Star: Giuliana Rancic believes her name can get her everything for free

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I put Star right there in the title so I could specify that this is Star’s quote, not something that Rancic said to the press. Still, I totally believe this. The story is about an entertainment reporter and reality star, and the tabloids don’t bother to make up stuff about the lower echelon celebrities. Plus there’s plenty of evidence on social media.

Star claims that Giuliana Rancic believes that she should be able to get everything free by trading on her name. They claim that she regularly has her assistant call ahead and ask for free stuff in exchange for a tweet or Instagram picture by Giuliana.

“Guiliana believes that her name carries enough weight to get everything free,” a source tells Star. “She’ll have her assistant contact hotels and restaurants to ask for comped rooms or meals in exchange for Twitter or Instagram posts.” And with more than 3 million Twitter followers and 1 million on Instagram, her strategy usually works! “Instagram is just a showcase for companies that have given her free stuff.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, June 9, 2014]

Is this greedy, is this practical, or both? I mean, I’m not going to lie, I try to get discounts all the time through coupons and googling, but I’m middle class. There’s something ridiculous about millionaires asking for free stuff. I mean, I get why celebrities get sent purses to carry and clothes and jewelry to wear, that’s free publicity. It still seems out of hand, but I understand that on some level. It’s a whole different thing to try to get out of paying for dinner or a hotel room by sending a tweet. So yeah, I’m not giving Rancic a break for that. She should pay for stuff. I bet she tries to cut in line too.

Here are some of Guliana’s most likely sponsored tweets and Instagrams. It’s possible she just gets paid for them, which is different to me than seeking out stuff she wants and asking for it, but maybe it’s 6 to 1. Also, it’s possible she’s just grateful when people send her stuff.

Her kid is so cute!

Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe at The First Annual Super SaturdayLA

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at MALEFICENT World Premiere in Hollywood

photo credit: FameFlynet

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  1. frivolity says:

    “… carries enough weight …” (Yeah, we get the pun.) =)
    I don’t think so, This woman really needs help. Her disorder can be deadly. Sadly, I’ve seen it happen before.

  2. Eve says:

    “Star: Giuliana Rancic believes her name can get her everything for free”

    Everything except food, apparently.

  3. Mary says:

    I watched the first couple seasons I think of her show. I liked her and felt bad when they couldn’t have a baby/when she was diagnosed with cancer. Since then though, I cannot stand this woman. Don’t know why. And ever since I read a post that compared her to a bobblehead, that’s all I can see when I look at her.

    • ~Z~ says:

      Same here….I actually sort of liked them when they got together (never saw the show)…..And now I cannot stand either of them. He makes me sick the way he smiles at the camera as if every woman in the world wants to be married to him. I have always called her a bobble head.
      They REALLY make me sick.

      • Sunny says:

        I agree, I used to like her too, even watched the show. Then she went crazy when the doctors suggested a small weight gain to help her chances with ivf. She lamented about how badly she wanted a baby, but yet she wouldn’t DARE gain weight…guess ya don’t want the baby that bad!

    • kara says:

      Same. Everything changed for me when they had the baby. They both continue to travel, work even more and hand off their child to anyone who will take him. It actually grosses me out. I am a working parent as well, but those two just take it to an extreme that is really unnecessary. I honestly don’t know why they had kids, neither one of them don’t seem to want to change their lifestyle at all to accommodate a child. They only seem to want to be parents when they feel like it.

      I also see zero chemistry between them. It’s weird. I wonder if they have some sort of arrangement.

      • Ag says:

        i know a person like that too. it boggles my mind as to why someone would choose to have a child if they are going to just hand him off to the grandparents, and basically change nothing about their life. it’s bizarre, to say the least. (and this person doesn’t have to work multiple jobs or anything – she spends her after-work time as she pleases, basically.)

      • ~Z~ says:

        I absolutely think they had the kid to make them relevant and to keep their stupid show. She knew she would get sympathy from people if she couldn’t get pregnant…..Even though it’s probably because she can’t eat.
        I am baffled by anyone who doesn’t think he looks smarmy….He’s incredibly smarmy! And it gets worse every time I see him.

      • kara says:

        I think he’s kind of hot — in a smarmy way. Ha!

    • Belle Epoch says:

      She’ll do anything for fame/money. I remember the magazine cover that said she was “fighting for her life.” Yes, she was sick. No, she was not “fighting for her life.” I was furious on behalf of all the cancer victims who really ARE that sick. In addition, the cancer was a direct result of her refusal to gain some weight to have a child. She kept trying IVF instead, until the IVF doctor said No More until G was tested for cancer. Smart doctor – there it was. G managed to completely mangle the story as if she had no responsibility at all for endangering her own health. She completely missed the point and spread a lot if medical misinformation. Her real disease is pretty clear now. Ugly outside and in.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      I actually have the same IVF dr. they had during the filming of that season. He’s supposedly “the best” but we haven’t had good results after 4 rounds. There’s only so much dr.’s can do. He was very exacting with her that she needed to gain 10-15 pounds and keep it on. Weight health is so drastically important when it comes to IVF – she refused to do it because of her career. I have an issue with keeping weight off — those hormones and the stress is a bear to deal with – but I try my best. She wasn’t willing to try at all.

      Thing is, out of all of the women I see over and over again when we go through a cycle – dr. appts, fertility acupuncture, fertility massages, fertility counseling, fertility yoga, there are about 20% who never change/plan to change their lifestyle – before, during or after a kid. MOST women are so freaking happy after struggling for so long they actually spend as much time with their kid as possible. Others, continue to work but spend as much time with their kid as possible. Not many but a few never change their lifestyle at all and it just pisses me off. I agree with the masses here — after all the shots, the weight control, the hormones, the sonograms, ultrasounds, blood draws, retrieval surgery, implant and a smattering in-between of everything else – massages, acupuncture, couseling, yoga, meditation, lack of sex life…….well, all babies are blessings and we should be so lucky to have to “fit them in” and be forced to make time for them. Kids should completely change your life.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Duke is his father’s son, the resemblance is uncanny.

  5. MARKWEER says:

    There’s something nasty about both her and her husband’s attitudes, superficial egos, & entitlements that makes you dislike them. I can’t fully put my finger on it. You don’t want anything bad to happen to them, but you feel as though they don’t deserve any sort of good things in life either

  6. SpookySpooks says:

    I’ve seen her on FP and on couple of episodes of their reality show and I really like her. Her and Bill seem to have a really good marriage and they seem to be very normal for reality people.

    The kid is incredibly cute. One of the cutest celebrity babies.

  7. eliza says:

    I heard she is about to get her pink slip from E!

    • Zigggy says:

      Haha- she hasn’t been on Fashion Police for ages- I was wondering if she was in the hospital for malnutrition or something.

    • word says:

      I think her contract is expiring soon. Her and Bill are planning on moving to Chicago permanently. I think they might have another kid on the way (via surrogate). I don’t see her giving up the spotlight though. I bet she will continue with her reality show. The perks are great…free vacations, free stuff all the time. Also, for someone who owns a restaurant, you’d think she’s be a little heavier. I wouldn’t be able to resist all that free food ! I do know she was about 10 pounds heavier when she met Bill. She initially lied to him about her age and said she was younger than she actually is. He still brings that up (yes I watch their show…lol don’t know why but I do).

  8. Ag says:

    how is this instagram/twitter advertising supposed to work exactly? am i supposed to know the brand of the oven just by looking at it, without seeing the logo? or the slippers?

  9. Birdix says:

    She’s right though. Her name, or brand, can sell products, so it’s a transaction– she “sells” it to them for whatever she’s asking for free. Same with Goop, which is why the mommy wars thing probably helped her–keeps her in the public eye, which is what her somewhat controversial brand needs.

  10. bammer says:

    I wonder why she’s a thing? She’s not exceptionally talented, witty, or beautiful. She’s not a charismatic personality. Yet she’s got an E gig, reality show, commercials. I don’t get it. Who is her fanbase and why?

  11. Noel says:

    I don’t understand, Bill is such a goodlooking man who (seems) to have a head on his shoulders…why?

  12. Kelly says:

    I do not know how she got where she is. She comes across as a combo of blah and mean spirited individual, and she really needs a hamburger. Too ant-like for me, which is pretty mean-spirited of me as she can’t help her face.

  13. flavia_deluce says:

    Awwww, Boyfriend Bill. Remember when he won the Apprentice?

  14. Annie says:

    Their child is adorable. He has her forehead and eyes and the rest of his face looks like Bill. Agree with everyone who says looking at G is painful because she is so thin.

  15. Jade says:

    I would date a guy like Bill, I like his confidence and he doesn’t come across as swarmy.

    I don’t really fancy G as a host, the only time I enjoy hearing from here is on FP but I don’t think it’s a loss if she’s not on the panel. I like watching Jason and Catt host. I have a massive crush on Jason and sometimes when I see their body language seems like they’re flirting. Shall leave now before I veer into stalker language.

  16. S says:

    Eh. I’m not down with asking for free food, but I have a friend who has large followings on his blog and Twitter accounts who will call ahead to resorts/hotels, talk to the manager and it’s not uncommon for them to agree to exchange stays for reviews and free promotion. Same with products. It’s a symbiotic relationship.

  17. DTX says:

    Gosh…she really does look like a Praying Mantis!

  18. Patty Cake says:

    I’m not going to shade her for this. I’m not gonna lie, if I could get free stuff this way I would. And Rancic is so likable to me, she definitely appears to be down to earth even on the show. She looks like she would get a deal if she could. IMO, there’s nothing wrong with it. These hotels are owned by a lot of rich ass people who won’t miss the money anyway. It’s not like she’s taking from some mom and pop joint anyway. Team Rancic all the way on this one

  19. Chicagogurl says:

    Everyone is missing the important part… that a grill attachment that turns your grill into a brick pizza oven. It looks like a pizza oven box you just place on top of the grill??? What is the name of this thing and where can I get one?

  20. peaches mcdooby says:

    too bad she learned nothing form battling cancer, life is so much more than stuff

    • sea dragon says:

      I’ve silently considered and/or replied to just about every comment in this thread but stopped in my tracks when I read this one. I can’t place the why, but your “she learned nothing from battling cancer” comment really struck a chord. That’s a *huge* assumption. They present who they are, what they think will sell and E edits in a way that favors the fluff croud. None of us know how her inner world has changed or what she chooses to do for the camera vs. how she may really feel.

    • Sea Dragon says:

      Scratch that. I know exactly why I reacted.
      Cancer changes everyone, period. He could be smarmy? She could be consumed with all that’s material (btw, isn’t that the nature of her job?) but cancer leaves a lasting scar and impacts a person’s perspective profoundly, regardless of who you are and what you do. I’d expect you haven’t experienced the disease (i.e., no one close to you has been diagnosed), hence your flippant comment. But please be aware that cancer always, always changes someone- even the most superficial and foolish.

  21. LilyT says:

    Her husband is cute and seems sweet and sane. I feel bad for him.

  22. Patricia I says:

    A long time ago (in a land far away) when she just started in TV, she was a healthy weight and she was gorgeous!

    To see what she’s done to herself since is heartbreaking. She really needs help.

  23. eva k says:

    Not sure why there’s so much hate on here for her. I like her soooo much better than Kelly Osbourne. I wish SHE would get a pink slip from E!.

  24. taxi says:

    Bill was a jerk on Celebrity Apprentice, which he won. Wanting to be Trump’s protege tells me so much about a person who’d aspire to that.

  25. B says:

    Maybe it is an “arrangement” bill may not be into her, and her job in the relationship is to be arm candy so he can keep his personal life personal??? This may explain why they don’t spend too much time together.

  26. HatetheletterK says:

    I saw this trick and her idiot husband at the American Airlines lounge in Miami. It would take a fire hose to remove all the makeup she was wearing.

  27. Surly Girly says:

    What we’re seeing here is a woman with severe body dysmorphia. Even if everyone around her *pleads* for her to gain weight, she simply cannot do it. She looks in the mirror and “sees” fat. Should she gain any weight by accident – say, on vacation – and then finds her jeans are tighter, she will starve herself, and include an extra margin to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

    The only way she can overcome this is with extensive in-patient therapy – and unless the people who love her run an intervention, this will never happen.

  28. Joh says:

    I don’t think most companies care what or who an individual is as long as they get the press.
    I do not get the interest in her, but the close up pic of her makes her look haggard and worn.

  29. Niki says:

    Cannot stand her. She doesn’t feel like gaining weight to have a baby, and because she’s rich gets a baby in like 5 mins, and is still complaining! People work for years to get a baby!!! Who is she to to judge anyone’s clothes, she needs a burger immediately and always looks ridiculous. Joan Rivers needs to “fashion police” her.

  30. balticprincess says:

    I seriously have no idea who she is. I am from Germany, but normally I know about who all your nice Celebitchy posts are (love the site!!!). But this woman? No idea.

  31. Millie says:

    She is ugly and obnoxious! I don’t get why she’s on fashion police when her sense of style is really bad.