or


[11/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
An Elite Party Planning Team Works with One Special Individual's Family and Friends to Give Their Loved One the Surprise of a Lifetime, in the New UPN Reality Show, "Get This Party Started"

[via press release from UPN]

AN ELITE PARTY PLANNING TEAM WORKS WITH ONE SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO GIVE THEIR LOVED ONE THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME, IN THE NEW UPN REALITY SHOW, "GET THIS PARTY STARTED"

Kristin Cavallari ("Laguna Beach") and Ethan Erickson ("Extra") To Host The Show and Special Events Firm Harrison & Shriftman To Lend Their Expertise

UPN cameras will capture the drama, emotion and excitement each week as an elite team of party planners to the stars, led by special events coordinator Lara Shriftman of Harrison & Shriftman along with hosts Kristin Cavallari and Ethan Erickson, work with one special individual's friends and family to surprise their well-deserving loved one with a very spectacular and extravagant event in their honor. From the hottest clubs, celebrity guests, and trendiest style-makers all over the country, nothing will be spared to make these dreams come true, in "GET THIS PARTY STARTED," a new reality show on UPN.

Honoring every aspect of life's celebrations, including birthdays, engagements, weddings, and the like, everyday people who have sacrificed for their loved ones, suffered a tragedy or have hit a milestone in their lives will be given the VIP treatment as they are thrown the ultimate bash never to be forgotten. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, these individuals will share their incredible stories as they are treated to a variety of life-changing surprises and gifts.

Kristin Cavallari most recently starred in the hit reality series "Laguna Beach." Cavallari has been acting since the age of 7, and has appeared in numerous commercials and ad campaigns. She is currently taking acting classes and is continuing to expand her acting career. A native of Laguna Beach, Calif., Cavallari currently resides there as well as in Marina Del Ray, Calif.

Ethan Erickson was a correspondent for the syndicated entertainment show "Extra." In addition, he hosted an episode of the series "Coming Attractions," "GPS Adventures" and "Ethan's Date." For television, Erickson has had recurring roles on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Step By Step" as well as guest-starred on "Joey," "Friends," "Glory Days," "Beverly Hills 90210," and the daytime series "The Guiding Light" and "General Hospital." Known as the voice of Southwest Airlines, Erickson does a variety of voice-over work and commercials. He has appeared in the features "Jawbreaker" and "The In Crowd" along with the independent films "Dorian," "Burn," "Two Bits & Pepper," "Love & The Art of Destiny," "Fear Runs Silent" and "New Testament." On stage, Erickson has starred in productions of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Here We Are" and "McKensie & Co."

Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison are co-presidents of Harrison & Shriftman, a prestigious publicity, special events and marketing company that builds brands in the fashion, lifestyle, film, publishing and entertainment industries. Harrison & Shriftman provides their high-profile clients with original ideas, customized service and personal attention through memorable product promotions, dynamic special events and increased public awareness. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, with activities that extend throughout the country including the Hamptons, Las Vegas and sites of major film festivals. Shriftman and her partner have written two books on producing fun and fabulous events, F�te Accompli! The Ultimate Guide To Creative Entertaining and F�te Accompli! Workbook, The Ultimate Party Planning Guide. Their third book, Party Confidential, focusing on high-end parties and how to make them at home, will be released in September 2006. Touted as experts in numerous lifestyle publications, the company's special events division has produced many highly publicized events, including movie premieres, product launches, fashion shows and charity events.

Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner ("Big Brother") will serve as executive producer of the series.

No airdate has been set.





  [november 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (FOX)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· EXTRA (SYNDICATION)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· GET THIS PARTY STARTED (UPN)
· GLORY DAYS (WB)
· JOEY (NBC)
· NEWPORT HARBOR: THE REAL ORANGE COUNTY (MTV)





[09/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
TVGN (TV Guide Network) to Rebrand as "POP" - New Brand to Launch in First Quarter 2015
POP is billed as "a multi-platform destination dedicated to celebrating the fun of being a fan."

[09/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
BBC America Presents the 2014 Britannia Awards Honorees
BAFTA Los Angeles will honor Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench at this year's awards ceremony.

[09/18/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Got Talent" Finale, "Laura" Premiere
The Peacock easily leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Comedy Central's "@midnight" Joins New York Comedy Festival Lineup, Will Tape and Air Week of Shows in NYC
The social media sensation joins the stellar lineup of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival to tape a week of shows which will air Monday, November 3 through Thursday, November 6.

[09/18/14 - 06:09 AM]
Darrell Hammond to Serve as New Announcer for "Saturday Night Live"
Hammond will take over the role from the late Don Pardo.

[09/18/14 - 05:54 AM]
Aubrey Plaza to Be Voice of Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" Premiering November 29
The infamous kitty with the hilariously woeful but endearing facial expression stars in her very own live-action Christmas movie this holiday season.

[09/17/14 - 10:00 PM]
Winner Voted of NBC's Hit Summer Series "America's Got Talent"
The winner will headline "America's Got Talent Live" at The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (September 26 and 27).

[09/17/14 - 01:35 PM]
ABC Family's "100 Days Until Christmas" Campaign a Social Media Hit on Facebook
"Pretty Little Liars" continues to be dominate on Twitter, ranking as TV's #1 most-tweeted TV drama series of Summer 2014.

[09/17/14 - 01:35 PM]
The Viral Video Show That Started It All, "America's Funniest Home Videos," Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Maker Studios Content Partnership Anchored by Original Clip Show "ShayFV" Starring Shay Carl
The original content initiative extends an existing relationship between Vin Di Bona Productions and Maker Studios.

[09/17/14 - 01:34 PM]
Former President Bill Clinton to Appear on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Thursday, September 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
President Clinton will preside over the 10th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, which takes place next week (September 21-24) in New York City.

[09/17/14 - 01:33 PM]
A+E Networks(R) Hits 22 Million Downloads with TV Everywhere Apps
The free, ad-supported TV Everywhere apps offer fans access to full episodes, movies and exclusive clips of their favorite A+E Networks HD programming.

[09/17/14 - 12:44 PM]
TBS to Celebrate 20 Years of "Friends" with 20-Episode Marathon on Sept. 22
"We're thrilled to be celebrating Friends' 20th anniversary by giving fans the chance to choose their favorite episodes for TBS's 20-episode marathon," said Phil Oppenheim.

[09/17/14 - 12:38 PM]
SundanceTV Celebrates Academy(R) Award Winner Danny Boyle
In honor of his upcoming series "Babylon," SundanceTV is featuring an evening-long celebration of the renowned director, including the original long form episode that inspired the series of the same name.

[09/17/14 - 12:24 PM]
HGTV's "Love It or List It" Begins Production in Raleigh-Durham
Producers at Big Coat Productions are actively seeking potential homeowners who are torn between renovating their existing home and relocating to a new residence.

[09/17/14 - 12:16 PM]
TV Land Hosts a Two-Day Marathon for the 30th Anniversary of "The Cosby Show"
The marathon begins Saturday, September 20 at 2pm with fan favorite episode, "How Ugly Is He?"