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Joan & Melissa Replaced By "Dancing" Fembot

4/18/2007 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The TV Guide Channel has replaced veteran red carpet fashion mavens Joan & Melissa Rivers with Lisa Rinna! Who will you be wearing?

Rinna has signed a multi-year contract with the network, which will see the former "Dancing with the Stars" booty shaker hosting five red carpet pre-shows and five fashion recap shows, beginning with the Emmy Awards in September. TV Guide says they chose Rinna because, "In addition to being an established TV star, she also has fashion expertise as both a business person and commentator, so she is a great fit for this role and for our brand." Lisa owns two L.A. area boutiques called Belle Gray.

The network released a statement saying, "TV Guide Channel is very appreciative of Joan and Melissa Rivers' contributions to the success of our Red Carpet programming over the past three years. We wish them the best in their future endeavors." Snap!

While it is not known where the mother/daughter team will end up next, Joan Rivers, through a rep, told TMZ, "I will tell you my true feelings and experiences, as soon as we finalize our new deal." Can we talk?!

Joan, who invented red carpet fashion reporting as we know it, and daughter Melissa had been with TV Guide since January 2005, after leaving E!

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61.

Troubled by all the mystery    

Why do people like Joan Rivers anyway? She is a has been and her awful daughter is just riding on the name. If they were not of the religion they are, they would never have made it this far. It is a shame when it is not what you know that counts, but WHO YOU KNOW. Glad they are gone. I only hope they aren't getting anymore rich deals from somewhere else. Let them go out and get real JOBS! They are the pits!

2747 days ago
62.

Hold On    

You people make me sick. You don't know Joan. She is a very kind and loving peprson and has had to work like a dog to make a living for a long time. At least she is not lazy. Before you judge Joan and her daughter, take a look at your own life. That is what is wrong with our world today, unless your young and beautiful, it does not work for anyone. Just remember this, the young and beautiful are going to be old one day and then see how you feel.

2747 days ago
63.

Troubled by all the mystery    

Why does Joan have to always have her tagalong daughter? Is this her way to give her a J-O-B? Well, Melissa dear, they are always looking for fast food workers if you need a job, quit going on your moms back. This is sick!

2747 days ago
64.

Lara    

Always looked forward to Joan River. Her daughter isn't much of an asset to Joan. Lisa is not going to take over from where they left off. Joan has good timing and great style.
I hope someone will offer Joan a show. No loyalities these days. Sue

2747 days ago
65.

MNelson    

Seriously.... it is obvious that she paid someone to flip her upper lip inside out... the question is WHY.... she is so totally WEIRD looking... the plastic surgeon that did this should be ashamed... can they flip it back to normal?

2747 days ago
66.

Kym    

What a joke! What talent does lisa rinna have? Charging spoiled , selfish people like herself for overpriced clothing and hosting a show that talks about nothing that matters in the real world. lisa and friends have always lied and said that her lips were really like that, no cosmetic anything...What a freakin' lie! She looks like a factory made life sized blow up doll!!

2747 days ago
67.

Paki    

This sucks....... I watched mom and daughter because they were amusing....sort of like why people watch Sanjaya on AI. Lisa R. is one fugly woman with no talent, not the least bit amusing and not worth my time..... This sucks.

2747 days ago
68.

Miera    

Okay, Joan is in her late 70's. Her heyday was 30 years ago. I have no problem with that, but Lisa Rienna and her fake lips are 20X scarier. Her lips make any part of Joan Rivers seem authentic. Lisa, have the spare meat shaved off your lips. Meat curtains on your mouth is beyond superfluous. You can be beautiful and classy, if only you will give up that meat on your upper lip.

2747 days ago
69.

H.H. Gold    

Thank God!!!!!! All that fake kissing ass of those b-list and no-list celebs! Send them back to NYC where they belong - anyone is better that Joan and Melissa! No style and no talse and stupid those 2. Lisa Rinna - they could have done better - like someone who REALLY knows and is involved in the biz

2747 days ago
70.

ellie    

Lisa Rinni is soooooooooooooooooo obnoxious...not to mention hideous looking. She's so typical ...one of many bimbo looking women out there...trying so hard to look 20 years old...and failing miserably. She can work out...have botox flowing in through an I V ...all to no avail. In addition.... owning two boutiques ...does not make one a fashion maven....and in her case...she could own 100 of them...and still not have the fashion sense required to be a class act....let alone a fashion "expert." Harry Hamlin has aged so poorly....but at least he seems to have vetoed any treatments to pretend he bathes in the fountain of youth. His wife....on the other hand....should take a lesson from some of the other stars who look gorgeous ....as they stroll into their 40's and 50's with all the style and glam that goes with being "real." If Joan and Melissa were going to be replaced...one would have to ask TV Guide...in choosing Lisa Rinni...."what were you thinking"????? Maybe her lips will explode before her first day on the job...sparing all of us the the more tedious position of having to look at the bungled job of one so vain...that she should join Ringling Bros. for her next gig.........................

2747 days ago
71.

Peeps    

I won't be watching, I can't stand Lisa Rinna's lips. They make me want to blow chunks.

2747 days ago
72.

Madeleine    

What the hell did she do to her mouth, she looks like she has trench mouth. Why do these women do this to themselves, who wants fat lumpy lips and pay to get them? It's like Melanie Griffith with the fat top lip, now that looks natural, not. I guess the only people who can work the red carpet are plastic surgery victims. I don't like Joan Rivers no matter what she looks like but only 3 years ago she was very attractive and now she looks like a Madame Truseau wax Museum reject. or is it tuseau?

2747 days ago
73.

Maddy    

Here goes my first nasty post on this site. Why am I not surprised some of you like and respect Joan Rivers? Rivers is not funny. She is a Hollywood suck up. I have seen her trash celebs just because she doesn't think they are famous enough or cool enough. I will not watch any show she is on and hope she disappears from television completely. And she can take her long suffering daughter with her.

2746 days ago
74.

Midnight    

Whether or not it is true, I have no idea, but I saw Joan on television saying the reason she left E! is because they pay their help very little. And TV Guide Channel was offering her millions.

All I can say is, what goes around comes around.

She could have stayed 'loyal' to the E! family but not had the cash.

It could be too that Joan was getting a little senile. I could not believe how many celebrities' names she was forgetting.

And please, Lisa Renna, DO NOT KISS CELEBRITIES ON THE RED CARPET!

We don't need to pass around those scary looking blisters.

2746 days ago
75.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

LISA RINNA IS JUST AS ANNOYING AS JOAN AND MELISSA RIVERS. JUST A LITTLE TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO INTO HERSELF. SHE THINKS SHE'S A PROFESSIONAL DANCER NOW ! hahahaha........
BTW LISA.................... ENOUGH WITH THE BOTOX. IT'S NOT MAKING YOU ANY PRETTIER. IF ANYTHING, IT'S ADDING TO THE PROBLEM.

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