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Harrison will join host Madison Michele to cover the hottest and most talked about entertainment stories of the day.

[via press release from TV Guide]

TV Guide Network(R) Signs Chris Harrison as Host of the New, One-Hour Daily Entertainment News Magazine Show, HOLLYWOOD 411

Mr. Harrison Joins Host Madison Michele Monday through Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

LOS ANGELES -- TV Guide Network(R), a leading entertainment network providing original programming to over 84 million homes, today announced it has signed popular television personality Chris Harrison (The Bachelor) as host of the new multi-million dollar in-house production, HOLLYWOOD 411. Premiering on Monday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and airing Monday through Friday in that time period, Mr. Harrison will join host Madison Michele to cover the hottest and most talked about entertainment stories of the day.

HOLLYWOOD 411 will include the latest breaking celebrity news, feature stories and a rotating panel of compelling contributors and guests discussing the most interesting stories of the day.

Show segments will include:

Hollywood Hotline, featuring the latest gossip buzz

Star Flash, highlighting the best candid snapshots of celebrities

Party Patrol, featuring the night's best Red Carpet events

The Big Five showcasing the day's top five TV stories

HOLLYWOOD 411 will be produced from TV Guide Network's Hollywood & Highland production facilities and will feature reporting from field correspondents in the show's New York bureau.

Mr. Harrison was most recently seen on TV Guide Network as a correspondent during the Network's live Red Carpet coverage of the 2007 Emmy Awards. He can also currently be seen as the host of the two hit reality series, The Bachelor and Designer's Challenge. He began his television career covering local sports in Oklahoma City as a weekend sportscaster. A visit to Los Angeles for an audition led to a permanent move to pursue his career in Hollywood. Mr. Harrison has appeared in several popular television series including Six Feet Under, The Practice and Alias. His feature film appearances include Bounce, Showtime, and most recently, portraying himself in the comedy Date Movie. He has also hosted the Miss America Pageant.

About TV Guide Network

TV Guide Network reaches over 84 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.

About Gemstar-TV Guide

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading global media, entertainment, and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes products and services that maximize the video guidance and entertainment experience for consumers. The Company's businesses include: television, publishing, and new media properties; interactive program guide services and products; and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties related to the timely availability and market acceptance of products and services incorporating the Company's technologies and content; our investments in new and existing businesses; the impact of competitive products and services; the pending acquisition of the Company by Macrovision Corporation and events and circumstances related thereto; and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Note to Editors: Gemstar, TV Guide, and TV Guide Network are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. The names of other companies, products and services used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  [january 2008]  


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