What is the #1 Most-Buzzed About Entertainment Story of 2012? New CTV Original Special STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 Premiere

— December 6, 2012

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Toronto (Dec. 6, 2012) From roadkill eater to royal streaker to Hollywood cheater, what or whowill clinch the #1 spot as the most-talked about entertainment story of 2012? CTVcounts down 10 of the most scandalous stories of the year in CTV’s brand-neworiginal special STARS & SCANDALSTHAT SHOOK 2012. Hosted by CTV entertainment expert Ben Mulroney, theone-hour special premieres Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the seasonfinale of THE X FACTOR at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (visit ctv.ca for local broadcast times).


Honey Boo Boo, the Royal family, and Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson arejust three of the celebrity stories on the 2012 list of infamy. Before thespecial airs, viewers are encouraged to weigh in on the remainingseven entertainment stories of 2012 by tweeting the hashtag #starsscandals.


**Media Note** Photography for STARS &SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 is available online at BellMediaPR.ca


Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson


Mulroneymoderates the panel consisting of CTV entertainment personalities Tanya Kim, TraciMelchor, Danielle McGimsie, and celebrity blogger Lainey as they providepersonal anecdotes and candid discussions about the Top 10 most jaw-dropping starmoments 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 studioaudience.


With our engaging and knowledgeableentertainment experts, and a live studio audience adding energy to the overallatmosphere, STARS & SCANDALS THATSHOOK 2012 offers a unique and exciting twist to the countdown format,” said Mike Cosentino, SeniorVice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, Bell Media. “From Kristen Stewart to Prince Harry, thepanel discussion will definitely provide an entertaining outlook on the most-buzzedabout gossip of the year.”


From naked Royals to a redneck child pageant queen and an ultimatevampire betrayal, The CTV experts have weighed inand below are three of the Top 10 STARS &SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012:


Pint-sized Princess

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 herown series, HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO, premiering this past August. FromMcIntyre, Georgia, Honey Boo Boo lives with her mother June Shannon, fatherMike 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, androadkill.


The Royal Naked Scandals

Prince Harry of Wales, akaQueen Elizabeth II’s 28-year old “wild grandchild”, had an eventful year with amischievous 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 unknownyoung woman was taken in a hotel room at the Wynn Hotel. Then, with the Royalsstill reeling about Prince Harry’s naked pics, French tabloid Closer magazinepublished a series of uncensored photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless inthe South of France with Prince William, sending shockwaves around the world!


Vampire vs. Huntsman Scandal

Twilight’s Kristen Stewartwas caught in one of the biggest cheating scandals of the year. Since meetingfellow Twilight star, Robert Pattinson on set in 2008, the two have beenromantically linked for the past four years. This past July, US Weekly releasedphotos of Stewart having an affair with director Rupert Sanders, whom she metduring the filming of Sander’s film, Snow White and The Huntsman. Britishactor vs. British director, there is speculation that KStew has chosen thevampire once again.


Encores of STARS & SCANDALSTHAT 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 CTVTwo, and Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.


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For more information, please contact:

Laura Catania, Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.3173 or laura.catania@bellmedia.ca

Amanda Rinaldo, Entertainment Specialties, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca


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