It’s the end of an era! Giuliana Rancic hosted ‘E! News’ for 14 years, and sadly had her last show on August 10. The only person more upset than us is Giuliana herself!
It seems like just yesterday that Giuliana Rancic, 40, was an unknown reporter named Giuliana DePandi, doing her thing on E! News. After 14 incredible years, Giuliana ended her reign as the best entertainment anchor in the biz, breaking our hearts in the process. But while Giuliana was just as emotional as us about her departure, she’s going to be okay; she cried “tears of joy” after her final episode. Good for you, girl!
We still can’t believe that we won’t get our nightly fix of Giuliana when we tune into E! News every night. So strange to think about! Good news, though; Giuliana will continue on as the host of Live! From the Red Carpet and the co-host of Fashion Police. Whew! She spoke to PEOPLE magazine about her feelings following her final episode on August 10, which were “bittersweet;” she was obviously upset about the end of her run, but optimistic about the changes ahead.
“I knew this day would be bittersweet but I was not prepared for how incredibly special it would be,” Giuliana told PEOPLE. “I am lucky to have worked side-by-side with some of the most talented and kindest people in the business who gave me the most loving send-off I could have ever hoped for. I cried tears of joy but today feels like my graduation day and I can’t wait to write my next chapter.”
What a sweet, inspiring message. Giuliana’s co-hosts sent her off in such loving ways, like showing a blooper reel of her many gigglefests on air, and chronicling some of her best interviews and moments while reporting for the show. What a great run she’s had over the years! Jason Kennedy, Catt Sadler and Terrence Jenkins are loyal to the end!
We just know that good things are up ahead for Giuliana, whatever she decides to do next. And we’re so glad that we still get to see her on Fashion Police and hosting the red carpet. What would we do without her? We know that new host Maria Menounos is going to be just as good, though! HollywoodLifers, are you going to miss Giuliana hosting E! News? Tell us in the comments and be sure to take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson