Between announcing new movies and preparing for his responsibilities as the host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Aziz Ansari has little free time on his hands. But just as there’s always room for Jell-O, there’s always time for squirrels on water skis. In a new commercial promoting the awards show, Ansari seeks out the assistance of his friend and fellow comedian Sarah Silverman to help write some material to support the MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV. “We will, we will,” a distracted Silverman tells Ansari, before inviting him over to her laptop. “But look at this.”
On Silverman’s computer is the one thing in the world – well, one of few things – that could possibly derail Ansari’s work ethic: an adorable video of a water-skiing squirrel. The hilarious YouTube video causes a nonstop three-day distraction for both Ansari and Silverman that doesn’t end until Zac Efron shows up at their doorstep ready for work.
“I’m supposed to shoot a promo for the MTV Movie Awards, but I didn’t get a script,” he tells Ansari and Silverman. “Do you guys know what we’re doing?”
Luckily for the “17 Again” star, Ansari and Silverman have put their three days of squirrel watching to good use by coming up with “a great idea” for a promotional spot – an idea that unsurprisingly involves water-skiing, Zac Efron’s head photoshopped on a squirrel and plenty of laughs.
While we can’t promise an overabundance of squirrel comedy when the 2010 MTV Movie Awards kick off live at 9 p.m. ET on June 6, we can promise you plenty more hilarity from Ansari and other special guests. Trust us: Nothing should stand between you and the awards show — not even an adorable water-skiing squirrel. [Source]
Coca-Cola and MTV have launched the nationwide search to find one lucky super fan to unlock the behind the scenes coverage at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards as the “Movie Awards Insider.” This is not a random drawing. Registrants need to prove their movie knowledge and on-screen personality to enter. They have to make their case in 250 words or less saying why they are worthy of working side-by-side and behind-the-scenes with MTV’s News correspondents.
Once selected, the Movie Award Insider will join the MTV News team in L.A and receive guidance and mentorship on how to capture exclusive behind-the-scenes content- what an amazing opportunity for the winner!
The Insider will get to cover the following:
* what’s going on in days leading up to the awards,
* interviews with show nominees, presenters and MTV talent,
* backstage happenings during artist performance rehearsals,
In addition, Coca-Cola and MTV will choose 10 more entrants (each get a + one) to be flown to Los Angeles to attend the awards – doesn’t get much better than that!
Here are specific details and logistics. Click here to register. Registration goes through midnight EDT on May 17th, 2010.
Eligibility: this Contest is open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.
Zac Efron has scored a nomination to this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Zac is nominated in the “Best male performance” category. Other nominees are: Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Click here to vote for Zac Efron!
MTV Movie Awards 2010 will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 6th at 9/8c.
Career Gear, a nonprofit that assists disadvantaged men find and retain employment, has received ties from such famous necks as Zac Efron, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis to auction off this June to raise much-needed funds. In this time of economic uncertainty, these men have all recognized the pressing need to help those who are unemployed but ready to turn their lives around.
“We are so grateful that these inspirational men have donated their ties to Career Gear,” says founder Gary Field. “As we enter our 11th year, in an economy that will surely find even more men in need of our services, we are thankful to have their support. The funds raised from the auction will go directly towards giving men a second chance to start their lives.”
Since 1999, Career Gear has empowered disconnected job-seeking men to invest in themselves to succeed as leaders, fathers and positive role models in communities where there are often few. Now some of the country’s best-known and revered role models are helping to inform a wider audience of Career Gear’s mission by aligning with its cause. Their strong sense of style and a commitment to philanthropy will help raise funds that go directly to Career Gear to sustain important retention services and career counseling workshops that lead to quality-of-life improvements.
The auction will begin on June 7 at 12:01 a.m. PST and close on June 17 at 12:01 a.m. PST. To visit the auction Web site once it goes live, please visit www.CareerGear.org. [Source]
In case you hadn’t already guessed by his prominent placement in the hilarious bio video for host Aziz Ansari or his memorable past appearances, Zac Efron is a big fan of the MTV Movie Awards. Now, the Hollywood heartthrob will be returning to the most outrageous, unpredictable awards show of the year – and bringing some friends along for good measure.
Vanessa Hudgens and Miranda Cosgrove will be joining Zac at this year’s Movie Awards ceremony, airing live June 6 from the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California, as presenters.
Efron appeared in TV shows like “Firefly,” “ER” and “Summerland” before landing the role of Troy Bolton in the 2006 Disney Channel movie “High School Musical.” Soon after, Efron was an overnight sensation and has since starred in “Hairspray,” “17 Again” and “Me and Orson Welles.”
It was on the set of the “High School Musical” movies that Efron would fall for Vanessa Hudgens, another young star who had appeared in shows like “Drake & Josh” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and films such as “Thirteen” and “Thunderbirds.” She also became an overnight superstar playing Gabriella Montez in the “Musical” films, then went on to appear in “Bandslam”. She is about to release “Beastly” and then “Sucker Punch” and preparing for a stage production of “Rent.” Hudgens and Efron have been dating since 2007 and attended the 2009 Oscars together.
Hosted by comedian Aziz Ansari, the 19th annual show will feature a musical performance by Christina Aguilera. Additional presenters include Steve Carell, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Diddy, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Don’t miss the MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV! [Source]