Exits at E! Are always dramatic (and I love it).
Giuliana Rancic, the veteran host of “E! News” is stepping away from the show to live in Chicago, and I think that’s a good call- she’s been through her share of drama and needs to do some healin.’ Get your peace, girl. BUT APPARENTLY the network has asked her to publicly pass the baton to successor Maria Menounos, and she is NOT having it.
Since Menounos joined E! last year, there have been rumors that she and Rancic don’t get along. NY Daily News reports:
“E! are begging Giuliana to have a public meeting with Maria — to hand the baton; give her her blessing,” said a source. “Good Morning America’s” Lara Spencer and Amy Robach hammed it up for a similar Kodak moment after reports claimed there was bad blood between them.
Giuliana has said, ‘No way,’ ” according to the insider. “She wishes Maria the best, but there’s no way she’ll do it.”
Rancic will stay on to contribute to “E! News” and will do her “Live From The Red Carpet” specials and “Fashion Police,” so it’s not like she’s retiring completely or really at all, she’s just stepping down a bit. Maybe because of her continued hand at E! is why she doesn’t want Maria around?
Do you think this rumor is true?