WWE issued the following press release:
Ashton Kutcher, “THE A-TEAM” Cast and Mark Feuerstein to Host Monday Night Raw(R) in June
STAMFORD, Conn., May 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Throughout the month of June, stars from the world of film and television will take the reins of the most-watched regularly scheduled program on cable television, WWE’s Monday Night Raw, including:
— May 31 — Ashton Kutcher
— June 7 — Stars of the “THE A-TEAM” motion picture event: Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Sharlto Copley
— June 14 — Mark Feuerstein
Monday Night Raw airs live Monday nights at 9 PM ET / 8 PM CT on USA Network. June’s all-star line up joins an already long list of prestigious celebrity guest hosts, including Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Piven, NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal, television legend Bob Barker, Saturday Night Live stars Will Forte and Kristen Wiig and music icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon.
Ashton Kutcher makes a return appearance to the WWE and kicks off the month as guest host of Monday Night Raw on May 31. Kutcher has a number of surprises in store for the Raw roster, when he takes over the show. In his upcoming action-comedy film Killers, which hits theatres June 4th, Kutcher plays a government assassin named Spencer Aimes who, three years after settling down with the woman of his dreams (Katherine Heigl), discovers that someone’s put a hefty price on his head. Pursued by hired killers, Spencer must simultaneously deal with irritating in-laws, maintain neighborly appearances and, most importantly, keep his wife out of the crosshairs. Visit http://www.killersfilm.com/ or http://twitter.com/APLUSK to follow Ashton Kutcher on Twitter.
“THE A-TEAM” stars Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley will call the shots live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on June 7. THE A-TEAM follows the exciting and daring exploits of a colorful team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit. Going “rogue,” they utilize their unique talents to try and clear their names and find the true culprit. The 20th Century Fox movie event hits theaters nationwide on June 11. (http://www.ateam-movie.com)
Mark Feuerstein, star of the hit television series Royal Pains, steps into the ring as guest host live from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC on June 14. Kicking off its second season on June 3, Royal Pains airs Thursdays at 10 PM ET / 9 PM CT on USA Network. Feuerstein will also co-star alongside WWE Superstar Big Show and Melora Hardin (The Office) in the upcoming WWE Studios(R) comedy “Knucklehead,” which hits theaters this fall.
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