BRIDESMAIDS TAKE OVER SIN CITY IN OXYGEN'S "BACHELORETTE PARTY: LAS VEGAS"
Oxygen's So-New Reality Series Documenting Out Loud Bachelorette Parties
Premieres on Monday, October 17 at 10pm ET/PT
Show Sparks Partnership for www.Oxygen.com with Universal Studios Home Entertainment's "Bridesmaids" Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Release
NEW YORK - September 14, 2011 - It's an engaged woman's rite of passage and "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" makes her "last hurrah" an event to remember - with cameras in tow, of course! What happens in Vegas, doesn't stay in Vegas anymore as Oxygen premieres "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" on Monday, October 17 at 10pm ET/PT. This new, eight episode docu-series will bring viewers the most outrageous bachelorette party experiences packed with plenty of drama, laughter and jaw-dropping moments. Additionally, Oxygen has secured a Universal Studios Home Entertainment partnership surrounding the Blu-ray(TM) and DVD release of the hit film "Bridesmaids."
Each week on "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas," viewers will be introduced to a new bride-to-be, her bridesmaids and closest friends as a VIP event planning team pulls out all the stops for an extravagant celebration. The exclusive event design team is led by Palms Casino Resort executive Jon Gray and features VIP hosts Elliot Wronski and Jason ("JROC") Craig. They go to all lengths to make the future brides' wishes come true...proving that bachelorette parties are really the new bachelor parties. From demanding brides who threaten to eliminate members of their bridal party to a Barbie fanatic for whom no Barbie detail is ever too much, the VIP team tries to cater to every last whim these women have, making for must-watch television.
In keeping with the spirit of the show, Oxygen.com has partnered with Universal Studios Home Entertainment for the Blu-ray(TM) and DVD release of "Bridesmaids" on Sept. 20, which features an unrated version of the movie and more than two hours of deleted scenes, gag reels, bloopers and more. Oxygen will have an exclusive deleted scene from the film on www.Oxygen.com, along with editorial about the DVD. Meanwhile, fans of the movie will be able to learn more about "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" at www.Bridesmaidsmovie.com.
Fans can find exclusive content for "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" on www.Oxygen.com, including behind-the-scenes and candid photos of the VIP hosts and bachelorettes, blogs from the VIP event design team, and exclusive video content. The site will feature exclusive bachelorette party planning tips from the VIP hosts, and fans can also chat in real-time with the VIP team on www.OxygenLive.com. Viewers can follow "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" on Twitter at @Bachelorettes (http://www.twitter.com/bachelorettes) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bachelorettes). Fans will also be able to collect exclusive "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" stickers by checking-in to each week's episode via GetGlue.
"Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas" was developed by Gavin Polone of Pariah and PB&J Television. Gavin Polone, Kathy Landsberg, Patty Ivins Specht and Julie Pizzi serve as executive producers.
Pariah is the film and television production company formed by Gavin Polone. Projects that have been generated by Pariah include "Tell Me You Love Me" for HBO and "Gilmore Girls" for the CW. Additionally, Polone is an Executive Producer on the Emmy nominated HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Pariah was also the production company behind the feature films "Zombieland" and "Panic Room."
Patty Ivins and Julie Pizzi are the principals behind PB&J Television, an award-winning reality and documentary company. Under their banner, Ivins and Pizzi have executive produced NBC's "Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search," Showtime's "Reversal of Fortune," ABC Family's "America's Prom Queen", "Dress My Nest" and the upcoming "BAD SEX" for LOGO, which is slated to premiere later this year.
About The Palms Casino Resort
The Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas' hippest resorts, is an all-encompassing, one-stop destination. Owned by the Maloof family, the boutique property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino. Amenities include the legendary Playboy Club; Ghostbar; Rain Nightclub; The Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Little Buddha; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; The Palms Pool & Bungalows; Palms Spa and AMP Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; LA Sunset Tan; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; Huntington Ink Tattoo Lounge; the Fantasy Suites, including the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court; and over 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. The Palms has played host to MTV's "Video Music Awards," "Real World: Las Vegas" and Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and E!'s "Girls Next Door" and "Sunset Tan" feature the resort on a regular basis. The Palms Casino Resort furnished promotional consideration to the production of "Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas."
About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content including "The Glee Project," "Bad Girls Club," "Hair Battle Spectacular" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 77 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com . Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR . Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.