NICK CANNON TO HOST STYLE MEDIA'S NEW "LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS"
NICK CANNON - ACTOR, COMEDIAN, PRODUCER AND HOST EXTRAORDINAIRE - TO PULL BACK THE CURTAIN ON THE LAVISH LIVES OF THE FABULOUSLY WEALTHY IN NEW "LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS" FOR STYLE MEDIA
Production on the Series Inspired by the Pop Culture Classic to Begin this Fall
LOS ANGELES - July 31, 2013 - Style Media taps the talented and stylish Nick Cannon to host a modern-day spin on the pop culture classic series "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." Set to begin production this fall, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" takes viewers on a fabulous ride through the world's most glamorous and decadent locations, where the rich and famous mix, mingle and lavishly live it up. This series explores all facets of stylish living, including home, travel, food and entertaining. Cannon also serves as an executive producer.
"Nick is both aspirational and accessible - key qualities of the Style brand. He is extremely talented with a grounded personality and style that a wide range of viewers have come to appreciate and respect. Nick's comedic and down-to-earth perspective on the opulence of the wealthy makes him the ideal host as we reinvent this pop culture classic," said Salaam Coleman Smith, President, Style Media. "With Nick's humorous insight, Style will give viewers front-row access to how today's wealthy live, paying homage to the original 'Lifestyles' in a fresh, fun and irreverent way."
Inspired by the 80s pop culture classic, Style brings "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" into the 21stCentury of dot com money, hip hop fame, one-hit wonders and of course, old money glitz. This new series will spotlight the eccentricities and excesses of the glamorous life, giving special attention to the high dollars being dropped for the jaw-dropping luxuries that the upper crust indulge in to enhance their daily lives, from colossal homes to million dollar one-of-a-kind cars to gold-plated toilets to ridiculous getaways. Additionally, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" will provide viewers with an appreciation for the entrepreneur who struck it big with one lucky break. As host, Cannon will introduce the people who either live the dream or are integral to maintaining this lifestyle while he provides relatable, funny and informative play-by-play.
"To be a part of Style's re-imagination of this iconic show and follow in the footsteps of the legendary Robin Leach is a dream come true," said Nick Cannon. "Even though I am fortunate to have certain luxuries, sometimes, I am even amazed by what people with money have and do. I want to remind people that just because you might be rich and famous, it doesn't mean you have to take yourself too seriously."
Cannon, who currently is hosting "America's Got Talent" for NBC, recently made MTV2 history by delivering the network's highest-viewed telecast ever with the return of NCredible Entertainment's "Wild N' Out." When he is not in front of the camera or a live audience, Cannon is busy running his highly-successful multi-media company NCredible Entertainment, producing TV and film projects, including TeenNick's Halo Awards, and most recently, directing his first studio film "Clique" for Lionsgate which is slated for release later this year. Cannon also actively serves as the CEO of teen magazine Celebrity High as well as chairman of TeenNick, Nickelodeon's network aimed at the teen audience.
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" is produced by Relativity Television, Television 360, Rysher Entertainment and NCredible Entertainment. Executive producers are Tom Forman, Brad Bishop and Josh Bingham for Relativity Television with Daniel Rappaport and Scott Lambert for Television 360, Patrick Gunn at Rysher and Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman for NCredible Entertainment.
About Style Media
Style Media, a global multimedia company that includes Style and StyleNetwork.com, is the destination for women 18-49 seeking to fuel their insatiable appetite for looking great and living stylishly. Style currently counts nearly 76 million cable and satellite subscribers and ranks among the top 10 fastest growing women's cable networks in the U.S. StyleNetwork.com keeps women up-to-date on all of the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. Style's popular series include "Giuliana & Bill," "Jerseylicious," "Tia & Tamera," "Big Rich Texas," "XOX Betsey Johnson" and "Resale Royalty." Style is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, a division 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. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/StyleNetPR.
About Relativity Television
Relativity Television, under the leadership of award-winning producer and CEO Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kid Nation), has quickly become one of the country's largest suppliers of unscripted television and has recently expanded to scripted programming with the development of scripted sitcoms, dramas, and sketch comedy series. Relativity Television currently has 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series currently airing or that will air in the upcoming television season. The company, which was launched in 2008 as RelativityREAL and rebranded in 2013 as Relativity Television, has overall production deals with TV veterans Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, Ashley Tisdale's Blondie Girl Productions, executive producer Ellen Rakieten (The Oprah Winfrey Show), Ray Ricord, Bogner Entertainment and This is Just a Test Productions. Relativity Lifestyle Television, a new division led by former Scripps executive Brian Lando, serves three of the largest categories on T.V. - food, design and travel.
About Television 360
Television 360, the television production arm of Management 360, develops and produces scripted/non-scripted series, mini-series and television movies for broadcast and cable networks. Current Television 360 projects include HBO's Emmy-winning hit drama, GAME OF THRONES and Bravo's unscripted series, IT'S A BRAD, BRAD WORLD. Television 360's development and production slate also include THE TERROR, for AMC, based on the 2007 best-selling novel by Dan Simmons; and I AM VICTOR, a pilot for NBC, based on the Jo Nesbo novel.
About Rysher Entertainment
The original program LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS was distributed in syndication by Rysher Entertainment. Several hundred episodes were produced and aired between 1984 and 1995. The Rysher Entertainment library includes over a hundred feature films and over two thousand hours of television programming, including such popular titles as SEX AND THE CITY, PRIMAL FEAR, KINGPIN, HOGAN'S HEROES and STAR SEARCH. Rysher Entertainment is now managed as part of the Qualia Library Companies.
About NCredible Entertainment
Founded by Nick Cannon in 2009, NCredible Entertainment has quickly become a powerhouse in the entertainment industry. When he is not in front of the camera or a live audience, Cannon is busy running his highly successful multi-media company producing TV and film projects, including TeenNick's annual "Halo Awards," MTV docu-series "Son of A Gun," two "School Gyrls" movies and "Ragz" starring KeKe Palmer for Nickelodeon, the new season and return of his highly successful sketch comedy & improv show "Wild N' Out" for MTV2 and most recently directing his first studio film, "The Cliques" for Lionsgate which is slated for release later this year. Cannon also inked a multi-year, multi-million first look production deal with NBC Networks to develop scripted and unscripted fare for the network earlier this year and introduced a new sketch comedy show, "Incredible Crew" which premiered on Cartoon Network and has outperformed "American Idol" in all key kids demos. NCredible Entertainment's music division represents Cannon's own comedy and musical releases, and has worked with artists such as rap duos Wonder Broz, Queenz and singer Kristinia DeBarge to name a few, in addition to the release of Wild N' Out's forthcoming compilation. In addition, NCredible's product division, which introduced a top selling line of NCredible branded headphones at retail nationwide last year in conjunction with Monster Cable Products, Inc. has become a top seller at retail and boasts sales projections by end of 2013 to exceed $30 million.