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Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Star! (Simulcast with MuchMusic)

Just when everyone thought she had enough friends, world-famous, party-hopping socialite Paris Hilton is ditching the glitz and glamour of Hollywood – and a history of BFF letdowns – for the ultimate British bestie in PARIS HILTON’S BRITISH BEST FRIEND. The series follows 16 starlet wannabes who join Paris in London as they claw it out in hopes of becoming Paris’ new overseas companion of choice. 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 so much more.

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.

Monday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

Put your seat in the upright position and prepare for a foray into the world of high end luxury travel. Sara Duffy, founder of SRD International – a Los Angeles based multi-million dollar travel concierge business, and her elite team visit their final destinations of the season: Tuscany and Florence. Outrageous demands are nothing out of the ordinary, as FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY reveals the drama of keeping clients content and making dream vacations come to life.

Saturday, February 14 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

Finalists Maxi and Nolan Makaawaawa compete for the grand prize of $100,000, a beauty contract with cosmetics giant Max Factor and a one-time gig on an In Style® photo shoot in the grand finale of BLUSH: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GREAT MAKEUP ARTIST. Vanessa Marcil hosts the first reality competition devoted exclusively to beauty junkies. Celebrity makeup artists Joanna Schlip and Charlie Green and In Style® fashion director Hal Rubenstein judge the contenders’ avant-garde looks.

Sunday, January 11 at 8 p.m. ET

Hosted by ETALK’s Danielle McGimsie, STAR! YEARBOOK is a one-hour tutorial on the high school days of Hollywood’s most famous. Find out which A-list celebrities were former cheerleaders, jocks, prom queens, scholars, bullies, and even dropouts. Included in the line-up are Brad Pitt, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Britney Spears, Matthew McConaughey, Victoria Beckham, and Canada’s own rock princess Avril Lavigne.

Tuesday, January 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET

After weeks of training and auditioning with Le Paws Hollywood Pet Agency, OFF THE LEASH is ready to crown its next “IT” dog. Cameras followed every canine close-up and offered a behind-the-scenes look at pet owners who believe their furry, four-legged friends are destined for stardom. Tonight’s grand finale sees one of the high-end dogs landing a role in an upcoming Lifetime movie and joining the ranks of Benji and Lassie.

Monday, January 19 at 9 p.m. ET

FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY takes viewers inside the world of high-end luxury travel. Outrageous demands are nothing out of the ordinary, as travel expert Sara Duffy and her team scour the world in search of the best getaways. No mission is too great and no corner of the world is untouchable, as each one-hour episode takes viewers to destinations including Paris, Monaco, Miami, Napa Valley, Tuscany, and Capri.

Saturday, January 10 at 9 p.m. ET

BLUSH: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GREAT MAKEUP ARTIST follows nine makeup artists as they compete for a grand prize of $100,000, a beauty contract with cosmetics giant Max Factor, and a one-time gig on an In Style® photo shoot. Emmy Award®-winning actress Vanessa Marcil hosts the first reality competition devoted exclusively to makeup addicts. Contenders create the most avant-garde looks during their challenges, judged by celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip, In Style® fashion director Hal Rubenstein, and renowned makeup artist Charlie Green.

Star! presents a new reality series that makeup addicts, beauty junkies, and fans of the TOP MODEL franchise are sure to be drawn to! BLUSH: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GREAT MAKEUP ARTIST makes its Canadian premiere Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT exclusively on Star! – Canada’s Entertainment Channel. Nine makeup artists compete for a grand prize of $100,000, a beauty contract with international cosmetics giant Max Factor, and a one-time gig on an In Style® photo shoot. The six-part cosmetic challenge, hosted by Vanessa Marcil (GENERAL HOSPITAL, LAS VEGAS), follows contestants as they are put to the test with weekly challenges designed to assess the skills necessary to succeed in the industry.

With models as their canvas, creativity and fantasy are put to the test as contestants create the most avant-garde looks during their challenges. Each week, one contestant is eliminated until “The Next Great Makeup Artist” is left standing. BLUSH challenges are judged by a panel of beauty and style experts, including celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip (Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson) and In Style® fashion director Hal Rubenstein. Renowned makeup artist Charlie Green (Angelina Jolie, Naomi Campbell) acts as mentor to the competitors. Guest stars include Australian singing sensation Dannii Minogue, photographer Djak Azron, and celebrity wedding planner Jo Gartin. Contestants best be wearing waterproof mascara, because the competition is stiff.

Meet The Makeup Artists:

Maxi
Known simply as “Maxi”, this Los Angeles–based makeup artist is notorious for his outrageous behavior. Working primarily on music videos, Maxi’s impressive list of celebrity clients includes Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, David Stewart, and Dave Navarro.

Myke Michaels
Myke, a single father, has been a makeup artist for more than 20 years with two Emmy Award® nominations for “Outstanding Makeup” to his name. Myke has worked on more than 300 film and television projects including MAD TV, Rush Hour, and Tom Cruise’s latest flick Valkyrie.

Nolan Makaawaawa
Nolan has been a professional makeup artist for the past 10 years. Unfailingly open, charismatic, and full of life, Nolan values the three M’s in his life: his mother, his man, and Madonna.

Sharzad Kiadeh
After working for many years at the counters of Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and MAC of Beverly Hills, Sharzad hopes to revolutionize the makeup world by creating a line of environmentally friendly cosmetics.

Maura “Mo” Lewitts
Having attended two prestigious makeup schools and worked on numerous celebrities including Sarah Ferguson, Maura, a.k.a “Mo”, believes her outgoing, perky personality sets her apart from other makeup artists.

Farah Carter
Farah believes the only rule that should be strictly followed when it comes to makeup is that…there should be no rules.

Jessica Millington
Jessica wants to prove to the world that being a mother of two won’t keep her from pursuing a dream in the beauty industry.

Rainell Chivonne
Rainell is a freelance makeup artist whose mission is to glamorize the women of the world with her alter ego “The Glamazon”.

Todd Homme
Todd began a flirtation with makeup at the age of four. Little did Todd know, his flirtation would turn out to be a love affair that would fuel his artistic passions for years to come.

BLUSH is executive produced by Laura Fuest (AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS PRESENT: GIRLICIOUS) and produced by IMG Entertainment (MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL, Mercedez Benz Fashion Week).

For BLUSH cast photos, contestant bios, online episodes, and/or for more Star! programming information, visit www.star-tv.com.

Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Star!

Fans of SAW, horror fanatics, and TV viewers alike can tune in to find out which actress survives to earn a starring role in SAW VI and title of “Scream Queen” in the grand finale of SCREAM QUEENS airing Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. ET on Star!. With the SAW franchise nearing $700 million dollars in worldwide revenue, this is a chance at stardom on an infinite stage, with the winner joining the ranks of Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

It’s all come down to this. After an intense boot camp led and judged by screenwriter/director James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead), acclaimed acting coach John Homa and actress Shawnee Smith (SAW), the seven weeks of battling through every imaginable horror scenario has pared the competition down to three actresses: Michelle, Lindsay and Tanedra. Now the remaining contenders must put everything they’ve learned to the test in the most grueling, exhausting, and emotionally difficult challenge they’ve ever had to face: The Scream Queen Gauntlet. The loser immediately gets “The Axe” and the remaining two face off in one final Director’s Challenge that will determine which actress will earn the breakout role in SAW IV and be crowned the next SCREAM QUEEN.

Don’t miss the season finale of SCREAM QUEENS, Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Star! – Canada’s Entertainment Channel.