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[05/17/12 - 06:01 AM]
Ashton Kutcher Returns to Host a Special All-New Episode of "Punk'd," on Sunday, June 3 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV, as Part of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" Pre-Show
Plus: Kellan Lutz to host the series on Thursday, May 31, featuring Julianne Hough, Ashley Rickards and Aimee Teegarden as marks.

[via press release from MTV]

ASHTON KUTCHER RETURNS TO HOST A SPECIAL ALL-NEW EPISODE OF "PUNK'D," ON SUNDAY, JUNE 3 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT ON MTV, AS PART OF THE "2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" PRE-SHOW

In Addition "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz To Host An All-New "Punk'd" On Thursday, May 31 At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT On MTV, Featuring Marks Julianne Hough Of The Upcoming Film "Rock Of Ages," "Awkward's" Ashley Rickards And "Friday Night Lights'" Aimee Teegarden

Santa Monica, CA (May 17, 2012) - MTV's legendary "Punk'd" host Ashton Kutcher, returns to host a special all-new episode on Sunday, June 3 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV, as part of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" Pre-Show, which will include live segments from the red carpet as the stars arrive, exclusive interviews and movie sneaks. In this unprecedented episode, Ashton is back with bigger punks than ever before, as he punks two of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood, who will be announced soon. Fans will see some of the most elaborate and outrageous punks only the master himself could pull off.

In addition, viewers can catch "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz as he hosts an all-new episode of "Punk'd" on Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT. Watch Kellan pull off hilarious punks on "Rock of Ages'" star and former "Dancing with the Stars" alumni Julianne Hough; "Awkward's" Ashley Rickards and "Friday Night Lights'" Aimee Teegarden.

"Punk'd" is executive produced by Katalyst's Jason Goldberg and Ashton Kutcher. Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash, Kristina Edwards and Jennifer Russakoff are the executives in charge for MTV.

Hosted by comedian, actor and TV personality Russell Brand, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will air live on Sunday, June 3 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

Known as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will feature its trademark individuality and irreverence. Fusing the network's musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the telecast is set to provide more laughs, surprises and one-of-a-kind moments with Hollywood's biggest stars gathering to honor fan-favorites from the past year. Confirmed presenters include: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg. Chart-topping indie-pop group fun. and Rapper Wiz Khalifa are this year's previously announced musical performers.

MTV fans hold the "Power of the Popcorn" awards in their hands with voting available online via MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, June 2. As always, voting for "Movie of the Year" will remain open throughout the live show on Sunday, June 3.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive In Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.

Official sponsors of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards include Bing, Chevrolet(R), Revlon(R), Sprint(R), State Farm(R) and Taco Bell(R).

About MTV

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Katalyst

Katalyst is a new breed of studio developing innovative content for TV, film and the web. Founded in 2000 by partners, Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, Katalyst film credits include The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who, Spread and Killers. Television property credits include the hit series Punk'd, Beauty and the Geek, and True Beauty. Digital Media properties include programming for major brands such as the Levi's Curve ID campaign, winner of the 2011 OMMA Award for Best Integrated Online Fashion Campaign, Nikon "The Chase", Mountain Dew "DEWmocracy," United Nations "Malaria No More." In 2010, Katalyst was named one of the year's Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.





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· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· PUNK'D (BET)





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