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Kristen Stewart has pulled out of a TV awards ceremony she was due to host with her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson.
The Twilight duo was lined up to appear as presenters at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles next month. But Kristen, 22, is now heading to the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her movie On The Road instead.
Their appearance would have been the first time they have been seen together in public since her fling with married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, 41, was revealed.
Insiders say 26-year-old Robert will now attend the show alone.
"Bosses were hoping that Kristen and Robert would be surprise guests before this scandal blew up. The idea was for them to jointly present awards...but that has been changed," an awards source said.
Green Day will perform their new single at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
The band - made up of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and TrÃ© Cool - will give the first televised performance of "Oh Love," from their new album trilogy, Uno!, Dos! and Tre!, at Los Angeles' Staples Center on September 7.
"We're excited to perform on this year's MTV Video Music Awards. MTV has continuously supported us during our career, and we can't think of a better place to play our first TV performance for the albums," Billie Joe said.
The band have previously said they don't know if releasing three new albums between September and January is a good idea or not. "This could possibly be the greatest idea we've ever had or it could possibly be the dumbest idea we've ever had. And that's really exciting to think about. We don't have a f**king clue what we're doing as far as the future is concerned. And it's kind of exciting to think of it that way," Billie Joe said.
Pink will perform a new song at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The "So What" hitmaker has been added to the line-up of guest performers which also includes Alicia Keys and One Direction and will debut a track from her forthcoming sixth album "The Truth About Love."
Pink says performing at the awards is "extra special" as she was banned from watching music channels when she was younger. "Being a part of the VMAs for me is extra special because my mom never let me used to watch MTV as a little girl. I would watch it anyway but she would also try and ground me but then I would just sneak out my window and go to someone's house that had MTV. So to be on MTV is quite ironic," she said.
This will mark the third time Pink has performed at the awards and she says it is a ceremony she always enjoys: "It's always one of the more enjoyable shows because it's relaxed and it's kind of rock 'n' roll and unpredictable and everyone is having a good time."
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards take place at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Thursday, September 6.
Slash has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The former Guns N' Roses guitarist attended a ceremony outside the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles on Tuesday for the unveiling of the 2,473rd star where he was feted by friends including Charlie Sheen, music producer Robert Evans and radio host Jim Ladd.
"I've been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honour. And so I want to thank everybody for this; it's unbelievable. This is a really special acknowledgement ... it's the coolest thing you could ever get. I'm such a part of this scenery. I went to school here, and started playing guitar here, literally 100 yards down the street ... I got a very technicolor education up here."
Charlie made a heartfelt speech in honor of his friend but also used the opportunity to take a swipe at Slash's former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose. "It's quite fitting, I think, that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on. This man here, through his music and through his person, through his compassion, has changed the way that I look at the world forever. That can only happen through true artistry," he joked.
Carrie Underwood triumphed at the Country Music Television (CMT) Awards last night.
The singer took home two trophies; the biggest prize of the night, Video of the Year, for "Good Girl" and Collaborative Video of the Year for "Remind Me," which she performed with Brad Paisley.
The former American Idol winner later Tweeted about her wins, writing, "Thank you so much! These #CMTawards belong to all of us! What an amazing night! (sic)"
Other stars to triumph at the event, held in Nashville, Tennessee, included Miranda Lambert, who took home Female Video of the Year for "Over You" and Luke Bryan, whose track "I Don't Want This Night to End" was named Male Video of the Year.
The awards were attended by a host of country stars, including Hank Williams Jr. and Toby Keith - who co-hosted the show with actress Kristen Bell - as well as President Barack Obama.
Kanye West leads nominations at the BET Awards with seven.
The "Stronger" rapper's Watch the Throne project with Jay-Z dominated nominations, earning nods in the Best Group, Collaboration, and Viewer's Choice categories, while its videos to "N****s in Paris" and "Otis" both got nods for Video of the Year.
Following Kanye is Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce Knowles, who is up for six trophies including Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration for "Party" with J. Cole and two Video of the Year nods for her songs "Countdown" and "Love on Top" from her 4 album.
Rapper Big Sean was excited to learn he is up for three awards, including Best Male Hip Hop Artist. He told "It's perfect. My grandma gonna be watching, my mom, my family, the whole city. It's just tight that I can represent those people, everybody who had that dream, everybody who used to ride to school listening to their idols, now I'm with them. It's just tight that I can show people that it's possible," he told MTV.
Kristen Bell and Toby Keith will host this year's CMT Music Awards.
The House of Lies actress and the "Made in America" singer will present the annual ceremony, which takes place in Nashville, Tennesse on June 6.
"Toby Keith and Kristen Bell are a terrific one-two knockout punch for the 2012 CMT Music Awards. Toby has been involved with our show every year since its inception and Kristen is as entertaining and witty as any young actor working today. We're thrilled to have them both as hosts for this year's show," John Hamlin, SVP, Music Events and Talent, CMT, told US Weekly.
"Country music makes me happy," Kristen said of presenting the awards.
Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band are already confirmed to be performing at the awards with more acts set to be announced in teh coming weeks. Carrie leads the nominations with five nominations while Miranda Lambert has four and Taylor Swift received three.
Rob Zombie thinks the Grammy awards are "pathetic."
The veteran heavy metal singer doesn't like what the awards show, because he doesn't feel the performers put in as much energy as real rock bands do.
"Rock bands can deliver it live, whereas a lot of pop act - you watch the Grammys and it's pathetic sometimes. You know, 60-year-old Bruce Springsteen comes out and he rocks and whatever pop star of the moment comes out and lip-synchs through some pathetic performance and you're like, 'Really? Is this what it's come down to?'" he told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Rob - has been nominated three times as a solo artist for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance - thinks heavy music has been pushed aside in recent years, but is excited to be making a new album now, as it is ready to make a comeback.
Carrie Underwood leads nominations for the Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards 2012. The former American Idol winner has five nods at the 2012 CMT Awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Video of The Year for "Good Girl."
Miranda Lambert follows with four nods, two in the Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year categories for her single "Over You" and two with her band, Pistol Annies who are up for Group Video and "USA Weekend" Breakthrough Video.
Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars and Lady Antebellum all received three nominations.
Ten artists are currently nominated in the night's biggest category, "Video of the Year," but the number will be narrowed down to five during the awards show, which will be broadcast live from Nashville on June 6. The 11th annual ceremony will also stream live on the channel's website, CMT.com, where fans can also vote up until June 4.
Adele is up for 18 Billboard Music awards.
The "Someone Like You" hitmaker leads the nominations with her huge haul which includes Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist while her single "Rolling In The Deep" is a contender in seven song categories.
LMFAO received 17 nominations, while Rihanna - who was nominated in 18 categories last year - made the shortlist for 13 awards. Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne both received nods in 10 different categories and each will compete against Adele, Rihanna and Katy Perry for the prestigious Top Artist prize. Nominees for the Top New Artist gong include Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Foster The People, Scotty McCreery and Wiz Khalifa.
The awards - which features many additional categories - celebrate artists who have appeared in the Billboard charts between the end of February 2011 and March this year, with winners determined by album, single and digital sales, touring, streaming and data from social websites such as Facebook and Myspace. The Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20.
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