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Giuliana Rancic

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Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic at the Time 100 Gala.jpg

Rancic at the Time 100 gala in May 2010
Born Giuliana DePandi
(1974-08-17) August 17, 1974 (age 43)
Naples, Italy
Alma mater
Occupation Television personality
Years active 1998–present
Television
Spouse(s) Bill Rancic (m. 2007)
Children 1 (b. 2012)
Website giulianarancic.com

Giuliana Rancic (née DePandi;[1][2] born August 17, 1974)[3] is an Italian-American television personality.

Early life[edit]

Rancic was born in Naples, Italy and immigrated to the United States with her family at age seven.[3] She had surgery to correct her scoliosis during her late teens. In 1996,[3] she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in journalism from American University.[4] During this time, she worked for a Capitol Hill news bureau covering stories related to the U.S. government.[4] Rancic also graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Rancic was named anchor of E! network’s E! News. On March 13, 2006, she was joined by co-anchor Ryan Seacrest.[citation needed]

Additionally, she co-hosts E!’s Fashion Police and often co-hosts red carpet events for award shows, such as the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. She is the creator and executive producer of MTV’s Celebrity Rap Superstar, which premiered in 2007. She and her husband, Bill Rancic, star in the reality-television show Giuliana and Bill which aired on E!. She appeared in the movie Bring It On: Fight to the Finish in a brief scene. Rancic also has hosted the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants on NBC.[citation needed]

Rancic won the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Fan Favorite.[6]

In 2013, Giuliana launched her clothing line, G by Giuliana, on HSN, a hugely successful line on HSN.[7] She also launched a wine line, Xo, G.[8]

In 2013, Rancic, who has a history of breast cancer, founded Fab-U-Wish, a charity that grants wishes to women undergoing breast cancer treatment.[9]

In February 2015, Rancic faced backlash over her racist comments about Zendaya‘s synthetic dreadlocks at the Oscars, after she remarked that Zendaya’s hair smelled of “patchouli and weed”.[10]

On July 10, 2015, Rancic announced that after nearly a decade, she will be leaving her position as co-anchor on E! News, yet she will continue to be the host of Fashion Police.[11]

Personal life[edit]

On December 15, 2006, Giuliana and Bill Rancic announced their engagement. They were married on September 1, 2007, in a ceremony on Capri at Sancta Sophia Church in Anacapri.[12][13]

The two have publicly discussed their fertility issues on television talk shows, having tried to conceive since approximately the beginning of 2009.[14] The couple began in vitro fertilization (IVF) in March 2010,[14] and Rancic got pregnant in the spring of 2010, but she miscarried at nine weeks.[15][16] She had an IVF transfer for a second time in November 2010; however, the procedure did not result in a pregnancy. When the couple decided to try for a third round of IVF, her doctor recommended a mammogram, which is how she found out she had breast cancer. Despite her condition, the couple were still motivated to have a baby, so they continued with the egg retrieval and found a surrogate.[17]

On October 17, 2011, during an interview on Today, Rancic announced she had been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, for which she would be treated with a double lumpectomy, followed by radiation. She underwent surgery in mid-October 2011 and returned to work at E! News about a week later.[18] On December 5, 2011, Rancic disclosed she had decided to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.[19][20]

On April 23, 2012, Giuliana and Bill announced on The Today Show that they were expecting their first child, via gestational carrier, due in late summer.[21] In August 2012, the couple welcomed a son, Edward Duke Rancic, in Denver, Colorado.[22][23]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Malibu’s Most Wanted Massage girls Credited as Giuliana DePandi
2005–2015 E! News Co-host / Herself Co-host since March 13, 2006
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Herself Cameo
2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Herself Cameo
2009 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Herself Played for charity on October 13, 2009; footage of her appearance was also shown on Giuliana and Bill
2010–2014 Giuliana and Bill Herself Reality show with her husband, Bill Rancic, on E!; originally on “The Style Network” for seasons (1–6)
2010–present Fashion Police Co-host / Herself Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers, and George Kotsiopoulos; Co-host since September 10, 2010
2011 After Lately Herself Guest Starred in the episode “Whose Vagina is it, Anyway?!”
2011 Miss USA 2011 Co-host / Herself Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Susie Castillo
2011 Chelsea Lately Herself Guest Starred in the interview segment alongside her husband, Bill Rancic
2012 E! True Hollywood Story Herself Biography of her life
2012 Miss USA 2012 Co-host / Herself Alongside Kelly Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Jeannie Mai
2012 Miss Universe 2012 Co-host / Herself Alongside Andy Cohen
2013 Ready for Love Co-host / Herself Alongside husband Bill Rancic
2013 Miss USA 2013 Co-host / Herself Alongside Nick Jonas
2014 Miss USA 2014 Co-host / Herself Alongside Thomas Roberts

Awards[edit]

Rancic was ranked #94 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004.[citation needed] She was also featured in People magazine‘s 100 Most Beautiful of 2006 issue. Giuliana was nominated Favorite TV Celebreality Star for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.[24] In June 2014, Rancic was named “Fan Favorite” during the Daytime Emmy Awards. She dedicated the award to her six million followers on social media.[6]

Controversy[edit]

In 2015, Giuliana was criticized on social media for her comments about Zendaya‘s dreadlocks.[25]

Books[edit]

  • DePandi, Giuliana (2006). Think Like a Guy: How to Get a Guy by Thinking Like One. St. Martin’s Griffin. ISBN 978-0312354374. 
  • Rancic, Giuliana; Rancic, Bill (2010). I Do, Now What?: Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple. Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0345524997. 
  • Rancic, Giuliana (2015). Going Off Script. Crown Group. ISBN 9780553446654.
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