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[04/08/11 - 10:00 AM]
New Jersey's Dina Manzo to Bring Party Planning Expertise to HGTV
The former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star will topline the series, due in September.

[via press release from HGTV]

NEW JERSEY'S DINA MANZO TO BRING PARTY PLANNING EXPERTISE TO HGTV

New York, N.Y. (For Immediate Release--April 8, 2011) HGTV will begin production on a new series featuring Dina Manzo, the interior designer and special events planner who first captured America's imagination in Real Housewives of New Jersey. Manzo will bring her lavish and sumptuous events to HGTV in a new weekly party-planning series beginning in September.

During each episode, Dina and the staff of her event company Design Affairs will create magnificent events in their clients' homes. Whether it's a posh baby shower, an over-the-top fantasy wedding or a grand graduation party, Dina will transform any space into something breathtakingly beautiful and unique. With her extraordinary talents, Dina will make every occasion a perfect celebration for the important moments in a family's life.

"Dina is an accomplished interior designer and also runs a thriving event planning business -- her Real Housewives fans will be very surprised to see this side of her," said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV. "Dina brings a unique set of skills to HGTV and I'm thrilled to have her join our growing team of expert talent."

In addition to running her successful business, Manzo is a wife, mother, and founder of the non-profit foundation, Project Ladybug, which is dedicated to supporting St. Joseph's Hospital Paterson and helping children with cancer.

About HGTV

HGTV, America's leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated networks. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination, which attracts an average of 5 million unique visitors per month.





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