Reality works for Giuliana and Bill

May 10, 2011 6:00 AM

The reality is Giuliana and Bill Rancic are living the good life all of us desire.

"I don’t think we ever thought we would be in this situation," Giuliana said during a guest appearance with Bill at the Palazzo’s upscale Azure Luxury Pool.

The Rancics had their show, Giuliana and Bill, picked up for a fourth season on the Style network. The first episode of year four debuts in July and could very well feature their stay at the Palazzo.

"That’s what’s great about our show," said Giuliana, who may be best known for co-hosting ‘E’ Entertainment News weeknights with Ryan Seacrest. "We can come to Vegas, shoot it and have fun. It’s our real life and all our friends are here. We get to do what we want."

And what the Rancics like to do in Vegas is what most everyone enjoys – gamble.

 "We gamble on mostly craps and blackjack," Giuliana said. "As for limits, it’s how many drinks we have."

 Actually the Rancics will settle in on a $25 limit for starters.

"It’s a lot, but not in comparison to the whales," said Bill, who was the very first candidate hired by Donald Trump at the conclusion of his reality show The Apprentice. "We consider ourselves amateurs, but we certainly enjoy gambling."

Bill is known as an international motivational speaker hired by corporations, universities and organizations to give talks on success in both business and life. He is also a real estate developer mainly in and around downtown Chicago.

"The great thing about our show is that it is real and wholesome," he said. "I would say 99 percent of reality shows are about infidelity and drug use. We were going to do a show that makes marriage look cool again. It’s a show you can watch with your kids."

Giuliana flew into Vegas from Houston where she was on assignment for ‘E’ News.

"One hour a night is a lot of time to fill," she said. "There isn’t any story that’s out of bounds. We have the very best staff because you get what you pay for. Anything that has an entertainment aspect to it, we will do."

And that included a day or two in the sun and fun of the Azure, which played host to Olympic gold medal swimmer Amanda Beard last month.

"We’re just so glad to be here in Las Vegas and enjoying life," said Giuliana, who is a veteran of hosting red carpet events such as the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. "It’s great for us to have the red carpet treatment here at the Palazzo."