When Fashion Police returned to the airwaves last month, the E! series welcomed not just one, but two of the Real Housewives to its lineup: NeNe Leakes and Lisa Rinna. Both the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum and Beverly Hills rookie added some of their outspoken attitudes to the show's revamped panel as guest experts. With the new season in full swing, panelists Melissa Rivers and Brad Goreski explained what makes the Housewives the perfect addition to a show as off-the-cuff as Fashion Police.
"I think what you learn being on Bravo and being on a reality TV show is how to be unguarded and unfiltered, and I think that's something that works really, really well on Fashion Police," Brad told The Daily Dish. "And I think that being on a reality TV show, really helps you do that. And NeNe and Lisa we've seen on Real Housewives are unfiltered, so it's an automatic kind of win for us."
Melissa couldn't agree more. "Well, the Housewives are very outspoken as a group, and they are not women who mince words nor hold back on their opinions, which makes for a fantastic Fashion Police guest," she said. "They're good TV because they're outspoken on their shows, so they're gonna be outspoken on ours, which is fantastic."
With the third episode set to air on tonight (Monday, September 14), one of those ladies will be back: NeNe will appear on the Fashion Week-themed episode, along with former Spice Girls singer and America's Got Talent judge Mel B. And while NeNe is a lock, Melissa is hoping for an Andy Cohen cameo someday down the line. But Brad has two housewives he'd love to have on the show.
"I think Carole Radziwill would be really good. I think we need someone from New York," he said. "Or, Bethenny could be really fun too 'cause she's super opinionated. And she has that new haircut, honey. I want to discuss [it] with her. Love it!"
Regardless of who does end up stopping by later on in the season, Brad and Melissa are quite pleased with the show's current crop of regular hosts, including Giuliana Rancic, after a very public shakeup earlier this year following the exit of Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin.
Now, Brad says, things are much more "chill and fun." "I get to sit next to [Melissa]. Her energy is so chill. I can't even tell you. She's a great mom. She's a great daughter to her mother [late Fashion Police comedian Joan Rivers] and she has that [mom energy]. I can feel that energy coming off her her and I'm such a mama's boy. [She's] my set mom! I love her!"
"We're having a great time," Melissa added. "It's lots of fun. And that's what I think we were missing last time. The fun is back and I think that comes through."
Hankering for some more Brad? Check out a clip of him on Watch What Happens Live earlier this year.
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