Giuliana Rancic at the Golden Globes in 2015. Photo: Getty Images
For 10 years, Giuliana Rancic has delivered daily Hollywood happenings on E! News. But the network has confirmed that she’ll be leaving her post as nightly host of the celebrity gossip show. But, while her consistent presence will cease on Aug. 10 on the home of the Kardashians, the 40-year-old mom-of-one isn’t going anywhere.
“For more than a decade, I was fortunate enough to play a role in the success of E! News and will miss my family at the show,” Rancic said in the statement to Us Weekly. “At the same time, I am excited to not only continue as host of two major franchises on E! but also executive produce the aspirational new show Rich in Faith for Oxygen as well as take my wine and clothing lines to the next level.” She added, “This is such a thrilling time for me and I thank the gang at E! for understanding my desire to embark on this next chapter in my life.”
Rancic will retain her role as co-host of the show Fashion Police — which has been struggling recently, in part due to Rancic’s comments regarding Zendaya’s dreadlocks (she said her hair smelled of “weed” and “patchouli”) but mostly due to the loss of Joan Rivers — that returns Aug. 31. She’ll also continue her red carpet reporting at major award shows on Live From the Red Carpet.
Her fashion line, G by Giuliana, is available on HSN and offers similar styles to those she personally wears such as tapered tailored pants with flowing blouses, motorcycle jackets, vests, rompers, and minidresses, all in a variety of sizes. And her wine, XO, G, isn’t just one of many flat celebrity co-branded efforts. Instead, the individual glasses of pinot noir, pinot grigio and rosé line, which is sold at Walmart, has a large social media following (seriously, people go crazy for it). She also owns two restaurants in Chicago with her husband, Bill Rancic.
Rancic hasn’t had the easiest year: from the aforementioned controversy surrounding Fashion Police to increased criticism regarding her weight. In fact, the body talk had reached such a fever pitch, she had to address the concerns. "It’s really hurtful,“ she told People in April, admitting that a side-effect of the cancer-suppressing medication she takes is weight loss. “I look in the mirror and it’s hard for me. I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t.”
Yet despite these issues, which have cast a negative light on the TV personality over the past few months, her openness on E! News in regards to her personal life will surely be missed. She’s cultivated a major following through her public battle with breast cancer, subsequent struggles with fertility, all while delivering inconsequential celebrity scandals with a smile and gushing over George Clooney.