Giuliana Rancic: Russell Crowe’s Awkward Interview

By: Kimberly Ripley - March 21, 2014

Giuliana Rancic has interviewed countless celebrities throughout her time as an E! correspondent, and was recently asked if one interview stuck out among all of them as the most awkward. She told Bravo’s Andy Cohen that Russell Crowe really took the cake. What on earth did the Noah star do to qualify in this manner?

“Russell Crowe was so mean to me,” Giuliana said. “I had been at E! for a year and I thought, ‘I’m going to go easy because he’s pretty tough.’ And so I said, ‘Are you excited to be here? Your big movie premiere.’ And he goes, ‘I’m contractually obligated to be here. What’s your next question?'”

It didn’t end there either.

“And I go, ‘OK, um, isn’t it so wonderful to see all the fans?’ And he goes, ‘That’s your second question?’ And then he goes, ‘One, two, you’re through’ and walked away,” she added.

Wow. Can you even imagine being so rude? “Awkward” really seems to be a very mild description of Giuliana Rancic’s interview with Russell Crowe. He was completely, unacceptably rude to her.

The Giuliana and Bill star will soon return to E!, as the next season of the show starts back up on April 1st. Fans are no doubt wondering if the couple will consider adding baby number two to their family. Will they move to Chicago permanently? One thing they definitely won’t be wondering is will Russell Crowe make a guest appearance on their show?

Does Russell Crowe’s behavior during his interview with Giuliana Rancic surprise you? Or is this apropos for the actor?

It sounds like Russell Crowe owes Giuliana Rancic a giant apology–or at the very least an exclusive interview (a polite one this time) the next time he’s in town.

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Jacob Greenwood

    Noah existed and his sons and their descendants be traced through Chronicles in the Bible and archaeology to people and places that exist today. Why do the seven Noahide laws, for Jews and Gentiles alike, still resonate, and are the basis for Jewish and Mesopotamian law?

    1 You shall not have any idols before God.
    2 You shall not murder.
    3 You shall not steal.
    4 You shall not commit adultery, incest or bestiality.
    5 You shall not blaspheme God’s name.
    6 Do not eat flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive.
    7 Set up a governing body of just laws.

    READ “Finding Noah” at