From Jason Bourne to Juno MacGuff, the 2008 MTV Movie Awards are about celebrating the best names in film — but it wouldn’t be MTV if some of the biggest names in music didn’t get their chance to shine as well.
Set your “Clocks” for June 1, when Coldplay will take the stage live at the Gibson Amphitheatre to perform the song “Viva la Vida,” from their first new album in three years, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.
Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow (Chris Martin to his friends) and the rest of the band will no doubt be hoping to follow in the footsteps of already-classic MTV Movie Awards performances like the ones from Rihanna and Amy Winehouse at last year’s telecast .
They’ll have plenty of friendly competition from their fellow performers, the Pussycat Dolls, who will also hit the stage during the irreverent awards show, broadcast live this year on Sunday, June 1. The girls will grab the mic from host Mike Myers to perform “When I Grow Up” from their upcoming second album.
Only time will tell whether Coldplay and PCD will shine brighter than the other mega-watt stars in attendance, particularly those who find themselves vying for the coveted Golden Popcorn. This year, expect to see stars from movies like “Superbad” (which led all films with five nominations) and “Juno” (which came in a close second with four) — not to mention actors from films like “Enchanted,” “Transformers,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Knocked Up” which were right behind the leaders with three nominations each.
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[This story was originally published at 10:59 a.m ET on 05.14.2008]