There's a search going on for Mario Lopez's new co-host and we volunteer! LOLz! Kidding!
Let it be clear, Maria Menounos is leaving Extra for greener pastures, NOT because the big wigs over at Telepictures decided not to renew her contract!
An insider revealed that it was the TV personality who decided leave the show, they said:
"Maria was 100 percent not fired. The truth is, she decided months ago on her own to explore other options, as she knew her contract was coming up for renewal. She made this decision.
There is no bad energy. Maria has so much going on with her reality show, and she's happy that she has so many options to explore right now."
Well, at least there isn't any bad blood between the two!
The 35-year-old certainly has a lot going on for her, a reality show on Oxygen along with her thriving company AfterBuzz TV, there obviously isn't a shortage of what she can do!
Spread those wings and fly, Maria!!
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