MTV: Music Television announced performers and presenters of Hollywood's highly- anticipated, irreverent awards ceremony, the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Known for introducing diverse line-up of up-and-coming artists 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 Rihanna featuring Jay- Z and British singer/songwriter, Amy Winehouse. In other news, Jessica Alba, Josh Duhamel, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Chris Tucker, Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Chiklis, John Travolta, Zac Efron, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd are the first to be announced in the growing list of stars presenting at this year's show. Hosted by Sarah Silverman, the 2007 MTV Movie Awards airs LIVE on June 3rd at 8:00pm/7c from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.
Songstress Rihanna is set to perform the hit single "Umbrella" from her new album, Good Girl Gone Bad, to be released June 5. The highly anticipated performance will feature hip-hop legend and fan favorite, Jay-Z. Rihanna enjoyed a tidal wave of industry acclaim in 2006 with her second album A Girl Like Me, and its back-to-back #1 hits, "S.O.S." and "Unfaithful".
The 2007 MTV Movie Awards will mark the first live performance in the U.S. for soulful British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse as she takes the stage to perform her internationally acclaimed hit "Rehab." Winehouse's latest album Back to Black has been enthusiastically embraced by music fans on this side of the pond, entering The Billboard Hot 200 chart at an impressive #7 and making her the highest debuting British female artist in the history of the coveted U.S. albums chart. Amy Winehouse is just one of the most recent artists to take to the MTV Movie Awards stage, which has welcomed a variety of established and up-and-coming artists. Last year's show welcomed Gnarls Barkley, AFI and Christina Aguilera.
Up for the coveted golden popcorn at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards are 300, leading the way with 5 nominations, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, receiving four nominations. Also vying an award are Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades Of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada, with three nominations each. MTV will also celebrate the first-ever user generated category, "BEST MOVIE SPOOF" where viewers have the opportunity to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year via Yahoo! Movies (mtvmovieawards.yahoo.com) as well as another new category, BEST SUMMER MOVIE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN YET giving a nod to upcoming summer blockbusters.
Fans can vote by visiting movieawards.mtv.com before May 29th. Viewers can also vote from their mobile phones by texting "MOVIES" to 22422. Voting is also available by dialing toll free to 1-877- MTV-VOTE where fans can support their favorite nominees in each category. For the first time ever, the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" will offer live voting during the show. One category will remain open and viewers will be asked to cast their votes via mtv.com and text messaging on their wireless phones.