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E! stars played musical chairs today at the Television Critics Association E! Entertainment luncheon, and we were able to gossip and grub with our favorite Fashion Police and After Lately celebs.
One show is getting more air time, while the other is losing a host for a week! Plus, who promised some full frontal nudity in 2012?
With award season right around the corner, Fashion Police is going to be crazy busy judging this year's fashion faux pas, but 30 minutes is just not enough time for all of Joan River's sassy comments and snarky remarks.
Executive Producer Melissa Rivers told reporters that starting March 9, Fashion Police is changing to an hour-long format to include "more content, more fun, more chance for discussions and more interactions between the hosts."
In addition to segments like "Bitch Stole My Look," fans can get excited for weekly additions like "The Slut Cut." Melissa explains: "We've discovered that a lot of these woman are taking dresses that are one length on the runway and literally hacking them off and making them short, so we're doing a thing called The Slut Cut." We've already thought of four ladies who will probably show up in this segment.
Joan exclusively told E! News that we can expect "full frontal nudity" from the hosts this season "in order to make sure that George won't go straight." Plus, they've got a huge season-two finale planned. "It's a great season. I die at the end," Rivers says. "Wait 'til you see season three, because I come back younger and prettier. I come back as a Kardashian."
While Fashion Police is gaining 30 minutes, Chelsea Lately is losing their host! Don't panic, she'll only be gone for a week.
Chelsea Handler is going on vacay and panelist regular Ross Mathews will be jumping right in to lead the round table discussions from January 23 to January 25. Mathews gushed to reporters, "I'm doing a full week in January! They just announced it. It's so kind because doing that show is my favorite."
When we asked Handler how she felt about being "replaced" she revealed, "I'm feeling pretty excited about it. It was my idea," she laughs. "I'm glad that they're allowing me to do it. I'm going to go to New York for a week and I'm going to hang out with my family and hang out with my friends."
After Lately star and writer Brad Wolluck says Ross will be a positive influence on the show, "Ross is great because he is able to make jokes but never be mean to anyone. He never puts anyone down. You're laughing and you know whatever he says is all in good fun, and he's real, too."
Make sure to watch Fashion Police Fridays at 10:30 p.m., After Lately Sundays at 11.00 p.m. and Chelsea Lately every weeknight at 11:00 p.m. on E!
Do you think there will be enough fashion disasters to fill an hour? Are you excited for Ross to be the guest host for a week of Chelsea Lately? Would we give Joan Rivers her own show if she came back from the dead as a Kardashian? It's possible.