Jun 4, 2006, 20:03


Celebrity Guest Hosts Rihanna & Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy Join MTV News Correspondents Suchin Pak & Sway Calloway For Star Studded Arrivals
Plus, Bonus Post Show Performance By Wolfmother,
And Exclusive Sneak Peaks Of Anticipated Films “Miami Vice,”
“Pirates of the Caribbean 2,” “Superman Returns,” & “Clerks 2”

Santa Monica, CA -- Covering Hollywood’s most anticipated blockbuster from every angle, MTV News will present exclusive pre and post show coverage of the “2006 MTV Movie Awards.” From backstage to the red carpet, the MTV News team will cover every angle of the big show including exclusive celebrity interviews, musical performances, and much more. Additionally for the first time, fans will be able to access MTV News’ comprehensive Movie Awards coverage on-air and through broadband network, MTV Overdrive ( — each with a unique and exclusive take on the show.

MTV News pre show coverage for the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” will kick off June 8th at 8:30pm ET/PT. Celebrity guest hosts Rihanna and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy will join MTV News correspondents Suchin Pak and Sway Calloway for all the pre-show frenzy. Together they will interview the biggest stars in music and movies as they arrive on the red carpet, as well as provide exclusive inside access backstage as the Movie Awards comes to life. The Movie Awards pre show will also deliver exclusive sneak peeks at some of Hollywood’s most anticipated films including “Miami Vice,” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2,” and “Superman Returns,” plus an exclusive first look at “Clerks 2” only on MTV Overdrive. Additionally, MTV News’ Suchin Pak will reveal to audiences the dress specially designed for her by Project Runway’s Santino Rice -- with an inside look at the making of the dress available on MTV Overdrive immediately after the pre-show.

Following the ceremony, MTV News will present the official post show performance by Australian power trio, Wolfmother who will perform on-air, as well as present a second performance exclusive to MTV Overdrive. Wolfmother, whose self-titled debut is already double platinum in Australia, was recently named one of the “Top 10 Artists To Watch in 2006” by Rolling Stone, and their single “Woman” is racing up the radio charts. On Overdrive, MTV News will also provide a complete recap of the night’s events with the official “2006 MTV Movie Awards” post show. Featuring interviews with the night’s big winners, looks at memorable performances by Christina Aguilera, AFI and Gnarls Barkley, and recaps of the night’s most outrageous moments, MTV News correspondents Suchin and Sway will capture all the post show reaction.

Fans online will be able to experience the full breadth of MTV News’ coverage by visiting MTV Overdrive at . In addition to pre and post show bonus coverage, MTV Overdrive will feature exclusive news and backstage interviews. Additionally, Overdrive will showcase performer diaries from AFI and Gnarls Barkley, following each performer as they prepare for their big Movie Awards moment, as well as their post-performance reactions.

With the biggest stars in music and film in attendance, the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” promises to be one of Hollywood’s most memorable nights. Presenters include Colin Ferrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Dane Cook, Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh. Taking to the stage for unforgettable live performances are Christina Aguilera, AFI and Gnarls Barkley. Hosted by Jessica Alba, the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” will film June 3rd at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA, and premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV.

Up for starring roles at the “2006 MTV Movie Awards” are the “40-Year Old Virgin” and “Wedding Crashers,” each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are “Batman Begins,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Sin City” and “Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith” with three nominations each. MTV will also celebrate the all new categories of “Best Hero,” “Sexiest Performance” and the “mtvU Student Filmmaker Award” for the first time ever.

Tenth Planet Productions will once again join MTV to produce the “2006 MTV Movie Awards.” Joel Gallen will executive produce the show for the 12th consecutive year, and will also direct the show. Salli Frattini is Executive Producer for MTV. Rick Austin is Producer and Kathy Flynn will serve as Event Producer.

For MTV News, Ocean MacAdams is Executive Producer and Ryan Kroft is Producer. Jonathan Mussman is Line Producer and Laura Hill is Sr. Director of Production Management.


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