Disney Mega-Stars Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez Come to Toronto for North American Premiere of Disney's Princess Protection Program

    Disney Royalty Comes to Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre for Red-Carpet
                 Screening on Thursday, June 18 at 5 p.m. ET

    TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Shine up your tiaras Toronto. Astral Media's
Family Channel is rolling out the red carpet for Disney Channel superstars
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez at the North American premiere of this summer's
highly anticipated television event Princess Protection Program. Fans can
catch all the red-carpet action as it unfolds from 5 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET on
Thursday June 18 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, located on the Canadian
National Exhibition grounds in Toronto.
    Millions of young Canadians know Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato from Family
Channel, where they star in top-rated Disney Channel series and movies. Gomez
stars in Wizards of Waverly Place, currently in its second season, and Demi
Lovato stars in the recently launched series Sonny With A Chance, as well as
in last summer's ratings smash Camp Rock.
    In Princess Protection Program, royalty meets reality when soon-to-be
teenage monarch Rosalinda Marie Montoya Fiore (Demi Lovato) finds herself in
danger and enrolls in the top-secret Princess Protection Program. As part of
the covert international program, the princess moves in with Carter Mason
(Selena Gomez), a shell-shocked teen from rural Louisiana. Despite their
differences, the girls slowly grow to like each other and discover the true
meaning of friendship. The movie was directed by Allison Liddi-Brown (Friday
Night Lights) and also stars Tom Verica (American Dreams), Jamie Chung
(Samurai Girl), Nick Braun, Samantha Droke (Horton Hears a Who!) and Robert
    The adventure comedy Princess Protection Program has its television
premiere on Family Channel on Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, day-and-date
with Disney Channel in the United States. The movie and bonus content will be
available on DVD Tuesday, June 30 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
    Fans who want to get in on the action can enter to win Family Channel's
Princess Protection Program grand prize. One lucky contest winner will bring
three guests for full VIP treatment, including tickets to the screening and
red-carpet event, a chance to meet the stars, and a La Senza Girl shopping
spree. To enter, fans can go to Family.ca from now until May 18.

    Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in
family television entertainment in 5.8 million homes across Canada. Dedicated
to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs
a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of
programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand in
select areas, a Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service that features hit
Disney movies and series, top-rated Canadian series and Playhouse Disney
programming. Visit us at Family.ca.

    Family Channel is an Astral Television Network. Astral Media is a leading
Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor
advertising and iMedia. Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the
country's major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination
of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences.

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