"PRODIGAL son Rove McManus will attend pay TV's 10th annual Astra Awards. He will present an award and has also been nominated for two. His LA-based talk show, Rove LA, is nominated in the outstanding light-entertainment category and McManus is nominated in the favourite male-personality category. The awards will be held on June 21 at the Sydney Theatre."
"This year is make or break for Rove McManus' US career. The Perth-raised presenter has been based in Los Angeles with his Geraldton-born wife Tasma Walton since last year, where he filmed the first season of his Foxtel talk show Rove LA.
He's been making a name for himself in Tinseltown appearing on Chelsea Lately and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and he even recently co-hosted Entertainment Tonight with Nancy O'Dell.
Next month, the first season of Rove LA will air to US audiences - something the funnyman is both thrilled and nervous about..." [continue reading the full article.]
TRIPLE Gold Logie winner Rove McManus will be among presenters at the Logie Awards in Melbourne next month.
McManus, who is heading back to Australia from his US base for meetings with Foxtel about his role in the pay TV giant's coverage of the London Olympics, will hand out the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent at TV's night of nights on April 15.
TV Guide Network is also giving America yet another celebrity-themed chat show with "Rove LA."
The series, which is very popular in its native Australia, debuts July 21.
Though host Rove McManus is practically a household name Down Under, he's a virtual unknown in the States. But at least his chat show format is slightly different from the usual one-on-one that litters the late-night landscape. Instead, the three celebrity guests chat with McManus panel-style, which is designed to foster spontaneous moments.
According to the channel, 10 episodes of "Rove LA" previously aired in Australia will broadcast on TV Guide Channel before new episodes begin airing in September...
Australian talkshow host Rove McManus has been tapped to host the Publicists Awards Luncheon on Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
McManus recently wrapped the first season of his show "Rove L.A." out of Los Angeles.
The publicists, who are part of the Intl. Cinematograpehrs Guild, have also announced that Julie Andrews will dedicate the 2012 ICG Publicist Directory to veteran Disney publicist Arlene Ludwig. The dedication will commemorate Ludwig's 50th anniversary with the Walt Disney Co...
Aussie comedian Rove McManus is the first to make fun of the fact that nobody in America has ever heard of him."Nobody in the States knows who I am," he says with an affable laugh.
"It's such a small amount of people that it's not even worth counting."But as McManus parades on stage to deliver the opening monologue for "Rove LA," a weekly talkshow that plays to substantial audiences in Australia and the U.K. (its premiere hooked the No. 1 spot the week it aired), it's hard to imagine why he's not a star in the States as well."When Jay Leno first invited me to do 'The Tonight Show' in 2007, people thought I was from England," quips the Perth-born comic, who as a teen dreamt of becoming the next Johnny Carson.
"Americans were not quite ready to hear foreigners; Aussies mumble and talk far too quickly. Now there are more Australian actors >Sam Worthington, Simon Baker and they've paved the way for other performers."
This exciting new celebrity talk show shot in front of a live audience at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, incorporates the hottest guests every week and joining Rove for his premiere episode will be mega sitcom star from Friends Lisa Kudrow, Emmy Award winning comedian Kathy Griffin and Entourage star Jerry ‘Turtle’ Ferrarak.
Rove LA will continue to deliver star power every week including confirmed guests for episode two (September 26)- America’s funniest man Steve Carrell, home grown international superstar Hugh Jackman and the very stylish Tim Gunn from Project Runway.
The one hour series will also provide viewers with Rove’s take on the LA way of life and brings a weekly slice of Hollywood taking you beyond the tourist traps to discover why the phrase ‘Only in LA’ was coined. (continue reading the full article)
ROVE McManus is renowned for projecting a polite but slightly distant manner in interviews. His desire to offer little more than a glimpse of what makes him tick at and away from work is no great surprise given he feels he's been burned so many times in the past.
If you were to rifle through press clippings on McManus, who on Monday makes his return to hosting on FOX8's Rove LA, you'd discover piles of magazine stories quoting his non-existent "friends" all too eager to offer supposedly deep insight into his private and professional lives.
He has the TV persona of someone who's near impossible to rile, but he's quick to present his prickly side if he thinks a line of questioning is either disrespectful or based on an unfounded rumour.
McManus, speaking from his production base in Los Angeles, weighs his words carefully as if to imagine how they'll look in print... (continue reading the full article)