Giuliana Rancic was absent from the SAG Awards on Sunday night, and her fans noticed. According to Mail Online, the E! News correspondent said that she was on a “much needed” vacation, but she wanted to thank her fans for all of their “sweet tweets.” Those who watched the red carpet event noticed that Giuliana and Ryan Seacrest were both missing from their normal posts. Maria Menounos stepped in for Giuliana, while Ross Matthews filled in for Ryan.
Seeing all of your super sweet tweets. Was still on much needed vacay yesterday & missed u all too! See u at Grammys red carpet. Love u all!
— Giuliana Rancic (@GiulianaRancic) January 26, 2015
Giuliana Rancic was clearly missed as fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment with Maria Menounos. According to Us Weekly, several people complained about Maria’s interview skills, which seemed lacking in comparison. It could have been nerves, but Menounos didn’t seem to do a good job talking to celebrities and asking them pertinent questions. Viewers were bored by the interviews, and many became annoyed — some even saying they changed the channel because Maria was doing such a poor job in their eyes.
Maria Menounos is such a terrible interviewer. It physically hurts to watch this.
— Mitali (@mmodi93) January 26, 2015
Maria Menounos needs to work on her red carpet interviewing. Way too many awkward silences and rushes through list of questions. #SAGAwards
— Claire McCorquodale (@ClaireMcCorqs) January 26, 2015
Maria Menounos says nothing but “actually” and “it’s hot, right?” Turn the page, please #ERedCarpet
— Riley Eversull (@RileyEversull) January 26, 2015
— Michelle Moore (@MooreMM0301) January 26, 2015
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Fashion Police star caused quite a frenzy at the Golden Globes as she showed off a very frail physique. Many people took to Twitter to express their feelings about Rancic and how she looked pin thin in her gown. Some fans thought that Giuliana purposely skipped out on the SAG Awards because of the criticism she received at the Globes, but that likely isn’t the case.
As evidenced by Rancic’s tweet above, she will be back on the red carpet for the Grammys. She is also expected to be on the red carpet at the Oscars next month.
Are you a Giuliana Rancic fan? Did you have a problem with Maria Menounos filling in?
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