TV Guide Network Signs Joey Fatone to Co-Host Its Signature Red Carpet Specials
Joey Fatone will Join Lisa Rinna on the Red Carpet for their
Hosting Debut on TV Guide Network at 2007 Emmy� Awards
LOS ANGELES -- Multi-talented entertainer and host of the new TV smash hit "The Singing Bee," Joey Fatone, has signed-on with TV Guide Network� to become co-host of its hugely popular Red Carpet programming through 2008. Mr. Fatone will share hosting duties with TV actress and fashion entrepreneur, Lisa Rinna, who signed an exclusive deal with TV Guide Network in April 2007 to become Red Carpet host at the major Hollywood award shows. The duo, each of whom were fan favorite contestants on successive seasons of "Dancing with the Stars," will team-up live on the Red Carpet starting in September at the 2007 Emmy� Awards. The announcement was made earlier today by TV Guide Network President Ryan O'Hara.
"Joey is a top-notch professional with a natural likeability and great sense of humor, all of which are essential attributes of a Red Carpet TV host," said Mr. O'Hara. "He will be a terrific complement to Lisa, who is also incredibly charismatic and brings a wealth of fashion savvy and insight. Without a doubt, TV Guide Network boasts a dynamic, entertaining and winning hosting team, and I know they will appeal to the broad base of fans that tune-in to our Red Carpet programming each year."
In addition to the 2007 Emmy Awards, Mr. Fatone will co-host TV Guide Network's Red Carpet award season coverage in 2008, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards and Screen Actor's Guild Awards.
"Co-hosting the Red Carpet for TV Guide Network alongside Lisa is really an exciting opportunity," said Mr. Fatone. "I am looking forward to making the Red Carpet experience entertaining, spontaneous, and most of all fun � not only for those walking the Red Carpet, but also for the fans watching at home."
Mr. Fatone has had a successful career spanning all areas of entertainment, including television, film, music and theater. He can currently be seen hosting NBC's ultimate sing-along variety game show "The Singing Bee," which premiered on July 10, 2007 and will continue airing this Fall. He recently competed on the ABC hit series "Dancing with the Stars," in which he and his dance partner placed second. Mr. Fatone was also part of *NSYNC, which released a self-titled debut album in 1998 that went diamond, selling over ten million copies, and earned an American Music Award for favorite new artist (pop/rock).
About TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network reaches over 81 million homes and is the premier television entertainment network for viewers seeking the latest information on the best programs, hottest stars and latest trends on television. Headquartered in the heart of Hollywood at its TV Guide Studios, the network combines original programming with comprehensive program listings information - all of which deliver on viewers' need for an entertaining and easy guide to what's on TV. TV Guide Network is owned and operated by TV Guide Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
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