Despite leaving “Fashion Police,” Kelly Osbourne is rumored to still be angry with her former co-star, Giuliana Rancic. Osbourne left the E! show in February after Rancic made comments about actress/singer Zendaya’s dreadlocks, but that doesn’t mean she left the drama behind.
Rancic, 40, has been on a press tour in recent days to promote her new memoir, “Going Off Script,” and has been clarifying the intentions of her comments about Zandaya. "Fashion Police" viewers will remember Rancic said the actress/singer's hairstyle at the 2015 Oscars made it appear as if she smelled of “weed” or “patchouli oil.” The “E! News” host has repeatedly blamed editing for the way the comment sounded, and denied any intentions of being racist.
“I thought that the joke was not edited in the proper way, and that's just something I have to live with," Rancic said during a visit to “Today” on Monday.
Osbourne, 30, reportedly doesn’t like that Rancic is placing blame. “Kelly cannot understand why Giuliana keeps talking about editing when there was a whole audience and crew who heard and saw otherwise!” a source told Us Weekly. “Kelly thinks Giuliana should have just been truthful, apologized, and moved on.”
Supposedly, that’s why Osbourne posted this tweet shortly after “Today” aired:
Liars ALWAYS get caught!
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) April 6, 2015
If Osbourne's tweet was intended to be a comment about Rancic, the “Giuliana & Bill” star isn’t letting her former co-star's comment stop her. In an interview with HuffPost Live Tuesday, Rancic continued to blame editing for the misunderstanding. “I’ll talk about it all day long because I have nothing to hide, and I like the dialogue,” she said.
Rancic also admitted that she has not been in touch with either Osbourne or the show's former lead, Kathy Griffin, since they left the show. "No, I haven't [talked to Osbourne or Griffin],” Rancic revealed, choosing not to address the comments the two had made about the Zendaya controversy. “I can’t speak for them and say what they meant by those comments," she said.
While Osbourne allegedly hasn’t accepted Rancic’s apologies and explanations, Zendaya has. “Giuliana, I appreciate your apology and I’m glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network,” the Disney Channel actress wrote on Twitter in February. “I hope that others negatively affected by her words can also find it in their hearts to accept her apology as well.”
“Fashion Police” is scheduled to return to E! in September.