Bill Rancic
American businessman
Bill Rancic
William "Bill" Rancic is an American entrepreneur who was the first candidate hired by The Trump Organization at the conclusion of the first season of Donald Trump's reality television show, The Apprentice. As of 2011, he stars in the reality show Giuliana and Bill with his wife Giuliana Rancic, as well as hosting America Now with Leeza Gibbons. Rancic is a motivational speaker and a Chicago, Illinois, real estate developer.
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Does Donald Trump Know How To Shake Hands? An Investigation
Huffington Post - 17 days
The internet is on fire talking about a handshake. Specifically, a handshake between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. It’s a weird handshake that goes on far too long even for Abe’s liking. Seriously.  Which begs the question: Does Donald Trump know how to shake hands with a fellow human being? We decided to take a deep dive in and find out. What we found is that the president has a tendency to pull powerful men toward him in a way that jerks them forward. It’s, uh, kind of strange. Don’t believe us? Here’s some proof.  Here he is doing it with former CNBC talk show host Donny Deutsch. And here he is doing it with former “Apprentice” winner Bill Rancic. Notice he won’t let Rancic win. Here, in a handshake with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the forcefulness of both men leads to an awkward game of tug of war. Even Vice President Mike Pence is not immune to the Trump tug.  Nor is a very sad-looking Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s ...
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Celebrities Coming Out of the Infertility Closet
Huffington Post - 2 months
When I was going through fertility treatment, "E! News" anchor Giuliana Rancic and the first "Apprentice" winner, Bill Rancic, had a reality show called, Giuliana And Bill. On it, they shared their experience with In Vitro Fertilization, miscarriage and the emotional rollercoaster one in six go through to conceive. At the time, I didn't watch the show as I felt I was already living it but I had great respect for their openness. The show shined a light on infertility issues but on a personal level, it helped my mother gain insight into my life so she could better support me. Lately, there seems to be a growing amount of celebrities that are sharing their path (or rocky road depending) on trying to have a baby. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have recently opened up about their experience with IVF and the use of pre-genetic screening (PGS) to have their daughter, Luna. John Legend was quoted as saying, "People shouldn't be ashamed of their fertility struggles" and I think so many who ha ...
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Watch: One-on-One with Bill Rancic at Quickbooks Connect Conference
ABC News - over 1 year
ABC News' Michael Rothman reports from the tech and business event in San Jose, California.
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Interview: Bill Rancic ready to run Chicago Marathon for third time
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Bill Rancic said his wife Giuliana Rancic is ashamed of the way he has been eating as of late. He has been known to order multiple entrees while dining at RPM Italian -- the upscale Italian restaurant they co-own -- and the "Fashion Police" co-host is disgusted by it. In Bill Rancic’s defense,...
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Bill Rancic reflects on his hard work and success
Fox News - almost 2 years
Obama dismisses workers on Wall Street
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Bea Miller, Ciara, Lady Antebellum to Perform on “TODAY” Show
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
This past December, Bea Miller made her debut appearance on NBC’s “TODAY” Show. She performed as part of the monthly Elvis Duran “Artist to Watch” segment. Later this month, Miller will return to the morning talk show. Per NBC, the “Young Blood” and “Fire N Gold” singer will be a musical guest on the May 12 edition of “TODAY.” The young singer-songwriter, who will be releasing her debut album “Not an Apology” and touring with Fifth Harmony this summer, is one of several newly confirmed “TODAY” performers. Other upcoming musical guests include Ciara (5/5), The Willis Clan (5/5), Avery Wilson (5/8), A Thousand Horses (5/11), David Duchovny (5/12) and Lady Antebellum (5/13). NBC’s complete “TODAY” listings follow: Monday, May 4 (7-9 a.m.) Melissa Rivers discusses her book, The Book of Joan. Savannah Guthrie’s Mother’s Day trip to Australia. The Voice on Today. #MakeYourTODAY: Mother’s Day. Elizabeth Banks on Pitch Perfect 2. (9-10 a.m.) Brad Garrett on his book, When the ...
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Giuliana and Bill Rancic reveal miscarriage
CNN - over 2 years
Bill and Giuliana Rancic have revealed their fertility struggles continue.
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Bill Rancic gears up to run New York City Marathon
CBS News - over 3 years
The businessman and reality TV personality talks about his family, preparing for the 26-mile race and why he'll be starting in last place
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Bill Rancic back for new season of hit reality show
Fox News - over 3 years
Rancic opens up about baby Duke
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Giuliana Rancic: Baby Duke Is Already Such a Flirt!
US Magazine - over 3 years
At 13-months-old, Giuliana and Bill Rancic's son Edward Duke is already turning into a little heartbreaker! His current crush isn't another baby at his Kidville music class: It's Giuliana's assistant, Sarah. "He's a flirt! If you're a blonde, pretty girl, forget it!" Giuliana told Us Weekly at New York City's recent Fashion Week. "Duke will be all over you." PHOTOS: Cutest pictures ever of Hollywood kids Around the house, Duke is honing his skills with women starting with Sarah. "She was at the house and he would look at he and then look away, then smile and look at her," Giuliana, 39, recalled of a recent interaction. "I'm like, 'Duke, are you flirting?' I can see it already! He has such a big personality now." Along with wooing the ladies, little Duke is also talking -- er, babbling -- up a storm! "He talks all the time. You can't really understand it, but he says ma-ma-ma-ma all the time. And ba-ba-ba-ba, I think because in Italian 'dad' is 'babbo' instead of 'dada,'" the pro ...
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Giuliana, Bill Rancic Share The Secret To Their Reality TV Marriage (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Reality TV marriages aren't exactly known for their staying power. But "E! News" host Giuliana Rancic and inaugural "Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic -- who star together on the Style Network reality show "Giuliana and Bill" -- have somehow beaten the odds. On Tuesday's episode of "Good Morning America” , correspondent Bianna Golodryga sat down with the couple to talk about the secret to their successful (but challenging) six-year marriage. “I think the difference between us and a lot of these other couples is, from the beginning our foundation was very strong,” Giuliana said. “And as the seasons pass, it’s actually easier to do the show. Like, we get it. We get that there’s cameras around.” Read More... More on Giuliana Rancic
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Enter to Get Your Business to the Super Bowl
Fox Business News - over 3 years
Attention budget-strapped business owners: here's your chance to play in the advertising big leagues -- nestled between Budweiser's iconic Clydesdales and E-Trade's talking baby on Super Bowl Sunday -- for free. Intuit's Small Business Big Game contest is offering SMBs across the country a chance to win one 30-second Super Bowl commercial, to be produced by the Los Angeles advertising agency RPA. Last year, it was estimated that a 30-second Super Bowl commercial cost about $4 million, according to Forbes. Intuit (maker of accounting tool QuickBooks) is partnering with entrepreneur, television star and season-one Apprentice winner Bill Rancic, who will help coach the small-business contestants. "There are 29 million small-business owners in the United States," says Bill, "which is the largest sector of employers." Rancic says he hopes the publicity surrounding the competition will spur consumers to think twice when shopping, leading them to turn to local mom-and-pops to "sup ...
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Caroline Presno: Reality Star 101: What the Experts Say It Takes to Make It Big
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's too easy to dismiss reality superstar status as just luck. I wanted to dig deeper and find out how you become a major reality star so I called upon some experts: Reality Steve, Reality TV guru (and everything you ever wanted to know about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette) at http://realitysteve.com Brande Roderick, actress, Playmate of the Year, and formidable contender on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice 2013 Mark Stolzenberg, head of the Acting School for Film and TV at http://actingclassforfilm.com June Deery, Ph.D., author of Consuming Reality: the Commercialization of Factual Entertainment Learn the Game Reality Steve says that successful reality stars pick up on the game and learn how to play it quickly by giving good sound bites and steering away from boring. He emphasizes that, "The second they start to talk about an uninteresting thing, a producer will be there to steer them in another direction -- 'why don't you talk about this instead.'" S ...
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Giuliana Rancic Gets Naked on E! News, Takes on Joan Rivers' Dare
US Magazine - over 3 years
Giuliana Rancic looks beautiful in the buff! The 38-year-old TV host got naked for the final segment of the June 13 episode of E! News -- all at the behest of comedienne Joan Rivers, who's been celebrating her 80th birthday by taking over the network for a week. The legendary funnywoman dared her Fashion Police counterpart to take off her clothes -- and Giuliana was clearly up for the challenge! PHOTOS: Nude celebrities The co-host shared a sneak peek before the broadcast aired via her official Instagram account. Though Giuliana's nude body was censored with three black bars, her colleague Jason Kennedy kept his suit and tie on for the silly segment. PHOTOS: Giuliana and Bill Rancic's sweetest moments Her career aside, Giuliana has been focused on her family since welcoming son Duke via surrogate nine months ago. In fact, the TV journalist and her husband Bill Rancic are eager to give their baby boy a sibling. "We'd love another child," she said on Access Hollywood Live Jun ...
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Giuliana Rancic Wants More Kids: "I'm Italian, I Need a Big Family"
US Magazine - over 3 years
Baby on the brain! After welcoming their 9-month-old son Duke in 2012 via surrogate, Giuliana and Bill Rancic are thinking about expanding their brood. In a new interview with Access Hollywood Live on Thursday, June 13, the E! host explained that the couple are "definitely thinking about" having a second baby. PHOTOS: Cutest pics ever of Hollywood kids "We'd love another child," she revealed. "So, we'll see."  Growing up with a sister and brother, Giuliana, 38, revealed that she's keen on giving Duke a sibling. "I'm like, 'Bill, I'm Italian, I need a big family,'" she said. "I mean, there's nothing more beautiful. I think [you should] have as many kids as you can handle!" Watching her hubby of five years dote on their little one only makes Giuliana more excited about the chances of having another baby. "Bill is an incredible father -- so loving," she gushed. "There are times where I definitely think Bill is the better parent." PHOTOS: Giuliana and Bill's love story ...
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Ex-pitcher takes home loss; Rancic mansion sells again
Chicago Times - almost 4 years
A mansion once owned by reality TV personality Bill Rancic just sold again, for almost $1 million less than its owner paid for it A mansion once owned by reality TV personality Bill Rancic just sold again, for almost $1 million less than its owner paid for it.     
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Why Giuliana Envies Angelina
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Hollywood Unplugged," a new series on HuffPost Entertainment, shows our culture's most influential figures in a new light. Instead of focusing on their accomplishments, it examines how they continue to thrive despite the inevitable stress. Giuliana Rancic is a busy, busy woman. She not only anchors E! News everyday but also headlines E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet," hosts NBC's "Ready for Love" and stars with her husband, Bill Rancic, in the reality show "Giuliana & Bill". And did we mention the part about playing mom to eight-month-old Edward Duke? In New York City on April 22, HuffPost caught up with Rancic on the black-and-white carpet at E!'s upfront event, where the cable network presents its upcoming slate to advertisers. Ahead, she reveals her strategies for balancing that wild work schedule. What's the first thing you reach for when you need to decompress? Red wine. Yes, red wine. [Laughs] Where do you go when you need a change of scenery? Chicago, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Rancic
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In 2016, Rancic published his first novel, First Light.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    In April 2014, Rancic began hosting the Food Network competitive cooking series Kitchen Casino, where chefs participate in three casino-themed challenges in an attempt to win up to $30,000.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    In 2012, Rancic became a television spokesperson for the product Rogaine, appearing in national commercials detailing his experience with hair loss.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 38
    In 2010, Rancic started hosting a news program called America Now, which is broadcast across the United States on stations owned by Raycom Media.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, "America Now" was brought back for a second season, with Leeza Gibbons joining Bill Rancic. Originally, the show was on every weekend, but when Leeza Gibbons joined the show, it moved to a Monday through Friday timeslot.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    In 2008, Rancic and his wife, TV host Giuliana Rancic (née DePandi), started a joint television production company, You and I Productions, which produces reality and scripted programming for television.
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    In September 2008, Rancic began as host for the A&E reality show We Mean Business, in which small business owners undergo business make-overs.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In September 2007, Rancic co-hosted iVillage's In the Loop with iVillage, a TV show and webcast produced by NBC Universal.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In December 2006, he became engaged to Giuliana DePandi, and the couple wed in September 2007 in Chiesa di Santa Sofia, Capri.
    More Details Hide Details On April 23, 2012, Giuliana and Bill announced on The Today Show that they were expecting their first child via gestational carrier. On August 29, 2012, the couple welcomed a son, Edward Duke Rancic, in Denver, Colorado. Rancic owned a condo on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, which he sold less than 20 months after purchasing the unit on the 50th floor of the Park Tower building. Rancic had owned a home in Hinsdale, Illinois which prominently featured on his reality show. He sold it in February 2011. He also owns a villa on the Croatian island of Korčula.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    Rancic was one of the job applicants in The Apprentice 1 during the spring of 2004, as one of 16 contestants.
    More Details Hide Details Rancic was hired at the conclusion of the 14-week job interview after Donald Trump selected him over finalist Kwame Jackson. Rancic was the first reality TV star to be hired on national television. He elected to take charge of the construction of the Trump Tower Chicago in his native Chicago, Illinois, on the site of the demolished Chicago Sun-Times building. His other option was to oversee and manage a new Trump National Golf Course and resort in Los Angeles. The Trump National course was a potential site for season 6 of the show. For the final challenge against competitor Kwame Jackson, Trump gave Rancic the task of running a celebrity golf outing at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, NY, while Jackson was tasked to manage a Jessica Simpson concert. At the final board meeting, Jackson remarked that running a golf outing was the easier of the two tasks, which brought a disagreement from Trump VP Carolyn Kepcher, who was managing a golf course when Trump hired her. Trump hired Rancic.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 27
    Rancic attended St. Michael's School (Orland Park) and graduated from Carl Sandburg High School. He earned a B.S. from Loyola University Chicago. His mother is Gail Rancic; his father Edward Rancic died of cancer in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He has three sisters, Beth, Katie and Karen.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1971.
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