The claws are out at E! between the network’s longtime anchor Giuliana Rancic and Maria Menounos after Maria wanted to replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police.
“Maria blames Giuliana that she didn’t get the gig. She doesn’t really have a role at E! and hoped Fashion Police would give her a hit show. She also isn’t happy that Gee is all over the LIVE red carpet coverage while she sits home,” a close source tells NAUGHTY GOSSIP.
Maria was hired as a potential replacement for Giuliana, when Giuliana told the network that she wasn’t planning to stay on after her last contract expired, before she changed her mind.
Rancic has extended her contract for a year, while news program, “Untold With Maria Menounos,” is a huge ratings bust.
“G would never be dramatic or cause problems at work, she is a pro and she’s been there for years,” our source says. “Maria just has to find her groove.”