Tuesday, May 08, 2007

MTV 2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV: Music Television today revealed performers and presenters of Hollywood's highly-anticipated, irreverent awards ceremony, the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Known for introducing diverse line-up of up-and-coming artists to the masses, this year's ceremony also promises to be an explosive musical showcase. Taking the stage to debut new music and deliver eagerly awaited live performances are Rihanna featuring Jay-Z and British singer/songwriter, Amy Winehouse. In other news, Jessica Alba, Josh Duhamel, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Chris Tucker, Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Chiklis, John Travolta, Zac Efron, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd are the first to be announced in the growing list of stars presenting at this year's show. Hosted by Sarah Silverman, the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" airs LIVE on June 3rd at 8:00pm/7c from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.

Songstress Rihanna is set to perform the hit single "Umbrella" from her new album, Good Girl Gone Bad, to be released June 5. The highly anticipated performance will feature hip-hop legend and fan favorite, Jay-Z. Rihanna enjoyed a tidal wave of industry acclaim in 2006 with her second album A Girl Like Me, and its back-to-back #1 hits, "S.O.S." and "Unfaithful."

The "2007 MTV Movie Awards" will mark the first live performance in the U.S. for soulful British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse as she takes the stage to perform her internationally acclaimed hit "Rehab." Winehouse's latest album Back to Black has been enthusiastically embraced by music fans on this side of the pond, entering The Billboard Hot 200 chart at an impressive #7 and making her the highest debuting British female artist in the history of the coveted U.S. albums chart. Amy Winehouse is just one of the most recent artists to take to the MTV Movie Awards stage, which has welcomed a variety of established and up-and-coming artists. Last year's show welcomed Gnarls Barkley, AFI and Christina Aguilera.

Up for the coveted golden popcorn at the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" are "300," leading the way with 5 nominations, and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," receiving four nominations. Also vying an award are "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Kazakhstan," "Blades Of Glory," and "The Devil Wears Prada," with three nominations each. MTV will also celebrate the first-ever user generated category, "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" where viewers have the opportunity to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year via Yahoo! Movies (http://mtvmovieawards.yahoo.com/) as well as another new category, BEST SUMMER MOVIE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN YET giving a nod to upcoming summer blockbusters.

Fans can vote by visiting movieawards.mtv.com before May 29th. Viewers can also vote from their mobile phones by texting "MOVIES" to 22422. Voting is also available by dialing toll free to 1-877-MTV-VOTE where fans can support their favorite nominees in each category. For the first time ever, the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" will offer live voting during the show. One category will remain open and viewers will be asked to cast their votes via mtv.com and text messaging on their wireless phones.

The "2007 MTV Movie Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.4 billion people via MTV's global network of 55 channels reaching 492.7 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Salli Frattini is Executive Producer for MTV. Audrey Morrisey and Ted Smith are Producers, Joe DeMaio is the Director and Kathy Flynn serves as Event Producer.

Official sponsors of "The 2007 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" are General Motors, glaceau vitaminwater, Old Navy, Secret, Sprint, Taco Bell Corp.(R), Wrigley's Orbit(R).

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 120 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

About Mark Burnett Productions

Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company in content for both primetime television and the internet. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Eco-Challenge, Survivor, The Apprentice, The Contender, Rock Star: INXS, Rock Star: Supernova and its upcoming co-production with Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television, On The Lot (FOX). Other upcoming MBP projects include: Pirate Master (CBS) and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader (FOX). MBP also partnered with AOL on the highly successful adventure Gold Rush, the first-ever unscripted project to be produced exclusively for the internet. MBP also successfully reintroduced product placement as an integral part of each of its shows and has garnered a total of 42 Emmy nominations since 2001.

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