Maria Menounous stays mum on "Extra" departure reports

Maria Menounos attends the Emerson College Los Angeles Grand Opening Gala on March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. Getty Images

Maria Menounous is staying mum on reports that she's leaving as co-host of "Extra."

On Monday, several media outlets revealed that Menounous would be leaving her post on the entertainment show.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, Menounos' contract won't be renewed, with one source citing tensions with her co-host Mario Lopez. Us Weekly, meanwhile, said she decided months ago that she wanted to branch out and try new things.

The 35-year-old TV personality, who has been with "Extra" since 2011, recently portrayed herself on the Fox sitcom, "The Mindy Project." She's also starring in the new Oxygen reality show, "Chasing Maria Menounos," alongside her family.

Menounos -- a one-time contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" -- runs her own production company.


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