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[08/15/07 - 10:00 AM]
Celebrities Battle It Out and Learn to Spit Lyrics from the Biggest Names in Hip Hop in MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar" Premiering on Thursday, August 30th at 10pm ET/PT
Perez Hilton, Tone Loc, Warren G and Paul Wall are among those set to mentor and compete.

[via press release from MTV]

CELEBRITIES BATTLE IT OUT AND LEARN TO SPIT LYRICS FROM THE BIGGEST NAMES IN HIP HOP IN MTV'S "CELEBRITY RAP SUPERSTAR" PREMIERING ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 10PM ET/PT

Featuring Perez Hilton, Tone Loc, Warren G, Paul Wall & More

Mic check one two, one two! On August 30th at 10pm ET/PT MTV introduces "Celebrity Rap Superstar" a brand new, live competition series that's sure to keep hip-hop fans sitting on the edge of their seats. Viewers will get to witness some of today's hottest celebrities as they're transformed into skillful lyricists. This star-studded cast will include Celebrity Mentors: Tone Loc, Paul Wall, Warren G and more; Celebrity Contestants: Perez Hilton and more. Each week the celebrities and their personal rap mentors will work together on honing their rapping skills. Viewers can meet the cast, access the show blog, and see exclusive cast interviews by visiting MTV.com. They can also text and call in toll free to vote for their favorite celebrity each week on MTV Mobile.

This live weekly competition series will pair eight contestants with their own rap mega-star mentor who will share their knowledge and skills, preparing the celebrity contestants with the technique they need to master this art form. For eight weeks the contestants originating from their respective industries of TV, film, music and sports, will strut their stuff in front of a live studio audience and an expert panel of judges. The contestants will then perform covers of some of the biggest rap songs of all time, create original raps and be tested in freestyle rap competitions. Following each week's performances the viewing audience will vote for their favorite contestant and the person with the least amount of votes will be eliminated until the rapper with the best skills is chosen as the winner.

The competition will be as fierce as it is exciting with surprise guest artists, behind-the-scenes battles, weekly rap throw-downs and a multitude of weekly innovations, just some of the other ingredients that are sure to make "Celebrity Rap Superstar" a household name.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc., is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services � MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 80 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





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[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
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[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
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[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
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[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
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[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
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[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
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[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.