Attack of the Show loses one of its most popular and attractive co-hosts, breaking geeky hearts all over the Internet and the cable world.
What made G4’s weekly live television program “Attack of the Show” so special and lively over the past four years since 2006 was not only that the show covered topics like new technology, pop culture, daily news, prodigies, previews of movies, games, and digital media, but was the fact that it had a special chemistry between the host Kevin Pereira and Olivia Mann.
AOTS’s popularity grew as co-host Olivia Munn became every geek’s dream girl fully manifested as a half Chinese-Irish descent chic that seems to really like cool nerdy stuff, and hang out with the guys. Munn was born in 1980, raised in Tokyo, Japan, went to the University of Oklahoma, and began her acting career as Lisa Munn and has professionally changed it to Olivia Munn since 2006 as her rising star and popularity have grown. She replaced host Sarah Lane in 2006 and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Olivia Munn’s increasing popularity on AOTS was getting noticed by Hollywood and fashion magazines. Featured on the cover of Maxim magazine and commercial endorsements. Film roles were now offered to her and TV guest spots. Munn was gaining a huge fan base following and some speculated they would only watch AOTS as long as she was there co-hosting and occasionally wearing a scantily clad superhero outfit. She promised her fans that she would always stay with AOTS feeling a family bond with the G4 network.
That became her famous last words as she became more famous over the next few years. In the 2008 horror film Insanitarium, Munn had a significant role as a nurse at an insane asylum and more recently, starting with Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 2. The NBC network, announced in May 2010 that Munn will star in a half-hour comedy television series called Perfect Couples to begin broadcasting on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. time slot on Jan. 20, 2011. Munn appeared on the Daily Show as a new correspondent on June 3, 2000. On July 6, 2010 Munn became officially a published author with her book, titled, Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek. After July 2010 Munn was suddenly absence from the AOTS.
For the next several months, nobody at the G4 network gave any clues about Olivia Munn’s extended absence. Instead, host Kevin Pereira had to make do with a variety of attractive female co-host and lightheartedly acknowledged Munn’s noticeable absence from the show. Despite inquiries by fans and people of interest, there was no official announcement from G4 about Munn coming back to the show. Interestingly enough, photographs and posters of Munn still dominate the studio sets and websites. The lack of a no-show was becoming quite obvious to most people who could tell the wheels of fame were definitely rolling for Munn.
Host Kevin Pereira finally broke the news on December 6, 2010 about a startling revelation. Candace Bailey will take over as the new co-host for AOTS. Kevin Pereira will officially welcome Candace Bailey on Attack of the Show, starting January 11, 2011. Bailey beat out other popular condenters for the co-hosting gig like Alison Haislip, Carrie Keagan, Morgan Webb, and Sara Underwood. Many fans wish her luck, but often worried about the chemistry between herself and Pereira. Bailey is considered eye candy by fans and a bit too skinny for their preferences.
Some fans don’t blame Munn for going on to bigger and better things. Diehard geeks will always follow Munn wherever she goes. But some disgruntled fans have stopped following her on Twitter and Facebook and recall her promise to appear on the show one last time before ever leaving, but instead phoned in her last appearance on AOTS. Munn never officially said goodbye to her fan base on G4. It is quite obvious that when your career and popularity is skyrocketed by fortune and fame, that ultimately you have got to ride that train to whatever direction it takes you, and leave the past behind. Olivia Munn is doing just that and is working on publishing her own magazine called Hey Olivia, which is scheduled for publication by MYMAG.
Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek
HEY OLIVIA! (MYMAG, Volume 3: Olivia Munn)
Maxim January 2010 * Wet & Wild Olivia Munn Hangover Survival Guide * UFC's Rachelle Leah * Hometown Hotties Champion Stephanie Pratt (Volume 145)
Playboy July/August 2009 Olivia Munn
Iron Man 2 (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
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