via press release:
WEDDING CENTRAL TO AIR “BEST OF” ROYAL WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS IN AN EXCLUSIVE ONE-HOUR ORIGINAL SPECIAL,
“WILL + KATE FOREVER,” HOSTED BY PEREZ HILTON
Special Follows Network’s LIVE Airing of the Royal Wedding,
Uncut and Commercial Free,
On-Air and Online at www.WeddingCentral.com
NEW YORK, NY, April 5, 2011 – Wedding Central, the first and only 24/7 destination for all things bridal, continues to expand its royal wedding themed line-up with a new original special “Will + Kate Forever.” The one-hour special will be hosted by entertainment blogger and one of the world's most influential voices, Perez Hilton, and feature the “best of” highlights of the royal wedding from the well-known attendees to the red-carpet-ready wardrobes. The special will premiere on Friday, April 29 at 7 pm, et/pt, on-air and online at www.WeddingCentral.com.
The special will complement the network’s live airing of the royal wedding, beginning at 3 am and encoring throughout the day, airing uncut and commercial free, on-air and online at www.WeddingCentral.com. In addition, Wedding Central will also live stream the network’s full day of royal wedding themed shows on the day of the wedding, April 29, giving young women the chance to experience the royal wedding, where and when they want. “Will + Kate Forever” will encore on WE tv.
“Whether they want to relive their favorite moments of this unforgettable wedding or forgo the
three am wake-up call and watch a one-hour recap instead, this exclusive special is the ultimate royal wedding indulgence for TV watchers and online audiences,” said Kim Martin, President and General Manager, WE tv and Wedding Central. “Adding Perez Hilton to the mix only makes this more fun, bolder and exactly the kind of pop culture take on the wedding young women are looking for, wherever they are and whenever they want to watch.”
Added Hilton: “Yes, another wedding special! There are soooo many out there, but none will be as entertaining as MINE! I’m a huge Anglophile, a fashion-lover and a very opinionated Queen - all ingredients for some delicious television!”
“Will + Kate Forever” will be an irreverent look at the royal wedding featuring all of the can’t-miss moments from the big day, interspersed with saucy commentary from pop-culture icon, Perez Hilton. As host of the one-hour special, Perez will dish on everything from the styles and trends to the guests, the crowds and, of course, the dress!
“Will + Kate Forever” is the culmination of Wedding Central’s six-day on-air takeover, ROYAL WEDDING PARTY, airing Sunday, April 24 - Friday, April 29. The extravaganza will feature back-to-back royal wedding themed programming – no invitation, no protocol, no flight across the pond necessary. The party kicks-off with Wedding Central’s first-ever original production “William & Kate: Wedding of the Century” on April 24 at 8 pm, et/pt, followed by a host of specials and series including: “Kate: The New Diana?,” a comparison of Kate and Diana’s public and private lives; the documentary, “Prince William”; “How to be a Princess,” where American contestants compete for a royal title; along with “How to Marry a Prince,” “Unforgettable Wedding Gowns” and “Royal Honeymoon Getaways.”
Cubano and Miami native Perez Hilton is the internet's most notorious gossip columnist. He currently resides in Hollywood with his precious mini-Goldendoodle, Teddy Hilton. The LA Times calls Perez, "like US Weekly, the Star, the Enquirer and Life & Style all rolled into one sweet yet snarky, sagacious yet salacious gay man." Perez was named the #1 Web Celeb for 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine and has recently been tapped as one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People in Espanol and named Hispanic of the Year 2009 by Hispanic Magazine. Perez is the author of two best selling books and a children’s book, set to publish in September of 2011.
Since launching in 2004, PerezHilton.com — originally named PageSixSixSix.com– has become one of the leading go-to sites for celebrity news garnering over 300 million hits a month. He has been featured in/on the L.A. Times, The View, The Wall Street Journal, MTV’s TRL, Larry King, CNN, E!, Time, Paper Magazine, LIFE, SPIN, CBS News, Business Week, Much Music, LA Magazine, The Advocate, Dateline, Howard Stern, Us Weekly, InTouch Weekly, NY Times, LA Times, Billboard, Ellen, and many more. Perez Hilton now has 8 platforms, which consist of PerezHilton.com, PerezTV.com, CocoPerez.com, FitPerez.com, TeddyHilton.com, UnratedPerez.com, as well as the nationally syndicated Radio Perez and Fab 30 countdown show.
“Will + Kate Forever” is produced by CBS News Productions and Wedding Central. Executive producers include Perez Hilton and Steven Grossman, along with John Miller and Kate Farrell for Wedding Central.
About Wedding Central
Wedding Central (www.WeddingCentral.com) is the first and only 24/7 destination where women, who are fascinated by all things wedding related, can go to get engaged in and entertained by the aspiration and drama of weddings. The network features programming that focuses on dating, relationships and weddings, including series such as Rich Bride, Poor Bride, Bride vs. Bride, and the popular hit series, Bridezillas; and specials Wedding Cake Masters, Amazing Wedding Gowns and The Wedding Planners. Wedding Central is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and is available on Cablevision’s iO digital cable service, Mediacom’s digital basic tier and Time Warner Cable’s East Region digital basic tier.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media owns and operates some of the world’s most popular and award-winning entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, Wedding Central and IFC Entertainment (IFC Center, IFC Films, IFC In Theaters, IFC Midnight and IFC Productions). Additional information about Rainbow Media’s multiplatform brands is available at www.rainbow-media.com.