E! pulls red carpet from Star Jones, declines to pick up contract option
UPI News Service, 09/29/2005
Celebrity interviewer Star Jones-Reynolds has made her final red carpet appearance for the E! cable network.
Her contract option for a second year was not picked up after the Emmy Awards, the New York Post reported Thursday.
"One year was enough," an E! insider told the newspaper.
Jones-Reynolds said she made the decision not to return to E! because she'll be too busy with her ABC TV talker, "The View," and promoting her book
"Shine: A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love," due out Jan. 6.
But the insider told the Post E! officials told Jones-Reynolds they were not picking up her option and gave her permission to say it was her decision.
"Do you think Star would give up good money and a load of freebies from the goody bags and the dresses for a book? No way," the source said.
The new E! red carpet team will be comedian Kathy Griffin, Giuliana Depandi and Carson Kressley, the Post said.
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