The guys of GLEE – Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith and Mark Salling – will co-host TEEN CHOICE 2010 alongside pop sensation and multi-platinum recording artist Katy Perry. The 12th annual special airs Monday, Aug. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
TEEN CHOICE 2010 celebrates the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion. Taylor Lautner, Jane Lynch, Channing Tatum, Ellen DeGeneres, Josh Hutcherson, Cat Deeley, Keke Palmer and the cast of “Big Time Rush,” will join previously announced participants David Archuleta, Kristen Bell, John Cena, Miranda Cosgrove, Zac Efron, Ashley Greene, Victoria Justice, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Zachary Levi, Leighton Meester, Jim Parsons, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Sheckler, Yvonne Strahovski and Shailene Woodley on the star-studded special. The star-studded special will feature performances by Perry, Jason DeRulo and Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars.
Entering its second season, GLEE is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. The highest-rated new scripted series of the 2009-2010 season boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of “GLEEks,” two certified Gold albums, more than 10 million song downloads and an incredible 19 Emmy nominations – earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year. Additionally, the cast of GLEE has been nominated for a total of 13 TEEN CHOICE Awards.
GLEE follows a group of eager and ambitious students as they strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High. Although New Directions lost at Regionals, they now have their sights set on making it to Nationals and defeating their arch rivals, Vocal Adrenaline.
Chris Colfer plays “Kurt Hummel,” the baby-faced soprano with a fierce eye for fashion; Kevin McHale portrays “Artie Abrams,” a physically disabled performer with killer vocals and a dream to dance; Cory Monteith is “Finn Hudson,” the heartbreakingly cool quarterback who struggles with his personal life; and Mark Salling plays the arrogant and cocky crooner “Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman.”
TEEN CHOICE 2010 is executive-produced by Bob Bain and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery and Kelly Brock serve as producers, and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.
Visit www.teenchoiceawards.com for the complete list of categories and nominees.