NeNe Leakes 'Fashion Police:' 'RHOA' Star Has E! Cast 'Up In Arms' [VIDEO]

12:35 AM EDT 9/30/2014 by Lindsay Cronin, Celebeat Reporter

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The Fashion Police cast isn't on board with NeNe Leakes joining their show.

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According to reports, the co-hosts of the series, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos, as well as the show's executive producer, Melissa Rivers, are having serious issues with the possibility of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star taking over for the late Joan Rivers.

"The remaining hosts of ‘Fashion Police’ weren't thrilled about Kathy Griffin, but they're certainly not on board with the possibility of NeNe Leakes taking over,” an insider told Life & Style on Sept. 29. “The news that NeNe is in talks to replace Joan has everyone up in arms EXCEPT the E! executives!”

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After Rivers' passing, Rancic spoke out, saying the decision of whether or not to continue with the series would be up to the comedian's daughter. Once they had Melissa's blessing, E! announced the show would return early next year during coverage of the 2015 Golden Globes.

Unfortunately, Leakes doesn't appear to have Melissa's blessing.

"Melissa thinks it's a huge mistake and Kelly and Giuliana think it's an outrage...They're afraid that it will become the NeNe Show,” the insider added. “Melissa just doesn't think NeNe should be in the running and definitely doesn't think she even comes close to filling her mother's shoes.”

According to E!'s announcement, they decided to move on with the series because, Melissa said, it was what Rivers would have wanted.

Fashion Police will return to E! in Jan. 2015.

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