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Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos (Greek:Μαρία Μενούνου) (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, television presenter and occasional professional wrestler known in The United States for her appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. Menounos was born in Medford, Massachusetts, to Greek immigrant parents Costas and Litsa Menounos. She has a younger brother, Peter, and is fluent in the Greek language. From age 13–19, she was an employee of Dunkin' Donuts. Menounos attended the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, Massachusetts. Menounos attended Medford High School in Medford, MA. In 1995, Menounos began to compete in beauty pageants. The following year, she won the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA and competed at Miss Teen USA where she placed in the top 15, receiving an honorary mention, during the preliminary competition; Menounos placed 13th in preliminaries. The pageant was won by Christie Lee Woods. Maria competed for the title of Miss Massachusetts USA 2000; she was the 1st runner up. Later Menounos attended Boston's Emerson College where she

Maria Menounos -- Trying for a Baby ... Hard Work or Fun? (HILARIOUS VIDEO)

Maria Menounos
Trying for a Baby ... Hard Work or Fun? (HILARIOUS VIDEO!)

Maria Menounos has a big decision ... should she have a baby before or after her wedding? Our fearless photog Charlie got the 38-year-old arriving at LAX Friday and asked about the ticking… READ MORE >

Maria Menounos -- I'm Down with Billy Bush (VIDEO)

Maria Menounos
I'm Down with Billy Bush

Maria Menounos thinks Billy Bush, her former "Access Hollywood" co-host, should tough it out and keep his "Today" show gig.  We got Maria at Catch in WeHo Friday night when our photog… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
Maria Menounos -- Car Window Explodes ... 'We're Being Shot!'

Maria Menounos
Car Window Explodes ... 'We're Being Shot!'

Maria Menounos thought a sniper was opening fire when her car window suddenly exploded Thursday morning in NYC -- but what really happened was still pretty scary. One of our camera guys got… READ MORE >

- 864 days ago
Terrell Owens -- No Shirt, No Shoes, No Child Support

Terrell Owens
No Shirt, No Shoes ... No Child Support

There's a damn good chance Terrell Owens will be sentenced to JAIL if he once again blows off his child support hearing in Atlanta on Thursday ... but T.O. didn't seem to care this weekend because… READ MORE >

- 1687 days ago
Mel Gibson Parties Hard with Maria Menounos

Mel Gibson
Life's Nothing But A Rose Garden ... Again

Mel Gibson blew off some serious steam Saturday night, partying until 4 AM at Maria Menounos' home.Maria threw a bash for her 34th birthday.  A wardrobe friend of Maria's brought Mel along… READ MORE >

- 1715 days ago
Maria Menounos -- Bringing Something Extra to 'Dancing With the Stars'

'Dancing With the Stars'
Maria Menounos Will Bring That Something Extra

TMZ has learned the identity of yet another of the contestants for the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars" ... the super hot Maria Menounos.We revealed three cast members yesterday ...… READ MORE >

- 1829 days ago
Heidi, Maria, Rachel or Debra: Who'd You Rather?

Heidi, Maria, Rachel or Debra
Who'd You Rather?

Supermodel Heidi Klum, TV host Maria Menounos, stylist Rachel Zoe and actress Debra Messing all flashed their smiles as best they could at the same event in Beverly Hills on Thursday.Question is… READ MORE >

- 2305 days ago
Maria Vs Minka: Who'd You Rather?

Maria vs. Minka
Who'd You Rather?

Maria Menounos, 32, Minka Kelly, 30, both showed up to the same event in L.A. yesterday. Question is ...   READ MORE >

- 2349 days ago
Bill Clinton: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria

Bill Clinton:
I Just Met a Girl Named Maria

Former President Bill Clinton was honored at last night's VH1 "Save the Music Foundation" 10th Anniversary party ... and Bubba clearly couldn't get enough of entertainment beat hottie, Maria… READ MORE >

- 3446 days ago

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