Celebrity Interview: Bill & Giuliana Rancic Talk Love, Relationships & New Dating Show

Bill and Giuliana Rancic, who recently revealed they are expecting a baby boy later this summer, joined me yesterday to discuss love, the secret to having a great relationship, Nivea's National PDA Day and the new dating show they're hosting which is executive produced by Eva Longoria and debuting later this year.


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Bill and Giuliana Rancic stopped by to discuss love, relationships, NIvea's National PDA Day and the dating show they're hosting!



Candace Rose: You've partnered once again with Nivea, this time for the first ever National PDA Day. Can you tell us about that?

Bill Rancic: "Nivea, Giuliana and myself teamed up and we're kicking off this National PDA Day because Nivea had done a study and they found people are actually touching their BlackBerrys, and their iPhones, and their iPads more than they are their spouses. And Nivea understands the power of touch, and they said 'you know what, on National PDA Day, put the BlackBerrys and the iPhones and all the different devices down and hold the hand of the person you love or put your arm around the person you love and really show them that affection is being a lost art almost'. People are so focused on their lives and their devices and everything else, they're not paying attention to what's most important in life and that's the people you love."


Candace Rose: You're treating couples to a morning date in New York City's Herald Square. Can you tell us about that?

Giuliana Rancic: "It's called Coffee & a Cuddle, and it's going to be a lot of fun. We're going to be there in Herald Square in the morning. We're super excited and then we're going to end this whole event in Los Angeles with a musical performance by Ne-Yo, which is super exciting, at the Grove in L.A. This National PDA Day, we're doing special events in 11 cities, so if you go to NationalPDADay.com you can see if we're doing anything in your city, and if we're not, it's okay because you can register to win a date night on us and on Nivea. We're going to cover the fee for the babysitter, your dinner- whatever you want, we just want you to have a fun date night and reconnect."


Candace Rose: You're both such a great couple that so many people look up to, what would you say is the key to having a great relationship and how important is PDA?

Bill Rancic: "Well, I think one of the most important ingredients is to put effort in. A lot of people say 'oh, relationships take work'. We don't like to use that word. Work is a four letter word; we say it takes effort. It's the little things like when Giuliana wakes up I've got coffee waiting for her in the morning, and she gives me back massages after a long trip."

Giuliana Rancic: "I use a lot of Nivea lotion- that's one of the perks of working with Nivea is we get so much great moisturizer and lip balm. So about once a week or once every two weeks I give Bill a nice massage."

Bill Rancic: "I'd like to put that in writing- once a week."

Giuliana Rancic: "Like Bill said, 'it's doing the little things for each other'.

Bill Rancic: "You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on your significant other, it's putting the effort and time in like simple walks, that makes a big difference."


Candace Rose: Do you have any relationship advice for couples (such as yourself) who are juggling work, and are parents-to-be or new parents?

Giuliana Rancic: "One thing Bill and I do is three or four nights a week, after a long day of work when we don't see each other, we come home and instead of sitting in front of the internet or the TV we take a walk. Whether it's a 10 minute walk or an hour walk, we hold hands, we reflect on the day and sometimes we'll take different paths. One day we'll walk out of the house, we'll go to the left; another day we'll go to the right. Another day we'll go straight, and it's nice because you just experience different things."

Bill Rancic: "You don't get caught in a rut when you do that. You've got to change up your game plan. You can't get stuck in a comfort zone, and that applies to all aspects of life, whether it's your relationship, whether it's your work environment. When you become in that comfort zone, you don't grow and you don't take things to the next level."


Candace Rose: You recently wrapped up season 5 of your reality show 'Giuliana & Bill', and I heard you're hosting a new dating show together."

Giuliana Rancic: "We are. It's for NBC, it's called 'Ready For Love', and it's a new dating series. Eva Longoria is the executive producer, and it premieres in the winter. We just started shooting it and we're having a great time. It's like another scale reality show. It's going to be great."


Candace Rose: How does it differ from other dating shows?

Giuliana Rancic: "We have three incredible guys instead of just one."

Bill Rancic: "We have three matchmakers, so there's a little bit of science behind it."

Giuliana Rancic: "We're looking for real connections, people who are truly going to fall in love and are matched accordingly, and not just 'oh you look kind of cute'. It's not about that, it's true connection. We just started shooting it, and it's going incredibly well."


Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share with viewers?

Bill Rancic: "Well, we just encourage everyone to go to NationalPDADay.com, and we want them to win a date night with us and Nivea. Please go there and we're going to treat you to a great night out on the town."

Interview: Lifestyle Expert Ereka Vitrini Offers Parenting Tips for New Moms!

Lifestyle expert, media personality and mom of two young children, Ereka Vitrini who gained fame on season one of NBC’s Apprentice, joined me earlier this week to discuss her best tips for new moms. From practical infant clothing to preventing stretch marks, Vitrini has you covered!


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Candace Rose: What can parents do to prepare themselves and their home for the arrival of their new baby?

Ereka Vitrini: “Well, the first think you’re going to want to do is not stress out okay. Make sure that you’re just prepared and I think the key in being prepared is to make sure you have the right wardrobe to keep your little one comfortable and cozy. A staple in an infant wardrobe is the infant body suit. A parent will generally buy about 35 within that first year and it can get really, really expensive. Disney has created a product that I absolutely love, it’s called the Disney cuddly bodysuit. It has two rows of snaps; adds on an extra inch in length to the bodysuit so it literally grows with your baby. It’s so super smart, it’s 100% cotton, it’s really, really soft. It will really make sure that when your baby is fussy that they are at least comfortable which is important. It comes in 100 different styles, all of your Disney favorites. I love it; the only problem is I just wish I had thought of it.”


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Disney Cuddly bodysuitThe Disney cuddly bodysuit has two rows of snaps which adds an extra inch in length. 


Candace Rose: You know many new parents may struggle with finding out what their baby wants. Is there a way of knowing what they want?

Ereka Vitrini: “I think that you need to know what your baby doesn’t know what he needs. When they’re overtired they’ll fight their sleep, when they’re gassy they’ll often act like they’re hungry. The best thing you can do is keep close to your child. Make sure you have a lot of intimate bonding time with your child in those first few weeks so you can start to learn their signals and you have to also sometimes push a routine on them often because they don’t know exactly what they need.”


Candace Rose: And how about when it comes to nutrition?

Ereka Vitrini: “In those first few months it’s either breastfeeding or it’s your formula. You’ll learn really soon if your child has an allergy and if you have any concerns about that go straight to your doctor and perhaps you’ll have to figure out what exactly the issue is but that you’ll have to work out with your doctor. The primary source of nutrition for that first year is either formula or breast milk. At six months is when you’re going to start to introduce solids.”


Candace Rose: Many women suffer from stretch marks after giving birth. Is there a way that this can be prevented or treated?

Ereka Vitrini: “You know what that’s the thing, pregnant women out there you’re all busy shopping for your little ones- take time and up some Bio-Oil, it’s the number one selling stretch mark product in 11 countries for a reason. It contains purcellin oil which helps your skin not only absorb but store moisture which maximizes on the elasticity of your skin so it lets your skin keep up with your growing body and that’s really important. I love this product. It smells good, it feels good. It doesn’t have any of that tacky residue that some of the other products have. I’m a big fan, big fan. And start using it when you just start to show and continue using it even afterwards. I still use just because I think it’s a great moisturizer.”


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Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?

Ereka Vitrini: “I do. On the safety side make sure that you’re CPR trained. Do that before the baby arrives and if you’d like you can go to Consumer Product Safety Commission and the USFDA and sign up for their email alerts. They’ll let you know when there’s a recall whether it be a drug or a toy or an item of clothing that could potentially be hazardous for your child.”


Candace Rose: And where can we go for more information?

Ereka Vitrini: “You can go to News2Know.com.”


Candace Rose: And how about for those who’d like more information on you- where can they see you next?

Ereka Vitrini: “You can go to ErekaVitrini.TV and I’m always posting my appearances and sort of what’s going on in my life.”



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Celebrity Interview: Giuliana and Bill Rancic of TV’s Giuliana and Bill!

 On Friday of last week, I had the great pleasure of being joined by celebrities, Giuliana and Bill Rancic of the hit reality series “Giuliana and Bill” to discuss NIVEA’s Kiss of a Lifetime contest and season five of “Giuliana and Bill”!


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Candace: Can you tell us about the Kiss of a Lifetime contest?

Bill Rancic: “Well, this Kiss of a Lifetime contest is amazing. We are searching for America’s most deserving couple. We want every couple out there to go to NIVEA’s facebook page and tell us their story of love; tell us how they were able to triumph maybe some obstacles that were in their way in 2011 and want to hear their stories; and we’re going to to narrow all the entries down over the nice couple of months. We’re going to pick five finalists and we’re going to fly those five finalists right here to New York City and we’re going to pick one deserving couple.”


Candace: Can you tell us more about the contest- so they get a chance to spend New Years Eve with you?

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. The deserving couple’s going to be with us right in Times Square on the NIVEA Kiss stage which is the best place in the world to be on New Years- trust me; we did it last year. And so they’re going to be with us, it’s VIP everything- 3 days/2 nights in New York City and they’re also going to appear in a NIVEA commercial which is pretty incredible.”

Bill Rancic: “It’s rock star treatment.”

Giuliana Rancic: “It really is. It’s definitely one of the best contests I’ve every heard about on facebook, so all you have to do is go to NIVEA’s facebook page and you don’t have to write anything too long or crazy, just a sweet simple story about why you’ve overcome some obstacles and how you’ve triumped in your relationship.”


Candace: So as long as you’re a member of facebook, you’re good to go.

Giuliana Rancic: “Exactly.”

Bill Rancic: “Yeah, it’s as easy as it gets.”

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, just facebook. Just go right to the NIVEA page, it’s very easy to find.”


Nivea Kiss of a Lifetime Giuliana Rancic Bill Rancic Contest New Years Commercial Times Square Candace Rose interview FacebookHead over to NIVEA’s facebook page for more information on the Kiss of a Lifetime contest –  Facebook.com/NiveaUSA


Candace: As co-authors of the book, “I Do, Now What?“; what advice do you have for couples?

Bill Rancic: “Well, one of the big tips we offer in the book is something that we started early on in our relationship and that’s something we call ‘checking in’ and it’s a real simple exercise- once every three or four weeks we sit down and we just check in with each other and that’s an opportunity for us to share what’s going on that’s good in the relationship and maybe some things that need a little bit of work. But what it does is it’s a very proactive move because it prevents major blowups from happening.”


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Candace: And as for your hit series “Giuliana and Bill”, will there be a season five?

Giuliana Rancic: “We’re actually talking about that right now; so we’ve already shot a little bit because we’re opening up a restaurant in Chicago in January. So we’ve been shooting all those scenes, so it’s been an amazing run; it really has been. And this show has helped a lot of people with their journey trying to have a baby, since we’re talking a lot publicly about our journey to have a baby. So it’s just wonderful to be part of a reality show that’s not scandalous; that’s not controversial in the wrong ways. I mean this is a really wholesome great show and this past season got its highest ratings ever which is pretty incredible.”


Candace: Well, that’s amazing! I also heard that you started a new fashion line.

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. I’m actually working on it right now, it’ll be out-“

Bill Rancic: “Fashionista!”

Giuliana Rancic: “The fashionista; it’ll be out in February, so I’ve been working hard. Bill actually gives me some advice too; he’s good. Like he doesn’t take any time to debate anything. Like you show him something and he goes ‘I hate it” and you show him something ‘I love it’ and I always agree with what he says. It’s pretty incredible. He has a good eye.”

Bill Rancic: “It’s like when you buy art; you’ve just got to trust your gut.”

Giuliana Rancic: “That’s true.”

Candace: Oh absolutely, that’s the way to be. Honesty is the best policy!


Candace: I spoke with you (Giuliana) in March and you gave me advice on the DDF, and I absolutely love it!

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah. Oh good, I’m so glad you like it. Okay, good; see I know what I’m talking about.”

Candace: You do know what you’re talking about. 

Giuliana Rancic: “You know I don’t talk much about politics, that sort of thing. Because as you know-“

Bill Rancic: “Thank God.” (laughing)

Giuliana Rancic: “On the news I’m talking about Britney Spears, so I don’t want to try to like I-“

Bill Rancic: “She’s going to talk about the 9-9-9 plan.” 

Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, I love the 9-9-9 plan. But anyways, aside from that; I definitely do take great pride in being able to share advice when it comes to beauty products and fashion, that sort of thing. I love giving, especially women that information.”


Bill Rancic Giuliana Rancic People.comGiuliana and Bill Rancic. Photo credit: Jeff Sciortino – People.com


Candace: Well, thank you. Do you guys have any additional tips or information you’d like to share this morning?

Bill Rancic: “Well, we certainly want to encourage everyone to go to the NIVEA; to NIVEA’s facebook page and submit their story because we know firsthand that last year was truly the opportunity of a lifetime for us and we’re hoping to share that opportunity with someone else because there is no better way to bring in the New Year than to be on that NIVEA Kiss stage, it is spectacular.”


Candace: On Monday, just a few days after my interview with Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Giuliana disclosed on NBC’s “Today” show that she had recently been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. I just want to take a moment to wish Giuliana a healthy and speedy recovery. She is truly a remarkable person with a great personality, strength, courage and determination. My thoughts and prayers are with the Rancic’s and their extended families, and of course that new baby that we know will be here in the near future! 🙂

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