WIZ KHALIFA TO PERFORM AT THE "2012 MTV MOVIE AWARDS"
ADAM SANDLER, EMMA WATSON, ANDY SAMBERG, LEIGHTON MEESTER,
LOGAN LERMAN AND EZRA MILLER CONFIRMED TO PRESENT
Russell Brand Hosts the 21st Annual "MTV Movie Awards" Live
Sunday, June 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA
(New York, NY) May 17, 2012 - MTV today announced that rapper Wiz Khalifa will perform his new single "Work Hard, Play Hard" for the first time on television at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." The single is the debut track from the upcoming August release of Khalifa's second studio album, "O.N.I.F.C." In addition, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller are the latest Hollywood stars confirmed to hand out golden popcorn awards at this year's ceremony. They join previously announced presenters Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, along with musical performer, chart-topping indie-pop group fun. Hosted by Russell Brand, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 3 at 9pm ET/PT.
With roots in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wiz Khalifa began rapping in the third grade and started recording his own music at the age of 14. That early enthusiasm for his craft led to "Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania," his first of many acclaimed mixtapes. In 2010, Khalifa made the transition from independent artist to signed performer when in collaboration with Rostrum Records, he joined Atlantic Records. At his new label home, he began a stratospheric rise to the top of the music charts in 2011 with the release of his three-time platinum single "Black and Yellow" off his first studio album "Rolling Papers." Khalifa's highly-anticipated second studio album "O.N.I.F.C." will be released August 2012.
Fusing MTV's musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will continue its tradition as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, while putting the spotlight on the most diverse roster of nominated films in years for the show.
Featuring a broad array of movies that resonated with the MTV audience this year, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" nominees include both blockbusters and critically acclaimed films such as "Drive," "Like Crazy," "The Descendants," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and "My Week with Marilyn." MTV fans hold the "Power of the Popcorn" awards in their hands with voting available online via MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, June 2nd. As always, voting for "Movie of the Year" will remain open throughout the live show on Sunday, June 3rd.
MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" where fans can visit to vote and get up-to-date info on this year's show, watch video of last year's biggest occurrences, get the full list of 2011 show winners, and check out fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet.
The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
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), Sprint(R), State Farm(R) and Taco Bell(R).
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, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About Den of Thieves:
Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, Den of Thieves has quickly emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, Ignjatovic and Prager launched Den of Thieves as the TV arm of the Warner Music Group in 2007. After a successful three year partnership, they branched out and are now fully independent. Den of Thieves continues to create, develop and produce original television.