WATCH: Justin Bieber Gets the Joan Rivers Treatment on ‘Fashion Police’
Joan Rivers’ physical absence in the season premiere of Fashion Police was compensated in spirit by “What Would Joan Say?”, the show’s stab at a tribute segment to the late comedienne. In this roasting session, the panelists conceive of what Rivers would have said about the sartorial victim at stake.
Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers, executive producer and appointed ringleader of the show, presented J-Bieb to this season’s commentators who shared the couch with guest panelists NeNe Leakes and Margaret Cho. Leakes and Giuliana Rancic launched at Bieber’s floppy hair in their best Joan impressions while Cho and Brad Goreski thought outside of the coif, Goreski bluntly stating, “Insert lesbian joke here.”
Melissa believes her mother would have said with a sigh,
“God, she looks pretty.”
The panel of Fashion Police decreased by two earlier this year when Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin both quit the show—Osbourne after a series of verbal cat fights with Rancic and Griffin due to creative differences, likening the show to a “dog pile“.