TV show will see sin­gles vy­ing for a love match

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TORONTO — Cana­dian sin­gles, start draft­ing your recipes for ro­mance.

Corus En­ter­tain­ment says it plans to air a Cana­dian ver­sion of ITV Stu­dios’ new in­ter­na­tional for­mat Come Date With Me on W Net­work in win­ter 2013.

A spinoff of the fran­chise Come Dine With Me, which also has a Canuck ver­sion on W Net­work, the se­ries will see four sin­gles each go­ing on a date with one love in­ter­est.

The sin­gles will then host a din­ner party in their own homes for one an­other as well as the love in­ter­est, who will rate each event and pick a win­ner to share $1,000 for “the ul­ti­mate dream date.”

Pro­duc­tion is sched­uled to start this sum­mer with cast­ing to be­gin in June.

Proper Tele­vi­sion, which is pro­duc­ing the se­ries in as­so­ci­a­tion with W Net­work, says it’s cur­rently cast­ing for sin­gle can­di­dates in the Toronto area “who aren’t afraid to lay it on the line and fall in love in the process.” NASHVILLE — Gregg All­man is get­ting mar­ried for the sev­enth time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mem­ber has told sev­eral in­ter­view­ers this week that he’s en­gaged to his 24-year-old girl­friend, Shan­non Wil­liams, and All­man’s publi­cist and man­ager con­firmed the news Fri­day.

Lit­tle is known about Wil­liams, who en­tered the 64-year-old rock pioneer’s life af­ter a liver trans­plant and a run of health dif­fi­cul­ties. All­man told the AP in a love­struck voice he met her while in Florida on Fri­day, Jan. 13, and “I am to­tally in love.”

All­man’s failed mar­riages make up a sig­nif­i­cant part of My Cross to Bear, a best­seller af­ter its re­lease May 1. He of­fers a rare glimpse into his pri­vate life, de­tail­ing the rise and col­lapse of his re­la­tion­ship with Cher, among other top­ics. It’s clear his failed re­la­tion­ships haunt him. He told the AP he has a dis­trust of the in­sti­tu­tion of mar­riage and has been left with the feel­ing that few, if any, of his wives were ac­tu­ally deeply in love with him.

No date has been set for the mar­riage.

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