You’ve read about them in magazines, seen them on TV and trekked to the movie theater to catch their latest work. We’re talking about stars like Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Robert Downey Jr., Seth Rogen, Megan Fox and Jennifer Hudson — and you’ll see them all at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
These big Hollywood names, along with others including Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Rumer Willis, Brendan Fraser and Danny McBride, are the first wave of presenters to be announced for the show celebrating the year’s yummiest popcorn flicks. They join previously revealed performers Coldplay and the Pussycat Dolls .
“Austin Powers” star Mike Myers will once again be slipping into the role of Movie Awards host. Broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, the show will honor nominees like “Superbad” (five noms), “Juno” (four) and such thrice-recognized flicks as “Enchanted,” “Transformers,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Knocked Up.”
This batch of presenters includes the stars of many of 2008’s most-anticipated summer flicks: “Sex and the City” (Hudson), “Tropic Thunder” (Black, Downey), “Get Smart” (Carell, Hathaway), “Pineapple Express” (Rogen, Franco, McBride), “The Happening” (Wahlberg) and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (Fraser).
This year’s event, which will air live June 1 at 8 p.m. ET, will be the 17th annual show to hand out the coveted Golden Popcorn awards. Powerhouse executive producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”), will oversee the show for the second year in a row.
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