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Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo to televise wedding

Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo

Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo

Luckily for fans of Nick Lachey, he is not a private man. He’s going to have his second wedding televised as well.

Lachey and bride-to-be Vanessa Minnillo are giving TLC an all-access pass to their wedding with a special airing just weeks after the date (which so far, is a secret surely to keep those paps away).

The special will follow the couple leading up to the big ceremony, including their rooftop wedding shower, Minnillo’s search for the perfect dress, and more.

“We’re lucky to have such passionate and loving fans, and we thought partnering with TLC on this special would be the best way to share the exciting journey we’re on with all the people that support us and our relationship,” Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo said in a statement.

Footage of Lachey’s wedding to former wife Jessica Simpson, as well as their early married life, was the subject of the popular MTV reality show, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica,” which aired from 2003-2005.

Lachey, 37, and Minnillo, 30, were engaged last fall after dating since 2006

TLC Renews Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta

Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta

Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta

TLC Renews Several Hit Series, Including “Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta”.  TLC has has renewed several of its hit series, including its new series “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.” The show’s second season will premiere next summer, and will still be set in Atlanta’s Bridals by Lori. “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” will take viewers behind the scenes as they follow along with each bride and see her choose her perfect dress. Season two will have 18 half-hour episodes. Season one’s premiere of “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” averaged 1.3 million viewers. Also following a wedding theme, TLC has renewed “Four Weddings” for a third season, which will premiere in February next year with 10 hour-long episodes. The show’s season two premiere, which was Friday, September 10, averaged 1.3 million viewers. In each episode of “Four Weddings,” four different brides with very different personal styles and traditions agree to attend and judge each other’s weddings on the basis of food, dress, venue, originality, and overall experience. The winning bride is wins a dream honeymoon.  TLC has also ordered a second season of new series “Strange Sex”, with 10 half-hour episodes slated to premiere April 2011. The first premiere of “Strange Sex” averaged 1.2 million viewers. “Strange Sex” profiles mysterious conditions and the science behind sexual attraction. TLC’s cult classics “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant” were also picked up, each for their fourth season. “Toddlers and Tiaras” fourth season will premiere next summer, 2011, and “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” will premiere around the same time in June 2011. “Toddlers and Tiaras” goes behind-the-scenes of the child beauty pageant circuit and profiles a number of young contestants from all different ages and backgrounds, as well as their passionate and overzealous parents. “I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant” is an often intense, suspensful series that shows reenactments of stories of women who conceive and carry their babies all the way to labor and delivery, while never even knowing they were pregnant

Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim Headline “Budweiser Superfest” Tour

Budweiser Superfest

Budweiser Superfest

Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim Headline “Budweiser Superfest” Tour. Budweiser and Live Nation are teaming up to revive the “Budweiser Superfest” Tour, which has featured some of the biggest names in R&B music. The new 18-city trek features headliners Anthony Hamilton and Jaheim, among others. The “Budweiser Superfest” features Hamilton, Jaheim, Kem, Raheem DaVaughn, Abraham McDonald, and Hal Linton. Others are set to be announced.During its original run from 1979 to 1999, the “Budweiser Superfest” featured headliners such as  TLC, Stevie Wonder, and Luther Vandross. “Thousands of music fans have fond memories of Superfest and this revival combines the best of the series’ highlights with many of today’s hottest, up-and-coming artists,” said Bryan Hammonds, Multicultural Brand Manager for Anheuser-Busch. “Budweiser Superfest has created a unique place in music history as one of the must-see annual urban concert series of the eighties and nineties by featuring the best in R&B music year after year,” said Russell Wallach, President, Live Nation Network. “We expect to carry on that legacy with a stellar line up of artists already confirmed for the 2010 return.” The tour kicks off at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater in Cleveland on August 5th. It’s set to wrap at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas on September 5th.

Queen Latifah on BET Awards airing Sunday, June 27th

Queen Latifah on BET Awards airing Sunday, June 27th

Queen Latifah on BET Awards airing Sunday, June 27th

For the 10th anniversary of the “BET Awards,” the network continues to add more exciting performances to its already impressive roster. Along with performances from Kanye West, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Usher, and T-Pain have also been added to the line-up. Eminem, whose latest album “Recovery” hits stores just days before the show, will hit the stage, while “Best Female R&B Artist” nominee Alicia Keys is also set to perform. Another nominee, Usher, in the running for “Best Male R&B Artist,” will also perform, as well as T-Pain.The 2010 BET Awards, airing Sunday, June 27th on BET, will also feature performances Drake, Ludacris, T.I., Rick Ross, and Trey. Grammy Award-winner and Oscar nominee Queen Latifah will host. Prince will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during this year’s show, while John Legend will receive this year’s Humanitarian Award. The 10th anniversary of the BET Awards is also sure to feature some major surprises. Some past memorable performances include TLC, SWV, and EnVogue hitting the stage together, a reunion of The Fugees, a hosting stint from Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, and last year’s emotional tribute to Michael Jackson.

TLC To Feature “Sextistics: Your Love Life” Special On Valentine’s Day

TLC To Feature "Sextistics

TLC To Feature "Sextistics

TLC To Feature “Sextistics: Your Love Life” Special On Valentine’s Day. TLC will help guide viewers through their love and sex life this Valentine’s Day with a new special, “Sextistics: Your Love Life.”  Viewers will learn all of the facts about finding true love and sustaining a healthy relationship. The special will also reveal all of the answers and statistics about love, sex, and romance.  With large scale visual stunts, interviews with renowned relationship and sex experts, and candid real life experiences from people on the street, “Sextistics: Your Love Life” presents viewers with a unique, modern and relatable guide to love and romance.  “Sextistics” will discuss statistical data including how many sexual partners and orgasms the average American has in their lifetime, what physical signs you get from someone who is attracted to you, and what the latest divorce rates are for couples who marry in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.  “Sextistics: Your Love Life,” the one-hour special, will air on February 14 at 9 pm ET

Justin hit the stage benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.

JT hit the stage with FriendsIn Vegas this past Saturday Justin Timberlake brought together a diverse group of talented artists for his second-annual Justin Timberlake & Friends Concert, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Opening the event was Jay Sean with U.K.’s beat box champion MC Zani, performing Jay’s hit single “Down”. MTV VMA’s Best Female Video award winner, Taylor Swift followed, performing “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story.” JT introduced the next artist, Alicia Keys as “one of the greatest musicians of my generation”. As she strutted the stage in red pumps, she took a seat at her piano to vocalize “Doesn’t Mean Anything”. The night’s other performances included artists such as TLC, Ciara, Timbaland, Snoop Dog, and to cap off the evening, Justin himself, surprising the crowd with “Until the End of Time.” 

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‘Jon & Kate’ spouses say they’re angry at media

jon-and-kate-gosselin1Jon and Kate Gosselin arrived separately for their sextuplets’ fifth birthday party. During the party, the spouses barely spoke to each other.  Clearly, the Gosselin marriage was under a strain as the new season started for the TLC series, “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”  No wonder. The daily challenges of a super-size family with eight kids in the house have recently been overshadowed by reports that Jon and Kate cheated on each other. Both of them have denied the allegations.  But on Monday’s premiere (along with scenes of the party), Kate and Jon addressed the media firestorm that has engulfed them from beyond the carefully tended boundaries of their own reality show.  “Did I ever think I’d see myself on the front of the tabloids?” said Kate indignantly. “Or see those words that are there? No. It kills me!”  And Jon, who insisted he was “being innocent and hanging out” despite reports of an affair with a 23-year-old schoolteacher, said, “I never read a tabloid magazine until I was in one. And the first one I bought was the last one I bought.”  As they reflected on the scandals that have made their lives so difficult and put their marriage in peril, the Gosselins were filmed individually, each seated alone on a sofa — in itself, a revealing touch.  “Very swiftly we turned into two different people,” Kate said at one point, as she described how she has grown apart from her husband of 10 years, “and it’s just hard.”  While Kate has spent a lot of time on the road, making personal appearances for the show, Jon has mostly stayed home.  “So he’s angry with me that he’s home and I’m not,” Kate said. “Yet he doesn’t really feel great about me, so he wants me to travel.  “It is so involved I almost can’t put it into words,” she added wearily.  Kate expressed her own share of anger.  “I think the thing that makes me the maddest is: Jon made some mistakes and he was out and whatever, and that made people question him,” she said. “I’m doing what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing. I’m working and traveling” — which led to reports that she was having an affair with her bodyguard. Declaring that she was only doing her job by traveling, she said, “I’ll be darned if they’re going to take me down with that.”  “I have a lot of anger,” she summed up, “because this is not where we were supposed to be, this is not what I envisioned for us.”  Premiering two years ago, “Jon & Kate” is TLC’s most-watched show, and has made the Gosselins famous. The arrival of its new season was highly anticipated and highly promoted.  “Jon and Kate face each other for the first time,” an announcer teased on an ad that aired repeatedly beforehand.  And so they did, sort of, as they sat side-by-side on the sofa in the episode’s final seconds. An off-camera voice asked, “Do you guys know what the future holds?”   Both of them looked puzzled. Neither replied. Then the episode was over. The season had started with lots of suspense.

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