Giuliana Rancic's 'Fashion Police' Future Remains Uncertain

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She didn't get arrested for her comments about Zendaya's hair at the Oscars, but in the court of public opinion, Fashion Police mainstay Giuliana Rancic still seems to be quite guilty. Now, six weeks after weed-gate, the TV host is telling her side of the story and opening up (a little) about her future with the show, which seems dubious at best.

Asked by Savannah Guthrie on the Today show Monday morning about whether she'll return to Fashion Police, Giuliana simply said, "We'll see." That sounds pretty noncommittal to us, though we understand Rancic being a little gun shy after the uproar over her controversial joke — especially if it really went down the way she claims and shoddy editing was to blame.

"I made a reference to the hippie culture. I talked about patchouli oil, which is a hippie perfume. And in the editing process, some of the gestures I made, some of the things I said were taken out for time," she explained. "I made peace signs, I said 'bohemian' twice — those were taken out for time, so when the joke aired, some people were offended by it."

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The mother of one went on to admit that when she saw how the clip appeared, she understood the outrage.

"I see why people took offense," Rancic conceded before reiterating that the crass way it came off was the result of what happened in the editing room, not what left her mouth. "I thought that the joke was not edited in the proper way, and that's just something I have to live with. It's very important for me to just get out there and tell the real story, and I knew I would have my moment. But those darn headlines were so crazy for so long that I thought, 'Let everything calm down, and then I can come out and tell the real story.'"

Giuliana Rancic, with her son, Duke (Instagram)
Giuliana Rancic, with her son, Duke (Instagram)

She also revealed, however, that her frustration at the way the piece was edited was hardly the worst part of this controversy.

"I find racism reprehensible. I don't tolerate it at all. Nor have I ever," she said. "I think that's really important for me to get that out there, because that's been the hardest part of all of this — that someone could believe that I actually ... would have racial undertones in the things that I do. Absolutely not."

Shedding more light on her recent woes, the host addressed speculation about her weight. "I do not have an eating disorder. I have never had an eating disorder. I wanted to be very clear about that," she stated. "In fact, I eat a lot. People always love to tweet: 'Eat a burger.' I eat burgers. It's not working." She went on to lament that after spending hours interviewing celebrities on red carpets, she finds that "99 percent of the comments" aren't about her work, but about her weight.

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At this point, Giuliana seems to be in the process of picking up the pieces, and her first order of business is a change of scenery. The industry vet just revealed that she, her husband Bill Rancic, and their young son Duke will be leaving Los Angeles this coming August and relocating to Chicago. According to Giuliana, the move has more to do with her son's education than with her career.

"Up until now, Duke's been on our schedule," Rancic explained to People. "But he starts school at the end of summer and we want him to have a connection with schoolmates and not be going from city to city." Giuliana then pointed out that this has always been part of the plan (and, considering the fact that she and Bill just finished construction on their dream home in the Windy City, it probably was). "Bill and I both grew up in the suburbs," she mused. "We love that sense of community. And I have loved Chicago ever since we started dating nine years ago."

As for what's coming up in her professional life, Giuliana admitted she "won't be in L.A. on set as much," but quickly added, "There's a lot of work in New York and Chicago, too. I don't have to pick one or the other."

We're just speculating here, but her lukewarm answer about whether she will return to the Fashion Police coupled with her full time move to Chi-town seems to indicate Rancic might be ready to move on.