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MariahCareyeTalkeTalk chats to new American Idol judge Mariah Carey tonight in what is being billed as a Canadian exclusive.

Attention Mimi fans and members of her lambily! Canada’s #1 Entertainment Show, eTalk, and the world’s best-selling female artist of all time, Mariah Carey “belong together” in a special, “fan-fricken-tastic,” 2-part Canadian exclusive interview.

From Los Angeles, eTalk reporter Jessi Cruickshank goes one-on-one with the legendary singer, actress, and American Idol judge to talk fame and family. Continue reading »

I sleep exclusively in sexy lingerie.

We don’t quite know what to make of this post from Jessi Cruickshank…

Bell Media announced today a new television special in celebration of the creation of Cirque du Soleil Media, its new joint venture with the Montreal entertainment company.

The television special eTalk Presents: Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away premieres Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, the same day that Cirque du Soleil’s big screen spectacle Worlds Away opens in theatres across North America.

The 30-minute special, which delves into the spectacular film and celebrates one of Canada’s world-renowned exports, features exclusive interviews with the film’s visionaries, including executive producer James Cameron (Avatar) and Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté. Continue reading »

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7:00pm – Monday, December 31 on CTV

Ben Mulroney and Lainey Liu host ETALK’s third annual gossip special. Totally uncensored and candid, the hosts sound off on the most outrageous and biggest celebrity stories of the year and crown their winners and losers of 2012.

CTV announced today that Canada’s #1 entertainment show, eTalk, has exclusively partnered with Warner Bros.

Pictures Canada to deliver the ultimate fan experience in celebration of the highly anticipated release of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Beginning Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, eTalk kicks off “Hobbit Week,” delivering exclusive access in advance of the theatrical release of the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Continue reading »

As announced today by ABC News, eTalk co-anchor Ben Mulroney heads south of the border to join Good Morning America’s Weekend Edition, beginning June 23.

In addition to his new role at GMA, Ben will continue his duties as co-anchor for CTV’s eTalk – Canada’s #1 entertainment show.

Tune-in to eTalk tonight (June 20) at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, as Ben reveals all the exclusive details about his latest gig. Continue reading »

After co-hosting LIVE! WITH KELLY on April 5 from Banff, AB, ETALK co-anchor Ben Mulroney has been invited back to share the stage with LIVE host Kelly Ripa from her new set in New York City, it was announced today.

Available in hundreds of millions of North American homes, Mulroney co-hosts live on Friday, May 4 at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Mulroney’s last turn as co-host of LIVE! WITH KELLY from Banff garnered the series’ highest audience ever in Canada, with 685,000 viewers. The May 4 episode features special guest Nathan Fillion, star of CTV’s Top 20 hit CASTLE.

Also co-hosting the week of April 30 are singer-songwriter Josh Groban, and Canadian-born New York One news anchor Pat Kiernan, who began his television career at CTV Edmonton. Guests include Donald Trump, Daniel Dae Kim, Mark Ruffalo, Lisa Rinna, and Sissy Spacek.

LIVE! WITH KELLY is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, LIVE! WITH KELLY airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. and on CTV in Canada. Visit LIVE! WITH KELLY on the web at livewithkelly.tv.

Last Thursday, ETALK’s Ben Mulroney joined Kelly Ripa as co-host and helped catapult her LIVE! WITH KELLY visit to the Canadian Rockies in Banff, AB to a record 685,000 viewers, the highest audience ever for the series since Ripa took the reigns in November 2011.

The final episode of a four episode stint in Banff was up 62% in total viewers over its current season average*.

Overall the four episodes which aired Monday, April 2 to Thursday, April 5, on average ranked LIVE! WITH KELLY nationally as the #1 talk show of the week with total viewers and in the key demos A18-49 and A25-54.

Broadcasting to North America from The Banff Centre’s Eric Harvie Theatre, Thursday’s episode with Mulroney as co-host featured CTV’s GCB star, Canadian David James Elliott, Kelly’s après ski chalet party and a taste of Banff local cuisine.

After revealing a new revamped set earlier today, LIVE! WITH KELLY returns tomorrow with co-host Howie Mandel and CTV Two’s UP ALL NIGHT star Christina Applegate. LIVE! WITH KELLY airs Weekdays at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

LIVE! WITH KELLY’s remote broadcasts were made possible by Travel Alberta, the tourism marketing agency of the Government of Alberta, and its tourism industry partners. Located in the heart of western Canada, the province of Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west, the rolling prairies to the east and the state of Montana to the south. For more information about the authentic winter experiences and breathtaking landscapes that provided the backdrop for LIVE! WITH KELLY in Alberta, visit TravelAlberta.com and http://travelalberta.tumblr.com.

They said it couldn’t be done. Ten seasons later, more viewers watch ETALK than any other entertainment newsmagazine on television – and the audiences continue to break records.

CTV looks back at the made-in-Canada success story with ETALK PRESENTS: 10 YEARS OF STARS, SCANDALS AND LIFE ON THE RED CARPET, an all-new one-hour special premiering Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

In its tenth anniversary season, ETALK is experiencing its most-watched season ever, with increases in both total viewers (+14%) and the key A18-49 demo (+5%) nationally.

ETALK has also seen growth in total viewers in the key markets of Toronto (+8%), Calgary (+11%) and Vancouver (+17%), with Vancouver also seeing substantial growth in all three key demos (A18-34, +133%; A18-49, +100%; A25-54, +80%).

With an average audience of 601,000 viewers, nearly 1.9 million viewers check out ETALK each day, with one in five English Canadians (5.2 million) tuning in at least once a week.*

In addition to the 10th Anniversary special, ETALK fans will have six additional celebrity fuelled specials to keep their entertainment fires burning this holiday season (see details below).

In ETALK PRESENTS: 10 YEARS OF STARS, SCANDALS AND LIFE ON THE RED CARPET, anchors Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, along with reporters Danielle McGimsie, Traci Melchor, Lainey and Susie Wall, reflect on how this little-show-that-could began.

The special features clips from their first interviews and most memorable moments, to breaking celebrity news and the program’s support of Canadian artists and our homegrown entertainment industry. The story is told by the hosts themselves, who reflect on what’s to come for the venerable Canadian series.

“Starting in 2001, ETALK set the benchmark for entertainment news in Canada, and we couldn’t be more pleased by the growth we’ve continued to experience during our tenth anniversary season,” said Morley Nirenberg, Director of Production/Executive Producer, ETALK. “From our new set, HD launch and glamorous TIFF coverage in September to a fabulous fall full of ETALK exclusives and juicy star scandals, Canadian viewers continue to choose ETALK for their entertainment news from our backyard and around the world.”

As Canada’s #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine, ETALK bests U.S. stalwart ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (535,000) by 12%, and delivers more than one-and-a-half times the audience of its Canadian competition ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA (353,000).

In the past two-and-a-half weeks** alone, ETALK has seen growth of 13% (669,000) with total viewers compared to the first seven weeks of the season, and has achieved three of its Top 7 highest-rated episodes ever. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, ETALK attracted a season-high audience, and its second highest audience ever***, with almost 900,000 viewers, up 49% over its average season audience and with dramatic increases in all key demos (A18-34, +144%; A18-49, +79%; A25-54, +46%).

Recapping 2011 the ETALK way, CTV delivers eight new specials to viewers throughout the holidays, covering everything from gossip to fashion to music. In addition to ETALK PRESENTS: 10 YEARS OF STARS, SCANDALS AND LIFE ON THE RED CARPET detailed above, the specials include:

·         ETALK’S HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE takes a look at new premieres and the most buzz-worthy films on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. ET.

·         ETALK PRESENTS: BEST OF FASHION FIX 2011 premieres Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. ET and rehashes all the celebrity fashion dos and don’ts.

·         Featuring interviews with Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Coldplay, ETALK PRESENTS: THE BEST OF MUSIC 2011 premieres Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. ET.

·         ETALK PRESENTS: BEST OF TV 2011 premieres Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET, and includes an exclusive interview with Debra Messing, the star of the upcoming series SMASH, as well as the casts of PAN AM and ONCE UPON A TIME.

·         Taking a look at the best fashion of 2011, ETALK PRESENTS: BEST OF FASHION 2011 premieres Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. ET.

·         ETALK’s Ben Mulroney and Lainey face-off about the year’s biggest celebrity stories in the second annual ETALK PRESENTS: THE YEAR IN GOSSIP, Saturday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. ET.

·         ETALK rings in the New Year on Monday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. ET with ETALK PRESENTS: ONES TO WATCH 2012, with a look at what’s to come in music, TV and fashion.

After 15 years and 45 million records sold worldwide, Grammy Award®-winners Coldplay are ready to release their highly-anticipated fifth studio album.

In advance of the release of Mylo Xyloto on Oct. 24, the band stopped by Bell Media’s Toronto headquarters to sit down with ETALK anchor Ben Mulroney before they performed an intimate concert in the parking lot.

The exclusive half-hour special, ETALK PRESENTS: COUNTDOWN TO COLDPLAY, premieres Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. ET on CTV, and follows the band from their arrival at CTV, to their sound check, right until they step on stage.

Mixing interviews with the band’s live performances, the special will be followed by the half-hour concert special ROGERS PRESENTS: LIVE IN THE LOT WITH COLDPLAY, featuring some of the biggest performances from the concert, at 4:30 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

During their intimate sit-down interview with Mulroney, band members Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland discuss why they always perform in Toronto, why they chose to do a concept album, and how the music industry has changed for them over the years. The pair also reveal their musical inspirations, including Montreal’s Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Adele, while Martin shares that he still gets star struck.

Mulroney also goes backstage with drummer Will Champion and bass guitarist Guy Berryman, getting an insiders perspective from the band mates as they talk with stage crew, get ready for their sound check, and reveal how the live production comes together in a day. Mulroney is with the band every step of the way, including the moment before they step on stage.

An encore of ETALK PRESENTS: COUNTDOWN TO COLDPLAY airs Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET on E!, and Monday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV and 1:30 p.m. ET on CTV Two (visit eonline.ca, CTV.ca and CTV.ca/Two to confirm local broadcast times). The special will also be available on demand following the CTV broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

Featuring songs “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” and “Paradise,” Coldplay’s fifth studio album and first concept album, Mylo Xyloto, is available in stores and online Monday, Oct. 24.