[09/06/07 - 03:10 PM]
High Rollers Move OveR... MTV News Takes Over the Palms Casino Resort as Nicole Scherzinger and Lil Wayne Are Set to Perform During "The 2007 Vma Pre- Show Royale" Sunday, September 9th at 8pm-9pm (ET/PT)
Plus: Alicia Keys, T.I., Adam Levine, Mastadon, Serj from System of A Down join the list of performers.

[via press release from MTV]


Alicia Keys, T.I., Adam Levine, Mastadon, Serj From System of A Down Join List Of Performers

And Diddy, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Kid Rock Added To Appear At "The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards" Live on September 9th at 9PM (ET/PT)

Las Vegas, NV, September 5, 2007- They've had celebs arrive on yachts in Miami and walk a catwalk over Rockefeller Plaza. Now MTV once again takes the red carpet where no awards show has gone before� through the heart of a casino! "The 2007 VMA Pre-Show Royale" is invading the Palms Casino Resort, amongst the high rollers, as the biggest names in music and pop culture prance, preen, and pose for the cameras on Sunday, September 9th at 8pm-9pm (live on the east coast, tape-delayed on the west coast). The "2007 MTV Video Music Awards" will air live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT.)

Look for a full house on Sunday night as MTV News veterans, John Norris, Suchin Pak, and Sway, welcome their newest colleagues, Tim Kash, Liz Hernandez, and Kim Stolz, to the party. All will be conducting interviews with nominees, performers, and other select glitterati throughout the Palms Casino Resort, not just on the casino floor, but also upstairs in the Fantasy Tower Suites, where a number of bands will be gathering for parties and performances that will appear in the VMA broadcast and on-line, later in the evening.

Also in the spirit of the big show to follow, "The Pre-Show Royale" is proud to present a collaborative performance of its own as Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, brings the sexy to "The Mint," the Palms' high roller poker room. She will be joined by the man anointed by the MTV News Hip Hop Brain Trust as "The Hottest MC In The Game," Lil Wayne.

Alicia Keys, T.I., Adam Levine, Mastadon, and Serj from System of A Down have been added to the superstar line-up of performers. In addition, Diddy, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, and Kid Rock have joined the list of presenters at the "2007 MTV Video Music Awards." The star-packed event will also feature one night only performances by Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, Rihanna, Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Akon and Souljah Boy, T-Pain, Cee-Lo, Daniel Merriweather, Lil� Wayne. In addition, Justin Timberlake with Timbaland are set to host a Fantasy Suite party, while critically acclaimed producer, artist and DJ Mark Ronson will rock the party in The Pearl with help from his turntables, horn section and surprise guests. Also making appearances at this year�s show are Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Pamela Anderson, the cast of Entourage, Shia Labeouf, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, Megan Fox, Jennifer Hudson, Rosario Dawson and Eve. This year, Timbaland will also find himself working overtime as the official Maestro of the VMAs, responsible for creating several show-stopping and unexpected artist collaborations.

"The 2007 VMA Pre-Show Royale" will be executive-produced by Dave Sirulnick, Ocean MacAdams and Jim Fraenkel. Liz Patrick is the director. Laura Hill is the Executive in Charge of Production. Jonathan Mussman is the line producer.

The official sponsors of the "2007 MTV Video Music Awards" are Chevy, Herbal Essences, Neutrogena, Pepsi Smash, Rhapsody, Sprint and Taco Bell.

About MTV

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 130 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services. The network also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

About the Palms Casino Resort

The Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas' hippest resorts, is an all-encompassing, one-stop resort destination. Owned by the Maloof family, the 703-room property boasts a diverse mix of bars and restaurants and a 95,000-square-foot casino. Amenities include the legendary Playboy Club � the first and only club of its kind to open in 25 years; The Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; Nove Italiano; Little Buddha; The Palms Pool & Bungalows; Palms Spa and AMP salon; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; Rain Night Club; ghostbar; Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company; and over 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. The Palms is home to the Real World: Las Vegas and Bravo�s Celebrity Poker Showdown, as well as E!�s Party at the Palms, hosted by Jenny McCarthy, and A&E�s Inked. The resort features the hottest collection of Fantasy Suites including the Erotic Suite with its trademark Show Shower, the Real World Suite, as seen on MTV, and the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court. E!�s Girls Next Door, VH1, MTV and CSI feature the Palms on a regular basis and the Victoria�s Secret Angels made the Palms a featured destination on their "Angels Across America" tour. The Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road. For room reservation information, call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit www.palms.com. For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768.

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