Giuliana Rancic: "I Did Gain Weight, and I Still Don't Have a Kid!"

E! News host says she's still not expecting despite gaining weight and responds to Whoopi Goldberg's criticism

By Cristina Gibson Mar 23, 2010 10:27 PMTags
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Giuliana Rancic doesn't have a baby onboard...yet.

The svelte E! News host says despite putting on five pounds per doctor's orders, she's not expecting at the moment.

"I can tell you that I'm definitely not pregnant," she told me from New York City, where she swore she was snacking on a 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp bar. "It hasn't happened yet. Bill and I are in the midst of it all, and we're trying very hard and hope that we get good news very soon!"

The Giuliana & Bill star also responded to Whoopi Goldberg's criticism after her appearance on The View (Whoopi had some strong words for Giuliana after she and Bill shared their decision to undergo IVF)...

"When she brought it up the day [I was there], fine, I get it, she's entitled to her own opinion," Giuliana said of their heated on-set sit-down.

"But that offended a lot of women because they emailed saying 'Whoopi made it sound like it was easy to have a kid, like gain five pounds and you'll be fertile,' " she explained. "I did gain weight, and I still didn't have a kid."

What really bothered her was the fact that The View host brought it up again the next day, when Giuliana wasn't a guest.

"I wasn't there, and she was at the roundtable with all the women, and she was like, 'It's not like she's an actress; she's on the red carpet, so she should gain the weight,' " G explained. "Because I'm a reporter, I'm held to a different standard than an actress? It's almost like she puts actresses on a pedestal.

"I thought that was the most ridiculous statement I've heard on that show in a very long time," Giuliana continued. "I lost a lot of respect for her."

That doesn't mean she'd never return to The View. "Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] is my favorite on the show!" Giuliana told me. "Maybe I'll go on again once I'm pregnant."

While Giuliana probably won't be having lunch with Whoopi any time soon, 3 Musketeers is sponsoring a contest where you can win a trip to L.A. to have lunch with the E! News anchor.

"We'll probably go to the Ivy or someplace you can see a Kardashian or a Jonas brother," G said of the winning date. As long as it's not a Goldberg.


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