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Camille Grammer Lands Oscar Gig & CNN Reveals: 'She's The Star You Love To Hate!' Exclusive!

Tue, February 22, 2011 6:15pm EDT by Chloe Melas 3 Comments

Is the Bravo star strapped for cash? Nope, ‘Showbiz Tonight’ says she’s just the perfect pick to help host their red carpet Oscar show!

Camille Grammer might not be Kelsey Grammer‘s first choice, but she’s CNN’s! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is set to be a commentator during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Showbiz Tonight‘s Road To Gold, glamorous evening on CNN and its sister network HLN! spoke with Dave Levine, senior executive producer of CNN Entertainment and Showbiz Tonight, who reveals that Camille didn’t seek the gig.

“She didn’t approach us or audition for this,” Dave tells us. “We were going through a process of discussion and it’s not like when we were planning we thought ‘Oh, let’s go for Camille!’ But her name came up and we thought it’d be perfect because she could give us a unique insight into what it’s like to be a celebrity under intense scrutiny.”

Camille’s very public divorce from Kelsey, her husband of 14 years, has made headlines for months. And while Dave knows Camille may not be everyone’s cup of tea, he firmly believes she will be the key to a successful night of live TV!

“We absolutely felt like she’d be controversial … a lot of haters came out,” Dave says. “But Showbiz isn’t shy! Camille is the one everyone loved to hate, and we are not putting on a show that is a love fest! There’s a perfect example when she was on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when she went to the Tony Awards to support Kelsey, although behind the scenes her marriage was imploding. She will be able to tell us what celebrities are going through and how they are feeling.”

Camille will be on HLN and CNN starting at 7pm ET on Feb. 27 and then at 11pm ET on HLN!

— Chloe Melas