Rihanna and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz are red carpet pros — they’ve both been interviewed and photographed on a number of them in the past year. But during this year’s MTV Movie Awards pre-show, they’ll be working the red carpet in a completely different manner.
Rihanna and Wentz will join the MTV News team as celebrity guest hosts for this year’s Movie Awards pre-show: Along with MTV News correspondents SuChin Pak and Sway Calloway, Rihanna and Wentz will be interviewing Hollywood’s brightest stars as they make their way inside the Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, California. The awards will air June 8 at 9 p.m. on MTV.
(Check out more on Pete Wentz in the MTV News feature, “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side.”)
The Movie Awards pre-show will also feature several exclusive sneak peeks at some of this summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, including “Miami Vice,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Superman Returns”; fans will also be treated to an exclusive first look at “Clerks II” on MTV’s broadband channel, Overdrive.
In fact, fans online will be able to experience a different take on the show by visiting MTV Overdrive at movieawards.mtv.com. Overdrive will feature a complete recap of the night’s events, interviews with the evening’s big winners, a look back at some of the show’s live performances (Christina Aguilera, AFI and Gnarls Barkley are among those who will be taking the stage — see “Christina Aguilera, AFI To Perform At MTV Movie Awards” ), recaps of the night’s most outrageous moments, backstage interviews and bonus footage. Overdrive will also feature performer diaries from AFI and Gnarls Barkley, and will trail both acts as they prepare for their Movie Awards performances and catch up with them following their sets.
Following the awards, MTV News will bring fans a post-show performance by Wolfmother; the band will play a second exclusive set on Overdrive.
The 2006 MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by Jessica Alba (see “Jessica Alba Tapped To Host MTV Movie Awards; Leather Chaps Not Yet Confirmed” ) and include appearances by presenters Colin Farrell, 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.