sending him a big hug & kiss!

          • nan/4

            I will show him your post KJ. He’s a very big fan of yours too, you know? Thanks sweetie! 🙂

            Mmuuahh!

  • classycns

    Sorry, can’t take any fashion advice from someone who didn’t
    even know who the Dalai Lama is 3 years ago. LOL. Plus Marlo in a radio
    interview spoke about having to explain to Nene what diamond stud earrings
    were. The radio dj asked Nene about it later and she tried to down play it. Nene
    only knows about mainstream top designers. I can guarantee she knows nothing
    about the up and coming new designers. One of the reason I loved Fashion Police
    was to learn about the new designers. Nene doesn’t have the patience or brain
    power to care about thing that is not mainstream.

  • Marsbars09

    I don’t think Nene is a very pleasant person. I can see her getting mad at one of her colleagues for not agreeing with her and wrapping her hoofs around their throats.
    Also, I think her fashion taste is atrocious.

    • nan/4

      BOOM!!!!!! Tell it Marsie!!!! :-))

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Nan! How are feeling darling?

        • nan/4

          Hi Marsie! How are YOU sweetheart? I’m having more tests (really icky ones too!) done on Monday. YUK! I’ll keep you posted, or KJ will! With me, it seems like it’s always something. Hopefully things will all work out. Thanks for asking. You’re so kind Marsie. That’s the truth!!!! 😉

          xo
          Nancy

          • Marsbars09

            I’m doing my best to get through a rough day, but I’m sure it’s not as rough as what you’re going through.
            I wish you a safe & healthy recovery.

          • nan/4

            TY. :-))

            ETA: Sorry you’re having a rough day. Tomorrow will be better!!!!

          • KJ

            Hi mars!

          • nan/4

            KJ, what do those boxes at the beginning of your post that little box at the end of your post mean, and how the heck do you do it? Just wondering…..;-)

            Thanks honey!

          • KJ

            Oh obliviously my emoji’s don’t show up to you all like they do on mine!! LOL
            That’s funny!
            I sent hubby a hug & blown kiss
            Lots of times when I say hi I’ll put the emoji up that waves! Glad to know it doesn’t show!!
            Lmao

          • nan/4

            Oh, I gotcha! I thought that the squares had some secret meaning! LOLOLLLL!!!!!

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks KJ! I hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself.

          • Jennymckitty

            Mars, sorry to hear that your day was rough. I hope Sat will be better.

  • shayvoe

    No to all of them. Joan had a great sense of style, always looked impeccable, wearing beautiful clothes, which made her snark much easier to take…she knew her fashion. None of these people are in Joan’s league. Although, Tyra Banks may know more about fashion, than the other’s mentioned, she is so annoying, I can’t stand her for more than 3 mins. My choice would be Sharon Osbourne.

    • nan/4

      Hi shay. I hope you’re having a good day. 🙂 You had me up until you said Sharon Osbourne. I never thought of her as being a woman with great fashion sense, but what do I know?? lol ITA with everything else you said. It will be very hard to fill Ms. Rivers shoes. She might have been harsh, but she sure did know her stuff!

      Take care!

      • shayvoe

        Hi Nan….Sharon is not a fashion plate, but she has the wit and snark needed.

        • nan/4

          I never paid much attention, to her but you certainly could be right!

          Nice to see you shay. Be well! 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            Hi, nan, How are you feeling today?

            Now, if one of you would indulge an old lady, please, who is Sharon Osbourne?

          • nan/4

            Hey I’m old too! She is married to Ossie Osborne who was a rock star who once bit off the head of a bat. Or was it a snake? Whatever….he’s gross! She’s on this new show called “The Talk” modeled after “The View.” She was also a judge on a talent show called “America’s Got Talent.” She’s British, and the mother of Kelly Osbourne who has been on Fashion Police since it began. The one with the lavender hair? I know that Sharon has a good sense of humor somewhat like Joan had, but as to her fashion expertise? I have no idea.

            I’m hangin’ in here. Thanks for asking my dear. More tests on Monday. I’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on…or KJ will. How are you sweetheart? Everything going well with you? How are you feeling these days? Good I hope!

            xo 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks, I’m good, just short of breath when I try to exert myself.

          • nan/4

            Well then you better take it easy, and please see your doctor about that. Now you have me worried Westie! We can’t have you anything but A-OK!!!! Okay?

          • WestCoastFeed

            I’m really fine. Just paying the price for having smoked heavily for 60 years.

          • nan/4

            Oh….it’s not okay, but I understand. I do hope that you quit, but it’s none of my business. Don’t exert yourself. Go slowly…sit and talk with us! How about that? 😉

            Be well my friend!
            xo

          • WestCoastFeed

            Sounds good to me. And thanks for the info on Sharon Osbourne.

          • nan/4

            Your welcome. Have a nice evening sweetheart!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Hi, shayvoe. I see you are on the RT thread about jac. ROL has the documents. But the documents are about Joseph and Adeline settling, ROL may just have linked the wrong docs. But something is wrong here. Chris and Joseph got court permission to separate their positions and their attorneys.

          • shayvoe

            I will have to go read it…thanks for the heads up!

          • shayvoe

            I’m confused WC, the court document listed all of their names. I didn’t read the entire thing, because ROL’s watermark is giving me a headache. Are you saying this does not include Jac and Chris? If not, why are there names listed on the document as defendants.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I struggled through them. I know, the watermark made it very tough to read. But if you get down to the final pages, you will see that only Joseph and Adeline have signed their names to the agreement.

          • shayvoe

            I see what you mean, but it’s possible that Jac’s and Chris’ attorneys have their portion of the documents, and ROL only got hold of the other one…who knows.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Yes, I am hoping that it is settled and both brothers got about the same decision. But ROL makes so many mistakes that I don’t trust them.

          • shayvoe

            Yes, they do.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Jac just tweeted. “Long day today, but a great day!!! All good things.”
            I’m going to guess that means she and Chris have settled, too. I sure hope so.

          • shayvoe

            Me too…Ugh…I’m being stalked by me3 on RT. She has got to be a relative of Teresa’s. No other explanation for someone to be that obsessed with Teresa.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I used to get into it with her, too. What used to irritate me the most was that she would select something minor and trivial that another cast member said or did and then she would try to interpret it as some hugely inappropriate and awful thing to have done.

    • YES! Sharon Osbourne would be perfect. She blends the fashion sense with witty snark.

      • shayvoe

        Hi Doc…I think she would be perfect.

  • charmaine

    BEVY SMITH is the perfect person for fashion police she host with Miss Lawrence she is into fashion, funny she is the whole complete package

  • nan/4

    I truly can’t think of one person who could take her place. I think they are making a mistake to continue on. The show WAS Joan Rivers, and I honestly feel that it should end with her. JMO…..

    • Anne Green

      You’re exactly right Nan. Some shows just cannot continue with the loss of a cast member. The FP group was a “family” that had such a great rapport like no other. They had mutual respect for one another. No matter who the host, the remainder of the cast will struggle to be true to the show without Joan.

      • nan/4

        Once again, ITA!!!!

    • Trippinhhard

      No one can, Joan was the show..
      She made me watch for her jokes and no holes tell all

  • nan/4

    I don’t think that I have ever seen Nene looking well put together. Even her wedding gown was a mess! Why they would even consider her is beyond me. The people at “E” usually like to keep it all in the family. If it’s a Kartrashian, as in Krissy poo??….THAT would be nauseating. Ewww. Perish the thought. Why did I post this? LOL!

  • TartLemon

    IMO, it’s a log time before there is a permanent replacement for Joan Rivers on that show. There will probably be a long parade of guests until someone clicks. I think NeNe would be spectacular as a guest consideration. I’m willing to see her in action with the rest of the panel before passing judgement.

  • nan/4

    Have a good night everyone. This has been so much fun, but it usually is! For me AAtT is like we have one huge “Peoples Couch” and we’re all sitting around shooting the breeze with a nice amount of snark included too!

    Be well my friends! 🙂

    • Jennymckitty

      Hey Nan! I’m always missing you. So good to see you posting. I hope that your tests go well. I am saying prayers for you!

  • Birdie11

    Shouldn’t the host have good taste, dress well and be funny? How does Nene satisfy any of these requirements? She has none of these qualities…quite the opposite.

    • Marsbars09

      I think Nene is too one-dimensional and narcissistic to work with others in a collaborative spirit. I don’t think she has the patience nor temperament to listen or understand other peoples’ viewpoint.

      • BaybeK8s

        So true Marsie. So true.

  • Jennymckitty

    I swear, I’d rather see Nene than Lisa Lampaneli…she’s a slob.

  • You can’t replace Joan Rivers period..and Nene is just not going to do it..Dream person to fill the spot would be Kathy Griffin. Lisa Lampaneli has no freaking fashion sense. Nene knows labels. Now tho I think Nene gets way too full of herself I’m a fan of hers…but she doesn’t know fashion. She only knows what is expensive and what is a label. She doesn’t know what looks good. She is a label whore. Joan had a fashion sense. They need someone who is funny and fashionable. That’s going to be a hella hard spot to fill. Just my opinion 😀

    • Birdie11

      Welcome Lola…by the looks of your avi, maybe you should get the gig!

      • 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 Does my mouth look big enough?

    • Oh Snap! Welcome Lola B Shadee. I love your videos. They need to pick you so you can pay for your lip injections.

      • Yessssssssssss I need my face done…so they need to give me the job. But I still won’t be anywhere as funny..but they just need to give me plastic monies lol. haha.

  • CoinkaDinka

    I’ve heard several times over the years that behind closed doors Victoria Beckham is witty and self deprecating. She is a very serious student and creator of fashion, so in some crazy alternate reality she might be funny on it. People also claim that Anna Wintour has gotten a wicked sense of humor in her old age, wouldn’t that be a trip? To hear old dragon lady herself picking people’s outfits apart? I would love Bianca del Rio from Rupaul’s drag race, since he’s an insult comic, and Joan was an incredible insult comic. Comedians are certainly not usually fashionable, and fashion people are notoriously dour and lacking any sense of humor, so this will be a very very tough position to fill. Despite being amply sized to fill any position, Nene could never step in to replace Joan except to cheapen and ruin her show with her retrograde minstrel show antics.

  • BaybeK8s

    Dang, how did I end up being tardy to this party? Nene a fashionista? When? Where? How? In the running to replace Joan Rivers? Surely you jest? Those British Parliament/Daniel Boone wigs of hers alone should disqualify her. Oh well, now I have an excuse to catch up on my sewing.

    ** Good Morning my Love Muffins. Happy Autumn and a big hug to you all.**

  • TartLemon

    NeNe would be a panelist. Not host. I don’t have a problem with that.

    One reason I believe NeNe is seriously in talks for a spot there is because of the way Kenya is suddenly kissing up to her.

  • September24

    I would rather see Quad and her puppy couture line host the show than Nene!

  • Bonita Gee

    NO, NO, NO, Hunty! I heard from a few other sources that it would be Kathy Griffin for sure who’s replacing Ms. Rivers. ,, Wendy Williams, Access Hollywood and I think Extra did a story on it. I know I heard it somewhere but I NEVER heard about Nene …. So, we’ll see for sure pretty soon.

  • Lorn

    So the woman who wears tarps and latex plans on becoming a host of fashion? Um..no. More like REI should use her to design a line of tents.

  • equinox2009

    Well if Melissa is looking to END Fashion Police then go ahead with NENE This moose has no fashion sense AND I don’t find her funny at all

  • Bravoparolee

    A fashionista??? Are you kidding me? I agree it is the end of FP no one can “replace” the queen of comedy, and Leakes will continue to bring nothing to the table but her chronic insecurity and mean girl mentality!