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Is Giuliana Rancic Really Thrilled About Melissa Rivers Joining 'Fashion Police' as Host?

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Can E!'s "Fashion Police" bounce back from the devastating loss of Joan Rivers and then the round of bad press that it received earlier this year? Executive producer, Melissa Rivers, is hoping so and in order to make it happen, she is taking matters into her own hands. Starting in September, Rivers will become a panelist on the weekly fashion gabfest, hoping to recapture some of the energy that her late mother brought to the show. In somewhat of a surprising move, Rivers has also decided to bring back Giuliana Rancic as a co-host.READ MORE

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Giuliana Rancic Not Returning to 'Fashion Police' After Chicago Move

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We told you the other day that Giuliana Rancic has confirmed that she will be moving to Chicago in the coming months. It will be the first time since marrying Bill Rancic that the E! host will no longer divide her time between Los Angeles and Chicago, and it seems to be a pretty clear sign that her days as a critic on 'Fashion Police' are over. When asked about her future with the show, she simply responded, "We'll see," further fueling rumors that she will not return when the show returns next fall.READ MORE

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'Fashion Police' on Hiatus for 6 Months

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Melissa Rivers and the rest of the producers of 'Fashion Police' have made what is probably the wisest decision possible: They have opted to put the E! series on hiatus for six months. In recent weeks it has been plagued with nothing but controversy and turmoil behind the scenes, leading to the swift departure of Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin. Ironically enough, Giuliana Rancic seems to be one of the main problems with her diva antics, yet it looks like she will remain with the show.READ MORE

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'Fashion Police' Wasn't The Right Fit For Kathy Griffin, So She Quit To Pursue More "Justified" Comedy

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Kathy Griffin is the second host to flee from the sinking ship that is E!'s Fashion Police. It almost seemed inevitable once she started making comments about how pathetic it is that Giuliana Rancic needs someone to write her red carpet jokes for her. It was the kind of statement that comes from someone who just quit their job and is able to be a little more honest. Griffin confirmed her departure yesterday on Twitter, after surviving only seven episodes of Fashion Police.READ MORE

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Even Kathy Griffin Wouldn't Have Said Tasteless Zendaya Coleman Joke

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Giuliana Rancic caught a lot of backlash last month for some of her red carpet remarks on Oscar night. Her failed joke about Zendaya Coleman's corn rows likely smelling like weed fell so flat that she ended up apologizing for days about it. It was the final straw for Kelly Osbourne, who used the backlash as a valid excuse to leave 'Fashion Police,' a show that has floundered since Joan Rivers's death, anyway. Kathy Griffin was ultimately chosen to replace the late Rivers and, in spite of her raunchy comedic style, even she knew better than to insult Coleman.READ MORE

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Zendaya Coleman Has Auditioned for Spot on 'Fashion Police'

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Just when it seemed that some of the dust had settled between Giuliana Rancic and Zendaya Coleman, we are learning some interesting new details about the relationship between the two of them. Rancic came under fire for making inflammatory comments on Oscar night about Coleman and quickly apologized for saying that her dreadlocks likely smelled like a mix of patchouli oil and weed. It seemed an odd shot to take at the young star, who has actually been a guest on Fashion Police on a few occasions and, of course, there was a bit more to it than it originally seemed.READ MORE

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Zendaya Coleman Has Auditioned for Spot on 'Fashion Police'

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Just when it seemed that some of the dust had settled between Giuliana Rancic and Zendaya Coleman, we are learning some interesting new details about the relationship between the two of them. Rancic came under fire for making inflammatory comments on Oscar night about Coleman and quickly apologized for saying that her dreadlocks likely smelled like a mix of patchouli oil and weed. It seemed an odd shot to take at the young star, who has actually been a guest on Fashion Police on a few occasions and, of course, there was a bit more to it than it originally seemed.READ MORE

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NeNe Leakes and Khloé Kardashian in Running for 'Fashion Police' Job

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There has been nothing but turmoil behind the scenes at E!'s 'Fashion Police.' First there was Giuliana Rancic's comment about Zendaya Coleman's hair that spawned backlash even after she apologized, and then it looked like the network was seriously considering whether or not to give its star her walking papers. When that did not happen, Kelly Osbourne made good on her threats and officially quit 'Fashion Police.' Now producers are scrambling to fill the open seat on the panel, and a few names seem to be in the running for the gig. Just a few short months ago, the network hired Kathy Griffin to fill the spot once occupied by the late Joan Rivers, and the short list of potential replacements is the same now. NeNe Leakes and Khloé Kardashian are strong contenders and the final decision really could go either way. Leakes is considered the star on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' and has absolutely no problem making her opinions loudly known.READ MORE

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Kelly Osbourne Pressured to Quit 'Fashion Police' After Clash with Giuliana Rancic

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After a week of turbulence behind the scenes it has been confirmed that Kelly Osbourne has left E!'s Fashion Police after a five year run. The young star has been grabbing headlines all week for deciding to purposely set herself apart from former co-host, Giuliana Rancic, rather than having her back. Rancic messed up during the network's Oscar night red carpet coverage and claimed that Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks likely smelled of patchouli oil and weed. The comments were initially seen as inappropriate, bordering on racist and Osbourne quickly took to her social media to make sure that everyone knew that she didn't support Rancic's comments. That move may have ultimately cost her this gig.READ MORE

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Melissa Rivers Tribute Book to Her Mother Will Be Released in May

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When Joan Rivers died unexpectedly and under suspicious circumstances in September, everyone wondered how her daughter Melissa Rivers would cope. She has spent most of her time out of the spotlight, and while Melissa has decided to move forward with a huge malpractice suit, she has also decided to do something productive. Joan was an iconic comedienne with millions of fans, so her daughter has decided to put together a tribute book filled with stories intended to make readers laugh that will be released in May.READ MORE

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Joan Rivers's Anesthesiologist Claims She Did Everything Right, Files Response to Malpractice Suit

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Renuka Reddy Bankulla is a name that is likely to become somewhat familiar in the coming months, as she is the anesthesiologist who has been named in Melissa Rivers's malpractice suit that was filed on behalf of her mother, Joan Rivers. Bankulla was named in the suit, along with the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic and the individual doctors who were in the procedure room at the time of Joan's cardiac arrest. Melissa's filing alleges that Bankulla failed to take the necessary steps in order to try and save her mothers' life. It is a claim that it did not take the anesthesiologist long to respond to.READ MORE

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Melissa Rivers Slams Yorkville Clinic and 'Groupie' Doctors with Lawsuit Over Joan Rivers's Death

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Well, we knew this was inevitable, and now it has happened. Melissa Rivers has finally, officially filed a malpractice lawsuit against the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic and everyone who played a part in her mother Joan Rivers's untimely death last September, according to Fox Business. In the suit, lawyers for Melissa claim that each staff member acted more like a groupie doctors than a bunch of caregivers, and when it was clear there was an emergency, Joan's personal doctor left the room in an attempt to distance herself from the mistakes that had been made.READ MORE

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Yorkville Clinic Where Joan Rivers Suffered Cardiac Arrest Losing Federal Funding

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The Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic where Joan Rivers suffered complications during a procedure is dealing with another strike against it today, Jan. 12. New York State's Department of Health and Human Services originally launched an investigation against the clinic shortly after Rivers's death in September and found a number of things wrong. The clinic was originally cited for leaving patient records in clear view and for a staff member taking cellphone photos of the comedienne while she was under sedation. Now we are learning that it has lost federal funding because it has yet to clean up its act. Yorkville was also originally found non-compliant in providing proper follow-up care for patients who had been under anesthesia, and it was given time to correct its errors. As it turns out, Yorkville has not met the deadline to clean up its business practices and, because of that, it will officially lose federal funding beginning Jan. 31. As of that date, the clinic can no longer accept Medicare as a form of payment, so any of their current patients who are covered under Medicare need to start shopping for new doctors now. Last week, we learned that Yorkville's former medical director, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, once wrote a paper regarding his belief that having an anesthesiologist on staff for endoscopic procedures is not "cost effective" and basically is unnecessary. Even with the extra hands and eyes on staff, Cohen still could not get Rivers safely through what was considered a routine procedure.READ MORE

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Joan Rivers Surgeon Believed That Anesthesiologists During Endoscopic Procedures Are a Waste of Money

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Four months after Joan Rivers died after going into cardiac arrest during what should have been a simple endoscopic procedure, we are slowly but surely learning bits and pieces about the people who were in that procedure room with her. Dr. Lawrence Cohen was the surgeon on duty and also the medical director at the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic where Rivers was a patient. In 2012, Cohen wrote an article bemoaning the cost of having an anesthesiologist on duty for simply endoscopic procedures. According to TMZ, which dug up the piece written by Cohen, the good doctor was seemingly more worried about cost-effectiveness than anything else. Cohen writes, "Although we can all agree that [monitored anesthesia care] is a highly effective and safe method of sedation, the question is whether it is worth the extra cost to our health care system." Cohen then answers his question: "The answer is clearly no." Cohen crunches the number in his article, saying the average cost for an anesthesiologist is $400 per procedure, but the risk of death is 1 out of 100,000. Cohen therefore concludes that it costs $40 million to save one life, adding that cost "far exceeds ... an acceptable level of cost-effectiveness."READ MORE

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Renuka Reddy Bankulla was the Anesthesiologist Involved in Joan Rivers Botched Procedure

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The series of events leading up to the unexpected and untimely death of Joan Rivers are quite complicated, mainly because the staff at Yorkville Endoscopy Center have worked really hard to keep things as under wraps as possible. We have gotten the distinct impression that Melissa Rivers' legal team has been slowly but surely piecing things together themselves because very few details have been willingly handed over. The media has been all over this from the beginning because it has always seemed like malpractice was involved. Today we've learned that the anesthesiologist in that procedure room with Joan was a woman named Renuka Reddy Bankulla.READ MORE

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