Is Joan Rivers celebrating – or turning over in her grave?
According to a new report, NeNe Leakes is at the front of the line to replace Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police.
A source on Perezhilton.com said the outrageous The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is now getting serious consideration because she has great comic timing -- and also, E! is looking to diversify their panel with a different ethnicity.
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, while the investigation into Rivers’ shocking death continues, E! confirmed that her Fashion Police legacy would live on. In a statement to RadarOnline.com, the network announced the show would return to air — but not until next year.
The network said it’s what the comic legend, whose daughter Melissa Rivers is a Fashion Police producer, would have wanted.
Although Rivers’ fellow comedienne and friend, Kathy Griffin, is also a frontrunner to replace her, the web site said Leakes could be in the driver’s seat.
In addition to making reality fans laugh on RHOA, Leakes, 46, launched a clothing line for HSN which was a smashing success. Most of the clothes in her NeNe Leakes Collection sold out in a day.
Leakes, who wears a size 10, enjoys representing curvy gals.
And the Bravo reality apha dog might be looking for a new gig as she’s hinted about quitting RHOA.