Not For Publication Before 0001hrs Friday 5th September 2008
PEREZ HILTON TO HOST LIVE WEB SHOW AT THE 2008 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS
Perez to bring his Perezciousness to the most prestigious live music event in Europe
London, Friday 5th September, 2008 – Perez Hilton, the original celebrity blogger, will be the Host of this year’s live webcast of the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards at www.mtvema.com. The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool – European Capital of Culture - on Thursday 6th November and are sponsored by edc by Esprit and Sony Ericsson. Additionally this year's 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards is being sponsored in the UK by <<INSERT LOCAL SPONSOR HERE>>.
“This is an incredible coup as Perez is the pioneer of celebrity exposé blogging,” said commented Richard Godfrey Senior Vice President, Music and Production & Executive Producer, MTV Europe Music Awards. “As the Host of this year’s live web broadcast he is sure to bring his own unique style of incisive reportage to the show to make it a web experience to remember.”
This will be the first time that Perez Hilton – the self professed “Queen of all Media” – will be a presenter for MTV in Europe following his VH1 premiere What Perez Sez in the US.
"MTV is bringing Russell Brand to America to bring a little bit of British flair to the VMAs as their host next month. And now, they're bringing ME to the U.K. to bring my very own Perezciousness to all of Europe,” said Perez Hilton. “I am honored and thrilled to be involved with the Europe Music Awards. I've watched the show every year from the U.S., but this will be my first time attending and presenting, so that's especially exciting.
In the run up to the Awards, Perez will cover the preparations for Europe’s most prestigious live music event as well as report from MTV Liverpool Music week sponsored by edc by Esprit. On the night of the event itself, he will kick off MTV’s live multi-platform offering with a prime position on the red carpet, interviewing the stars and trying to extract any gossip for MTV viewers. Throughout the night he will continue to report live from backstage at the Liverpool Echo Arena and will also present one of the coveted MTV Europe Music Awards.
“Perez’s presence at this year’s Europe Music Awards will guarantee that no stone will be left unturned in the search for the latest celebrity gossip,” added Godfrey. “And with his innate talent in spotting a story Perez is sure to lead the pack in breaking the news exclusively on the MTV Europe Awards website.”