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Jennifer Aniston is not returning to TV, her rep tells

Reports claiming the star, 40, agreed to host a weekly talk show for Oprah Winfrey's new cable channel are "absolutely false," her rep tells Us.

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The fabricated story, reported by London's Daily Express newspaper, OK! and The New York Post, claimed that salary wasn't a factor for the "Bounty" actress.

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"She is doing this for one reason only -- she absolutely wants to do it," the paper alleged, citing a source close to the deal at the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The report also claimed late night talk show host Chelsea Handler played a role in Aniston's decision to take the job.

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Although Aniston has made guest appearances on such hit shows as "30 Rock," Aniston has not returned to the small screen on a regular basis since her 10-year role as Rachel Green on Friends.