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"Page Six TV" Unveils Host And Contributors For Upcoming Summer Preview On FOX Television Statation

July 6, 2015 - The New York Post, in partnership with Endemol Shine North America and FOX Television Stations, announced today the host and contributors for “PAGE SIX TV," a daily television show modeled after “Page Six,” the iconic gossip column and web site.

 

John Fugelsang (Sirius XM Radio/VH1) has been tapped as host of “PAGE SIX TV,” while Mario Cantone (“The View,” “Sex and the City”), Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Variety entertainment reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister and NY Post Page Six reporter Carlos Greer comprise the show’s contributing experts and insiders. Page Six Editor Emily Smith and Deputy Editor Ian Mohr will provide further updates and insight, as well as exclusive first looks into the latest breaking stories from the newsroom.  

Kay O’Connell (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”) and Matt Strauss (“The View”) will serve as executive producers, alongside NY Post CEO and Publisher Jesse Angelo and Endemol Shine North America’s Rob Smith and Michael Weinberg.

“The original Page Six column and PageSix.com are iconic gossip destinations and ‘Page Six TV’ is a natural extension of the brand,” said Jesse Angelo, publisher of the New York Post and Executive Producer of ‘PAGE SIX TV.’ “We are very excited about the talented roster of contributors who will each bring their own unique perspective, experience and gossip A-game to the show. They will be as entertaining, insightful, witty and fun as Page Six is now in print and online.”

“We’ve pulled together the perfect team of on-air personalities and reporters to deliver the insight, intrigue and fun of Page Six to the FOX TV Stations’ audience,” said Charlie Corwin and Cris Abrego, co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America. “In each episode, our contributors, as well as the audience, will go head-to-head to see who has the latest breaking news, the smartest take and funniest observations.”

True to the “Page Six” signature style, the show’s contributors and insiders will deliver in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics. The half-hour program will premiere on Monday, July 18th for a three-week preview on select FOX Television Stations in top markets, including New York (7 pm ET), Los Angeles (6:30 pm PT), Philadelphia (7 pm ET), Dallas (11:30 pm CT), Atlanta (7 pm ET), Detroit (11:30 pm ET) and Tampa Bay (1 pm ET). The production will be shot and produced in New York City.

“PAGE SIX TV” will feature insiders and contributors competing in each episode to see who has the latest breaking news, the smartest take and the funniest observation about the day’s top stories. The program will leverage the dynamic social media presence of “Page Six” and the NY Post to drive audience engagement and competition within the show. Viewers will have the opportunity to weigh in on topics with their own opinions across social media prior to the daily broadcast.

And you can catch “PAGE SIX TV’s” host and contributors go LIVE on Facebook for the very first time on July 8.  Follow the Page Six Facebook page for more details and join the conversation using #PageSixTV. For more information about the show, go to PageSixTV.com.


JOHN FUGELSANG

Actor, comedian and broadcaster John Fugelsang hosts “Tell Me Everything" weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121. Fugelsang sold out theaters across the country with Stephanie Miller, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler on “The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour”; their album "Volume 1" became the 1st political album to ever hit #1 on the Amazon, iTunes & Billboard Comedy Charts. He's been a regular on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and hosted "Viewpoint" on Current TV and co-hosted “America’s Funniest Videos” on ABC with Daisy Fuentes. 

He recently performed in “The Bill of Rights Concert" alongside Lewis Black & Dick Gregory which aired on AXS. He’s also appeared at Montreal’s “Just for Laughs” Festival and HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. He wrote, developed & hosted two highly-rated series for VH1-UK; and co-hosted (first with ‘Mad TV’s’ Debra Wilson, then with Emmy-winner Teresa Strasser) “Watercooler” on TV Guide Network. Fugelsang has interviewed many top musicians and entertainers including Beatles star George Harrison’s final television appearance.

MARIO CANTONE

Mario Cantone, the celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian, gained critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore, from its appearance at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime Network special and is well-known for his role as Anthony Marentino in HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Cantone has co-hosted and appeared as a guest on ABC’s “The View” multiple times. His additional television credits include appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Oprah,” “Conan,” “Martha Stewart,” “Meredith Vieira” and “The Today Show.”

Cantone's comedy performances have been featured on “The USO Comedy Tour,” “Comics Come Home,” “Chappelle Show,” “Denis Leary Roast” and “Joan Rivers Roast.” The network was also home to his first solo stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Mario Cantone.”

He also starred on Broadway as SAM BYCK in the Tony-winning Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, BUZZ in Terrence McNally's Tony award-winning dramatic comedy, Love! Valor! Compassion! All three of these hit shows were directed by four-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello. His other Broadway credits include GIDGER, in The Violet Hour (original Broadway cast), and STEPHANO (opposite Patrick Stewart), in Shakespeare's The Tempest.


BEVY SMITH

Harlem native and lifelong New Yorker Bevy Smith began her career in media behind the camera, specializing in luxury goods, before transitioning to on air talent.

For three seasons, beginning in 2013, Smith headlined in the moderator role on Bravo TV’s revolutionary fashion talk show, “Fashion Queens.” She continues as a sought-after pop culture commentator on various TV shows including “The View,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Real,” “Dr. Oz,” “CBS Morning Show” and “Access Hollywood.”  In 2015, she was selected to helm the weekly “BET’s Movies and Chill” and in 2016, was selected as one of three fashion experts to serve on Wendy Williams’ “Wendy’s Style Squad,” airing on BET.

Smith was recently chosen by “Bravolebrity” Andy Cohen to host her own show, “Bevelations,” on his Sirius XM Channel “Radio Andy.”  Her daily mix of pop culture, politics, fashion and music, all served up with a dash of sauciness, includes probing, yet fun interviews with luminaries like Pharrell, Grace Jones, Kevin Hart, Ellen Pompeo, Samuel L. Jackson and Emeril Lagasse. 

In addition to being a public speaker and moderator for notable entities like HBO, Morgan Stanley, Russell Simmons’ Art for Life, Harlem Eat Up and Lincoln Motor Company, Bevy continues to host her exclusive “Dinner With Bevy,” a social event connecting trendsetters in fashion, style, entertainment and media honoring clients including Kerry Washington, Soledad O’Brien, Idris Elba, Solange, Nike, Hugo Boss, The Barnes Foundation and Starz’ hit show “Power.”

ELIZABETH WAGMEISTER

Elizabeth Wagmeister is an entertainment journalist at Variety, where she covers the television industry from the publication’s Los Angeles headquarters. Regularly appearing on national and local news, Wagmeister began a weekly segment on “Good Day LA” at Fox 11 KTTV in 2016.

Wagmeister has been seen on “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “Access Hollywood,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider,” “Extra,” Fox News, CNN, HLN and has been a panelist on the Huffington Post’s “Huff Post Live,” among other shows. She has covered every red carpet from the Golden Globes and Emmys, to the Teen Choice Awards and VMAs. She covers premieres and major industry events, including the TCAs and Upfronts, plus is an on-camera interviewer in-studio and at junkets.

Prior to Variety, Wagmeister was the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bonnie Fuller’s HollywoodLife.com where she ran the site’s television and film content, and was an on-camera host for both of the company’s daily web series “Hollybuzz” and the “HollywoodLife Says” roundtable. For her hosting work, Wagmeister’s YouTube videos have amassed over 30 million views. She started her career at TV Guide Magazine in New York City where she was a red carpet reporter and writer.

CARLOS GREER

Carlos Greer is a New York Post Page Six reporter. He covers New York nightlife, pop culture, society and the music industry. Greer has been covering entertainment for over ten years. Prior to joining the column, he was a writer for People Magazine, where he also hosted and produced the magazine's digital program "Inside Scoop."

He has appeared on "Today," "Good Morning America," "The Wendy Williams Show," "Extra," "Access Hollywood," "Inside Edition," various CNN documentaries and as a special correspondent for "ET." He got his start as intern at "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider." 

ABOUT NEW YORK POST

The New York Post founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801 is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States and is one of the top ten newspapers in the country ranked by circulation. Founded as a newspaper, the New York Post has evolved into a national digital brand. The flagship sites, nypost.com, and pagesix.com, and all of its digital products and social channels, are infused with the flavor and style of the original newspaper, but also purpose-built for the digital age. The Post offers the best news, business coverage, opinion - plus Page Six and The Best Sports in Town. The New York Post is available in print, on the web at NYPOST.com and via iPad, Android and smartphone applications.  The New York Post is owned by News Corporation.


ABOUT FOX TELEVISION STATIONS

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes.  This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and now across all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (DirecTV), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC) and upcoming Hunted (CBS), Superhuman (FOX), The Almost Impossible Game Show (MTV) and I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime).

CONTACTS

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