She was pulling out all the stops for a shot as Mary Hart''s replacement on ET but ultimately lost the plum role to Nancy O''Dell after focus groups found Rancic too unsympathetic and unappealing to follow in the footsteps of the always perky Hart.
I heard she was rejected because her voice failed to induce epileptic seizures.
She didn''t own ANYTHING from the Quacker Factory
Nancy O''Dell stabbed Gisele Fernandez in the back, so she is just much better with a knife.
As one who knows Nancy, I''m thrilled! Now, I''ve again got an inside connection to ET.
Now that Pat''s gone
Nancy O''Dell is more likeable than Guliana Rancic.%0D\
If anyone has seen Giuliana''s reality show about her life with husband, Bill Rancic, one tends to wonder how Bill can stand being around Giuliana. She tends to be grating and shallow.
She looks like ET. Her eyes are on the side of her head.
I thought Lara Spencer was being mentioned.
I dislike her on Joan Rivers'' Fashion Police show. Next to the other panelists she seems dim, humorless, and lacking any awareness of the fashion world. %0D\
And the other panelists seem like a bunch of bitchy losers, so coming off poorly compared to them is pretty sad.
I hated her on the E! news show. Hell, she made me prefer Ryan Seacrest.
Nancy O''Dell has stringy thin hair. She needs to cut it.
Rogaine made more of my hair fall out around my hairline when I stopped using it, so be warned. \
Ive been using Nioxin for about a year. It doesnt cause hair fall like after Rogaine. I only use the scalp treatment and follicle booster.\
I have a short buzzed cut, but the Nioxin gives me a little extra fuzz around my edges, which is really all you expect from these kinds of products.
Oops wrong thread. Nancy should try Nioxin though LOL
Won''t E! be pissed she tried to jump ship?
GR is ridiculous with that grimace she calls a smile.
Pee Wee Poundstone
Good for Nancy, but I''m sad to see Mary Hart go. She pretty much narrated every family dinner I had growing up...ET was always on in the kitchen while my mom was cooking. When it was time to guess the celebrity birthday I would know dinner was almost ready. I hope she''s not retiring from TV altogether. \
P.S. Rancic reminds me of this outer space faced girl I went to middle school with.
She''s blowing somebody to get that reality show.
How can that woman have an underbite and yet have no chin?\
The mind reels.
Giuliana shouldn''t be mad at anything. Her husband is hot and he''s sweet. And he has really nice feet. Ungrateful BEYotch
Has anyone ever seen her husband''s penis? If so, please describe in detail.
Carolyn Kepcher, masturbating furiously
[quote]outer space faced girl\
LOL - I want the action figure for Christmas.
oh lord...brace yourself for months of stress binging and purging
Can''t stand that broad! She should change her name to Rancid because that''s just what she is. She looks like she''s hoarding food in those cheeks.
Yes, her husband is cute but he''s got horrible fake veneers.
Her HUGE forehead cost her the job!
[quote]Her HUGE forehead cost her the job!\
That''s because it''s full of SECRETS.
People can''t pronounce her name.
That bitch needs to sit down somewhere. She is UGLY and has a vile personality. She should be counting her lucky stars that he ugly ass is even on tv to begin with. I can not believe that Stinson and Kmetko are no longer on E! and we must suffer and watch football head day and day out.%0D\
Nancy is much prettier, smarter and nicer than football head. So, I am thrilled she got the job. Also, Nancy never acts like she is a star like football head. It''s not about YOU football head, you are NOT a star, idiot.
r27 = an unemployed and bitter Debbie Matenopoulos
Nancy O''Dell picked up Pat O''Brien''s cringe-worthy rat-a-tat clenched-jaw delivery. She''s absolutely awful. Of course, ET is awful, too, so it''s a good pairing.
I think she''s tremendous.
They wanted another Miss America state title holder. Mary Hart was in the Top Ten as Miss South Dakota (the same year as Phyllis George). Nancy O''Dell was a contestant sometime in the late 80''s.
Guilianna is one of the ugliest women I''ve ever seen...trianglular shaped face, jacko-lantern mouth/teeth, no chin and lastly a voice to make dolphins cringe.
Nancy O''Dell left Access Hollywood? Wow, where have I been?
WOW, Access Hollywood to ET. That''s a leap. I thought she was going on to bigger and better things?
[quote]I thought Lara Spencer was being mentioned.%0D\
According to the story at link, there is apparently some "bad blood" between Spencer and Mary Hart:
I find Lara Spencer annoying - but her Insider show is annoying so it is hard to separate the two.
Her head is like a sideways Stewie Griffin from Family Guy.
I thought it was telling when Bill''s sister did not appoint Giuliana (and Bill) as guardian of her two or three children in the event that something happened to she and her husband.%0D\
It was obvious that the sister did not want her children in the hands of Giuliana. There is just something so off-putting about Giuliana - part of it being her warped values of materialism and her silly emphasis on the world of hollywood.
She should be the third shopping network contestant on The Amazing Race.
I think Giuliana and Bill will eventually divorce. I don''t believe Bill can envision a future for himself without biological children, and it doesn''t appear that Giuliana will be providing any children.
you''d be mad too if you had to TOP for bill rancic!
can bulemics carry a fetus to term?
The way Giuliana always insists on wearing four-inch high heel dress shoes for absolutely everything during her reality show on Style network is absolutely retarded.%0D\
She wears 4-inch heels to roam around a rough and tumble sand-filled unfinished house lot - and for just every casual thing during the course of any average off-work day. She is imbecilic.
I''m still fingerblasting just thinking about Bill''s nipples.
I saw her grocery shopping a few weeks ago. She seems nice and I do like her humor.\
I wonder if Sal from ''Daily Ten'' which was just recently discontinued after E! News is now unemployed.
Watching those two on their 'reality show' is excruciating. Bill Rancic seems too nice for this self absorbed, odd looking, underweight woman.
One episode Giuliana was embarrassed by her old photos her mom was showing Bill, she has a huge nose!
She wants to know why she can't get pregnant on her own, let alone not miscarry even with IVF? She's severely underweight. If she was truly serious about having children, she'd start eating so she could get pregnant, then she'd be able to carry a baby!
Does Guliana EVER talk about anything but herself and how she spends money on useless shit?
What did this chick do before working for E!? I used to watch her on E! when Steve Kmetco was still there. I haven't watched E! in many years, I also watched E! while it was still called MovieTime! Anyone remember that?
Giuliana is excruciating, she seems to have no interests, she's an entitled spoiled brat going on about her "red soled" shoes. What's her family background? Middle class, wealthy, poor?
I know she was born in Italy. Her parents seem to live here, they have a huge house. What do they do, let me guess, construction? looool
When she had to move out of her LA residence into another place there, I never heard such whining in my life. Her female assistant, out in LA, handled everything, from what I saw the woman did a great job.
The movers delivered her furniture and everything else, the apartment looked large and comfortable, I'm sure by LA standards it wasn't big enough for Giuliana, by NYC standards the apartment was large.
But NO, nothing was good enough for Queen Giuliana, she called Bill up to complain...went on how "everything was a mess and I don't know where anything is..." She went on and on.
This woman is completely nuts, she is clearly the product of either an entitled upbringing or from working in showbiz too long, where every non-entitty working on the peripheries of showbiz seems to think, they too, are big stars.
Everything was in place, the apartment looked really great, WTF was her problem?
Imagine if she had to make this move like a real person, she would have had a stroke. My best female friend and her husband moved themselves from Manhattan to San Francisco, it took them THREE trips, she and her husband shared driving a huge U-Haul truck. They looked at this as an adventure, I can't imagine Mrs. Rancid do that, she wouldn't have survived.
I will never forget a live interview Steve K had from NYC, he was talking to a drunk slurring Nathan Lane, who would not stop cursing. Every other world was 'fuck', 'shit' and 'asshole'. Steve handled it as best he could, he eventually had to switch back to the studio because Nathan Lane was incoherent! I wonder how Miss Lollipop Head Giuliana would have handled it?
What ever happened to Steve K?
R37, I''d want to be an "Insider" with Lara Spencer''s co-host Chris Jacobs!
She doesn''t have a great personality. It would be nice if she would just fade away off into the sunset.
One of Giuliana''s main faults is her self-importance.%0D\
She does seem to think she is a star, and she elevates herself to a level of self-importance that is unpalatable.%0D\
She also wants to think that she so overly-busy and her life is ''out of control'' all the time. Very self-important.%0D\
And I agree with everything R52 wrote.%0D\
I''d like to see how Giuliana would handle having a much lower paying job and a job giving her anonymity.
You hit it right on the nail, r55.
She was very strategic in supporting Ryan Semencrest after he mad his power play at E and has been rewarded for it with more airtime.
[quote]I know she was born in Italy. Her parents seem to live here, they have a huge house. What do they do, let me guess, construction? looool\
Her dad is/was a retailer. I remember seeing a commercial, I think, for his mens store in a DC suburb.
Her mom seems to speak with a heavy accent. I guess her dad has one too. \
One of my pet peeves are immigrants who have been living in the US forever, say 20+ years or more, who make absolutely no attempt to drop their accents. My grandparents, on my dad''s side, were Italian immigrants, they made sure to get rid of the accents and to read and write in English. \
Actor Boris Kodjoe said in an interview many years ago, he came to the US with a heavy German accent, he knew it would limit him in pursuing an acting career, he made sure to study English. He has no trace of that German accent.
r60 accents are hot. You dont speak any other languages?
Giuliana is a chinless, toothy, fugly mess.
Nancy O''Dell has a perfect figure and decent enough personality, unlike stick-figure football-head Guiliana...TV adds 10-15 lbs and G still looks like a stick.
OP, I think you''re full of shit. Lara Spencer was considered the heiress presumptive up until the announcement was made that Nancy O''Dell would be taking over for Mary. How could Giuliana pull out all the stops for a position that was pretty much guaranteed to have already been filled? The only reason Nancy got the job is because her agent, he refuses to accept no as an answer, decided to ruffle some feathers.
[quote]I wonder if Sal from ''Daily Ten'' which was just recently discontinued after E! News is now unemployed%0D\
He''s part of the xtreme sports crowd and always had a gig with them. Covers Skatebording, surfing, bmx, snowboarding, rockclimbing and that sort of stuff.
I actually like Sal.
I like Lara Spencer better than Nancy O''Dell, even though I never watch ET lol. Nancy O''Dell''s delivery is still that of a local news anchor. I guess Niecy Nash is not going to take over The Insider now.
Giuliana Rancic is very ugly. Alien face , ugly forehead and extremely thin. Why E News hire her. I like E News but I don't like her. So ugly. I also hate fashion police.
R60, you're probably one of the dumbest people to ever post on DL. You clearly have no understanding about how language works? I speak four languages, two of them (English and Italian) without an accent. If I could drop the accent on the other two languages (German and French) I would, but it's not that easy. Do you honestly think migrants hang on to the accent just to annoy you?
Before you judge a situation you don't understand why don't you try walking in their shoes. Take a Spanish class and report back when you're fluent. That way we'll never have to hear from you again.
She is a bore. It was probably the best thing that ET didn't hire her to take Mary Hart's place.
GR has a face for radio.
I've seen her up close.... er, um... myeah.
Giuliana Rancic is atrocious on the red carpet doing interviews. Not that any of them are any thing to write home about but she takes the cake. She makes me cringe the whole time.
And why do these "reporters" act they're best buds with the actresses/actors?
Maybe she needs to be on radio rather than television.
This may be the only DL thread in history were virtually everyone agrees. She is a vomit-plague on television. If we all feel that way, why in the hell doesn't the E! Channel brass realize how hated she is???
She absolutely ruins the red carpet shows for me.
I can't stand her either. She is ugly and sans charm. How the hell does she get TV work? Is there some powerful TV exec out there who's got a sexual fetish for anorexic fuglies? Because that's the only her "career" can be explained.
I never watch ET and rarely watch E! anymore, but I find this one hard to believe. Giuliana is very invested in E!. She got a reality show out of them, and Ryan Seacrest, like him or not, is a powerhouse at E! and he likes Giuliana a lot. Their friends.
She does Fashion Police, and her own reality show in addition to the E! "news" bullshit. So I think she's happy and making lots of money and more famous than she deserves to be.
Ryan, as an executive producer really knows his market. He develops reality shows like the Kardashian garbage, the Playboy Bunny garbage, and Giulina, and God know what else, all catering to the trailer trash crowd who love the tabloids, and he is extremely wealthy. Merv Griffin and Dick Clarke would be proud of him.
This is so mean, but every single time I hear her last name I think "rancid."
Bill Rancic should shoot his sperm in his wife's face.
So she went through all that trouble to get a baby but.... when does she actually spend time with it? When the camera's are rolling? I would imagine she has a pretty crazy schedule and seems to be on every other E! program. I would assume she and the hubby have enough money so she could work less....but does she want to work less? The whole situation just smacks of a PR opportunity.
Who cares ? ET is a joke without any credibility
She did have very bad scoliosis as a teen and she had to learn English when she moved here. Her father was a master Taylor . She has a master in journalism her family died seem very nice but Guliana is very self absorbed
I agree with you r84.
WE are the master Taylors, idiot R84!
Those promos for the new season of Scarecrow and Mr Bill are sickening.
I'm just waiting for the director to yell cut so a PA can rush on set and take the baby from Jeweleeanna's scrawny hands.
Is it a real baby or one of those lifelike dolls?
She's a human Bobblehead.
So true, r88.
[quote]ultimately lost the plum role to Nancy O'Dell
Saying that honking Nancy O'Dell has "a perfect figure and decent enough personality" isn't saying much about her ability as a TV host. Her awful delivery really makes you miss Mary Hart. O'Dell sounds like the female version of Pat O'Brien, the worst gossip news reader ever on TV.
G. is my luscious long-limbed lovely.
I LOVE THIS SITE!! Man, I've been jonesing for hearing people speak the truth about her. If there show isn't totally scripted, you tell by Bill and his family's reaction to rETard (apologies to mentally challenged - she is an insult to your bravery and total coolness. this is rather a bad pun on ET as if you haven't guessed). I digress. I hope like anything these reactions from everybody and her ridiculous personality aren't scripted word-for-word and that every expression is more-or-less spontaneous and a mere disguise for total hate and disgust. BWAHAHAHA!!
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