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Canning attains ‘Stardom’

Ex-'ET' correspondent to host Pax TV talent show

Lisa Canning has been tapped host of “Destination Stardom,” Pax TV’s upcoming talent search/variety hour from “Star Search” creator Al Masini.

Producers are mounting a slew of open auditions around the country this week to line up talent for the Hawaii-based weekly show, set to bow Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.

Canning was most recently a correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight,” but she opted to ankle “ET” for the “Destination” hosting gig and to resume work as a thesp. As part of her deal with Pax, Canning will have guest shots on several of Pax’s original series during the upcoming season.

“Lisa Canning is a vivacious talent who brings excitement, charm and wit to the series,” said Masini.

Canning’s past TV credits include appearances on NBC’s

“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “A Different World” and ABC’s “High Incident.” She got her start in TV in the early 1990s on the ABC latenight talker “Into the Night With Rick Dees.”

Canning is repped by John Crosby Management.

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