UPDATE, 12:30 PM: E! just issued the following statement on the sad news of Joan Rivers’ death and the future of Fashion Police: “Right now we are mourning our beloved Joan. We will respond at a later date with programming updates.”
PREVIOUS, 11:07 AM: E! has confirmed Fashion Police will be on a 2-week hiatus following the hospitalization of host Joan Rivers. The network today issued the following statement:
“E! will not be producing a new ‘Fashion Police’ this week or next. Instead, we will be airing two ‘E! From Fashion Week’ specials that will deliver the latest news and information from the highly-anticipated event.”
Rivers was rushed to New York City’s Mount Sinai hospital in cardiac arrest last Thursday when she stopped breathing during a throat procedure. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, last updated her mother’s status yesterday, saying she had been moved out of intensive care into a private room. No other details were provided.