Details Unveiled for the eTalk Star! Schmooze, Live from CTV's Festival Headquarters, Sept. 7



    - Hilary Duff to Perform Live in Special Pre-Schmooze Edition of
    MuchOnDemand -
    - Ben Mulroney, Tanya Kim, Husein Madhavji, Danielle McGimsie and
    Hannah Simone Confirmed as Hosts of Live Broadcast -
    - One-Hour Special to Air on Star!, CTV and Citytv -

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - It's a spectacle unlike any other. CTV confirmed
details today for one of the most-anticipated nights for fans and party-goers
during this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Thousands of fans and
hundreds of stars will congregate this Friday night at Queen and John streets
for the eTalk Star! Schmooze - which will now kick off with an exclusive
outdoor edition of MuchMusic's MuchOnDemand, featuring live, on-street
performances by Hilary Duff.

    Celebrating Canadian film for the 14th year in a row, the red carpet
event and star-studded live broadcast features an all-Canadian line-up of
hosts, including eTalk's Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, Star! Daily's Husein
Madhavji and Danielle McGimsie and MuchMusic's Hannah Simone. The eTalk Star!
Schmooze airs live across Canada on Star! and in Toronto on Citytv on Friday,
Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. ET. CTV will rebroadcast the special on Saturday, Sept. 8
at 8 p.m. ET in all markets.

    (xx)Media Note - Download photos of the hosts of the eTalk Star! Schmooze
    at ctvmedia.ca or star-tv.com/media.

    The eTalk Star! Schmooze will confirm its status as one of the most
accessible events for fans at the Toronto International Film Festival when
MuchMusic presents a free, live street performance by Hilary Duff to kick off
the night outside of CTV's Festival Headquarters. Fresh from her hosting
duties at the Teen Choice Awards, the singer, songwriter, actress and fashion
designer will warm-up the thousands of fans expected at Queen and John when
she performs live on a special, pre-Schmooze, MuchOnDemand episode at
9:30 p.m. ET/PT on MuchMusic, hosted by Leah Miller. Then, Duff will open the
eTalk Star! Schmooze with another live performance. With her current album,
Dignity, flying off the shelves and a host of upcoming films in the can,
including the highly-anticipated John Cusack written movie War, Inc., Hilary
Duff is the perfect choice to kick off the eTalk Star! Schmooze.

    An incredible list of Festival stars, VIPs and international celebrities
will converge on the biggest Red Carpet of the year as cameras from CTV's
stable of entertainment properties - including eTalk, Star!, MuchMusic, MTV,
Bravo!, CTV News and more - capture all the elegance, excitement and drama.
It's one-stop shopping for celebrities and front row access for viewers and
fans at one of the glitziest parties during the Toronto International Film
Festival. We block off the street, roll out the red carpet and let the
hottest, A-list celebrities loose - placing fans just an arm's length away
from their favourite stars.

    Everyone who is anyone ends up at the Schmooze, and eTalk's Mulroney and
Kim - alongside Star Daily's Madhavji and McGimsie and MuchMusic's Simone -
are there to capture the red carpet action. Reporting live from the heart of
the festival at 299 Queen West - the Canadian quintet will provide
up-to-the-minute coverage from the hottest party in town. History proves that
the eTalk Star! Schmooze is THE Red Carpet destination with a track record for
celebrity guests. Past attendees include Russell Crowe, Samuel L. Jackson,
Sarah Polley, Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Oh, Kevin Spacey, Deepa Mehta and Neve
Campbell.

    For more information about the eTalk Star! Schmooze visit 
www.TIFF.ctv.ca and www.star-tv.com/schmooze07.

    About eTalk

    eTalk airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings) on CTV. Hosted
by Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, eTalk is the most-watched Canadian
entertainment newsmagazine. From the Oscars and the Emmys to the JUNO Awards,
Canada's Walk of Fame and The Giller Prize, eTalk is front-and-centre
delivering up-to-the minute news in film, television, music and more.
Celebrating both homegrown talent and international stars, eTalk became
Canada's first daily Canadian entertainment newsmagazine when it launched in
2002.

    About Star!

    All stars, all the time. Star! is Canada's first specialty television
network dedicated to the world of show biz news and information, 24 hours a
day, everyday. Star! brings you all the latest news, gossip, red carpet
coverage and in-depth interviews with the biggest names in entertainment.
Star! is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia.

    About CTV

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: For CTV: Scott Henderson, (416) 332-5305, or
shenderson@ctv.ca; For Star!: Bev Nenson, (416) 591-7400 x2659, or
bevn@citytv.com; For eTalk: Renee Horton, (416) 355-3817, or rhorton@ctv.ca


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