It's gonna be pret-ty awkward when she runs into former co-workers…
Last month, as Maria Menounos' NBC contract was about to expire, we heard that the network wanted to keep her on Access Hollywood, but scale back on her contributions to other shows.
Looks like that didn't sit well with Maria, because not only has she left NBC, but she's signed a multi-year deal with Time Warner's Telepictures, which will have her co-hosting Access Hollywood rival show Extra with Mario Lopez!
Aside from Extra, she'll also contribute to Dr. Drew's new CW daytime show Lifechangers, and she'll develop other new projects as well.
Def seems like this was the right move for her. Should be inneresting to see how this affects the ratings for both Extra and Access Hollywood.
Good luck with the new job, Maria!
[Image via WENN.]
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