Melissa Rivers is refusing to let her late mom Joan River's beloved show Fashion Police fade away — and she knows just the person to save it!
"Melissa is saying that she is going to host the show. No one understands the show more than she does and this is what her mother would want," a pal tells Naughty Gossip.
The popular E! program went into meltdown after Joan died during surgery last year, and its demise seemed near after several scandals erupted, including Giuliana Rancic's tasteless comments about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks and Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin's subsequent departures.
"Kathy Griffin quit after just seven episodes and slammed the entire concept of mocking celebrity fashions on her way," says the friend. "Melissa will never forgive her for that."
"She now see's it as part of her mother's legacy to see that the show survives," another source told the website. "Many think that the show is not salvageable. But Melissa is trying to convince the network that all will be great again if she becomes one of the hosts."
As RadarOnline.com reported, Rancic recently insisted she would be on hand when Fashion Police returns to the air in September.
"I think more than ever, Fashion Police is definitely coming back, because the controversy shows that a lot of people were watching the show and enjoyed the show. So yeah, it's coming back in September, in time for the Emmys," she said in an interview. "I will be on the show, Brad Goreski will be on the show, and now they just have to fill the other seats."