Thursday, February 17, 2011

CNN & HLN Oscar Night Coverage

CNN and HLN will each air an Oscars special on February 27. Reality television identity, Camille Donatacci Grammer, has been tapped to join hosts AJ Hammer and Brooke Anderson. Details of CNN's and HLN's planned specials are below.

CNN Press Release: Grammer Joins Showbiz Tonight Hosts AJ Hammer and Brooke Anderson as Celebrity and Fashion Commentator.

Showbiz Tonight: Road to Gold Airs Sun, Feb 27, 7 p.m. ET on CNN and 11 p.m. ET on HLN

Television personality Camille Donatacci Grammer will join Showbiz Tonight as a fashion and celebrity commentator live from the Oscars on Sun, Feb 27, for the Red Carpet special, Showbiz Tonight: Road to Gold. Grammer, who stars on the TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, will provide her insider perspective on celebrity arrivals and fashion insights.

Grammer joins Showbiz Tonight hosts AJ Hammer and Brooke Anderson for the special, live at the Kodak Theater, 7-8 p.m. ET on CNN. Showbiz Tonight: Road to Gold returns at 11 p.m. ET on HLN and will be TV’s only entertainment news show live with the latest breaking news from the Academy Awards.

“We can’t wait to get Camille’s unabashed take on Hollywood’s biggest night,” said Dave Levine, Senior Executive Producer, CNN Entertainment and Showbiz Tonight. “She will be perfect for ‘Showbiz Tonight,’ TV’s most provocative entertainment news show.”

Also joining AJ, Brooke and Camille live at the Oscars will be acclaimed and outspoken actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and syndicated radio host Carlos Diaz with their colorful insights and candid views.

Online, CNN’s Oscar coverage will provide exceptional access to the most compelling moments from the 83rd Academy Awards at’s Entertainment section will feature all of the evening’s nominees and winners, photo galleries of the fashion ‘dos and don’ts’, an Oscar-themed quote board, as well as all of the excitement from the red carpet streamed live from 6 to 8 p.m. ET.

The “Show Trending Stories” tab on the Entertainment section will also present the most popular, user-driven Oscar stories according to related user activity in’s comments, as well as on Facebook.

Users can check The Marquee Blog throughout the night or follow @CNNShowbiz for updates from the red carpet and the winners as they’re announced.

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