50 Cent, Good Charlotte To Perform; Diddy, Kelly Clarkson To Present At VMAs

Ashanti, Tony Hawk, Hilary Duff, Ludacris, others also set to help hand out Moonmen on August 28.

50 Cent and Good Charlotte will hit the stage to perform and P. Diddy, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson and Tony Hawk will step up to the podium when the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards are handed out on August 28 in New York.

50 and Good Charlotte have joined Coldplay and Christina Aguilera on the roster of performers for the awards show, set to return to Radio City Music Hall this year. Meanwhile, Diddy, Ashanti, Clarkson and Hawk are among the first wave of presenters announced for the ceremony. Hilary Duff, Ludacris, Bam Margera, Redman, Evanescence, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, NBA rookie sensation LeBron James and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have also agreed to help hand out Moonmen at this year's VMAs.

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It's already shaping up to be a busy night for 50, who heads into the ceremony with five nominations, including nods for Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Rap Video for his "In Da Club" (see "Missy, Justin, Johnny Cash, 50 And Eminem Top VMA Nominees List"). Good Charlotte will also take an armload of nominations into this year's VMAs, as 50's fellow performers are up for Best Group Video, Best Rock Video and Viewer's Choice for their "Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous" clip.

(Click here for the complete list of the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards nominees.)

The 2003 VMA action comes to you live on Thursday, August 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. with the MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act.

The 2003 Video Music Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, follow immediately at 8 p.m.

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