Giuliana Rancic says bad editing played a part in her recent dustup with Zendaya over a joke about patchouli oil on Fashion Police/
"I made a reference to the hippie culture," Rancic said on Today Monday. "I talked about patchouli oil, which is a hippie perfume. And in the editing process, some of the gestures I made, some of the things I said were taken out for time. I made peace signs, I said 'bohemian' twice — those were taken out for time. So when the joke aired, some people were offended by it."
Rancic continued, "I thought that the joke was not edited in the proper way, and that's just something I have to live with. It's very important for me to just get out there and tell the real story, and I knew I would have my moment. But those darn headlines were so crazy for so long that I thought, 'Let everything calm down, and then I can come out and tell the real story.'"
Although Zendaya accepted Rancic's apology, the damage caused quite a ripple effect that ultimately led to Kelly Osbourne quitting and new co-host Kathy Griffin soon following suit. A few weeks later the E! show officially went on hiatus. As for the show's future, when asked about its September return, Rancic only said, "We'll see."