Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BREAKING. A 'thrilled' Giuliana Rancic extends her contract with E! Entertainment for two more years until April 2016

Giuliana Rancic has extended her contract with E! Entertainment (DStv 124) for two more years, until April 2016.

The announcement follows on the heels of Giuliana Rancic who apparently wanted to scale back her role at E! to focus on motherhood but then had a change of heart following news that Maria Menounos is likely joining E! Entertainment soon.

Giuliana Rancic who planned to cut down her screen time on E! before news regarding Maria Menounos became public, apparently doesn't want to have it seem as if she was "pushed out", and rethought her decision.

As part of her extended contract with E! Entertainment, Giuliana Rancic will continue anchoring E! News as well as being managing editor of the daily entertainment news show.

"Giuliana Rancic has been an important part of the E! family for twelve years now and we are thrilled to extend her overall deal with the network," says Cyndi McClellan, the president for network strategy and E! News at E! Entertainment in a statement.

"Giuliana Rancic brings not only a wealth of experience to the air, but also a fun, relatable and candid energy that makes her a fan favorite amongst E! viewers and incredibly popular across the entertainment community".

"I'm thrilled and blessed to be able to pursue all of my passions while continuing on at E!, my home away from home," says Giuliana Rancic in the statement. "I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!"

Giuliana Rancic joined E! Entertainment in 2002 as a correspondent for E! News and has been anchor and managing editor for the programme since January 2005.

She is also E! Entertainment's reigning queen of red carpet television coverage, anchoring E!'s Live from the Red Carpet, anchors the interviews series Beyond Candid with Giuliana, is a panelist on Fashion Police and appears with her husband Bill Rancic in their reality show, Giuliana & Bill.