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Mo'Nique Sends the Flavor of Love Girls to Charm School
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[via press release from VH1]

Mo'Nique Sends the Flavor of Love Girls to Charm School

VH1's New Series 'Charm School' Hosted by Comedian Mo'Nique Puts Thirteen of Flav's Most Memorable Ladies Through Etiquette Boot Camp

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 -- They're baaaaack!!! Thirteen of the "Flavor of Love" ladies from seasons one and two are competing again. This time the prize is cash and the title of "Charm School Queen." Mo'Nique lends her comedic talents to host this hilarious new series, "Charm School" premiering TBD.

"These girls are outspoken and outrageous, but they need some focus and direction. I'm just the woman to give it to them. You will see a metamorphosis in these girls, I promise!" proclaimed Mo'Nique.

Season one favorites as well as season two break-out stars will be trained in proper etiquette and have their social skills put to the test. Each will compete in challenges testing poise and grace and will be judged on their ability to handle pressure in difficult situations. In this real life "My Fair Lady," these women will be given the opportunity to transform from a flavor of the month to the ultimate standard in class and sophistication.

Mo'Nique has been a star of the long time hit series "The Parkers" and is the first female comedian to host the music television series "Showtime at the Apollo." She now brings her judging skills from "Mo'Nique's Fat Chance," a beauty pageant for plus-size women, to VH1's "Charm School."

VH1's "Charm School" is executive produced by Mark Cronin, Cris Abrego and Ben Samek for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures, who also produce the record breaking "Flavor of Love" and the ongoing successful series "Surreal Life" and "My Fair Brady." Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, Stella Stolper and Michael Hirschorn oversee the series for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in nearly 84 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at http://www.VH1.com.

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

51 Minds Entertainment is a dynamic reality television production company established by Executive Producer Cris Abrego of 51 Pictures and Executive Producer Mark Cronin of Mindless Entertainment. Mark and Cris came together to create the pop culture hit The Surreal Life, which has wrapped its sixth season. Because of the success of this show and their previous track records, VH1 offered them an unprecedented output deal for creating original programming for the channel. Fueled by the success of the shows provided by 51 Minds, VH1 created "Celebreality" - a themed night which consists of celeb- based reality programs. The "Celebreality" 51 Minds programming launched VH1 into their highest ratings ever.

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  [november 2006]  


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