or


[03/27/09 - 07:02 AM]
'Access Hollywood' Host Billy Bush and 'My Name Is Earl' Star Nadine Velazquez to Host the 2009 Miss USA Pageant Live from Las Vegas on April 19th
Plus: Kevin Rudolf and The Veronicas are set to perform.

[via press release from NBC]

'ACCESS HOLLYWOOD' HOST BILLY BUSH AND 'MY NAME IS EARL' STAR NADINE VELAZQUEZ TO HOST THE 2009 MISS USA PAGEANT LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS ON APRIL 19TH

THE VERONICAS AND KEVIN RUDOLF TO PERFORM THEIR HIT SONGS

NEW YORK � March 26, 2009 � Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization announced today that the host of NBC's long running entertainment show, "Access Hollywood," Billy Bush and star of NBC's hit comedy series "My Name is Earl," Nadine Velazquez will host the 2009 Miss USA� Pageant broadcast live on NBC (7-9 p.m. ET) from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, April 19th.

Billy Bush has been the co-anchor of the daily entertainment newsmagazine sensation "Access Hollywood" since 2004 and has worked as a correspondent on the program beginning in 2001. Bush is widely known for his penchant for celebrity high-jinx and unique brand of reporting. Bush is no stranger to the Miss Universe Organization as he has hosted both the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In addition, he has hosted several high-profile red carpet events including the Grammy's, Academy Awards and the Golden Globes.

The talented Nadine Velazquez stars as 'Catalina,' on NBC's hit series "My Name is Earl". "Daily Variety" recently pegged Velazquez as one of the 'Ten Actors to Watch' and USA Today named her 'One of the Five Rising Stars to Watch Closely'. In 2006 and 2007, Velazquez received nominations for 'Supporting TV Actress' at the ALMA Awards for her work on 'My Name is Earl'. She will next be seen in an upcoming romantic comedy, "All's Faire in Love", alongside Christina Ricci. Velazquez was also a judge at the 2008 Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam.

Kevin Rudolf will perform his enigmatic anthem "Let It Rock" during the swimsuit competition of the telecast and rising electro-pop stars, The Veronicas, will perform their hit single "Untouched" during the evening gown competition.

Kevin Rudolf burst onto the scene this year with the song that has become a phenomenon, "Let It Rock", and he hopes to bring the same level of energy and excitement to Las Vegas. "Let It Rock" locked down the #1 spot on the iTunes charts, logging over 2.5 million downloads, and has remained an upper-tier staple on multiple Billboard formats.

The Veronicas, 24-year-old twin sisters from Australia, have skyrocketed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Soundscan's Top 20 Digital Chart and the Top 40 Radio chart with their hit single "Untouched." The Veronicas anticipate rocking the Miss USA telecast with their expert songcraft, killer harmonies and sassy confidence.

51 contestants from all across the United States will join in Las Vegas to determine who will wear the exalted Miss USA crown in 2009. Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the telecast. During her reign, Stewart has traveled across the country as an advocate for Breast and Ovarian Cancer education and awareness, and the winner of this years competition will go on to do the same.

ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION:

The MISS UNIVERSE�, MISS USA� and MISS TEEN USA� Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to educate women today. For more information, visit: www.missusa.com.





  [march 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (SYNDICATION)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)





[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.