POPEATER'S "NAUGHTY BUT NICE" COLUMNIST ROB SHUTER TO EMCEE TLC'S ROYAL WEDDING EVENT IN TIMES SQUARE
(New York, NY) - As previously announced, TLC is culminating the network's week-long event of Royal Wedding programming (89 hours of coverage) with a live production event and viewing party from Times Square. Rob Shuter, NAUGHTY BUT NICE columnist for AOL's POPEATER has signed on as the emcee for the event. Starting early morning on Friday, April 29, TLC will takeover the Father Duffy Square area of Times Square and broadcast a pre-show and coverage of the wedding on two of the most dynamic digital billboards in Times Square. Guests will join TLC talent and celebrity contributors to celebrate the big day, as they watch the wedding live on jumbotrons and take part in various on-site activities including a SAY YES TO THE DRESS fashion show featuring past favorites from the show and the on-site weddings of three lucky couples. TLC has secured Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer songwriter Colbie Caillat to perform live. TLC talent will also be reporting for the network, including favorites Clinton Kelly and Monte Durham - who alongside Amanda Byram will be reporting live from London - and Randy Fenoli, who will be hosting the network's on-air coverage from Times Square. The live televised portion will be produced by ITV Studios America.
Before joining Popeater as its NAUGHTY BUT NICE columnist Rob Shuter was executive editor of OK! Magazine, which quickly became the country's fastest growing weekly magazine during his tenure. With Rob's help the magazine sold its first ever million selling issue breaking such exclusives as Jamie Lynn Spears pregnancy, Britney's first post meltdown interviews, Eva Longoria's Wedding and worldwide baby exclusives of Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey's kids. Rob is also the host of his own show 'Naughty But Nice' on HDNet.
Additionally, Rob has represented some of America's biggest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, D. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi. He is a frequent contributor to a variety of media outlets including The Today Show, Rachael Ray, Wendy Williams, CBS Early Show, ET, The Insider, Extra, CNN and The Joy Behar show.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network for women, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress and Police Women brands. In 2010, 31 series averaged 1.0 million viewers or more including Sister Wives, Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting, LA Ink, and What Not To Wear.
TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US, and more than 50 million households in more than 30 international markets. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries.