After having multiple stints in the news about Jessica Alba's conflict with Playboy Magazine, the star has finally moved on and is set to host the 2006 MTV Movie Awards; high school males rejoice!
Alba to Host 2006 MTV Movie Awards
Ending the eager
speculation of who will land the starring role, MTV today announced that
Jessica Alba will take the spotlight as leading lady of the "2006 MTV Movie
Awards." Star of both big screen and small, Alba will host the MTV
ceremony, as well as star in its leading role as this year's show promises
to be more than an award show, but a movie unto itself. Jessica Alba is
also up for three nominations at this year's event including "Best Hero"
and "Best On-Screen Team" for her performance in the "Fantastic Four" (20th
Century Fox), along with "Sexiest Performance" for her role in "Sin City"
(Dimension Films), a film also up for "Best Movie" honors. Filming June 3rd
at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards"
will premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8th at 9pm ET/PT on
"The MTV Movie Awards is like a three-ring circus and I'm thrilled they
asked me to be this year's ringmaster," said Jessica Alba.
"Talented, smart and funny, Jessica is one of Hollywood's hottest and
most sought-after actresses, and the perfect leading lady for the Movie
Awards," said Christina Norman, President, MTV. "This year's show promises
to be anything but traditional, and Jessica is just the person to help mix
The MTV Movie Awards is just the most recent addition to Jessica Alba's
growing list of credits. In 2005 alone, Alba starred in three major motion
pictures including the critically-acclaimed "Sin City," starring alongside
Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood and others; the Marvel Comics'
franchise blockbuster "Fantastic Four" where she played the lead female
character Sue Storm; and the underwater action-adventure "Into the Blue,"
starring alongside Paul Walker, Josh Brolin and Scott Caan. All achieving
notable success, combined worldwide box offices for all three films
generated over half a billion dollars. Audiences will also recognize
Jessica from her stand out performance in the hit urban drama "Honey," as
well as her role as the lead character in James Cameron's television
series, "Dark Angel," among her multiple other credits. Upcoming projects
in which Alba will star include sequels to the comic book adaptation to
"Fantastic Four" and the acclaimed "Sin City," along with the psychological
thriller, "Awake" opposite Hayden Christiansen set for release in early
Up for starring roles at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are the "40-Year
Old Virgin" and "Wedding Crashers," each receiving five nominations. Also
vying for the spotlight are "Batman Begins," "Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire," "Hustle & Flow," "Sin City" and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge
Of The Sith" with three nominations each. MTV will also celebrate the all
new categories of "Best Hero," "Sexiest Performance" and the "mtvU Student
Filmmaker Award" for the first time ever. Fans can vote for the entire
nominated cast of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" by visiting
http://movieawards.mtv.com before May 19th. Fans can also vote from their
mobile phone by texting "MOVIEAWARDS" to 91757 to receive a ballot. Voting
is also available by dialing toll free to 1-877-MTV-VOTE where fans can
support their favorite nominees with a different category available for
voting each day.
For complete information on the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" including
details on host Jessica Alba, to vote and watch performances from this
year's nominees, and to learn more about this year's show, visit
Tenth Planet Productions will once again join MTV to produce the "2006
MTV Movie Awards." Joel Gallen will executive produce the show for the 12th
consecutive year, and also direct the show. Salli Frattini is Executive
Producer for MTV. Rick Austin is Producer and Kathy Flynn will serve as
Official sponsors of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are Dr Pepper and your
local Dr Pepper Bottlers, Taco Bell(R), Dentyne, L'Oreal Paris, Neutrogena,
Pontiac and Starburst(R).
The "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will be seen in 171 countries/territories
via 50 music programming services, and in 23 languages in more than 479.5
Stay tuned for updates.