Here are a few names we want to throw at you: Travis Barker & Moakler, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Hulk and Linda Hogan. Yes, they are all famous, but they all have fallen victim to the putting-your-life-on-reality-TV curse. Meet two people that have made it work flawlessly: Bill and Giuliana Rancic.
Maybe it's because both of their lives have been on TV way before they were Mr. and Mrs. You know him from The Apprentice and you have seen her on Fashion Police and standing tall next to Ryan Seacrest on E! News. And now, you get to watch them every Monday on the Style Network.
So when we got the chance to interview them both, which we were informed is rare, we asked them about their show Giuliana & Bill. And of course we couldn't help but gossip with the celebrity guru herself about everything from those Jersey Shore kids to why the hell they turned down the invite of the year -- Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' wedding.
New Times: We know you guys bounce back and forth between Los Angeles and Chicago, but have you ever had the pleasure of joining us in Miami?
Bill Rancic: We were just there. We did it all while we were there. We hit up a bunch of restaurants; the Polo Lounge in particular was great. We took a drive down to West Palm Beach. Oh and we went boating. We love it there.
Giuliana Rancic: This was a quick trip, so I didn't get to do a lot of shopping, unfortunately. There is great shopping there. My uncle used to have a store in the Bal Harbour shops and I remember thinking that they were just the best shops I had ever seen in my life. And don't get me wrong, they are incredible. So its nice to go back there as an adult and actually get to shop there.
What would you say is the difference between nightlife in L.A. and nightlife in Miami?
Giuliana: Its totally different. Miami has a different energy; it's like nothing else. There is more excitement. There is such a Latin and European influence that people stay out all night and people love to socialize any night of the week. What we love about Miami is that when you're walking down the street on South Beach, I remember thinking this is the closest to the streets of Europe you can get in America. They enjoy drinking, food, they just get what life is; they work to live, they don't live to work. Miami is just a city that knows how to live.
Your show on Style Network has been very successful, but it has to be hard to have your whole life on TV.
Giuliana: At first, it was hard. It really was. Now, it has gotten a lot easier because of all the great responses and people have really embraced the show. It's a real reality show, its not scripted. And people can relate to it. They see us going through the baby stuff and we have learned a lot of people deal with it. People say they learn from it, so it makes it all worth it.
Because of your show, your struggle to get pregnant has been very public. And recently on Chelsea Lately you mentioned adoption. Any news there?
Giuliana: Not in the immediate future. We get asked a lot if we are open to adoption and we are. And we aren't done trying. Until our doctor tell us we have a five percent chance, we will start looking. But right now they are optimistic with IVF.
Bill: I don't think we realized how common it was for people to struggle getting pregnant.
Lets talk a little pop culture. What are your thoughts on the Jersey Shore vs. Abercrombie and Fitch controversy?
Bill: It's a great publicity stunt. I mean, it was on the Today Show today--it's great free advertising.
Giuliana: I agree with Bill. A year ago, I would have said that it was a bad move on Abercrombie's part. But I have learned that any press is good press. I had kind of forgotten about Abercrombie and I know remember who they are. But I kind of think Mike "The Situation" won in the end. They feel bad for him.
Bill: And he's making a ton of cash.
Mrs. Giuliana, your show, Fashion Police, got a lot of controversy a few weeks back because of Kelly Osbourne comments on Kate Middleton and Christina Aguilera.
Giuliana: The thing about Kelly is that, she put it best: she isn't for everyone. She's a big personality. And she is a personality a lot of people want to be in Hollywood. You either love them to death or you don't like them at all. While not being for everyone, the people who do like you are real followers and that's why she does so well. She speaks her mind--I love it. It's very, very entertaining to me.
Speaking of fashion police, who is your all time favorite worst and best dressed?
Giuliana: Best is Jackie O, for sure. I think Bill would agree too. Worst dressed EVER? Bai Ling.
Bill: Worst is definitely Courtney Love. Definitely.
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Did you get an invite to your fellow E! coworker's, Kim Kardashian, wedding?
Giuliana: We did, actually. We have gotten very close with the family, Kris Jenner specifically. I love her; she's amazing and so nice. We are out of town and hoping to get back in time, but we just wont. I emailed Kris and said she just couldn't be nicer about it. I wanted to go so bad, because I know it's going to be amazing. But with everything we are going to be running on E! News on Monday, it's going to be like I was there anyways.
Okay, we just have to know, what are your thoughts on Michelle Bachmann?
Bill: I think she is going to be a big part of the political race this year. It basically comes down to her, Terry and Romney. She has a very dedicated fan base. I mean, the stock market is down, people are out of jobs. We have to clean things up in politics.
Wow, Bill. You speak like a congressman.
Bill: And I'm an independent!