or


[09/04/07 - 09:56 AM]
Celebrities, Showgirls, Weddings, Poker and More Montel in Vegas for Premiere Week
Shot entirely on location in Las Vegas, these special episodes include interviews with illusionist Criss Angel and legendary songstress Toni Braxton.

[via press release from CBS Television Distribution]

CELEBRITIES, SHOWGIRLS, WEDDINGS, POKER AND MORE MONTEL in VEGAS for PREMIERE WEEK

Airdate: Monday, September 10 - Wednesday 12, 2007

New York, NY September 4, 2007 - For the first three episodes of premiere week, THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW takes viewers inside the heart of Las Vegas, starting Monday, September 10th. Shot entirely on location in Las Vegas, these special episodes include intimate interviews with illusionist Criss Angel and legendary songstress Toni Braxton. Apprentice 3 winner Kendra Todd takes Montel on an exclusive high-roller tour of the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino...and that's just the famous folk. The show also makes a viewer's dreams come true and surprises a young, struggling couple with a very special Vegas-style wedding. And on Wednesday, September 12th, Sylvia Brown travels to Vegas, where she interacts with a live audience in a special one-hour episode.

World-renowned illusionist Criss Angel gives Montel the first-ever look at his top-floor home in the Presidential Suite at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, where he's performed his magic-based show, "Criss Angel Mindfreak," for the last two years. Dubbed "the new Houdini," Angel demonstrates some of his skills for Montel, which include mentalism, hypnosis, illusion and escape. During a revealing sit-down interview with Montel, Angel shares personal details about his father's tragic death and other intimate moments of his life. And, in a tour of the Luxor Galleria, fans mob the duo during a shopping trip to Angel's eponymously named "Official Mindfreak" store.

Multi-Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton serenades Montel at The Flamingo Hotel, where she performs nightly. Cameras also capture the two singing together, and Braxton later sits down for an intimate chat about career highs and lows and the challenge of raising an autistic child.

Apprentice 3 winner Kendra Todd takes Montel on a high-roller tour of the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, including the celebrity-studded Rush Lounge; $30-million pool, complete with a 200,00-gallon shark tank, and VIP suites.

And what would a trip to Vegas be without a little gambling? Montel warms up by joining Ray Romano, Matt Damon and a slew of other celebrities for Don Cheadle's "Ante Up For Africa" charity poker tournament, to raise money and increase awareness for the crisis in Darfur. Next, he's pitted against Ben Affleck and professional poker players in the 2007 World Series of Poker and then raises the stakes even higher by organizing his own high-roller game, which includes Brad Garrett, to benefit The Montel Williams MS Foundation.

Montel surprises a young couple with a traditional Vegas wedding at the legendary Little White Wedding Chapel. Bridget Danna and Christopher Cook, from Pasadena, TX, who's wedding date is the lucky 07.07.07, can tell their friends they have a common bond with Britney Spears, Michael Jordan and Bruce Willis and Demi Moore who've also chosen the nostalgic chapel for their I Do's.

Luck also strikes Melinda Wandel, a 26-year-old housewife. The Vegas resident and mother of two has her dreams come true when Montel turns her into an instant Jubilee! showgirl. Wandel received the full-on showgirl treatment from the renowned troupe, wearing the requisite sequins, crystals, feathers, and 20lb headdress, plus a crash-course in the art of sashaying across a stage, much to the delight of her happy husband in the audience.

The show is offering viewers a chance to win "MONTEL'S ULTIMATE VEGAS ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES" by giving away five vacation packages for two, that mirrors much of what they will see on the show. For more information, go to http://www.montelshow.com/.

THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW is a Mountain Movers production in association with CBS Television Distribution. Montel Williams is Executive Producer and Melanie McLaughlin is Executive Producer. Susan Henry and Kim Forman-Brechka are Co-Executive Producers.

CBS Television Distribution is a division of CBS Corp.





  [september 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· CRISS ANGEL: MINDFREAK (A AND E)
· MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)





[06/22/17 - 02:31 PM]
Sharon Leal Joins the Cast of New Drama Series "Instinct"
Leal will portray a friend of Lizzie's (Bojana Novakovic) who has recently been promoted to be their boss in the NYPD.

[06/22/17 - 01:43 PM]
TV Land's "Younger" Simulcasts Coast-to-Coast on June 28th and Launches Live Digital Aftershow
"Getting Younger," hosted by Taylor Strecker, will continue the enthusiastic fan conversation that occurs on social media every week and encourage viewers to submit questions and interact with other superfans and stars alike.

[06/22/17 - 11:45 AM]
Hannah Hart Hits the Road for a Tasty Cross-Country Trip in New Food Network Series "I Hart Food"
The six-episode series launches Monday, August 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/22/17 - 11:06 AM]
Spike Announces New Docuseries "Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio," Premiering July 22 at 9pm ET/PT
The series is the tragic saga of these young women shrouded in a mystery that includes a dark underbelly of a struggling Midwest region plagued by drug and sex trafficking, and a system that seems to have failed to protect these women.

[06/22/17 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2017-2018 Season
Newcomer "The Orville" will kick things off with two special post-NFL airings on Sunday, September 10 and 17.

[06/22/17 - 10:57 AM]
TV One Announces 11th Season of "Unsung" Featuring Wyclef, Jagged Edge and Ice-T Among Others!
TV One's signature series weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight.

[06/22/17 - 10:13 AM]
ID Premieres Timely Special "Black and Blue" on Saturday Against Background of Controversial Decisions Involving Police Shootings
The special will be available on Investigation Discovery's TV Everywhere app, ID GO, beginning Sunday, June 25.

[06/22/17 - 10:03 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New TV Special "Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling" Reunites Original Voice Cast to Reprise Roles
The special is written and executive produced by the series' original creator Joe Murray and will premiere on Nickelodeon in 2018.

[06/22/17 - 10:01 AM]
Welcome to Beacon! TBS's "People of Earth" Returns July 24
The series centers on a group of alien abductees - or "experiencers" - living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y.

[06/22/17 - 09:13 AM]
Alexis Bledel Returns for "The Handmaid's Tale" Season Two
The 13-episode second season is scheduled to go back into production this fall and will premiere in 2018.

[06/22/17 - 09:00 AM]
"Big Brother" Returns This Summer with Multiplatform Coverage
CBS All Access will also give fans the ability to stream current episodes live or on demand and watch every episode that has ever aired across platforms.

[06/22/17 - 08:54 AM]
DIY Network Orders New Seasons of "Stone House Revival" and "Salvage Dawgs"
Both series will return for another 13 episodes on the cable channel.

[06/22/17 - 08:35 AM]
Video: Trailer - "Last Chance U" - Season 2 - July 21
The original documentary series follows the stories of elite athletes in tough life circumstances who struggle to find their redemption on a champion junior college football team.

[06/22/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, NBC Leads Total Viewers
The Peacock's "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" opens as the top draw in both categories.

[06/22/17 - 07:50 AM]
SundanceTV's Original Non-Fiction Series "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter" Returns Sunday, June 25 at 10:00 AM ET/9:00 AM CT
Anthony Anderson, Kevin Bacon, Ted Danson, Brian Tyree Henry, William H. Macy and Kumail Nanjiani are featured on the debut installment.