“Fashion Police” co-host Giuliana Rancic managed to maintain her job on the E! fashion show after her infamous racial slur about Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks in February. But now the longtime E! correspondent might be fired from the series, Radar Online reported Wednesday.
Comedian Margaret Cho has joined the show full time, and the network reportedly wants to even out the cast and have two men and two women. With Cho and Melissa Rivers having secured seats, it might be Rancic who gets scooted out.
“Executives and producers have been saying that they want another man besides Brad Goreski,” the insider said, adding, “It would make for a more balanced cast.”
Besides the fact that Rancic made the offensive comment about Coleman’s hair, she doesn’t have much “credibility” in the fashion industry, the source said, adding: “Some people feel that Giuliana isn’t really bringing anything unique to the show anymore” and “she is not really a fashionista.”
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 18, 2015
If that’s not enough, Rancic reportedly isn’t on good terms with Goreski or Rivers. She seemed thrilled to welcome Cho to the show, though. “Exciting news! Welcome to the family @margaretcho,” she wrote when the official announcement was made last week.
If Rancic, were given the boot, then who would replace her? “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” star E.J. Johnson is one of the people the network reportedly might hire.
E! denied the Radar story, saying, “There is no truth to this.” Rancic will reportedly continue with "Fashion Police." “Giuliana is a co-host and consulting producer on the series and as our announcement stated last week, she will be returning in 2016,” a rep said Wednesday, according to Radar Online.
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