Maria Menounos Signs Overall Deal with E!
Popular entertainment host, journalist, author, producer and Reality Show star Maria Menounos has signed a multi-year agreement with E! that includes both talent and producing roles. As part of the comprehensive partnership, Menounos will host a new one-hour entertainment news magazine series, "Untold with Maria Menounos." Menounos will also be featured on the popular off-the-cuff roundtable series "Live From E!" and upcoming "E! Specials." Additionally, Menounos' production company, Underman/Omegagirl Productions, will hang its shingle at E!, with the network getting First Look rights to ideas for series, specials and other projects across all platforms.
"As we continue to expand E!'s dynamic news programming line-up, we're so excited to have Maria join the E! team to help drive the growth and expansion of E! as the global entertainment news leader. With her undeniable charisma and deep industry relationships, Maria has a huge fan following as one of the premiere entertainment news personalities in Hollywood today," said Cyndi McClellan, President, Network Strategy & E! News, E! She added, "While conceiving "Untold," we always thought Maria was the ideal host because of her varied experiences not only in entertainment, but also in global reporting. We're thrilled to bring her talents to the network and to collaborate with her as we create and develop exciting new programming together."
"To be able to host, report and produce for an entire network, one that spans globally no less, is thrilling," added Menounos. "I'm excited to exercise my talents on both sides of the camera as my partner, Keven Undergaro, and I have many projects to bring to the network through Underman/Omegagirl. I'm equally excited to join a team of hosts and producers that are amongst the finest in our industry."
Hosted on location by Menounos, "Untold with Maria Menounos" is a fresh and fun approach to celebrity and trends, covering a wide array of topics, such as Gen Y Royals, the rise of heroin in Hollywood, the popularity of electronic dance music (EDM) and the meteoric rise of some reality stars from their humble beginnings. Each episode will be comprised of three extensive individual stories, as well as additional segments such as celebrity sound-off and pop culture minute.