June 2009

MTV in New York announced earlier today that smoldering modern rockers Kings of Leon will perform at the 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS.  Viewers in Canada can rock out to the chart-toppers at home as the 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS, hosted by Andy Samberg, air Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV in Canada.

Peforming live on MTV for the first time, the band will set the stage on fire with their hit single “Use Somebody” from their latest album Only By The Night. They add to an already star-studded show, that also features a performance from Eminem, off his highly anticipated new album Relapse.

For more info on the show, go to mtv.ca/movieawards

The 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS Peformers release, which was distributed by MTV International earlier this morning, is included below for your reference.

Instead of a presenters’ break for an on-stage “smoke,” this year’s “2009 MTV Movie Awards” promises to get movie fans high on star power alone! Sure to make movie-lovers and celeb-watchers everywhere green with golden popcorn envy, a bevy of the hottest stars in Hollywood are confirmed to hand out awards as Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudgens , Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill  and Lil Wayne are the first to be announced in the growing list of presenters. With a stage this hot, viewers can expect another year of incredible pairings and extreme moments. They join previously revealed performer Eminem, who will take the stage to perform music from his anticipated new album Relapse, available May 19, and give one of the captivating and unconventional live MTV performances fans live for. Hosted by Andy Samberg, the “2009 MTV Movie Awards” will be broadcast LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, May 31st at 9p.m./8p.m.C.

The “2009 MTV Movie Awards” marks the first year in which the final nominees were decided on by the fans. A movie megabattle between devotees of “Twilight” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” both movies are neck-in-neck as each film has nominations in six award categories. MTV will up the cinematic fun quotient this year by debuting the two new categories “BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE” and “BEST WTF MOMENT.” Fans will get the chance to vote on their favorite movie soundtrack hit and pick year’s most jaw-dropping “WTF” movie moment that left audiences speechless. Viewers can decide the golden popcorn destiny of their favorite flicks by visiting MovieAwards.MTV.com (www.MovieAwards.MTV.com) before May 27 to vote for their favorite film moments and actors but the category of “BEST MOVIE” will be a fight to the end as voting for favorite film of the year will remain open throughout the LIVE show.

MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the “MTV Movie Awards” where fans can visit to vote and stay to check out show promos starring Andy Samberg and some of today’s hottest celebs, get up-to-date info and watch MTV News nominee interviews.  During the voting window fans can also head over to facebook.com/mtv, myspace.com/mtv, Flixster and IMDB.com for a special “Movie Awards” social module that will enable them to cast their votes, take polls, watch promo videos, get special news and tweets about the show and special links to “Movie Awards” contests.

The hit films “Twilight” and “Slumdog Millionaire” get ready to battle it out as MTV: Music Television announces this year’s final nominees for the “2009 MTV Movie Awards.” Pitting Hollywood vampires against the Mumbai slums, the movies’ rabid fans proved their loyalty as they sent both flicks to the head of the cinematic pack with each film receiving nominations in six award categories including “BEST MOVIE,” “BEST KISS” and “BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE.”

MTV will up the cinematic fun quotient this year by debuting the two new categories “BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE” and “BEST WTF MOMENT.” Fans will get the chance to vote on such movie soundtrack hits as  “The Climb” from “Hannah Montana: The Movie” as well as pick this year’s most jaw-dropping “WTF” movie moment that left audiences speechless such as the  naked break-up scene in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” The 18th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award® winning producer Mark Burnett.  Hosted by Andy Samberg, the “2009 MTV Movie Awards” will be broadcast LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, May 31st at 9p.m./8p.m.C.

“This is the first year we’ve put the nominee decisions in the hands of our audience.  From ‘Twilight’ to ‘Slumdog’ — this year’s ceremony belongs to our most avid movie fans,” said Van Toffler, President, MTV Networks Music, Logo and Films Group. “Our viewers’ unending enthusiasm for the movies they love is why we’ve given them the platform to select the nominees for this year’s show.”

Nominees for the “2009 MTV Movie Awards” are:

BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2009 Movie Awards ceremony)
·       The Dark Knight
Director: Christopher Nolan, Producers: Charles Roven and Emma Thomas (Warner Bros. Pictures)
·       High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Director: Kenny Ortega, Producers: Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush (Walt Disney Pictures)
·       Iron Man
Director: Jon Favreau, Producers: Avi Arad and Kevin Feige (Paramount Pictures)
·       Slumdog Millionaire
Director: Danny Boyle, Producer: Christian Colson (Fox Searchlight)
·       Twilight
Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Producers: Wyck Godfrey, Greg Mooradian and Mark Morgan
(Summit Entertainment)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
·       Angelina Jolie – Wanted  (Universal Pictures)
·       Anne Hathaway – Bride Wars (20th Century Fox)
·       Kate Winslet – The Reader (The Weinstein Company)
·       Kristen Stewart – Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
·       Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

·       Christian Bale – The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures)
·       Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man (Paramount Pictures)
·       Shia LaBeouf – Eagle Eye  (DreamWorks SKG/ Paramount Pictures)
·       Vin Diesel – Fast & Furious (Universal Pictures)
·       Zac Efron – High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FEMALE
·       Amanda Seyfried – Mamma Mia! (Universal Pictures)
·       Ashley Tisdale – High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)
·       Freida Pinto – Slumdog Millionaire  (Fox Searchlight)
·       Miley Cyrus – Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney Pictures)
·       Vanessa Hudgens – High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)
·       Kat Dennings – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Columbia Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE MALE
·       Robert Pattinson – Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
·       Taylor Lautner – Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
·       Ben Barnes – The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Walt Disney Pictures)
·       Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
·       Bobb’e J. Thompson – Role Models (Universal Pictures)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
·       Amy Poehler – Baby Mama (Universal Pictures)
·       Anna Faris – The House Bunny (Columbia Pictures)
·       James Franco – Pineapple Express (Columbia Pictures)
·       Jim Carrey – Yes Man (Warner Bros. Pictures)
·       Steve Carell – Get Smart (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST VILLAIN
·       Derek Mears – Friday The 13th (Warner Bros. Pictures)
·       Dwayne Johnson – Get Smart (Warner Bros. Pictures)
·       Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures)
·       Johnathon Schaech – Prom Night (Screen Gems)
·       Luke Goss – Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Universal Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

·       Anne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson – Bride Wars (20th Century Fox)
·       Christian Bale vs. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures)
·       Ron Perlman vs. Luke Goss – Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Universal Pictures)
·       Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet – Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
·       Seth Rogen and James Franco vs. Danny McBride – Pineapple Express (Columbia Pictures)

BEST KISS
·       Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy –  Wanted  (Universal Pictures)
·       Freida Pinto and Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
·       James Franco and Sean Penn  – Milk (Focus Features)
·       Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – Twilight (Summit Entertainment)
·       Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon – I Love You, Man (Paramount Pictures)
·       Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron – High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST WTF MOMENT (New Category)
·       Amy Poehler – Baby Mama, Peeing In the Sink (Universal Pictures)
·       Angelina Jolie – Wanted, Curved Bullet Kill (Universal Pictures)
·       Ayush Mahesh  Khedekar – Slumdog Millionaire, Jumping in the Poop Shed (Fox Searchlight)
·       Ben Stiller – Tropic Thunder, Tasting the Decapitated Head (DreamWorks SKG/ Paramount Pictures)
·       Jason Segel and Kristen Bell – Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Naked Break-Up (Universal Pictures)

BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE (New Category)
·       “Jai Ho” – AR Raham, Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
·       “The Wrestler” – Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler (Fox Searchlight)
·       “The Climb” – Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The Movie (Walt Disney Pictures)
·       “Decode” – Paramore, Twilight (Summit Entertainment)

Sunday, May 31 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

After the death of his family, young Hannibal Lecter begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for the brutal death of his sister.  Stars Aaran Thomas, Gaspard Ulliel and Li Gong.

Sunday, May 31 – 8:30pm ET/PT – NEW TIME

Doug vows revenge after suffering a hockey injury at the hands of the rival LeDoux Brothers.  Meanwhile, Bob finds romance with Juliet, the LeDoux’s sister, an extremely gifted hockey player. When Doug sees this as an opportunity to get back at his enemies, will he jeopardize Bob’s one shot at love?

Sunday, May 31 8 p.m.

Two young brothers endure the insanity of their mother until she dies under questionable circumstances in a bathtub. Twenty years later, when the elder brother is confronted with the reality of a life he has sought to leave behind, he kills his brother. Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) follow the clues that lead them through a multitude of assumed identities.

After the recent drama that aired on the season 5 premier of TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8, more problems are arising with regards to child labor laws and child exploitation that could bring the series to a crashing halt. According to the media, the Department of Labor in Pennsylvania received a complaint from an anonymous source which is currently under investigation.

In a statement released to the media, the Department of Labor released a statement clarifying that their investigation stems from a report alone and has not been independently initiated. “We don’t initiate the charge. We receive a complaint and we respond. We’re what’s called complaint driven. So if somebody’s going to file some kind of charge a party has violated Pennsylvania labor law, they go to our website, download a form, fill it out and send it to us and we respond. We are complaint driven. We don’t initiate it, but we’ll conduct an investigation if we receive a complaint.”

While last week Kate clarified on Jon & Kate Plus 8 that none of her children are forced to film during the average 3 days a week the TLC crew shoots the family, it appears that not everyone watching the hit show is ready to sit back on watch the drama unfold in the spotlight that is leading them down the road towards divorce. While the show many be providing the sextuplets and twins parented by Jon and Kate Gosselin opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have in their lives today, or later down the road; it’s not hard to see, with the current plotline surrounding the couples’ marital trouble, that it might also be responsible for tearing the family apart.

TLC assured viewers in a statement that they abide by all Pennsylvania laws “TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Jon & Kate Plus 8 is no exception. For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions.”

The reality is, there’s never been a night like this! After five seasons, fans say goodbye to Lauren Conrad with her last appearance on THE HILLS during the one-hour season finale at a special time and date, Sunday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. Fans won’t even have time to catch their breath as the evening is then handed over to SNL skit-master and host Andy Samberg at 9 p.m. ET for the 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. MTV’s biggest night ever features highly anticipated performances from hip-hop heavyweight Eminem and burgeoning international rock stars Kings of Leon, as well as sneak peeks of the new Twilight film New Moon and summer blockbusters Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

It’s never easy to say goodbye. MTV keeps fans glued to the couch for a special eight-hour HILLS marathon beginning at 3 p.m. ET on May 31. For those who missed out on any of the double-crossing, boyfriend-stealing and altar-crashing antics of Season 5, catch up with Lauren and the gang. Helping viewers cope with LC withdrawal, Canada’s own Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank join viewers with interstitials within THE HILLS beginning at 7 p.m. ET, live from the red carpet at THE 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. All of the action culminates to the highly-anticipated season finale of THE HILLS airing at 8 p.m. ET.

Before THE HILLS Season 5 comes to an end, aficionados Levy and Cruickshank bid Lauren Conrad farewell when she heads to Toronto to join them for what could be the last time when the THE HILLS LIVE AFTER SHOW finale is simulcast live with the MTV U.S. on Monday, May 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV.

May 31 on MTV:
3 p.m. THE HILLS Season 5 Marathon
7 p.m. Dan & Jessi on the Red Carpet / THE HILLS Marathon continues
8 p.m. THE HILLS Season Finale
9 p.m. 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS Live

Full episodes of THE HILLS and THE HILLS AFTER SHOW are available on demand on mtv.ca via the site’s high-res video player. And check out mtv.ca/movieawards for the latest in golden popcorn news, clips from nominated movies and videos of host Andy Samberg.