What is the #1 Most-Buzzed About Entertainment Story of 2012? New CTV Original
Special STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 Premieres December 20
- CTV counts down the Top 10 most memorable entertainment stories of 2012 -
- CTV entertainment expert Ben Mulroney hosts as Tanya Kim, Traci Melchor,
McGimsie, and celebrity blogger Lainey weigh in on all the stars and scandals -
- New special shoots at Toronto's Masonic Temple on Dec. 9 in front of a live
studio audience -
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TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - From roadkill eater to royal streaker to
Hollywood cheater, what or who will clinch the #1 spot as the most-talked
about entertainment story of 2012? CTV counts down 10 of the most scandalous
stories of the year in CTV's brand-new original special STARS & SCANDALS THAT
SHOOK 2012. Hosted by CTV entertainment expert Ben Mulroney, the one-hour
special premieres Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the
season finale of THE X FACTOR at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (visit ctv.ca for local
Honey Boo Boo, the Royal family, and Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson are just
three of the celebrity stories on the 2012 list of infamy. Before the special
airs, viewers are encouraged to weigh in on the remaining seven entertainment
stories of 2012 by tweeting the hashtag #starsscandals.
**Media Note** Photography for STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 is available
online at BellMediaPR.ca
Mulroney moderates the panel consisting of CTV entertainment personalities
Tanya Kim, Traci Melchor, Danielle McGimsie, and celebrity blogger Lainey as
they provide personal anecdotes and candid discussions about the Top 10 most
jaw-dropping star moments and celebrity scandals of the year. STARS & SCANDALS
THAT SHOOK 2012 tapes at the Masonic Temple in Toronto this Sunday Dec. 9 in
front of a live studio audience.
"With our engaging and knowledgeable entertainment experts, and a live studio
audience adding energy to the overall atmosphere, STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK
2012 offers a unique and exciting twist to the countdown format," said Mike
Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, Bell Media. "From
Kristen Stewart to Prince Harry, the panel discussion will definitely provide
an entertaining outlook on the most-buzzed about gossip of the year."
From naked Royals to a redneck child pageant queen and an ultimate vampire
betrayal, The CTV experts have weighed in and below are three of the Top 10
STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012:
Six year-old Alana Thompson, aka "Honey Boo Boo", became an overnight
sensation after the videos of her appearances on TODDLERS & TIARAS went viral.
TLC decided to give the sassy little pageant queen her own series, HERE COMES
HONEY BOO BOO, premiering this past August. From McIntyre, Georgia, Honey Boo
Boo lives with her mother June Shannon, father Mike Thompson, and three older
sisters. With the family now a household name, Honey Boo Boo's mother in
particular has been criticized for her "redneck" lifestyle and for her
daughter's diet including Red Bull, cheese puffs, and roadkill.
The Royal Naked Scandals Prince Harry of Wales, aka Queen Elizabeth II's
28-year old "wild grandchild", had an eventful year with a mischievous trip to
Sin City this past August. While vacationing in Las Vegas, the press hit the
jackpot as tabloids of a naked Harry together with an unknown young woman was
taken in a hotel room at the Wynn Hotel. Then, with the Royals still reeling
about Prince Harry's naked pics, French tabloid Closer magazine published a
series of uncensored photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless in the South
of France with Prince William, sending shockwaves around the world!
Vampire vs. Huntsman Scandal
Twilight's Kristen Stewart was caught in one of the biggest cheating scandals
of the year. Since meeting fellow Twilight star, Robert Pattinson on set in
2008, the two have been romantically linked for the past four years. This past
July, US Weekly released photos of Stewart having an affair with director
Rupert Sanders, whom she met during the filming of Sander's film, Snow White
and The Huntsman. British actor vs. British director, there is speculation
that KStew has chosen the vampire once again.
Encores of STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 also air on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7
p.m. ET/PT on CTV, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, and Monday,
Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
Social Media Links:
Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @etalkCTV Ben Mulroney - @BenMulroney1976
Tanya Kim - @Tanya_Kim
Danielle McGimsie - @MissDMcG Traci Melchor - @stayfabulous
Lainey - @LaineyGossip
Facebook: facebook.com/ctv facebook.com/etalkctv
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