E! host will discuss her controversial comments on Zendaya’s hair, which triggered show’s inevitable meltdown with subsequent exits of co-hosts Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne
It looks like E! host Guliana Rancic will finally get to tell her side of the “Fashion Police” fiasco.
Rancic is set to appear on the “Today” show Monday morning, during the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, an insider told TheWrap.
She was lined up by the NBC morning show to discuss her new book titled “Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney’s 32 On-Screen Rejections.”
But the behind-the-scenes drama at “Fashion Police” will no doubt be part of the conversation, the insider said.
Rancic came under heavy fire in February, after a post-Oscars edition of “Fashion Police” in which she criticized the dreadlocks hairstyle of former Disney star Zendaya.
“I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed,” Rancic said about the 18-year-old actress.
The Disney Channel alum was not impressed and immediately fired back in a lengthy Instagram post, saying she found the remark racially offensive.
“To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell like patchouli oil and weed is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive,” she wrote, adding that “certain remarks cannot go unchecked.”
Rancic apologized on Twitter and later on E! after coming under attack on social media and receiving death threats.
E! has since put “Fashion Police” on hiatus for retooling after co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin — who had been hired to replace the late Joan Rivers — abruptly quit the show amid the fallout over Rancic’s comments.