[05/30/12 - 10:01 AM]
Kim Kardashian and Drake Get "Punk'd" by Ashton Kutcher During the "2012 MTV Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party" Sunday, June 3 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
Plus: Josh Horowitz, Jim Cantiello, Sway Calloway and Kat Graham will take viewers live to the red carpet.

[via press release from MTV]


The "2012 MTV Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party" Welcomes Style Correspondent Kat Graham, Exclusive Footage from "Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "Katy Perry: Part of Me," Plus a Special The Hunger Games Segment Starring Elizabeth Banks

Santa Monica, CA (May 30, 2012) - MTV today announced that Kim Kardashian and Drake will receive a special punking from the master himself, Ashton Kutcher on an all-new episode of "Punk'd" that will air Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT as a part of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party." Immediately following the special, MTV will present the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" hosted by comedian, actor and TV personality Russell Brand broadcasting live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The premiere of fan-favorite "Teen Wolf" will follow at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, capping off the night.

As part of MTV's "Punk'd Pre-Party," MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Jim Cantiello, Sway Calloway and Special "Movie Awards" Style Correspondent Kat Graham will take viewers live to the red carpet and for the first time ever backstage and behind-the-scenes with some of Hollywood's hottest talent, including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Stone and more. In addition, fans will be treated to never-before-seen footage from two highly-anticipated films including the first trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower and an exclusive clip from Katy Perry: Part of Me, as well as a very special edition of MTV News' After Hours series with a Hunger Games segment starring Elizabeth Banks.

"I'm excited to be collaborating with my friends at MTV for the Movie Awards," said Kat Graham. "I'm looking forward to being a part of bringing the show to the fun level it always arrives at. We're going to be bringing fashion/fierce/pop to a show honoring amazing talent, and showing how we do it the MTV way!"

MTV also announced today a full weekend of marathons leading up to the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" with a special encore of the first season of "Awkward" airing Saturday, June 2 from 12:00 p.m. ET/PT to 6:00 p.m. ET/PT, and season catch-up of "Punk'd" airing Sunday, June 3 from 3:00 p.m. ET/PT, and leading directly into the "2012 MTV Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party." Immediately following the "2012 MTV Movie Awards," MTV will premiere the second season of "Teen Wolf" at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, before it moves to its regular time on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, as of Monday, June 4.

The "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will feature exclusive footage from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' highly anticipated film THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, with director, writer, producer Christopher Nolan and actors Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman on hand to celebrate the "Dark Knight" trilogy. Emma Stone is confirmed to receive the first ever "MTV Trailblazer Award" during the telecast for carving out a unique and diverse Hollywood path through her varied and rich array of theatrical roles.

In addition, rock duo The Black Keys will perform their hit single "Gold On the Ceiling" off their certified RIAA Gold album "El Camino" and global music producer-performer, deejay and MTV Push artist Martin Solveig will serve as house, creating movie music mash-ups that will literally remix some of film's most iconic theme scores, including "Star Wars," "Jaws" and "Pulp Fiction." Chart-topping indie-pop group fun. and rapper Wiz Khalifa will also perform.

Also confirmed for this year's telecast are previously announced presenters Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg.

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.

Back on the red carpet British TV host and fashion expert Louise Roe will return as MTV's international guest correspondent for the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" for the second year in a row. Roe will be chatting up all these A-list celebs on the red carpet as part of a special edition of "MTV At The Movies", bringing audiences outside the US even closer to Hollywood's hottest stars as part of MTV's global coverage of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." Most recently, Roe served as co-anchor of ABC's 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Show; she also covered the 2011 Royal Wedding for E! and the 2011 MTV EMA red carpet in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This fall, Roe will host the second season of the popular and empowering reality series Plain Jane, which will air across MTV's international channels.

In addition, John DeLucie, Chef and Owner of The Lion and Crown restaurants in New York City will return as the celebrity chef at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." The Lion and Crown are touted as the hottest restaurants in Manhattan and his signature dishes have become favorites amongst his celebrity clientele. DeLucie is also the author of a celebrated memoir titled "The Hunger."

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.

  [may 2012]  


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