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Fuse, Access Hollywood to Tackle Grammys

2/01/2005 5:35 AM Eastern

Fuse and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution entertainment newsmagazine Access Hollywood are combining their efforts for the Grammy Awards.

As part of the agreement, behind-the-scenes news reports with Grammy nominees, performers and winners will air on both Fuse and Access Hollywood.

The partnership kicks off Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. (EST), when Fuse will air 30-minute pre-Grammy special Access Fuse: Grammy Confessions, hosted by Fuse VJ Marinaela and featuring exclusive interviews with Grammy nominees Green Day, Kayne West, Usher, Gwen Stefani and The Killers.

Then, leading up to the Grammys Feb. 13 in Los Angeles, Marianela and Access Hollywood anchor Billy Bush will file daily updates and news reports that will air on both Access Hollywood and Fuse’s signature live daily show, Daily Download.

Finally, 30-minute post-Grammy special Access Fuse: Crashing the Grammys -- featuring a red-carpet roundup, backstage one-on-one interviews with presenters and winners and after-party coverage -- will air on Fuse Feb. 16 at 9:30 p.m.

“As the only network in the television universe that is wholly dedicated to music, Fuse strives to bring our audience of passionate music lovers the most in-depth and exclusive music programming, so it’s only natural for us to partner with the premiere entertainment newsmagazine,” Fuse head of entertainment Robert Weiss said in a prepared statement.

Access Hollywood and Access Fuse executive producer Rob Silverstein added, “This partnership is a perfect example of our continued efforts to take the Access Hollywood brand to the next level, while reaffirming our position as the only entertainment newsmagazine that truly has its finger on the pulse of the music community.”

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