Giuliana Rancic updated her website recently and in her first post, titled “For Joan,” she dedicated the site to her late Fashion Police co-host and dear friend Joan Rivers, who died unexpectedly in September at age 81 after a routine throat procedure.
“I am so, so, so humbled by all of the support for the return of Fashion Police tonight on E!” wrote Rancic in the message posted on Sunday. “We have a fresh, new show in store for you guys with a completely transformed set, new segments and of course, the addition of Brad Goreski and Kathy Griffin who will be joining Kelly [Osbourne] and I.
“The four of us have never worked together before, but we have been having a blast at our photo shoots over the past few weeks,” Rancic wrote. “I know we are going to have the best time on the show together. What it comes down to is that we all love to laugh and have fun with fashion, the perfect recipe for the new Fashion Police.”
She briefly praised Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, who is the executive producer of the show.
“It has been a difficult transition the past few months without our Joan, but we all know that she would want the show to go on,” Rancic noted. “We have her incredible daughter, Melissa, back as our Executive Producer and she will always be the link back to Joan. We will always think of her on set and we know that she will be watching over and laughing alongside us.”
The 40-year-old reality star thanked loyal fans for their “sweet words and messages” after Rivers’ death.
“I miss her dearly and think of her all the time,” Rancic concluded. “I am proud to continue on this show that she made so wonderful and special and I hope we make her proud in our premiere episode.”