Have I been crying since learning Giuliana Rancic is leaving E! News last night? Yes. Am I completely and utterly in love with the fact that this boss lady left her 10-year run as anchor on her own terms? Yup.
You may be under the sad misconception that E! slowly pushed G out after the Zendaya controversy, but don’t be mistaken. Our own Gossip Table tells us the networked “begged” G to stay after her hopeful replacement Maria Menounos totally flopped on the Golden Globes red carpet. Although G reportedly wanted to leave sooner to return home to Chicago and pursue her own endeavors, she compromised by promising the network she’d stay until August, because that’s how a shot-caller does it.
I’m personally effected to see her go, but I have to admit her timing is impeccable. She gave just enough time for dust from the Fashion Police drama to settle; without letting it become a setback, she continued to do her job extremely well like she always had. Now, she’s over here like, “I’m still standing, bitches.” Upon announcing her exit, she reminded us that she’ll continue bringing her wine and clothing lines “to the next level,” and is also taking on a new role of executive producer of Oxygen’s Rich in Faith.
Oh, and she’ll still host Fashion Police and E! red carpets, because no one can do it like she can, and she’s earned the position to dabble like that.
Here’s to an amazing 10 years and even more Giuliana to come.
You’ll be missed, G, but I’ll drink to that.