Kathy Griffin's decision to leave Fashion Police has sent a wave throughout Hollywood, and backing her up is actress and Girls star Lena Dunham.
On hearing the news, Dunham posted a picture to Instagram of Griffin (wearing Minnie Mouse ears), where she congratulated the star on the choice she had made and the reason she gave for leaving the show.
"Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television," she wrote. "She's modeling a better way for the youths (and working those ears.)"
Original story, posted 3/12:
After just seven episodes, Kathy Griffin has announced that she's quitting Fashion Police. While she didn't say it directly, it's easy to assume her departure is the result of all the recent drama around the show—host Giuliana Rancic's inflammatory comments about Zendaya's Oscars hair, Kelly Osbourne's resulting exit, and rumors that Khloe Kardashian might replace her.
Griffin joined the team to fill the shoes of the late—and beloved—Joan Rivers, but said on Twitter tonight that she wanted to bring her own brand of comedy to a show she now realizes is going in a different direction.
The question now is: Will they replace her and Kelly Osbourne? Or, as some suspect, cancel the show altogether? Stay tuned.
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As the editor of Cosmopolitan, Jess oversees the editorial for all of Cosmo's efforts across print, digital, video, and emerging platforms. Previously she served as the digital director of Marie Claire, where she tripled the readership, and she's held print and hybrid posts at Glamour and Teen Vogue. In 2013 she launched an interactive e-commerce platform for a fashion-tech startup, and in a former life she was a ballet dancer and NYU film student. She lives in Manhattan with her scruffy dog George.
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