FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE PINEAPPLE!
FOX AND ENDEMOL TO KICK OFF 2015 WITH GLOBAL SUPERSTAR PITBULL IN AMERICA'S HOTTEST NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR "PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION" (working title) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, ON FOX
Forget the cold and grab the confetti because FOX, Endemol, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, and his production company, Honey I'm Home, are ringing in the New Year LIVE from the sandy beaches of America's hottest city - Miami! Pitbull will perform and be joined by some of his favorite A-list musicians, DJs and celebrity friends for this unforgettable live event. PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (working title) will spotlight some of today's most talented artists and will feature hot live performances and a countdown to 2015. On New Year's Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31, the LIVE party kicks off 8:00-10:00 PM ET live (CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Then, following local news, PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (wt) returns from 11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET Live (CT/MT/PT tape-delayed), for the night's hottest celebration. PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (wt) will be produced by Endemol LIVE and Honey I'm Home.
Endemol LIVE is the new LIVE entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Endemol, which is launching under the leadership of Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin, co-chairmen and co-CEOs, Endemol North America. PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (wt) marks the first live televised special to be announced under the new Endemol LIVE division. In January, Endemol signed an exclusive overall deal with Pitbull to develop and produce original content for television and the digital platform. PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (wt) marks the first collaboration for television between Endemol and Pitbull's new production company, Honey I'm Home.
"It's very exciting to bring Endemol, FOX and my new production company, Honey I'm Home, together to create a LIVE New Year's Eve show," said Perez. "The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year's Eve, because we are taking the party from the Big Apple to the Pineapple. New Year's Eve is officially in Miami and hosted by yours truly, Mr. Worldwide. P.S. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but whatever happens in Miami never happened, Daleee!"
"Pitbull is one of the most charismatic entertainers in the world. We are thrilled he has chosen FOX as the home from which to launch his NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION," said Simon Andreae, Executive Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, FOX. "This event will be packed with chart-topping acts and can't-miss surprises. With Pitbull in charge, it's sure to be the hottest party on the planet."
Cris Abrego, co-chairman and co-CEO, Endemol North America, said, "PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION is the start of a new tradition, as people around the globe gather for the biggest celebration of the year. This special will be unlike anything else you have ever seen on television and we are thrilled to be partnering with Honey I'm Home." Charlie Corwin, co-chairman and co-CEO, Endemol North America, added, "Launching Endemol LIVE reflects a larger plan to continue to evolve Endemol North America into a studio for next-generation success and profitability. We look forward to partnering with FOX on our first Endemol LIVE presentation."
PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (wt) is a presentation of Endemol LIVE and Honey I'm Home. "Like" Pitbull at www.facebook.com/pitbull and follow him on Twitter @pitbull. "Like" FOX at www.facebook.com/foxtv and follow FOX @FOXTV.
Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded five million albums and more than 60 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have been viewed more than three billion times and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world. His latest album, "Global Warming: Meltdown,"
features the massive hit singles "Feel This Moment," with Christina Aguilera; "Don't Stop The Party"; "Back In Time," from the action-comedy "Men in Black 3"; and his second No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Timber," featuring Ke$ha. Pitbull's world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East, he recently confirmed a co-headline U.S./Canada arena tour with Enrique Iglesias. This summer, along with Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, Pitbull was selected to perform "We Are One (Ole Ola)," the official anthem at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He is also a burgeoning business entrepreneur and has many major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands, plus a strategic partnership with Playboy Enterprises as well as a television production deal with Endemol, clearly defining Pitbull as Mr. Worldwide.
Endemol is the largest independent television and digital studio in the world, comprised of a global network of around 90 companies in more than 30 countries. It is a leading producer of television programming, specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. Endemol USA produces hit series, including "Big Brother" (CBS); "Wipeout" (ABC); "Freakshow" (AMC); and the syndicated daytime show, "Steve Harvey." Endemol USA is also known for some of the most popular non-scripted primetime programming in North America, including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Fear Factor." Endemol Studios is the scripted television studio operation for Endemol North America. Scripted series include "Hell on Wheels" (AMC) and "Navy St." (DirecTV). Endemol Beyond USA is a premium content network, featuring exclusive digital content with mainstream, YouTube and web-native talent, ranging from Michelle Phanto Matty B., Brittany Furlan and Drea de Matteo. EndemolUSA's subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment ("Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"), 51 Minds ("Flavor of Love"), Original Media ("Comic Book Men") and True Entertainment ("Real Housewives of Atlanta"). EndemolUSA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in over 30 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Endemol is a privately held company. For more information, please visit www.endemolusa.tv.
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