Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Celine Dion Makes Special Appearance On Season Finale Of DEAL OR NO DEAL

Celine Dion Gives Contestant Casey Bell Strength When She Was Weak As She Makes A Special Appearance On The $5 Million Season Finale Of NBC′s Hit Game Show DEAL OR NO DEAL Monday, June 5

Vegas star and multi-platinum international song stress -- and DEAL OR NO DEAL fan -- Celine Dion will make a special guest appearance on the special 90-minute season finale of NBC′s DEAL OR NO DEAL when the exhilarating hit game show raises the stakes as the top prize money increases from one to five million dollars on Monday, June 5 (8-9:30 p.m. ET).

During the DEAL OR NO DEAL finale, high school guidance counselor Casey Bell of Temecula, California is the lucky contestant. She will be surprised with a chance to become a millionaire five times over when the new stakes are revealed. Does she have the nerves of steel needed when she is confronted with life-altering financial decisions in a highly pressured environment? She gets a little help from her family, friends, and a surprise guest when she serenades the Banker with a song by her all-time favorite musical artist, Celine Dion. Dion joins Bell′s support team live via satellite from Las Vegas, and helps Bell during crucial decision making moments when host Howie Mandel asks the all-important question, "DEAL, OR NO DEAL?"

A DEAL OR NO DEAL aficionado, Dion watches the show with her family. "Around our house, DEAL OR NO DEAL rules! My son Rene-Charles is a very enthusiastic ′at home′ contestant, and my husband and I are right there with him! It was a thrill for me to participate, and give encouragement to the contestant on the show."

Hosted by Howie Mandel, DEAL OR NO DEAL is an international hit game show from Endemol USA, the producers of NBC′s FEAR FACTOR and EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION. Contestants play for a large cash prize in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant faces 26 sealed briefcases containing anything from a measly penny to one million dollars. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one -- his to keep, if he chooses, until its unsealing at game′s end.

Also in tonight′s show is the "Lucky Case Game," a live interactive element where viewers in each of the three time zones (Eastern/Central, Mountain and Pacific) have a chance to win $10,000 by texting on their cell phones or by logging onto the DEAL OR NO DEAL website at www.nbc.com/DOND. At various points in the show, viewers will be alerted on how to play and all of the viewers who correctly selected the lucky case will be pooled together with the winner chosen at random. The lucky case will be revealed and the winner will be announced live at the end of the show.