Menounos and Catt
Does a new host spell trouble for E! News?
Maria Menounos, 37, took over as head anchor for the entertainment talk show and things are allegedly off to a rocky start.
After reports claimed Maria and former lead correspondent, Giuliana Rancic, were in a long-term feud, an insider claims that coworker and fellow host, Catt Sadler, 41, is now fighting with the Greek beauty.
Catt (middle) and Maria (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
A source revealed to Page Six that executives are allegedly unhappy with Maria’s performance and want to give Catt more time on air.
“There was a big meeting to discuss how to use Catt more. They want to give her better stories and better interviews. They’re nervous about Maria, especially since ratings continue to decline. They’ve inherited her contract and regret it big-time,” the insider claimed.
So is a battle really waging behind closed doors?
A rep for E! says, "Completely inaccurate and absurd. We are thrilled with Maria’s performance. There is no ‘battle’ between Catt and Maria.”
Maria doesn’t think there is tension at work and her rep added, “They are a very tight-knit group. Maria and Catt were playing basketball at Terrence [Jenkins]' the other night. Everyone was having fun and they get along great.”