'Dancing With the Stars' Maria Menounos: 'I want to have fun'


Maria Menounos knows it'll be much different to be on "Dancing With the Stars" than to cover it.The co-host of the syndicated magazine program "Extra" isn't the first person from that show to be a "Dancing" contestant. Host Mario Lopez finished Season 3 as the runner-up, so she'll have even more incentive to bring home the mirrorball trophy when the ABC competition's 14th season begins Monday, March 19."I want to have fun," Menounos tells Zap2it. "I'm so excited to be able to focus on this and my work at 'Extra.' I do so many things, I remember some of my happiest times being these little sabbaticals where I could just focus on one thing. When I shot my roles in 'Fantastic Four' and 'One Tree Hill,' there was just that."Ninety-nine percent of the time, I don't love that ... but to get those couple of months where it will just be 'Extra' and 'Dancing With...



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