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Star Jones Reynolds stays on red carpet

Will host coverage of three major awards shows
/ Source: The Associated Press

Star Jones Reynolds will be back on the red carpet for E! Entertainment Television’s coverage of this year’s Screen Actors Guild, Grammy and Academy Awards.

Ted Harbert, president and chief executive officer of E! Networks, said he was thrilled Jones Reynolds would continue as host of E!’s “Live From the Red Carpet” awards specials.

“Her passion and knowledge about the world of entertainment make her the ideal person to represent E! in our showcase event telecast,” Harbert said in a statement Monday.

Jones Reynolds, a co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show “The View,” first stepped onto the red carpet for E! last September for the Emmy Awards and recently for the Golden Globe Awards.

“As a true fan of film, television and music, being named host of all E!’s ‘Live From the Red Carpet’ events this award season is a dream come true,” Jones Reynolds said. “E! has made award show red carpet arrivals ‘appointment television’ and I absolutely love participating in the excitement of these celebrations.”

Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, jumped ship at E! last year to sign with the TV Guide Channel. E! then signed Jones Reynolds to replace them.