Report: NeNe Leakes To Join E!’s ‘Fashion Police’

Published: Sunday 28th Sep 2014 by David

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Kenya Moore may have struggled to build a likeable brand outside of the Bravo series, but should she need tips on how to do so we’d say she needn’t look any further than her ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ sister NeNe Leakes.

For, after rising to become one of Bravo’s more lucrative characters, securing a recurring role on the hit series ‘Glee‘, working on her magic on the short lived ‘The New Normal’, rocking ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and waltzing her way to higher celebrity ground on ‘Dancing with the Stars‘, Leakes is now being considered for the “lead role” on E!’s ‘Fashion Police.’

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According to reports that have surfaced this week, the passing of the show’s star Joan Rivers saw execs over at E!’s mother network NBC set their sights on comedienne Kathy Griffin, whom Rivers had been a longtime supporter of.

Unfortunately for Kathy, the reported success of Leakes’ HSN clothing line and her ratings-grabbing run on ‘Housewives’ have given producers cause to pause and consider the Reality TV royal for the role, potentially cutting her out of the casting picture.

Add to this the E!’s reported plans to offer their viewers more diversity, NeNe now stands as a serious contender for the position, which would see her replace Joan and join Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos on the fashion forward panel.

Why NBC Universal may be eager to jump into bed with NeNe? Well, they already are, reportedly crediting her for the continued success of ‘Housewives’, which they own through E!’s sister company…’Bravo.

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  1. Molly September 28, 2014

    Ugh hell nah! Her style isn’t even original she has Marlo to thank for that.

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  2. Molly September 28, 2014

    Fashion Police won’t be the same without Joan the show just needs to be cancelled.

    • maurice September 28, 2014

      Ciara — R.I.P 2004-2006.

  3. Proud-Arianantor September 28, 2014

    No No No Nooo!
    They should just cancel it joan Rivers was fashion police the show will never be the same again
    The ratings will go down I won’t even bother watching it

  4. Proud-Arianantor September 28, 2014

    Kathy is not that funny
    They should try Lisa Lampenelli if they are that desperate

  5. RICHIE_RICH September 28, 2014

    I don’t know bout this!!!!! I wish her the best of luck!!!!!

  6. Tyra September 28, 2014

    The backlash will be endless! Joan WAS fashion police and she cannot be replaced especially by Moose!!!

  7. SMH September 28, 2014

    LMAO what the hell does this dude know about fashion?

  8. BEYHIVE_MINAJ September 28, 2014

    Can’t they just cancel the show? It’s nothing without Joan.Let’s be real,who actually tuned in to watch Kelly Osbourne?

    • DD September 28, 2014

      Sharon Osborne!

  9. Jamie September 28, 2014

    Joan is just irreplaceable. Punchline Queen. R.I.P. Ms Rivers

  10. DMoney September 28, 2014

    I know what y’all are saying but that show is doing too well for them to cancel it. Nobody thought The View would work without Barbara W but it’s doing very well. Sometimes change is important. I personally would like to see Kathy and Nene join the show and alternate. Then when they see who people like more, they fire the least popular one.

  11. Proud-Arianator September 28, 2014

    I feel like Wendy Williams would be a perfect replacement

  12. Casual-T September 28, 2014

    Nene wasn’t on my radar to replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police, but when you think about it, she makes more sense than Kathy Griffin. KG is funny and not afraid to rip people apart, but she has no place on any fashion review show. KG is usually on the worst dress lists. JR was one of the few female comedians known for having a stylish image.

  13. Cici4ever September 28, 2014

    Why throw shade at Kenya? So not necessary… I think she’s doing just fine especially since she’s doing next season of celeb apprentice. Don’t like the concept of bringing one person down to bring another up. Anyways, I love nene but she’s not a comedian nor is she someone people would want for fashion advice. I think they need someone who’s a comedian and knowledgeable in the fashion world. What about Sarah Silverman or Betty White?

  14. VH1access Blog September 28, 2014

    It could work with her but the thing is only young people know who Nene Leakes.. The older people know who Joan is, so I don’t think they will watch show with Nene, not knowing who she is. especially the older white people

  15. OMG Logic!!! September 28, 2014

    What’s a Nene and why is it leaking?

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