Naya Rivera To Stay On ‘Glee,’ Says Fox

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.

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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.

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“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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