A NEW "ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WEEKEND" SPECIAL HOSTED BY MARK STEINES, LARA SPENCER AND RACHAEL RAY, TO AIR ON DECEMBER 8TH
With Special Musical Performances by Marie Osmond, Olivia Newton-John and Jon Secada With Numerous Celebrity Appearances
December 3, 2007 (Los Angeles, CA)- In an ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WEEKEND special to air on Saturday, December 8, 2007, Hosts Mark Steines (Co-Anchor, "Entertainment Tonight"), Lara Spencer (Co-Anchor, "The Insider") and popular talk show host Rachael Ray share warm holiday memories, traditions and secrets for creating the perfect holiday celebration with dozens of today's biggest stars including Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Charlie Sheen, Teri Hatcher, America Ferrera, Patrick Dempsey, Halle Berry and Valerie Bertinelli.
Taped at a New York mansion decked out for the holidays, Rachael Ray will whip up her special brand of holiday magic in the kitchen, while music superstars Marie Osmond and Olivia Newton John swing by to perform songs from their new Christmas albums. The special will also include songs from Barry Manilow, Martina McBride, Jon Secada and Jim Brickman.
In addition to musical guests, the special will also feature Bravo's Ted Allen whipping up a sampling of hors d'oeuvres, "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale baking cookies with her mother, Jeri Ryan enjoying a swank dining out holiday affair and "American Idol" Jordin Sparks cooking her favorite side dish. Also, viewers get to share their own favorite recipes featuring the Kraft food family of brands.
Other celebrities participating include Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Joely Fisher, Ted Danson, Emily Proctor, Lisa Rinna, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Rick Springfield sharing their favorite holiday memories; Angie Harmon and Amanda Bynes showing off their homes to People Magazine; and our own Lara Spencer decorating for the holidays with her children.
Rachael Ray will highlight her favorite gifts of the year, and Kimora Lee Simmons takes on the challenge of shopping for five gifts for less than a hundred dollars. Stars also recall their favorite gifts and share their wish lists for this year.
Currently in its 27th season, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is taped in Hollywood, Calif. Linda Bell Blue is executive producer. Mary Hart is anchor; Mark Steines is co-anchor. Jann Carl is primary substitute anchor and weekend anchor; Kevin Frazier is weekend anchor and correspondent. Leonard Maltin is film historian/correspondent. Steven Cojocaru and Thea Andrews are correspondents.
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