COLDPLAY AND THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS SET TO TAKE THE STAGE FOR THE "2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 1
New York, NY (May 14, 2008) � MTV today revealed performers for Hollywood's highly anticipated, irreverent awards ceremony, the "2008 MTV Movie Awards." Known for introducing diverse line-up of performers to the masses, this year's ceremony also promises to be an explosive musical showcase. Taking the stage to debut new music and deliver eagerly awaited live performances are Coldplay and The Pussycat Dolls. Hosted by Mike Myers, the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" airs LIVE on June 1st at 8:00pm/7c from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.
MTV is once again setting the trend for what will be hot in music this summer, as both Coldplay and The Pussycat Dolls perform music from their upcoming albums at the "2008 MTV Movie Awards." Coldplay is set to perform the single "Violet Hill" from their new album, Viva La Vida, to be released June 17th. Known for their hit singles, such as "Speed of Sound" and "Clocks," Coldplay has been one of the most commercially successful acts today, selling over 30 million albums.
Adding sizzle to the night, sexy singing-and-dancing ensemble, The Pussycat Dolls will deliver "When I Grow Up" from their upcoming album to be released Summer 2008. This is a follow up to their triple-platinum debut album, PCD, which featured hit singles including "Don't Cha" and "Buttons."
Coldplay and The Pussycat Dolls are just the most recent artists to take to the MTV Movie Awards stage, which has showcased a variety of established and up-and-coming artists. Last year's show welcomed Rihanna featuring Jay-Z, and Amy Winehouse. Both Amy Winehouse and Rihanna found themselves at the top of the Billboard Album charts following electrifying live performances of their hit singles "Rehab" and "Umbrella" at the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." MTV powerhouse Rihanna whose album Good Girl Gone Bad was released on June 5, 2007 -- just two days after her Movie Awards performance -- sold an impressive 162,000 copies in its first week to hit # 2 on the Billboard charts. And then-emerging artist, Amy Winehouse's album Back To Black had a sales increase of 33% in the same week as her "2007 MTV Movie Awards" performance.
Up for the coveted golden popcorn at the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" are "Superbad," leading the way with five nominations, and "Juno," receiving four nominations. Also vying for an award are "Enchanted," "Transformers," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Knocked Up" with 3 nominations each. MTV has also partnered with some of the most popular UGC video sites, including Photobucket, MySpace, Daily Motion, Break, Buzznet, Heavy and FunnyorDie to give anyone and everyone with a creative vision their chance to shine in a celeb-filled arena. Finalists for the "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" where one will be crowned the winner.
The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers. Fans can vote by visiting www.movieawards.mtv.com before May 23rd to support their favorite nominees in each category.
The "2008 MTV Movie Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.4 billion people via MTV's global network of 64 channels reaching 559.8 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via more than 180 MTV digital media properties around the world.
Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. Audrey Morrissey is Co-Executive Producer. Jane Mun and Ted Smith serve as Producers.
Official sponsors of "The 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" are Dibs, Dove Go Fresh, GM, Old Navy, Orbit�, Secret and Taco Bell Corp. �.
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About Mark Burnett Productions
Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company for primetime television, cable and the internet, and has produced 1,100 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries around the world. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Survivor (CBS), The Apprentice (NBC), The Contender (ESPN), Rock Star: INXS (CBS), the Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Television co-production On The Lot (FOX), and the smash hit Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX) which is currently being produced in 51 countries. In the summer of 2007, MBP entered the world of Award Shows, when Mark Burnett served as executive producer for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Since 2001, MBP has garnered a total of 47 Emmy nominations with 5 wins, and has won 4 People's Choice Awards. Mark Burnett has been named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and named TV Guide's most valuable player. He has won both BRANDWEEK'S Marketer of the Year Award and the prestigious ROSE D'OR FRAPA Format Award. In 2007, Mark Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.