Fox says Naya Rivera to remain on 'Glee'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Naya Rivera is still a Gleek.

``There is no truth to the rumor Naya has been fired from the show,'' the Fox network noted in a statement released to The Associated Press Saturday night, which concluded, ``She remains under contract to `Glee.'''

Rivera plays Santana Lopez, a lesbian glee club member, on the popular musical drama.

Before ``Glee'' actress Lea Michele arrived Saturday morning at the premiere of her latest film, the animated ``Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return,'' a publicist for Michele said her client would not comment on co-star Rivera, the subject of numerous rumors and reports over the last week.

But Michele did reveal ``Glee'' had its fifth-season wrap party Friday night.

It's been a difficult year for the series' cast and crew, in the wake of the July 2013 overdose death of actor Cory Monteith, who had been romantically linked to Michele.

``I have to say I owe so much to the cast of `Glee,''' Michele said. ``Loss is a horrendous thing, and if it wasn't for their constant support, and, every day going to work and knowing that I had this safety net underneath me, has gotten me to where I am right now. So, I'm beyond grateful for `Glee.'''

The show's fifth-season finale is set to air stateside May 20. Show co-creator Ryan Murphy has said the series' sixth season will be its last.


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