Comedienne to host 'Fashion Police' specials

Joan Rivers will reunite with E! for at least a pair of primetime “Fashion Police” specials recapping the red carpet at upcoming awards ceremonies, starting with the Golden Globes in January.

Beginning with an hourlong spesh Jan. 18 critiquing Globes fashion dos and don’ts, Rivers will host and be joined by Khloe Kardashian Odom, Giuliana Rancic and Jay Manuel. Another seg on the SAG Awards will come six nights later. Continuing through the Jan. 31 Grammys and March 7 Oscars is a possibility for Rivers, but those deals have not been completed.

Rivers was a high-profile personality at E! for several years, particularly on the red carpet Oscar night, before contract-renewal talks with the cabler broke down in 2004. She then filled a similar role for the TV Guide Channel through 2007.

Joan is a true entertainment icon and one of the funniest people in Hollywood. We are extremely excited to have her back at E!,” programming exec vice president Lisa Berger said.

Lisa Bacon is exec producing “Fashion Police,” and Rivers’ daughter (and former on-camera partner) Melissa is producing.

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