TVLine Items: Zendaya Replies to Rancic's Apology, Extra Dead & More

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Zendaya has responded to E! host Giuliana Rancic‘s on-air apology for a joke she made about the actress’ dreadlocks hairstyle, which the Disney Channel star felt had racist connotations.

During Fashion Police‘s post-Oscars special on Monday, Rancic implied that the K.C. Undercover actress’ hair smelled like marijuana.

“Giuliana, I appreciate your apology and I’m glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network,” Zendaya wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Read the full statement below.

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* The Walking Dead‘s Season 5 finale, which will air March 29 at 9/8c, has been extended to 90 minutes.

* The pilot for TV Land’s Younger, starring Sutton Foster (Bunheads), is available to watch for free via Amazon Instant Video. The comedy, about a single mother in her early 40s whose stalled publishing career is revitalized when she lies and passes herself off as a twentysomething, premieres March 31.

* In promos for her Saturday Night Live hosting debut this weekend, Dakota Johnson (with Taran Killam) begs mom Melanie Griffith to go see Fifty Shades of Grey, mulls nicknames and more: