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[06/02/08 - 01:10 PM]
Planet Green and Access Hollywood Roll Out the 'Green Carpet' for Hollywood Green with Maria Menounos
The series kicks off the network on Wednesday, June 4 in a special timeslot at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

[via press release from Planet Green]

Planet Green and Access Hollywood Roll Out the 'Green Carpet' for HOLLYWOOD GREEN WITH MARIA MENOUNOS

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 2 -- In Hollywood when they say "Lights! Camera! Action!" these days the lights are compact fluorescents. Nowhere in tinsel town are the lights shining more brightly than on Access Hollywood and Today show correspondent Maria Menounos, the host of HOLLYWOOD GREEN WITH MARIA MENOUNOS. The series kicks off the network on Wednesday, June 4 in a special timeslot at 6:00 p.m. EDT and will air in its regular timeslot beginning Thursday at 9:00 p.m. EDT exclusively on Planet Green.

Menounos is ready to get up close and personal with celebrity friends behind the green curtain as she highlights green fashion trends, covers star-studded green events, and puts fans and viewers in the know as to what she and the rest of Hollywood are doing to support the green movement. The stage has been set and HOLLYWOOD GREEN WITH MARIA MENOUNOS is ready for its close-up.

In partnership with the syndicated television series Access Hollywood, Planet Green presents HOLLYWOOD GREEN WITH MARIA MENOUNOS, a weekly one-hour entertainment magazine series that follows up-to-the-minute Hollywood news on the hottest stars making green headlines in movies, television, music and fashion.

Maria Menounos, the host of HOLLYWOOD GREEN has, thus far, had a diverse and eclectic Hollywood career that has been nothing less than groundbreaking. As a successful actor, filmmaker, philanthropist, activist, spokesperson, host and journalist, there is no one better equipped to take us inside the Hollywood green movement. Menounos is currently a special correspondent for NBC Universal's Access Hollywood and NBC News' Today show. Maria is also a contributor to NBC's Nightly News. She is an actress for movies and television, and will be seen this summer in Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder. She is the international spokesperson for Pantene, the founder and executive director of the charity, "Take Action Hollywood!" and an independent film producer. She also hosted the top-rated NBC primetime series Clash of the Choirs.

HOLLYWOOD GREEN WITH MARIA MENOUNOS is a production of NBC Universal for Planet Green. Rob K. Silverstein is the executive producer and Michael Soares is the broadcast producer. Howard Lee is vice president of production and executive producer for Planet Green and Lisa Caruso is executive producer.

About Planet Green:

Planet Green is Discovery Communications' global, cross-company initiative with a commitment to document, preserve and celebrate the planet, including the first-ever 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network coming to more than 50 million homes on June 4, 2008. Planet Green is the multiplatform media destination with a mission. It's the center for the new green conversation, speaking to people who want to understand green living and to those who truly want to make a difference in meeting the critical challenge of protecting our environment. Planet Green's unique content, tools and information will enlighten, empower and most certainly, entertain. Planet Green's platforms include leading eco-lifestyle website TreeHugger.com and the recently launched solutions-oriented PlanetGreen.com.

About Discovery Communications:

Discovery Communications is the number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery's 100-plus worldwide networks are led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, The Science Channel, Discovery Health and HD Theater, with digital media properties including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Co. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information please visit http://www.discoverycommunications.com.





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