Scandal: What Ended E!’s Giuliana Rancic Star Career?


For years, Giuliana Rancic was the major star on E!.

From hosting red carpets to E! News, she was one of the channel biggest names, but now, she has basically disappeared.

What happened to Giuliana Rancic?

Giuliana Rancic was at the center of an intense media scandal after her Fashion Police’s review of the 2015 Academy Awards.

During the talk, she slipped that model-actress Zendaya smelled like “patchouli oil” or “weed” because she wore dreadlocks.


Some of the biggest complaints came from Zendaya herself, who blasted her on Instagram shortly after. “To say that an 18-year-old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but…

outrageously offensive,”

Zendaya continued: “I don’t usually feel the need to respond to negative things but certain remarks cannot go unchecked.”

The scandal continued to explode, Rancic apologized for making the joke—first on Twitter, then again on E! News.

“I just want everyone to know that I didn’t intend to hurt anybody…

…but I have learned it is not my intent that matters—it’s the result,” she said.

“And the result is that people are offended, including Zendaya, and that is not OK. Therefore, I want to say to Zendaya and anyone else out that I have hurt that I am so, so sincerely sorry.”

She continued, “This really has been a learning experience for me—I’ve learned a lot today—and this incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes, how much damage they can do. And that I am responsible, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further.”

Zendaya accepted her apology.