Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Hilary and Nick Host 2007 Teen Choice Awards

Teen Queen Hilary Duff and actor/comedian Nick Cannon are teaming up to host TEEN CHOICE 2007 Sunday, Aug. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The ninth annual special will celebrate the hottest teen icons who made waves this year in film, television, music, sports and fashion.

At 19, Duff already has conquered the genres of television, film, fashion and music. She gained global recognition in 2001 starring in the hit series “Lizzie McGuire” and then brought her character to the big screen with “The Lizzie McGuire Movie.” Duff went on to co-star in the hit films “Agent Cody Banks,” “Cheaper By the Dozen,” “Cinderella Story,” “Raise Your Voice,” “Perfect Man” and “Material Girls.” Her upcoming films include “War, Inc.,” starring John Cusack and Sir Ben Kingsley, and the animated feature “Foodfight.” Duff also has her own fragrance, “With Love,” as well as her “Stuff by Hilary Duff” line of clothing and merchandise. Duff’s most recent album is the critically acclaimed “Dignity,” whose single “With Love” is nominated for Choice Music: Love Song. Her solo debut CD, “Metamorphosis,” her self-titled album and her “Most Wanted” CD each sold 3 million records. In all, Hilary Duff has sold over 15 million CDs worldwide. Duff is hosting TEEN CHOICE for the second time – a first in the show’s nine-year history. She has received a total of 11 TEEN CHOICE nominations over the years for her work in TV, film and music.

Cannon’s prolific career spans the film and television genres. He gained success as the co-host of “All That,” which led to his own cable series, “The Nick Cannon Show.” He went on to create and produce “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out,” which brought hip-hop improv to the forefront; it has been nominated for two TEEN CHOICE surfboards since its 2005 premiere. Cannon’s next television series, “Short Circutz,” debuted last spring. No stranger to the big screen, Cannon starred in the feature films “Drumline”, “Bobby” and “Shall We Dance.” Cannon voiced characters in the animated films “Garfield” and “Monster House.”

Celebrities scheduled to appear at TEEN CHOICE 2007 include Jessica Alba (“Fantastic Four”), Megan Fox (“Transformers”), Emmy Rossum (“The Phantom of the Opera”), Lauren Conrad (“The Hills”), Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”), Ashlee Simpson (“Autobiography”), Anna Paquin (“X-Men”), Dane Cook (“Good Luck Chuck”), Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”) and Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights”). Other performers and presenters will be announced soon.

This year the coolest stars will receive coveted Surfboard awards in categories such as Choice Breakout TV Show, Choice Sidekick, Choice Rumble, Choice Rock Track, Choice Athlete and Choice Chemistry. From now until Sunday, Aug. 19, teens can vote on the nominees in all categories on and Verizon Wireless customers can text* the word VOTE to 8905 to cast their vote for Choice V CAST Video Series or Show on Mobile, Choice Summer Movie, Choice Summer TV Show, Choice Summer Song and Choice Summer Artist.

TEEN CHOICE 2007 is executive-produced by Bob Bain (“Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards”) and Mike Burg. Paul Flattery serves as producer. Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.

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[photo courtesy of Fox]

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