SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With Hollywood's most anticipated blockbuster only weeks away and stars lining up to attend, MTV: Music Television today announced that Colin Ferrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes and Dane Cook will join the star studded cast of presenters at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." They join previously revealed presenters Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh. It was also announced that the dynamic and hugely popular Gnarls Barkley will take to the stage rounding out the highly anticipated line-up of performers that also include Christina Aguilera and AFI. Hosted by Jessica Alba, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will film June 3rd at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA, and premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV.
"With the summer's biggest movies and stars represented, there is no doubt -- if you are a celebrity or a fan, this year's Movie Awards is the place to be," said Salli Frattini, MTV Executive Producer. "Plus, with anticipated performances by Christina Aguilera, AFI and now Gnarls Barkley, and some surprises still up our sleeves -- we are excited to give fans something to talk about come June 8th."
Following the recent release of the debut album "St. Elsewhere" and hit single "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley is burning up the charts. Comprised of hit producer Danger Mouse and the incomparable musician and artist Cee-Lo, together they combine to create the mysterious musical persona of Gnarls Barkley. With a rich funk and soul sound that is swiftly winning over fans and critics alike, Gnarls Barkley makes their next stop at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" for a highly anticipated live performance.
Up for starring roles at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are the "40-Year Old Virgin" and "Wedding Crashers," each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are "Batman Begins," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Hustle & Flow," "Sin City" and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" with three nominations each. MTV will also celebrate the all new categories of "Best Hero," "Sexiest Performance" and the "mtvU Student Filmmaker Award" for the first time ever.
For complete information on the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" including details on all the performers and presenters, host Jessica Alba, and to watch performances from this year's nominees, visit http://movieawards.mtv.com/. There fans will also be able to tap into the complete MTV Movie Awards multiplatform experience encompassing broadband, wireless, and the Internet. Immediately following the on-air debut of the MTV Movie Awards on June 8th, fans at http://movieawards.mtv.com/ will also be able to access the all new "My Movie Awards" broadband channel where they can watch, relive and customize the entire Movie Awards ceremony, plus experience exclusive content not seen during the show.
Tenth Planet Productions will once again join MTV to produce the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." Joel Gallen will executive produce the show for the 12th consecutive year, and will also direct the show. Salli Frattini is Executive Producer for MTV. Rick Austin is Producer and Kathy Flynn will serve as Event Producer.
Official sponsors of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are Dr Pepper and your local Dr Pepper Bottlers, Taco Bell(R), Dentyne, L'Oreal Paris, Neutrogena, Pontiac and Starburst(R).
The "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will be seen in 171 countries/territories via 50 music programming services, and in 23 languages in more than 479.5 million households.
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