The Show Will go On!
Los Angeles (E! Online) – UPDATE: Today’s MTV Movie Awards are still on.
“The show will go on as planned,” an MTV rep says!
And if Mike Myers appears tonight in Love Guru garb, what will the audience’s reaction be?
Myers will host the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, which, logically enough, can be seen across Canada on MTV.
But as well as appearing as the master of ceremonies, Myers will be attempting to “get his face out there” in advance of the release of his new movie The Love Guru, which will be in theatres June 20.
Certainly, The Love Guru already has attracted a certain degree of controversy, given that some Hindu groups are worried that the flick will poke fun at their faith. Hey, maybe it will, but generally we believe that everybody and everything in the world is fair game for good comedy, and placing an “off limits” sign on anything is a step backward.
Sometimes a little controversy can be good for box-office receipts, so we’ll see what happens. And speaking of seeing what happens, keep in mind that hardly anyone has seen The Love Guru yet, so any kind of pre-release “bad buzz” should be evaluated accordingly, if you catch our drift.
Myers, who grew up in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, stars as a Hindu self-help coach who tries to aid a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player. The cast of The Love Guru also includes Jessica Alba, Ben Kingsley and Justin Timberlake.
It’ll be intriguing to see if Myers references The Love Guru at all tonight, be it through words or attire. Either way, we’re sure Myers is savvy enough to realize that when you’re hosting an event like the MTV Movie Awards, it’s impossible — and undesirable — to make it all about yourself when there’s eye candy such as Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox strutting around.
The star power at the MTV Movie Awards always is first-rate, and this year is no exception.
Scheduled presenters at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., include Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker (gee, we haven’t heard a lot about her lately), Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Liv Tyler, Edward Norton, Dwayne Johnson, Katharine McPhee, Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Seth Rogen, Jennifer Hudson, Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Rumer Willis, Brendan Fraser, Danny McBride and the aforementioned Lohan and Fox.
Also, Coldplay and the Pussycat Dolls will take the stage for live performances — not together, mind you.
Throw in the usual bizarre awards categories — such as “best kiss,” in which Juno’s Ellen Page and Michael Cera are nominated this year, “best villain” and “best fight” — and it should be another fun night at the MTV Movie Awards.
Hey, you know what would be cool? If the “best fight” nominees were required to perform their fight scenes live. What a show: Kicking and punching and sweating, with the affluent, bloodthirsty youth of today cheering them on … oh wait, we have that already. It’s called the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Can’t we all just get along? Good thing the Love Guru himself will be in the house.
The Show Will go On!