E!’s red carpet coverage will be graced with a new face: Laverne Cox.
Cox will host the network’s “Live From E!,” which covers Hollywood’s biggest events from the Grammy Awards to the Oscars, starting January 2022, E! announced Monday.
“I’m so excited and deeply humbled to be hosting E!’s iconic red carpet coverage. For many years I would wake up early on awards show days, get my snacks in place and watch E!’s coverage all day long,” Cox said in a statement. “I dreamed of walking red carpets… I can’t wait to get started while hopefully serving up fashion fantasies for the ages honey.”
The “Promising Young Woman” star’s new gig comes amid E!’s longtime red carpet host Giuliana Rancic’s resignation.
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“After 20 fabulous years hosting E!’s red carpet, I have decided to step out of my red carpet heels into a new pair of shoes. One of my passions is great storytelling and I am thrilled to announce a new development deal with E!’s parent company NBCUniversal where I will be producing and bringing stories to life,” Rancic announced on Instagram Monday.
She continued: “To my E! family, thank you for allowing me to make my red carpet dreams come true for the past two decades. It has truly been a highlight of my career and life.”
Rancic also thanked her production team for the “beautiful memories” and her viewers around the world.
“Thank you for watching and supporting me as we went along together on this red carpet ride. I love and appreciate you all and I sure hope you will join me as I enter this exciting new chapter,” she ended.
Aside from awards show red carpets, Cox will host segments of celebrity interviews that will air throughout 2022.