Ryan Seacrest to Host CBS's Live Concert FASHION ROCKS, 9/9
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FASHION ROCKS®, a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music, returns Tuesday, Sept. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) to the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Ryan Seacrest will host the live show from Barclays Center in New York City. The evening will feature performances by some of music's most innovative trendsetters, including Afrojack, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, Jennifer Hudson, KISS, Magic, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, Pitbull and Usher. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
"FASHION ROCKS has all the makings of live event television," said Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment Executive Vice President of Music, Specials & Live Events. "Fashion and music are the perfect combination - great clothes and hit songs, along with music and fashion's biggest stars, will come together for an amazing night, hosted by one of the best in the business."
"FASHION ROCKS is the only show that celebrates the inextricable link between fashion and music, a relationship that is more relevant today than ever before," said Richard Beckman, CEO of Three Lions Entertainment, which is producing the special with Don Mischer Productions. "For the first time we'll air the event live during Fashion Week from Barclays Center. It will be a spectacular affair, featuring some of the world's most talented musicians as well as today's hottest fashions."
"I'm always excited to be a part of live events, and FASHION ROCKS combines three of my favorite things - music, fashion and New York City," said Ryan Seacrest. "I'm looking forward to working with CBS, Three Lions Entertainment and Don Mischer to make it an amazing and memorable night."
Ryan Seacrest is the Emmy Award-nominated host of the Primetime talent showcase "American Idol." Also, he serves as host and executive producer of the annual New Year's Eve program "Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." On radio, Seacrest is host of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his #1 nationally Syndicated LA morning drive-time show, as well as a nationally Syndicated Top 40 radio show.
Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. Currently, RSP produces the hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and spin-off "Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons," "Shahs of Sunset," "How I Rock It," "Webheads," "The Speegle Life" and the upcoming drama series "Shades of Blue," starring Jennifer Lopez. The company also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."
Seacrest will launch a tailored men's clothing and accessories collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, at Macy's this fall.
Seacrest's philanthropic efforts are focused on youth-oriented initiatives, including serving as Chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened seven broadcast media centers - Seacrest Studios - in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, Calif., and Philadelphia, with more on the way in 2014. He is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).