When I noticed last night that the #3 Internet search term (after "Paul Magers" and "Gretchen Carr") that lands the unsuspecting here is "Giuliana Depandi," it seemed time to check in on the svelte E! Channel personality formerly known as just Giuliana. First, I discover she is no longer the co-host of E! News Live, and that she and Patrick Stinson have returned to the correspondent ranks. The latest replacements for (the seemingly irreplaceable) Jules Asner and Steve Kmetko are John Burke and Alisha Davis.
And, voila, Depandi shows up in an item in today's Washington Post "Names and Faces" column about her fiance, actor Jerry O'Connell, and his commercials for a store in suburban Maryland.
What is hunky actor Jerry O'Connell doing in a commercial for a White Flint Mall tailor shop? Answer: The owner is Eduardo DePandi, O'Connell's future father-in-law, and maybe it's one way to win him over. O'Connell, who appeared in movies such as "Scream II" and "Jerry Maguire," is engaged to "E! News Live" correspondent Giuliana DePandi, who when not reporting on celebs helps promote her father's store, which is named Bruno Cipriani.
I also learned a humbling fact: of the search terms that lure people here, "la observed" ranks (cough) 8th. The top 10, top to bottom:
paul magers kcbs
paul magers los angeles
Girl fights? I had to do my own search to see what that hits on...it's this posting on Hilary E. MacGregor's LAT story last September about a staged fight downtown. [Lessons learned: do more Paul Magers items (and don't forget Gretchen Carr).]