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Myers named host of MTV Movie Awards

April 9, 2008 at 4:22 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actor Mike Myers has been named as host for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, MTV announced Wednesday.

The 17th annual event is to take place June 1 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. This marks the second time Myers' will emcee the awards show, which is to air live on MTV.

"Mike Myers blew us away last time he hosted the MTV Movie Awards with his lord of the dance and over the top musical productions," added Van Toffler, President of MTV Networks Music, Logo and Films Group. "He keeps creating iconic film characters that have been etched in the minds of MTV's audiences forever. ... We're elated to have Mike back as our host."

"I've spent the last year and a half of my life having the most fun ever working on 'The Love Guru,' and now I'm thrilled to have the chance to work with (MTV Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) Judy McGrath, Van Toffler and (producer) Mark Burnett," Myers said in a statement. "Hosting the MTV Movie Awards is like a party, but without having to do beer runs in your mom's mini van; we do beer runs in Will Smith's four-story motor home."

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