Duran Duran to Present at 2003 MTV Video Music Awards

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Duran Duran, Nelly, Avril Lavigne, DMX, Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller, Dave Navarro, Lil’ Jon, Pharrell, Jason Biggs, and Pamela Anderson Set to Appear at VMAs on August 28th

New York, NY, August 13, 2003 -- MTV: Music Television today announced that Mary J. Blige and special guests have joined 50 Cent, Good Charlotte, Coldplay and Christina Aguilera as performers at the “2003 MTV Video Music Awards.” The 2003 VMAs, hosted by Chris Rock will broadcast live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, August 28th at 8:00PM (LIVE ET/Tape Delayed PT).

It was also announced today that the original five members of Duran Duran, Jimmy Fallon, Nelly, DMX, Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller, Lil’ Jon, Avril Lavigne, Dave Navarro, Jason Biggs, Pharrell, and Pamela Anderson have joined the list of presenters for the 2003 VMAs which already includes P. Diddy, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Redman, Evanescence, Hilary Duff, Ludacris, Tony Hawk, Bam Margera, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and LeBron James. It was also previously announced that celebrity chef and NBC docu-drama star Rocco DeSpirito will serve as Executive Chef for the VMA green room.

The “2003 MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of over 1 billion people via MTV’s 42 channels reaching 382.1 million households around the world as well as through syndication, and its convergent and original online programming will reach the entire online nation, via MTV’s 23 Web sites around the world.

The official sponsors of the “2003 MTV Video Music Awards” are Taco Bell, Pepsi, Levi’s, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble, and Motorola/Cingular.

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