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ABC brings back ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ 10 years later with celebrities

The 10th anniversary of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire brings the quiz show back to ABC with Regis Philbin returning as host and celebrity contestants. The two-week primetime event begins August 9, and the celebrities, the charities they're playing for and their experts (for the 'Ask An Expert' portion) have been announced. Some of the celebrities slated for the event are singer Katy Perry, with expert news anchor Sam Donaldson, Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams with ABC News's Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos, The Hills' Lauren Conrad with journalist Cokie Roberts and rapper Snoop Dogg, with Jeopardy winner Ken Jennings as expert.
August 5, 2009

The 10th anniversary of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire brings the quiz show back to ABC with Regis Philbin returning as host and celebrity contestants. The two-week primetime event begins August 9, and the celebrities, the charities they’re playing for and their experts (for the ‘Ask An Expert’ portion) have been announced. Some of the celebrities slated for the event are singer Katy Perry, with expert news anchor Sam Donaldson, Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams with ABC News’s Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos, The Hills‘ Lauren Conrad with journalist Cokie Roberts and rapper Snoop Dogg, with Jeopardy winner Ken Jennings as expert. See the release for details.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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