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Coldplay, Pussycat Dolls Set To Perform At MTV Movie AwardsViews 5,767


Show will broadcast live Sunday, June 1.

By Shawn Adler



From Jason Bourne to Juno MacGuff, the 2008 MTV Movie Awards are about celebrating the best names in film — but it wouldn't be MTV if some of the biggest names in music didn't get their chance to shine as well.


Set your "Clocks" for June 1, when Coldplay will take the stage live at the Gibson Amphitheater to perform the single "Violet Hill" from their first new album in three years, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Released April 29, the song was downloaded more than 2 million times from the Coldplay Web site.


Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow (Chris Martin to his friends) and the rest of the band will no doubt be hoping to follow in the footsteps of already-classic MTV Movie Awards performances like the ones from Rihanna and Amy Winehouse at last year's telecast.


They'll have plenty of friendly competition from their fellow performers, the Pussycat Dolls, who will also hit the stage during the irreverent awards show, broadcast live this year on Sunday, June 1. The girls will grab the mic from host Mike Myers to perform "When I Grow Up" from their upcoming second album.


Only time will tell whether Coldplay and PCD will shine brighter than the other mega-watt stars in attendance, particularly those who find themselves vying for the coveted Golden Popcorn. This year, expect to see stars from movies like "Superbad" (which led all films with five nominations) and "Juno" (which came in a close second with four) — not to mention actors from films like "Enchanted," "Transformers," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "Knocked Up" which were right behind the leaders with three nominations each.


Fans can vote for their favorites by visiting MovieAwards.MTV.com before voting closes on May 23. Stay tuned for more MTV Movie Awards updates, coming soon!


The MTV Movie Awards will air live on MTV on Sunday, June 1. All the latest updates on nominees, presenters, performers, voting, contests and much more can be found on MovieAwards.MTV.com. And check out Movies.MTV.com for the latest movie news, trailers, photos and more!

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