Maria Menounos to replace Giuliana Rancic at ‘E! News’

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Giuliana Rancic Chops Off Her Hair—See Her Shorter ‘Do!.

“As an established entertainment and news journalist with strong Hollywood connections, Maria has proven herself to be a great fit with the E! News co-anchor showed off the short cut on Instagram last night, highlighting her wispy long bangs, honeyed hair color and, of course, the shoulder-length cut.

Menounos will join hosts Jason Kennedy, Terrence Jenkins and Catt Sadler, with the addition of three new correspondents, Zuri Hall, Erin Lim, and Sibley Scoles. News’ team,” E! executive vice president of news and digital John Najarian said. “And with their diverse backgrounds and wide ranging areas of expertise, Sibley, Erin and Zuri will be key additions to ‘E! Rancic’s departure from the show was announced earlier this month, and presented as an amicable split, with the Fashion Police host retaining her award season duties for the network while pursuing other projects. What will be my next hair change of them all?” But apparently opted only for a cut this time because her hair looks about the same length and shade as it does in her freshly styled haircut selfie. Menounos left her longtime co-anchor role at Extra! in May 2014 to sign with E! for a multi-year, multi-project contract, including the short-lived talk series, Untold with Maria Menounos , that premiered in July of that year.

News, which boasts the youngest and most affluent audience amongst all entertainment shows.” Previously, Menounos has seved as a frequent fill-in E! The former Dunkin’ Donuts employee has yet to confirm her new E!-ssignment, but sources “close to the situation” are already betting on a raging internal catfight between the two red carpet sideline reporters. While Rancic will remain on E! as a panelist on Fashion Police and as a co-host for Live From The Red Carpet, it will be Menounos who takes over Rancic’s day-to-day duties on E!

Rancic’s fallout with the network peaked last spring when she said, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil, or weed,” when discussing the dread-locked, Disney singer-actress Zendaya’s Academy Awards look. The 18-year-old fired back on Twitter and Instagram, writing that Rancic’s comment was “not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive.” While Rancic — who was publicly shamed by rapidly fleeing co-hosts Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne — apologized, she went on to be gross/blame Fashion Police production for the misstep: “You know, I made a reference to the hippie culture… . While the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet special was her most memorable performance, she has been on E! before without that kind of heavy backlash. News success as we continue to integrate the show more closely with the network’s digital platforms and to create new ways of engaging with an evolving audience that consumes information and entertainment across multiple screens.” Menounos certainly has the experience and expertise for this new position: she has hosted plenty of television specials, conducted major celebrity interviews, and acted as the co-host of NBC’s Extra.

Rancic explained that she wanted to leave to pursue other professional opportunities. “For more than a decade, I was fortunate enough to play a role in the success of ‘E!

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