MTV announced that “Punk’d” is returning – kind of. Ashton Kutcher created and hosted the show, but he will be taking a back seat due to his “Two and a Half Men” job.
The new “Punk’d” will now have celebrity guest hosts, reports MMM-Mag. The show is supposed to return March 19, and Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are slated to host the first couple of episodes.
We think this is a pretty good approach to hosting the show. Besides, Ashton Kutcher is hated by many people after he has been cheating on Demi Moore.
Snoop Dogg helped Drew Carey cohost “The Price Is Right” today. It’s all part of charity week for “The Price Right.” His appearance raised $72,585 for the Snoop Football League, reports MTV.
“The Snoop Youth Football League is something that we created over seven years ago and it was put together to try to help the inner city kids with all the gang violence and drugs and negativity,” Snoop said in a post-show interview. “We wanted to put something in the community that would be positive, they could do that could be here 20 years from now. A football league is very productive and its positive and it keeps a lot of kids out of trouble and it shows them how to organize and work together.”
It is funny to see the whitest man in the world, Drew Carey, with the blackest man in the world, Snoop Dogg, hosting the same show. We live in a wonderful and cool time.
The event will happen on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET, of course airing live on MuchMusic and MuchHD in Canada, as well as on FUSE in the U.S.
Some presenters confirmed for the event include Twilight’s Nikki Reed, R&B artist Shawn Desman, party group LMFAO, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and recording artist Blake McGrath.
Expect lots of great performances as well. Aside from previously announced performers such as Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars, City and Colour, Lady Gaga, and co-host Selena Gomez, the event will host performances by Simple Plan, Fefe Dobson, Far East Movement and Down With Webster.
Some wristbands for the 2011 MMVAs are actually being given away on Friday, June 10 during a NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. episode at MuchMusic headquarters in Toronto, so be sure to check that out.
Past years have seen performances and appearances by Adam Lambert, Drake, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Paris Hilton, Pauly D, Snooki, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Taylor Lautner, and many more.
Fox is reportedly aiming for Glee’s Jane Lynch to host this year’s ‘Primetime Emmy Awards,’ reports Deadline.
After ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star Neil Patrick Harris received rave reviews as Emmy host last year, Fox is apparently keen on hiring a major television star to host once again.
Under the recently signed new eight-year deal between the Big 4 broadcast networks and the TV Academy, the Emmy Awards will air on Fox this September, with Mark Burnett executive producing.
With Lynch’s background as an actress, comedian and singer, she not only emerged as a top choice for the hosting gig but seems like a perfect choice. Other Fox personalities that reportedly had been considered include ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane, but he would probably cause the network too much stress in censoring everything he says.
Another choice Fox is considering is Ryan Seacrest, who has hosted in the past. But with ‘American Idol,’ on an all-time high, it may be Seacrest overload.
I think Lynch is the perfect choice. She’s current, she knows what she’s talking about, and she’s funny. Done deal.
Neil Patrick Harris will return as host for the upcoming Tony Awards, reports CTV.
Producers of the show announced Tuesday that the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star and a stage veteran will take over for ‘Will & Grace’ actor Sean Hayes, who hosted last year.
The ceremony honouring Broadway’s best will be at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, after several years at Radio City Music Hall. The awards will be handed out June 12 in a telecast aired on CBS.
“What could possibly go wrong?” Harris asked, joking the producers of the show had borrowed the rigging equipment from the troubled ‘Spider-Man’ musical.
Harris, 37, has starred in three Broadway productions, including ‘Assassins,’ ‘Proof,’ opposite Anne Heche, and as the exuberant master of ceremonies in ‘Cabaret.’
He also recently joined Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks and Patti LuPone in the New York Philharmonic’s production of ‘Company.’
Harris previously hosted the 2009 Emmy Awards the same year he hosted the Tonys. The last time Harris hosted the Tonys, the audience was up 19 per cent from the previous year.
Harris is a great choice. He’s funny, appeals to a large demographic, and knows his stuff when it comes to the theatre scene. Hopefully he does a better job than Anne Hathaway and James Franco at the Oscars.
Selena Gomez will be hosting and performing at the 2011 VMAs, which airs live on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET. That’s right, singer/songwriter/actress Selena Gomez is confirmed to co-host and perform at one of the hottest award shows of the year.
Gomez currently has more than 18 million Likes on her Facebook fan page and nearly five million Twitter followers. The rising star also took home Favorite TV Actress at the KIDS CHOICE AWARDS this year and her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, won Favorite Breakout Artist at the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, beating heavyweights Justin Bieber and Ke$ha. So it’s no surprise the star will be the host – she’s a hot ticket!
With her band’s third studio album due out June 28, her latest film, Monte Carlo in theatres July 1, and her We Own The Night summer tour, Gomez is no doubtedly busy this summer. But the star is making some time for Canada, kicking off her busy summer up with a few thousand of her closest friends during the biggest street party in the world. This marks Gomez’s first trip to MuchMusic HQ and the MMVAs.
“I am thrilled and honoured to host the MuchMusic Video Awards,” said Gomez. “I look forward to seeing all my Canadian fans and kicking off the summer together.”
“Selena Gomez is a bona fide star,” adds Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. “Her films and TV show are seen around the world and her songs are topping the charts. Now she brings her signature smile to the MMVAs stage where her fans are guaranteed to welcome her to the most exciting and loudest award show on earth…don’t worry Selena, we supply earplugs.”
Past MMVAs performers and presenters include Drake, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Nickelback, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Kanye West and more, and this year is sure to be no different. Be sure to tune in!
Set your PVR for March 5 because that’s when Miley Cyrus is hosting SNL, reports PEOPLE.
This is somewhat ironic considering SNL regularly parodies the young actress. However, don’t expect Miley to show off her musical talents as she will not be the musical guest.
And the big question remains: Will Cyrus appear on The Miley Cyrus Show, a sketch where SNL castmate Vanessa Bayer parodies the young star? We will wait and see.
In case you haven’t seen this sketch before, see below (sorry for the poor video quality):
Talk show host Regis Philbin has decided to postpone his retirement from Live with Regis and Kelly until this November. That’s an extra three months added onto his contract to ensure he gets an adequate goodbye – and presumably an acceptable replacement!
It looks like the network is really combing the deepest depths of Hollywood to find his successor to no avail. One source says:
“Mr. Davis says WABC has not yet addressed the question of who will replace the 79-year-old Mr. Philbin, aside from asking the host to stay on through November. His replacement will be essential: Regis and Kelly.”
There’s been some very quiet buzz around the rumor mill that hot hottie Josh Duhamel could take on the 79-year-old’s role, but absolutely nothing has been confirmed.
Josh would be a good choice, but we’ll miss Regis’ obnoxious reminds-you-of-your-doddery-grandfather type questions. Maybe they should ask the audience or go for the 50:50!
He told Heat magazine, “I don’t think I should.” Quite frankly that would be disappointing because he was absolutely hilarious. Let’s hope he changes his mind and not let ridiculous politics influence his decision.
Vinny hosted his first party at Dusk Nightclub in Atlantic City. To commemorate the event, he invited his grandmother, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins for a night of drinking and dancing. “The family came because it was his first time hosting a nightclub and they wanted to be there,” a source tells PEOPLE. And they partied all night – sticking around until 3 a.m.
Okay. We personally find it weird to get tanked in front of Grandma, but whatever floats your boat Vinny.
EW spoke with NBC regarding this rumor, but the broadcaster had no comment on the matter. We should not forget Lohan does have a history with “SNL,” having hosted in 2004 and 2006.
Perhaps this is a sign Lindsay is back in the game.
Betty White was awesome last night as the host of “Saturday Night Live.” After a Facebook campaign was launched for the “Golden Girl” to host the show, she admitted that she was not too familiar with the social networking site.
“I really have to thank Facebook … I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, it sounds like a huge waste of time. I would never think that people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite.” She continued on Facebook, saying: “At my age, if i want to connect with old friends, I need a Ouija board. Facebook just sounds like a drag. In my day, seeing pictures of people’s vacations was considered a punishment.”
All in all, White was hilarious during all of her skits, and it was humbling to see a 88 year old perform in such a demanding show.
Jay-Z was the musical guest last night who also gave a shout-out to Betty White during his second performance.
E! Online is reporting that late night talk host Jimmy Fallon has been tapped to host this year’s Emmys.
“Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it,” he said.
Fallon does have some experience besides his late night pedigree. If you recall he did host MTV’s Movie Awards and Video Music Awards.
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC Aug. 29.
TMZ is reporting that NBC execs claim Conan was lying during the interview with Steve Kroft and misrepresented the facts. During the interview Conan explained that it was much cheaper to fire him than Jay Leno, however NBC assures the cost would have been about the same.
Another issue during the interview was whether NBC was losing money with O’Brien as the host.
Kroft: “They said that the — for the first time in history, ‘The Tonight Show’ was losing money.”
Conan: “I don’t see how that’s, I honestly don’t see how that’s possible. It’s really not possible. It isn’t possible.”
NBC execs explain that the show would have lost $5 Million in the first year if Conan remained as a host.
So the controversy continues. Isn’t fun watching rich guys fight?
Season seven Dancing with the Stars winner, Brooke Burke, will be taking over Samantha Harris’s role as Tom Bergeron’s co-host on the celebrity dancing show, reports E! News. The 38-year-old former Wild On! hostess will be responsible for interviewing contestants backstage.
Jay Leno has had it tough over the past month. Not only are audiences rooting against him, his fellow entertainers and late night hosts aren’t backing him. With his popularity at an all time low, the fact that he is emceeing this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner is kind of strange. Well maybe not completely?
Neil Patrick Harris will help celebrate the best of the Broadway season as host of the 2009 Tony Awards.
Harris is known for his roles on such TV shows as “How I Met Your Mother” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” but the 35-year-old actor is also a stage veteran, having appeared in the Tony-winning drama “Proof” as well as revivals of “Cabaret” and “Assassins.”
“His love for Broadway and great knowledge of theater combined with his on-stage presence makes him the perfect person to guide us through what is sure to be a great night,” Tonys co-executive producer Ricky Kirshner said in a statement Thursday.
The Jonas Brothers are set to take fan-demonium to a whole new level at this summer’s MuchMusic Video Awards.
Organizers announced Thursday that the pop trio will co-host and perform at the June 21 event in Toronto, which goes live to air at 9 p.m. ET.
“We’re so excited to get back up to Canada, and co-hosting the MMVAs is a real honour for us,” eldest brother Kevin Jonas said in a statement.
Life isn’t very sweet right now for Sugar Ray front man Mark McGrath.
People magazine reports that McGrath has just been booted from his hosting duties for “Extra,” in favour of Mario Lopez.
“Mario … has established himself as a highly engaging, likeable and sought-after host and personality,” read the statement from Telepictures Productions.
McGrath will apparently resume working on his music career.
There will be a doctor in the house on Genie night: Sandra Oh.
The Canadian “Grey’s Anatomy” star will host the big show, it was announced yesterday. The March 3 ceremonies may bring back happy memories for Oh; she has previously won the best actress Genie for her work in “Last Night” and “Double Happiness.”
Following the end of the Writer’s Guild strike, Oh is currently back to work on the ABC hit “Grey’s Anatomy,” playing sassy doctor Christina Yang. With her other work including the comedy “Sideways,” Oh is sure to bring her signature sense of humour to her hosting duties.