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Saturday, May 23 beginning at 8 a.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET (Cycle 1)

Sunday, May 24 beginning at 8 a.m. ET – 10 p.m. ET (Cycle 2)

Before the latest cycle of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL returns to Star!’s schedule (May 27), Star! gives viewers the chance to relive every model moment with encore presentations of Cycle 1 & 2 airing all weekend long (May 23/24). Viewers can catch full episodes of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL back-to-back – that’s 30 hours of model mania!

Thursday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

No other show brings viewers closer to CTV’s AMERICAN IDOL than AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA airing exclusively on Star!. Canadian-born Jillian Reynolds hosts the final episode which gives hardcore fans of the singing competition the opportunity to witness the first in-depth full-length interview from its latest reigning IDOL.

Saturday, May 16 beginning at 10 a.m. ET – 10 p.m. ET (Marathon)

Saturday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Finale)

Relive TOP MODEL drama and excitement when host Tyra Banks and judges evaluate the semifinalists fiercest moves yet, as they literally crawl down the final runway. And for those who may have missed a model moment, Star! gives viewers the chance to relive the entire season with back-to-back episodes airing all day long leading up to the finale, beginning at 10 a.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET.

Kaleidoscope Entertainment, producers of the hit celebrity makeover series LOOK-A-LIKE, is casting celebrity doubles for another installment of the program airing on Star! – Canada’s Entertainment Channel.  LOOK-A-LIKE welcomes potential candidates to strut their stuff in front of the style team as their favourite actor, rock star or TV personality for a chance to be featured in the sixth season of LOOK-A-LIKE.

Auditions for celebrity look-a-likes are open Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or on Sunday, May 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Pari Nadimi Gallery (254 Niagara St., south of Queen, west of Bathurst) in downtown Toronto. Candidates should come dressed to impress and are encouraged to bring props to help with their celebrity audition. For more information, visit the LOOK-A-LIKE website at www.lookaliketv.com.

Who do you think you look like? LOOK-A-LIKE is casting celebrity wannabes such as Amy Adams, Zac Efron, P Diddy, Debra Messing, Eva Mendes, Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest, Kate Winslet, Paula Abdul, Charlie Sheen, Ellen Pompeo,  Katie Couric, Lisa Rinna, Marg Helgenberger, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Marie Osmond, Tina Fey, Michelle & Barack Obama, Beyonce, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Jonas Brothers, Rosario Dawson, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Simpson, Queen Latifah, Sandra Oh, Fergie, Nathalie Portman, Patrick Dempsey, George Clooney, Terri Hatcher, and Orlando Bloom to name a few.

Having recently appeared on THE RACHEL RAY SHOW, the LOOK-A-LIKE style team includes renowned make-up artist Paul Venoit, celebrity hair stylist Jeffrey Altenburg, and fashion stylist to the stars, Alissia Marciano. The team transforms ordinary people from drab to fab in one short day. Following the glamorous makeover, the celebrity doubles are treated to their very own VIP photo shoot with famed photographer Richard Sibbald who will be rejoining the cast of LOOK-A-LIKE.

Catch all your favourite episodes of LOOK-A-LIKE airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Star!. For more Star! programming information, visit www.star-tv.com.

World-famous, party-hopping socialite Paris Hilton has a history of BFF letdowns. Having ditched former BFF Nicole Richie and Brittany Flickinger (winner of PARIS HILTON’S MY NEW BFF – the US version) – the heiress looked to what the U.K. had to offer as she searches for the ultimate British bestie.

13 ambitious starlet wannabes joined Paris in London as they clawed it out in hopes of becoming Paris’ new overseas companion of choice. Seven episodes later, it’s down to the remaining four hopefuls – Samuel Hextall, Kat McKenzie, Emma Beard and Carrie Amor.

In the season finale airing this Sunday, Hilton takes the remaining finalists to L.A. to do what she does best – party! The lucky Brit who best fits Paris’ preferences is awarded an all access pass into the exciting red carpet life of Paris Hilton, including the hottest exclusive parties, celebrities, and oh so much more! And of course, the bragging right of being Paris’ BBF! Now that’s hot!

See who is deemed worthy enough to be considered Paris’ newest mate – and for the first time – could Hilton possibly choose a male companion?

Don’t miss the season finale of PARIS HILTON’S BRITISH BEST FRIEND airing Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on STAR! and MTV.

It’s survival of the nicest when 10 ultimate prima donnas compete to see who is the most beautiful on the inside in PRETTY WICKED. CariDee English (AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 7 winner) hosts the new reality series that puts looks aside as competitors battle it out in search of inner beauty and a prize of $50,000. Plus-sized model and author Mia Tyler (daughter of Aerosmith’s frontman Steve Tyler), Beverly Hills psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman, and comedian/author Kyle Cease (Not Another Teen Movie) are the series’ celebrity judges. PRETTY WICKED debuts Saturday, April 11 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT exclusively on Star!.

Fans of the TOP MODEL franchise are sure to be drawn to PRETTY WICKED. Viewers witness backstabbing babes, mega manipulators, and fierce frenemies transform into more self-aware and ultimately good girls during the course of eight one-hour episodes. Looks are meaningless in this competition series, as the girls confront their mean spirited ways in a series of tests designed to beautify their inner personalities to match their outer pretty physiques.

The girls are in for a rude awakening when they find themselves in situations they would never have imagined, including relying on their intelligence to make a first impression on a bunch of blind men. The twists and turns in this social experiment continue as the girls find themselves without the everyday luxuries they are accustomed to, including mirrors, cell phones and most importantly privacy.

Host CariDee English and the judges are tasked with eliminating one of the ladies, based on the weekly challenges and transformations witnessed each week. Over their time together, emotions flare and tempers soar when these mean girls tap their inner beauty to win their way to the top. The ‘pretty’ girl who shows the greatest transformation by series’ end wins $50,000.

PRETTY WICKED is executive produced by R.J. Cutler of Actual Reality Pictures (30 DAYS and AMERICAN HIGH) and Jonas Larsen (CELEBRITY FIT CLUB).

More on the Host and Judges:

CariDee English
CariDee English made a splash into the homes and hearts of North American viewers as a contestant and Cycle 7 winner of Tyra Bank’s groundbreaking reality competition series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (also seen on ‘A’ and Star!). Since then, English has signed contracts with Cover Girl, Elite Model Management and JC Penny. She has opened fashion shows around the world and in addition to juggling a busy modeling and television career, English currently serves as spokeswoman for the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Mia Tyler
Mia Tyler, host and plus-sized model, is no stranger to show business. She is the daughter of Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, and actress Cyrinda Foxe, and is also the half-sister of actress Liv Tyler. Mia Tyler has become one of the most famous plus-models in the world, leading her to create her own clothing line and also penned the book Creating Myself, based on her life and family.

Dr. Jenn Berman
Dr. Jenn Berman is a licensed psychotherapist and has extensive experience offering advice to people through her private practice, on-air, and through writing. She has made appearances as a psychological expert on hundreds of television shows, including THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE TODAY SHOW, THE EARLY SHOW, THE TYRA BANKS SHOW, and FOX NEWS.

Kyle Cease
A self-help comedian and author, Kyle Cease is currently one of the most in-demand young comics, selling out more than 200 shows from coast-to-coast. Kyle has also landed roles in several feature films including Not Another Teen Movie and 10 Things I Hate About You.

For more Star! programming information, visit www.star-tv.com.

Billed as “the series that picks up right where AMERICAN IDOL leaves off,” AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA returns Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, exclusively on Star!. Hardcore fans of the American pop-culture franchise can get their extra IDOL fix only on Star!, with the opportunity to witness the first in-depth exit interviews from the competition’s Top 10 finalists. To add to the excitement, Burlington, ON native Jillian Reynolds (GOOD DAY L.A.) joins the series as the new host. In addition, former AMERICAN IDOL finalist Ace Young (Season 5) signs on as the new co-host. Plus, a familiar AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA face and former contestant Constantine Maroulis (Season 4) returns as a special field correspondent.

CTV’s AMERICAN IDOL is synonymous with North American pop-culture and no other show brings viewers closer to the reality singing competition than AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA. As soon as the credits have rolled, Reynolds and crew get dibs on the first full-length interviews with contestants after their emotional eliminations and deliver behind-the-scenes coverage of the competition’s final remaining weeks. The show also features special performances and appearances by former contestants and exclusive interviews with judges, producers, vocal coaches, stylists, and competitors’ family members.

AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment. Tracy Verna is executive producer.

CTV and Star! give viewers their AMERICAN IDOL fix three nights a week. Catch new episodes of AMERICAN IDOL Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca for local listings), followed by AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA Thursdays on Star!.

For more Star! programming information, visit www.star-tv.com.

Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT

Victoria Beckham was a driven teen with a lust for fame, who took the world by storm on girl power. From the height of her reign, to a failed attempt at a solo career, finding true love, and dodging health rumours, this new one-hour biography examines the posh career of Victoria Beckham. Through a series of candid interviews, Beckham reveals the truth behind the glossy façade. Love her or hate her, THIS IS…VICTORIA BECKHAM.

Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

The fourth season of AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA returns exclusively to Star!. Canadian fans of the American pop-culture franchise are given the opportunity to witness the first in-depth interview from the competition show’s top 10 finalists who are voted off each week. Canadian-born Jillian Reynolds (FOX NFL SUNDAY, GOOD DAY LA) joins the series as the new host, along with new co-host and former IDOL finalist Ace Young (Season 5). In addition, a familiar AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA face and former IDOL contestant Constantine Maroulis (Season 4) returns as a special field correspondent reporting straight from IDOL’s stage.

Saturday, March 7 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

Star! offers viewers the chance to relive every model moment as the hit dramality series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL returns with Cycle 12. During this cycle, 13 participants live together and vie for the grand prize, competing in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp. Throughout the series, supermodel Tyra Banks, art director of photo shoots and CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL host Jay Manuel, and runway guru J. Alexander mentor the participants.