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Wendy Williams Explains Why She Wouldn't Want To Host 'Fashion Police'

After taking time to mourn the death of Joan Rivers, E!'s "Fashion Police" announced it would choose a new host to lead the show during its next season. One of the names that's been mentioned is Wendy Williams, but she told HuffPost Live on Monday that the job is not for her.

"There is only one place I like to be critical of people, that I feel comfortable, and that is in my own studio," Williams told HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill.

Williams added that "Fashion Police" tapes in Los Angeles, which doesn't work for her considering she is stationed on the East Coast, along with her namesake talk show.

For now, the most concrete candidate to take over for Rivers seems to be Kathy Griffin, who confirmed she has been offered the job. Williams told HuffPost Live she would love to see Griffin host.

"I think Kathy would be terrific because, like Joan, Kathy is irreverent to the point of being mean, and then she pulls it back around and hugs it out with you," she said.

Williams is also plenty busy without adding "Fashion Police" to her schedule. She is the executive producer of "Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B," which premieres on Lifetime on Nov. 15, and she recently hosted the 2014 Soul Train Awards, which airs Nov. 30 on BET.

Watch Wendy Williams discuss "Fashion Police" in the video above, and click here for her full HuffPost Live conversation. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live's morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before!

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