Star! is pleased to announce its Fall 2007 – 2008 Programming. The schedule will include new and returning series, documentaries and specials, highlighting the best in the entertainment industry and its stars. Star!’s fall schedule is as follows:
““South Side Story”
What celebrity superstar would buy a sports team full of buff dudes who like to get bloody and knock the ‘living snot’ out of each other? Who else but the phone-chucking, Oscar®-winning actor – Russell Crowe! In this six-part series, watch as this tireless supporter of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, one of Australia’s premiere rugby teams, tries to revive this once grand but now failing franchise.
“”This Is David Gest”
American celebrity and soon to be ex-husband of Liza Minnelli, David Gest, stars in his own ‘fly-on-the-wall’ series, granting exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the music producer’s life. Does he really have a maid called Vaginica Ceaman? Do his parents only have one leg? All this and more will be revealed as the cameras follow David around the clock, as he embraces his exciting new life (post-Liza), battles with the camera crew and makes a number of life-changing decisions.
Were the 80s awesome? Star! thinks so and has the show to prove it! The 80s had it all – music that rocked, movies that kicked and fashion that…well it felt right at the time. “Awesome 80s” features all-new interviews with icons from the era and industry experts who can shed some light on the events that shaped the famous decade. Re-live the good times, scrunchies and all, because if it happened in the 80s, it was awesome man!
A Star! Original Production.
They leave you breathless with amazement and admiration. Now get a rare glimpse of what the greatest and most influential stars are really like. “This Is” digs deep to tell the true stories of the Hollywood A-List: from the first glimmer of stardom to their biggest breakthroughs, break-ups and breakdowns. Tune in to “This Is” for the inside story on the secrets, struggles and successes of the Hollywood elite.
““Make Me A Star”
A new weekly, half-hour, reality series that follows the life of Star!’s very own Sean Gehon, as he desperately seeks out stardom. From stand-up comedy, to runway model, pop star to rehab, there’s nothing Sean won’t try in order to become a star! A Star! Original Production.
““Battle of the Stars”
Pitting celebrities against each other, a panel of in-studio judges determine which celebrity will reign after they’re heavily critiqued on their careers relationships & fashion choices. Let the battle begin! A Star! Original Production.
““Star! On The Red Carpet”
All the awards… all the stars! Star! gets you exclusive access to the biggest “Red Carpet Events” in entertainment. With Star!’s all access pass, you won’t miss a second of the action.
Star! specials give viewers different perspectives on all aspects of the entertainment industry and celebrity. Upcoming specials include the likes of “Hollywood Goes To Hell: Religion & The Movies”, “Acting Up: How To Win An Oscar” and “Food For Fame: Cooking For The Stars”. Star! Original Productions.
LIVE from Toronto’s historic CHUM Building, “Star! Schmooze” celebrates the Toronto International Film Festival – the world’s hottest celebrity-studded Red Carpet movie event. A Star! Original Production.
This year end recap looks at the biggest stories in entertainment, whose career soared and whose personal life took a turn for the worst! Star! gets you caught up on the year that was 2007. A Star! Original Production.
““2008 Genies Awards”
CHUM Television returns for the fifth year as Producer and Broadcaster of the “2008 Genie Awards”, celebrating another extraordinary year in Canadian film. A Star! Original Production.
Broadcast from the headquarters of Star!, MuchMusic and FashionTelevision, “Star! Daily” gives viewers a daily look at everything entertainment. From the hottest TV shows to the biggest blockbusters, the hippest music to the latest fashion trends, Co-Hosts Dina Pugliese and Husein Madhavji, along with Entertainment Reporters Larysa Harapyn, Liz West and Danielle McGimsie, keep viewers up-to-date with the latest news from the people who make it their business to know show business! A Star! Original Production.
““Best! Movies! Ever!”
“Best! Movies! Ever!” counts down the greatest moments in movie history with Best Weddings, Best Car Chases, Best Makeovers, Best Couples and many many more! A Star! Original Production.
““Big Hollywood Countdown”
“Big Hollywood Countdown” counts down the biggest, the best, the worst and the weirdest Tinsel town has to offer! A Star! Original Production.
This half-hour, reality-based program traces the transformation of people in the entertainment world as they struggle to achieve their often-exasperating dreams. Whether its launching a career, creating a show, starting something or ending something, everyone in show business hopes to be successful. “Making It” captures the unexpected turning points, personal costs and candid behind-the-scenes moments of those determined to achieve their dreams. A Star! Original Production.
““Behind the Movies”
“Behind The Movies” brings you the movies people love and the ones they’re anxiously waiting to see. Go behind the drama and determination that went into the making of these films and discover the results. Whether it’s a legendary film, controversial cinema, a cult classic or a movie that has yet to find its fate, Star! brings film clips and behind-the-scenes footage together, as they talk to the actors, directors, producers, cinematographers, stunt people, costume designers and more, to get the real story “Behind the Movies”. A Star! Original Production.
““America’s Next Top Model”
Back for a ninth cycle, 13 young women attempt to show Supermodel Tyra Banks they have what it takes to make it in the highly competitive world of modelling. The competition is tough as the girls are put to the test with runway challenges, photo shoots and publicity skills, with one model being eliminated every week. One winner will be ultimately be crowned “America’s Next Top Model.” Hosted by Tyra Banks, with Photo Shoot Director Jay Manuel and Judge J. Alexander.
““Australia’s Next Top Model”
Based on the hit U.S. reality series “America’s Next Top Model,” this ‘Outback’ version returns and follows a group of 10 young women, as they try to prove they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modelling. Watch as these Aussie beauties, hailing from Sydney to Perth, transform from ‘girls-next-door’ into ‘Top Models’ as they navigate their way through weekly modelling assignments and tasks.
““Style Her Famous”
“Style Her Famous” returns for a second season, giving ‘regular women’ a chance to experience the luxury of a personal stylist. In each episode, one lucky participant is given a crash course in hair, makeup, clothes and accessories to give her the look of her favorite star. Host Jay Manuel (“America’s Next Top Model, “Canada’s Next Top Model”) and his top-notch team of makeover maestros are ready to show you how to shine. You’ll see the odyssey of a star-in-the-making as she learns to select pieces that flatter and fit her life, while bringing her closer to red carpet ready.
“Look-A-Like” enters its fourth season following regular people, step-by-step, as they undergo an extensive makeover including hair, make-up and wardrobe in order to fulfill their celebrity makeover wish! The “Look-A-Like” Style Team, compromised of Make-up Artist Paul Venoit, Hairstylist Jeffrey Altenburg, Stylist Alissa Marciano and Fashion Photographer Richard Sibbald tend to the celebrity look-a-likes to transform them into their favourite stars.
““The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Everyone’s favourite dancing machine, Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, actor and television pioneer Ellen DeGeneres brings her unique brand of hilarity to daytime talk. With a dazzling array of celebrity interviews, an eclectic mix of musical performances and ordinary people with extraordinary stories, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” creates a fun and unpredictable alternative in daytime television and takes a fresh look at the world according to Ellen.
““The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Considered the new form of “variety” show, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” features a nightly monologue and news-making guests, as well as popular segments “Headlines,” “Request Line,” “Jaywalking” and more. In addition to its celebrity and political guests, the “Tonight Show” also includes the most interesting “regular” people like kid inventors and viewers with quirky talents and funny stories. The result is a unique look at today’s pop culture and North American society.
““Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” mixes celebrity guests and bands with a touch of general pandemonium. The Emmy-winning creator of “Crank Yankers” and star of “The Man Show” and “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” promises to deliver a show unlike any other on television in a way that only Jimmy can.
““Star! At The Movies”
In this weekly series, Star! takes an informative, entertaining and slightly irreverent look at everything on the big screen. From coming attractions to the casting couch, the rumor mill, to on set interviews, “Star! At the Movies” has got all your movie information in one jam-packed half-hour!
A Star! Original Production.
Star! takes you back to the movies! Every week Star! pulls out the hottest films about show business, including biographies and stories set in the world of filmmaking, television and entertainment.