E! Entertainment Television to Offer Fans a New Look and Unprecedented Coverage of 2005 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
Star Jones Reynolds Returns for the Second Year
to Host 'Live From the Red Carpet(C)'
on Sunday, September 18th From 6:00-8:00pm ET/PT
'E! News' Anchor Giuliana Depandi,
'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' Carson Kressley and
Comedian Kathy Griffin to Report From Strategic Locations
Throughout the Red Carpet
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 -- E! Entertainment Television is
unveiling exciting new changes in its coverage of the Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
this year, it was announced today by Ted Harbert, President & CEO, E!
Networks. The Network will have 17 live cameras to capture all the action;
including aerial coverage and E!'s exclusive fashion camera right alongside
the still photographers. Thanks to a new on-screen look, viewers won't miss a
thing with simultaneous coverage of interviews, fashion, arriving celebrities
For the second year, Star Jones Reynolds will host "Live From The Red
Carpet" on Sunday, September 18th, from 6:00PM-8:00PM ET (LIVE)/PT (Tape
Delayed) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Helping to cover it all is
an expanded red carpet team: "E! News" anchor Giuliana DePandi, comedian Kathy
Griffin and fashion guru Carson Kressley.
In addition, E! will be the first to get celebrity reaction with Star at
the first live interview position on the red carpet, as well as any final
thoughts with the last celebrity stop just outside the doors of the Shrine
"We want to let the viewer experience all the sights and sounds as they
unfold on the red carpet. This year's telecast will surpass all others, as we
expand our coverage, adding new camera positions, new on-screen elements, and
a talented team that includes host Star Jones Reynolds, Giuliana DePandi,
Carson Kressley and Kathy Griffin, who will each provide their own truly
unique perspective of the action as it happens," said Harbert. Adding,
"You're gonna need a bigger TV."
"I am so excited to continue as the host of "Live From The Red Carpet" for
the second year. This year's show will surprise and delight viewers as we
capture intimate interviews with today's hottest stars, and in-depth access
into the biggest night in television ... And you never know what will come
from my team on the red carpet."
E! Networks is the ultimate Emmy(R) coverage destination for entertainment
fans. Before E!'s main red carpet event, "E! News" reporters Patrick Stinson
and Samantha Harris will be joined by E! Online's Kristin Veitch and Ted
Casablanca on the two-hour "Countdown to the Red Carpet," premiering from
4:00 PM -6:00 PM ET (LIVE)/PT (Tape Delayed). The live show will take viewers
behind-the-scenes for all of the preparation that goes into Awards night, as
well as offering a first-look at the evening's fashion parade and interviews
with early arriving celebrities. E!'s coverage continues with the two-hour
"Live Post Show" special, premiering from 11:00 PM -1:00 AM ET (LIVE)/PT (Tape
Delayed), which will take viewers back stage as the winners sit down in the
one-on-one interview room, and later that evening as they step into the
night's most exclusive parties.
The one-hour special, "Fashion Police," hosted by Kathy Griffin and Carson
Kressley, will premiere the following day, Monday, September 19th, at 8:00 PM
On the Web, E! Online has Emmys(R) covered from all angles. As the
A-listers make their arrival, the site posts their red carpet photos. Users
can rate the star styles with the interactive Instant Fashion Police -- and
see real-time results on E!'s Live from the Red Carpet. During the ceremony,
know who's on top with a constantly updating Scorecard, and after the big
event, get pics, clips, the Backstage Blog, a Best & Worst gallery and E!'s
trademark Fashion Police critique. On September 22, E! Online's Party Girl
launches her report from the night's best bashes, and Ted Casablanca's The
Awful Truth spills the story behind the story -- as in, the details all the TV
cameras didn't catch.
Co-host on ABC's "The View," Star Jones Reynolds first stepped onto the
red carpet for E! last year, hosting the coverage for all of the entertainment
industry's major award shows for the Network, including the 2004 Primetime
Emmy(R) Awards and the 2005 Golden Globes(R), Screen Actors Guild(R),
Grammys(R) and Academy Awards(R). A lawyer and former prosecutor, Jones is
known to television viewers for her candor, confidence and uncanny ability to
clarify muddy legal and social issues, as well as for her distinctive sense of
Giuliana DePandi joined E! as a news correspondent in 2002, covering a
variety of stories and events for E! News. DePandi now serves as anchor for
E! News, and covers the red carpet for the Network's signature Awards
coverage, ranging from the Primetime Emmys(R), Golden Globes(R), Grammys(R),
SAG(R) and Academy Awards(R), as well as movie premieres. Born in Naples,
Italy, DePandi first realized her dreams of becoming a television journalist
at age six after moving to Washington, D.C. with her family. Unable to afford
a language tutor, she learned English by watching television before enrolling
in the public school system.
Actress, stand-up comedian and self-described television maven, Kathy
Griffin's razor sharp wit and comedic timing made her a great addition to E!'s
award show coverage last year, where she covered the Golden Globes(R),
Grammys(R) and the Academy Awards(R) for the Network. Her new reality series,
"The D-List," is now airing on Bravo.
Fashion savant, actor (The Perfect Man) and NY Times-bestselling author
Carson Kressley is one of the stars of the hit original series, "Queer Eye for
the Straight Guy," for which he picked up an Emmy(R) in 2004. His hilarious
sense of humor and undeniable sartorial style has made him one of the most
popular personalities on television today. His upcoming children's book Your
Different And That's Super is due out this November.
Based in Los Angeles, E! Networks is the world's largest producer and
distributor of entertainment news and lifestyle-related programming. The
company operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with
programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, as well as The Style
Network and E! Online located at http://www.eonline.com. E! is currently available
to 86 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the U.S.
Style currently counts 42 million subscribers. Internationally, E! programming
can be seen in more than 120 countries worldwide reaching 400 million homes.
In addition to its ventures for locally programmed E! branded channels outside
the U.S., the company operates the E! International Network, a 24-hour English
language global entertainment channel available via satellite in Europe,
Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
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