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Aug. 22, 2007 at 8:23 AM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Joey Fatone and Lisa Rinna will replace Joan and Melissa Rivers as TV Guide Network's red carpet interviewers,

starting with the Emmys in L.A. next month.

Fatone, the Former ‘N Sync singer who is also the host of NBC's "Singing Bee," is signed with TV Guide through 2008, Zap2it.com has reported.

The network had previously announced it hired Rinna, a TV personality and ex-soap star.

"Joey is a top-notch professional with a natural likability and great sense of humor, all of which are essential attributes of a Red Carpet TV host," said Ryan O'Hara, the cable network's president. "He will be a terrific complement to Lisa, who is also incredibly charismatic and brings a wealth of fashion savvy and insight."

Both Fatone and Linna have appeared on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

"Co-hosting the Red Carpet for TV Guide Network alongside Lisa is really an exciting opportunity," Fatone said in a statement. "I am looking forward to making the Red Carpet experience entertaining, spontaneous, and most of all fun -- not only for those walking the Red Carpet, but also for the fans watching at home."

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