Giuliana Rancic announced that she is officially hanging up her red carpet heels after 20 years of hosting E!’s Red Carpet.
So who is going to take the beloved TV host spot? Laverne Cox!
E! announced on Monday that Cox will take over hosting the network’s signature red carpet, starting with the 2022 award season in January.
In a statement, Cox said, “I’m so excited and deeply humbled to be hosting E!’s iconic red carpet coverage. For many years I would wake up early on awards show days, get my snacks in place and watch E!’s coverage all day long.
Cox goes on to add, “I dreamed of walking red carpets. Now, not only have I had several fun and amazing personal red carpet moments, I also get to be a red carpet guide for E!’s discerning audience and chat with my colleagues and folks I deeply admire for these very special events in their lives,” she said. “I can’t wait to get started while hopefully serving up fashion fantasies for the ages, honey.”
Not only will the Emmy-winning actress and producer be hosting Live From E!, but viewers can also catch her hosting celebrity-based interview specials airing throughout the year, talking to those making an important impact in Hollywood.
The E! Network is very excited about Cox becoming part of the “famil-E.” To honor Cox, the network released a highlight reel of Cox on E! red carpets and attending various award shows with the caption “#LiveFromE has a brand new host. Join us in welcoming @LaverneCox to the famil-E.”
E! executive Jen Neal released a statement, calling Cox ” a risktaker, groundbreaking pioneer and a fashion tour de force.”
In an Instagram post released on Monday, Rancic told followers that she signed a new development deal with NBCUniversal.
“After 20 fabulous years hosting E!’s red carpet, I have decided to step out of my red carpet heels into a new pair of shoes,” she captioned in an Instagram post. “One of my passions is great storytelling and I am thrilled to announce a new development deal with E!’s parent company NBCUniversal where I will be producing and bringing stories to life. To my E! family, thank you for allowing me to make my red carpet dreams come true for the past two decades. It has truly been a highlight of my career and life.”
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