Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Guilty Pleasures: Guiliana and Bill

As much as I try to stay away from it, reality TV keeps sucking me back in, and the latest show to get me hooked is Guiliana and Bill on The Style Network. For those who don't know the happy couple, Guiliana De Pandi (as she was then known) is the co-host of E! News Daily with Ryan Seacrest. She interviewed Bill Rancic, the winner of the first The Apprentice and asked him if he was dating anyone. He wasn't, and soon they were dating. They got married two years ago, and now have their own reality show.

One of the reasons I like this show is that they are grappling with a long-distance relationship, living in between Chicago and Los Angeles. Since Guiliana is the co-host of E! News Daily and has been for several years, her career is in Los Angeles. I'm not sure why Rancic won't leave Chicago. He says that he has business interests in real estate. He also works as a motivational speaker. Anyway, now that they are trying to have a baby, at some point, something is going to have to go, and I'm interested to see how this all going to pan out.

Guiliana and Bill seem to be complete opposites. He's more down to earth, while she's goofy and outgoing. The relationship between her and her assistant Matthew is hysterical, he's almost like a third wheel in her relationship with Bill since he seems to travel with her whenever she's in Chicago. At times, Guiliana can be incredibly annoying, and I love Bill's reactions whenever she does something that he thinks is crazy like Sunday night when she put on a pair of maternity panties on over her regular pants. Yet, they seem to compliment each other, and I'm hoping that they won't end up like other couples who have let the cameras in on their relationship. I think they produce the show as well, which is probably smart. They can control exactly what they show and what they don't show.

Guiliana and Bill is on Sunday nights on the Style Network at 9:00 p.m. Check it out and see if you are not charmed by the two of them.

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