The times are a-changing! Giuliana Rancic announced she is leaving E! News next month.
The TV personality announced today that she’s resigning as the host of the show on Aug. 10. She will, however, remain a co-host of Fashion Police and will still conduct interviews for Live From the Red Carpet.
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“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,” the 40-year-old said in a statement. “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. 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."
It’s been quite a dramatic year for Giuliana, who came under fire for her remarks about Zendaya’s dreadlocks at the Oscars. She infamously said her hair looked like it smelled of "patchouli" and "weed" on an episode of Fashion Police.
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Those comments led to a spat with her co-star Kelly Osbourne, who promptly resigned. Kathy Griffin, the late Joan Rivers’ replacement, shortly followed. The program was then temporarily taken off the air.
Giuliana, who is a mom to three-year-old son Duke with hubby Bill Rancic, also faced backlash for her skinny frame during the 2015 awards season. In April, she opened up to Dr. Oz about her weight on his self-titled show.
🇺🇸🍭✌️💥 A photo posted by Giuliana Rancic (@giulianarancic) on Jul 4, 2015 at 5:52pm PDT
A photo posted by Giuliana Rancic (@giulianarancic) on Jul 4, 2015 at 5:52pm PDT
"Trust me, I don't want to lose weight. I don't think it looks attractive," she said. "I think I used to be more attractive. But I'm doing the best I can."
Fashion Police is set to return on Aug. 31 with Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, joining Giuliana and Brad Goreski as co-host.