‘THE BACHELOR’’S CHRIS HARRISON TO SERVE AS HOST OF ‘VOLCANO LIVE! WITH NIK WALLENDA’

‘THE BACHELOR’’S CHRIS HARRISON TO SERVE AS HOST OF
‘VOLCANO LIVE! WITH NIK WALLENDA’

ESPN’S SAGE STEELE TO CO-HOST

Two-Hour, Can’t-Miss Event Will Air Live,
Wednesday, March 4, on ABC

ABC and dick clark productions announced today that Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s hit “The Bachelor” franchise will trade roses for adrenaline as the official host of “Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda,” along with television personality and ESPN anchor, Sage Steele, who will serve as co-host.

The pair will go live from the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua as Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to embark on an 1,800-foot-long highwire walk over the famed volcano. “Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda” will air as a live two-hour televised event on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). This will mark Nik’s longest and highest highwire walk ever attempted.

“Nik Wallenda and his family are legendary. I’m extremely honored and also a little nervous to watch this death-defying walk over a live volcano,” said Harrison. “I’m proud to bring this live event to the world along with my friend and co-host Sage Steele.“

“I have been a fan of Nik Wallenda for years and am beyond thrilled to be part of his next feat,” said Steele. “I am counting down the days to ‘Volcano Live!’ and am so excited to be reunited with my good friend Chris Harrison for what I know will be an unforgettable night for the world to see!”

“Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda” is produced by dick clark productions. Robyn Younie, Mark Bracco, Linda Gierahn, David Simone, Winston Simone, Shelley Ross and Nik Wallenda are executive producers.

Chris Harrison is the host of ABC’s hit romance/reality franchise “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” He has also hosted all of the iconic series’ spinoffs, including “Bachelor Pad,” the long-running summer hit “Bachelor in Paradise,” and “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart.” Harrison continues to advance the entertainment industry through a variety of professional endeavors and his work ethic is tireless. In 2015, he took on hosting the nationally syndicated game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” for which he received Emmy® nominations as Best Game Show Host in 2018 and 2019.  Additional credits include hosting the “Emmys Red Carpet Live” and the “American Music Awards Red Carpet.”  Harrison is a Dallas native, and currently resides in SoCal with his 2 teenage children.

Sage Steele is one of ESPN’s most popular and respected commentators, currently serving as the co-anchor for ESPN’s flagship show, “SportsCenter,” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.  Steele has served as the lead host for “SportsCenter on the Road,” since 2016, a role that includes on-site, day-long and pre-event coverage for the biggest sports events of the year, such as the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Masters, the College Football National Championship and many more. Steele, who joined ESPN in 2007, served as a regular anchor of “SportsCenter” until 2013, before hosting NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC from 2013-2017.  A 1995 graduate of Indiana University, Steele has hosted a variety of shows and events including co-host of the Miss America Competition on ABC in 2016 and 2017, the “Scripps National Spelling Bee” from 2010-2013, and ESPN’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” during the inaugural College Football Playoff.  Steele resides in Connecticut with her three teenage children.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Schooled”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Card Sharks,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special ”Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

LANCO’s #1 HALLELUJAH NIGHTS Marks New Milestone

LANCO IS THE FIRST COUNTRY BAND IN NEARLY TEN YEARS TO OPEN AT NO. ONE
WITH DEBUT ALBUM ON BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

Critics Continue to Praise HALLELUJAH NIGHTS Following Sold-Out Headlining Shows

 

PLATINUM selling breakthrough band LANCO claims the No. One spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville), marking the first Country band to open at No. One with a debut album since Lady Antebellum in 2008. Featuring their two-week No. One hit “Greatest Love Story” and their new single “Born To Love You” the “collection puts an anthemic spin on young love and small-town life” (The Tennessean) and has dominated the top of the iTunes Country chart since its release.

“Over the past five years we wanted to ride this dream as far as it would go and it’s hard to find the words to describe our debut record at the top of the chart,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “We couldn’t be more grateful to see people gravitating towards these new songs that represent who we are, and its been wild to see these crowds sing every line back to us.”

Following performances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Bachelor, the TODAY Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the “arena-rock leaning band” (Entertainment Weekly) brought their “twangy rock with blistering guitars and chugging rhythms” (Nashville Scene) to capacity crowds this past weekend at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC, Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, PBR in Baltimore and The Bluestone in Columbus, OH. LANCO “has given fans what they’ve been waiting for” (Pop Culture) and critics continue to champion HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, which features 11 tracks co-written by the band’s lead singer and namesake, Brandon Lancaster.

“Percolating country-pop with hooks a-plenty, crunchy beats and charming vocals. Absolutely addictive.” – Music Row

“HALLELUJAH NIGHTS is a sprawling collection of stadium rock, bluesy country and intimate singer-songwriter pop that showcases the band’s disparate musical influences, all tied together by Lancaster’s voice.” – Billboard

“The human connection and deliberation truly makes HALLELUJAH NIGHTS stand out among its modern peers. There’s an actual song cycle, with the end of one track bleeding into the next. It’s possible to discern that each story is happening in the same town to the same characters.” – Rolling Stone

“The quintet seems set to bring the full-band sound back to Country radio.” – Newsday

“Connections are made from the very beginning, tying memories together and weaving a story that leaves you wanting to listen over and over again while getting lost in the music. Their songwriting and storytelling abilities are undoubtedly strong and this album showcases it.” – The Shotgun Seat

“The familiar, couched in the extraordinary….a connection to community built by the bonds of music.” – The Wichita Eagle

Rooted in the southern storytelling of Country music with the modern punch of rock & roll, HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville) is LANCO’s coming-of-age debut album. They are now the only Country band to achieve a PLATINUM single prior to a debut album release, with the two week No. One “Greatest Love Story.” LANCO’s story begins in the small towns where all five bandmates — Lancaster, bassist Chandler Baldwin, multi-instrumentalist Jared Hampton, drummer Tripp Howell and lead guitarist Eric Steedly — were raised. After they crossed paths in Nashville during their early 20s, LANCO bonded over that shared southern adolescence, while hoping to build a new life in a bigger city. “Few bands have have generated as much buzz as LANCO” (Pop Culture) as their self-titled debut EP, has gained more than 100 million streams. Named “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Hits Magazine, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Spotify, SIRUIS XM and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed and Faster Horses. “Trying to make it in Nashville is no easy feat, but a little determination helped LANCO go from toiling away in bars to opening for Dierks Bentley,” (Associated Press) as they will serve as direct support on his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR launching May 17th. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com.

MISS AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE “PRELIMINARY COMPETITION WEEK” JUDGES FOR THE NON-BROADCAST SEGMENT OF THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION

 

MISS AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE “PRELIMINARY COMPETITION WEEK”
JUDGES FOR THE NON-BROADCAST SEGMENT OF
THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

The Live Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

The Miss America Organization and dick clark productions announced today the panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of “The 2018 Miss America Competition.” The diverse group of judges will select the top 15 finalists competing for the title of Miss America 2018 during the preliminary week of competition on September 6th – 8th in Atlantic City, NJ. Airing live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT), “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will showcase the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) to compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

The judges will use their expertise in their respective fields to evaluate the young women and their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service.

The panel of experts will evaluate the 51 contestants’ performances in the following categories: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview, and On-Stage Questions. The preliminary judges are listed below (in alphabetical order by first name):

Carolyn Conrad – Carolyn Conrad is an entertainment lawyer with over a decade of experience representing top talent in the television, motion picture, digital and music fields. Her clients have spanned all facets of the industry – from performers, writers, and producers to on-air personalities and influencers – and include Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy nominees and winners. Hailing from Texas, Conrad moved to Los Angeles for college, where she graduated from UCLA and was an All-American swimmer and three-time game show winner. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, and is involved with Human Rights Watch in Los Angeles and The Bowery Mission and Opening Act in New York.

Karen Knutson – Karen is originally from Alaska but has called Washington, DC home for the last 25 years. Karen is the Global Government Affairs and Policy Leader for Baker Hughes, a GE Company and an attorney with over 30 years of experience in energy policy issues. Prior to working at GE, Karen served in several public policy roles, including Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and the Deputy Assistant to the Vice President of the United States for Domestic Policy. Karen attended law school in North Carolina at Wake Forest University. Her husband, Kent is an executive at Home Depot and she has two wonderful children, Matthew and Ingrid and a slightly bad Labrador named Gunnar.

Kate Bennett – Kate Bennett is a White House reporter for CNN, co-author of CNN Politics COVER/LINE, and co-host of the CNN Politics COVER/LINE podcast. Bennett’s beat includes the Trump family, the first lady, the East Wing of the White House, and the mashup of style, society, and buzz in the nation’s capital. A former magazine and fashion editor, prior to CNN Kate worked for Politico, Independent Journal Review, and Washingtonian, among other outlets. She’s been a lifestyle journalist for almost two decades, chronicling the intersection of people, pop culture, and politics.

Patrick Rush – Patrick Rush’s career started in the Universal Mailroom and from there he found his way into the world of Casting. His credits include: “Party of Five”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “Everwood”, “The OC, “Chuck”, “Dallas”, “The Astronaut’s Wives Club”, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and its sequel, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circles of Love”. Most recently, he cast Marvel’s “Runaways” for Hulu and “Gospel of Kevin” for ABC. Patrick has been nominated for 6 Casting Society of America Awards and was the winner for the television mini-series “In Cold Blood”. Patrick is more than honored to be included in the judging of this year’s Miss America Competition.

Rusty Joiner– With an impressive body of work over the past two years, including his critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning performance in the independent feature “Voiceless” – Rusty Joiner has definitely made his way to Hollywood’s “The Ones To Watch” list. Prior to making the successful transition from modeling to acting, Joiner first gained international recognition as the official Structure Men’s Underwear spokesperson. In addition to campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi’s and Prada, Joiner graced the cover of Mens Fitness Magazine a record twelve times. His noted film and television roles include: Dodgeball, Amateur Night, Behaving Badly, Resident Evil: Extinction, CSI: Miami, The Closer, Bones, Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives.

Susan Perkins Botsford – Susan Perkins Botsford, representing Ohio, was crowned Miss America-1978.
After her year of service as Miss America, Susan was a featured performer on several Miss America telecasts, emceed numerous state pageants, sang professionally and worked as a reporter for the ABC affiliate in San Francisco. Susan has participated in many volunteer activities supporting our veterans, and in 2009 she toured Iraq with two other former Miss Americas. In May of 1979, Susan married Alan Botsford. They have two married children, a son and daughter, and reside in Boston and Cape Cod.

Vivian Nixon – Vivian Nixon is an entrepreneurial artist, producer, director, choreographer, dancer and actress, whose many talents have fueled her versatile career that ranges from the stage and screen, to the studio and production table. She has appeared in shows ranging from television’s Grey’s Anatomy to Broadway’s Hot Feet. Nixon founded 42 Seven Productions with a handful of Broadway, film and television veterans to bring the best of live entertainment and education to cities across the globe (www.42Sevenproductions.com). She is also the Associate Artistic Director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.

Celebrity judges for the live broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be announced in the coming weeks.

Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown”) joining as co-host.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamerica
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamerica
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Snapchat: MissAmerica
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/

For more information on the “2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

“The Bachelor” Star Corinne Olympios Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Party at Hyde Bellagio Friday, March 17

“THE BACHELOR” STAR CORINNE OLYMPIOS HOSTS ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT HYDE BELLAGIO FRIDAY, MARCH 17

WHAT:On Friday, March 17, Hyde Bellagio will celebrate the luck o’ the Irish as “The Bachelor” breakout star Corinne Olympios takes over the fountain-side hotspot for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day bash beginning at 10:30 p.m. Lads and lasses are invited to join in on what is sure to be the hottest party on the Las Vegas Strip with storms of confetti and bumping beats by Joe Maz that will continue into the early morning hours.

 

WHO:
Corinne Olympios
, “The Bachelor” Season 21 breakout star

 

WHEN:
Friday, March 17

                              

WHERE:
Hyde Bellagio

Bellagio Resort & Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

OTHER:                 Hyde Bellagio® is the first nightlife venture in Las Vegas by renowned hospitality leader sbe®. Ranking in the Top 10 of Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s coveted Top 100 list, the venue boasts a seamless indoor/outdoor space, floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive terrace showcasing Las Vegas’ most-celebrated landmark, The Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde Bellagio introduces an exclusive early-evening experience beginning at 5 p.m., highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of gourmet small plates from Lago by Julian Serrano. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio evolves into Vegas’ hottest nightlife destination with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs, live performances and the city’s most exclusive clientele. Hyde Bellagio’s lounge is open nightly 5 p.m. to late evening, and the nightclub is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to late. Every Tuesday, Hyde celebrates ‘Industry Tuesdays’ insider night, delivering the unfiltered sounds and style of Las Vegas’ influencers. On Wednesdays, Hyde offers an ‘Infamous Wednesday’ night filled with tasty libations and sizzling sounds by some of the most talented DJs. For a virtual tour of the venue, click here. To follow Hyde Bellagio, visit Facebook and Twitter.

 

MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA COMPLETES CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST 

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MUSIC SUPERSTAR CIARA COMPLETES CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL
FOR THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST

The Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

The “2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
 Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Grammy Award winning entertainer Ciara will join the esteemed panel of judges for the live broadcast of the “2017 Miss America Competition,” which airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.

Ciara will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster (VH1’s “Barely Famous”), musician and actress Laura Marano, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as celebrity judges for the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

The panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the contestants’ performances in the following categories during the live broadcast: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions.  These young women will showcase their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service as they compete for the title of Miss America 2017.

Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown”) joining as co-host.

Ciara
Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, model and entertainer. Over her thirteen year career, she has sold over 23 million records and 16 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Goodies,” “Ride,” “Oh,” “1, 2 Step,” and “Body Party.” “I Bet,” from her 2015 album, Jackie, added to Ciara’s list of 27-charted hits. Ciara is not only known for her vocal talent and serious dance moves, but also for her fashion and beauty. A regular at New York and Paris fashion weeks, Vogue previously named her the “new fashion icon”. In May 2016, Ciara was signed to IMG Models.   Ciara was the face of the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015-2016, the first U.S. Ambassador to TOPSHOP, and most recently, she has worked with KEDS footwear.  A longtime muse for Givenchy, Ciara has been on the cover of L’Officiel Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, L’uomo Vogue, SHAPE, and more. When Ciara isn’t working with a major fashion house or out on tour, she is a devoted philanthropist who is dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.

The coveted “America’s Choice” contestant will return this year. Voting opened to the public on August 10th at 12:00pm ET and will stay open through Monday, September 5th at 11:59:59pm ET. The chosen contestant will be announced during the “2017 Miss America Competition” live broadcast with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.  It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

An esteemed, diverse panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of the “2017 Miss America Competition” will select the top 15 finalists competing for the title of Miss America 2017 during the preliminary week of competition on September 5th – 8th in Atlantic City, NJ. This year’s preliminary judges are as follows (in alphabetical order by first name): David Zinczenko, Deanna Siller, Debbie Bryant Berge, Jennifer Caudle, Katherine Bailess, Nicole Lapin and Rob Bowman.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/artist/834520?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name.

For more information on the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.    

CHRIS HARRISON RETURNS TO HOST THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION 

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CHRIS HARRISON RETURNS TO HOST
THE 96th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
VETERAN ESPN PERSONALITY SAGE STEELE
TO JOIN AS CO-HOST

The “2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
 Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

Chris Harrison

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that TV personality Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) will return as host of the “2017 Miss America Competition” for his eighth year.  Taking the Miss America stage for the first time, Sage Steele, host and commentator for ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown,” will join Harrison as co-host of the legendary competition, which airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.  The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.

“For 96 years, Miss America has shone light on some of the brightest and most talented young women in the country,” said Harrison.  “This year will surely be a fun-filled night showcasing talent, glamour, fitness, presentation and community achievement as the country’s brightest compete for the crown!”

“There’s always such a high level of drama and competitiveness during the Miss America Competition that rivals many sporting events that I’ve covered,” stated Steele. “I can’t wait to host alongside Chris Harrison to see what this year brings.”

Chris Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Dallas, Texas native went to Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship, and then made the natural transition to sportscasting with a local station. During his six years there, he worked his way up the ranks from part-time sportscaster to weekend sportscaster, and also had the opportunity to cover hard news stories. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999 and landing a job as host of HGTV’s “Designer’s Challenge,” he went on to host ABC’s hit romance/reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” and in 2015 was named the new host of the nationally syndicated game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In a departure from his many broadcast endeavors, Harrison recently penned his first novel entitled The Perfect Letter, and has done his fair share of acting with roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” and in feature films “Bounce,” “Showtime,” and “Date Movie.” In his spare time Harrison plays soccer and has become addicted to golf. He has developed a great appreciation for the weather and lifestyle of Southern California, and spends as much time as possible outdoors with 14-year-old son, Joshua, and 12-year-old daughter, Taylor.

Sage Steele is one of ESPN’s most versatile commentators, currently serving as the host of ESPN’s and ABC’s NBA Countdown on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the regular season and for on-site telecasts at the NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals. Steele also hosts ESPN’s extensive, on-site NBA All-Star coverage, ESPN’s NBA Summer League coverage and contributes to SportsCenter. Steele was named NBA Countdown host prior to the start of the 2013-14 NBA regular season. In addition to her ESPN position, Steele has co-hosted ABC’s and ESPN’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve coverage during the College Football Championship and has been a featured guest host on ABC’s The View. Steele began her television career as a reporter on local news stations in South Bend, Ind., Indianapolis where she was the beat reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, and Tampa working as the beat reporter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Steele graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports communications. In her spare time, Steele volunteers with the Pat Tillman Foundation and is passionate about working alongside military veterans. She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her husband and three children.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Tony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce the “2017 Miss America Competition.”

Ticket on sale information for the “2017 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon.

For more information on the “2017 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.    

Photos: Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell w/ The Bachelor Twins at Marquee, Mario Lopez, Prince Royce & Amber Stevens West at LAVO

The Bachelor Ben Higgins and his fiancé Laura Bushnell were spotted at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Friday night. The couple was joined by Marquee cocktail waitresses Emily and Haley Ferguson, the Bachelor Twins who appeared on his season of the show, at their VIP table as DJ Vice manned the decks.

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell, Emily & Haley Ferguson at Marquee Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell, Emily & Haley Ferguson at Marquee Nightclub

Marquee photo credit: Tony Tran

Over at LAVO Casino Club in The Palazzo, Mario Lopez hosted the launch party for Casa Mexico Tequila. The recent Emmy winner fueled up at the restaurant on the Caesar salad, chicken parmesan, one-pound meatball and seafood tower before heading upstairs to Casino Club where a room full of adoring fans awaited his arrival. Lopez sipped on Casa Mexico Tequila throughout the night at his VIP booth with friends.

Also enjoying dinner at LAVO was Prince Royce who joined Lopez upstairs at Casino Club for the tequila launch party before he and his friends ended their night at Marquee Nightclub.

Known for her roles on “Greek” and “The Carmichael Show”, Amber Stevens West also dined at LAVO with friends. The group delighted in the beat salad, penne all vodka, Wagyu meatball and more.

Mario Lopez at LAVO Casino Club Mario Lopez red carpet at LAVO Casino Club

LAVO photo credit: Brenton Ho

Photos: Selma Alameri and Lindsay Yenter of “The Bachelor” party with Sugar Factory Couture Pops in San Diego

ABC’s “The Bachelor” Season 17 bombshells, Selma Alameri and Lindsay Yenter, were spotted at Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse at The Keating Hotel in San Diego with Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pops on Friday night.

Dressed to the nines, Alameri, Yenter and their girlfriends carried Britney Spears’ Big Top Couture Pop Collection and Spice Girls’ Mel B.’s signature collection while partying in Southern California. The group raved about how much they loved the crystalized Couture Pops and each Sugar Factory collection.

The Sugar Factory brand is a hit around the world – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. Sugar Factory will expand to New York City in Spring 2013. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarFactoryLV and follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory.

Selma Alameri in DJ booth at Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse with Sugar Factory Couture Pop
Selma Alameri in DJ booth at Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse with Sugar Factory Couture Pop
Lindsay Yenter on stage at Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse with Sugar Factory Couture Pop
Lindsay Yenter on stage at Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse with Sugar Factory Couture Pop
Lindsay Yenter and Selma Alameri with Sugar Factory Couture Pops at Dollhouse
Lindsay Yenter and Selma Alameri with Sugar Factory Couture Pops at Dollhouse

Photos! The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka at Simon Restaurant & Lounge

The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka along with his girlfriend Ashley Vickers had dinner at Simon Restaurant & Lounge inside Palms Place Hotel And Spa on Sunday night. Jake enjoyed the filet migon and a twice baked potato and he also took a photo with Chef Kerry.

Jake Pavelka along with his girlfriend Ashley Vickers
Jake Pavelka and Chef Kerry Simon

 

Photo Credit
Palms Place Hotel And Spa

Nicky Hilton and Vienna Girardi Get Pampered at COLOR, A Salon By Michael Boychuck

There was no shortage of beautiful women late Friday afternoon at celebrity hair colorist Michael Boychuck’s COLOR Salon inside Caesars Palace as fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton and Vienna Girardi of ABC’s “The Bachelor” stopped in to get pampered for their big Vegas weekend.

Hilton, a long-time friend and client of Boychuck, went into the salon to get ready for a night out on the town by getting her styled by COLOR Salon’s Educational Director, Lavetta Fajardo, and a custom makeup application by Director of Cosmetics, Kate Stromberg.

Girardi popped in to COLOR Salon to get her hair styled and make up done by the salon’s lead artisans before heading to Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for her birthday celebration.

NICKY HILTON DINES AT SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE AT PARIS LAS VEGAS

Fashion designer and Hollywood socialite, Nicky Hilton, dined at Sugar Factory American Brasserie (http://www.sugarfactory.com/ ) at Paris Las Vegas last night with long-time beau, producer David Katzenberg. The cute couple dined on Turkey Sliders, Mac and Cheese Pops, Chicken Bites, an Angus Filet and shared a Passion Punch goblet cocktail. After her delicious dinner the fashionista, dressed in a gorgeous Alice & Olivia dress, silver-studded Jimmy Choo heels and her very own Nicky Hilton jewelry, picked up a few after-dinner sweets in Sugar Factory’s flagship retail store, including a five-pound Gummy Bear and Jelly Belly Sours.

Also dining at the hot spot was reality television starlet, “The Bachelor” winner Vienna Girardi. The beauty was celebrating her 25th birthday with friends and family, as the group dined on Chicken Skewers, Roasted Chicken Breast, the Pacific Salmon and New York Strip steak. The birthday girl, dressed to kill in a Badgley Mischka sparkling mini dress and black strappy heels, loved the Lollipop Passion Goblet, especially. The eatery surprised Girardi with a delicious birthday ice cream sundae and she just couldn’t wipe the smile off her face. She also scooped up some peanut butter M&M’s, Sour Patch Kids and gummy letters at Sugar Factory before leaving to enjoy the rest of her big night out.

Gossip Girl cast member Luke Kleintank was also spotted a few tables down, celebrating his 21st birthday and enjoying Roasted Chicken Breast and drinking a Passion Punch Goblet with a group of friends.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Nicky Hilton indulges in red velvet and strawberry cheesecake ice cream sundaes at Sugar Factory American Brasserie.

Nicky Hilton sips a Passion Punch cocktail at Sugar Factory American Brasserie.

Nicky Hilton shops for sweets at Sugar Factory’s flagship retail store.

“The Bachelor” winner Vienna Girardi celebrates her 25th birthday at Sugar Factory American Brasserie.

Photo credit: David Becker/WireImage