‘Fashion Police’ strike: E! president defends Joan Rivers, demands WGA election

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Melissa Rivers, host Joan Rivers and co-host Kelly Osbourne attend the E! panel for the television show "Fashion Police" during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in PasadenaBy Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – E! president Suzanne Kolb on Wednesday sent a letter to eight striking "Fashion Police" writers, defending the show's host Joan Rivers and insisting on a sanctioned election before it would come to the negotiating table. The writers have been on strike since April 17, after expressing a desire to organize and join the Writers Guild of America West. The writers want the network to recognize the WGA as their bargaining representative, while the network is insisting that a National Labor Relations Board election be held first. …