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[11/08/06 - 12:58 PM]
Presenters Announced for the "2006 American Music Awards," Airing Live November 21 on Abc
Nicole Richie, Taye Diggs, Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Ashlee Simpson, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Vanessa Williams, Tommy Lee, Chingy, Mario Lopez, Carmen Electra, Dave Grohl, Ryan Seacrest, Tony Hawk and William Shatner are among the those presenting.

[via press release from ABC]

PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE �2006 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS,� AIRING LIVE NOVEMBER 21 ON ABC

Nicole Richie, Taye Diggs (�Day Break�), Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Ashlee Simpson, Stars of �Grey�s Anatomy,� Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Vanessa Williams (�Ugly Betty�), Tommy Lee, Chingy, Mario Lopez (�Dancing with the Stars�), Carmen Electra, Dave Grohl, Ryan Seacrest, Tony Hawk, William Shatner (�Boston Legal,� �Show Me the Money�) and Cast Members of�High School Musical� Are Among the Star-Studded Lineup Scheduled to Appear

The �2006 American Music Awards� announce a star-studded lineup of celebrity presenters scheduled to appear and help hand out 20 American Music Awards representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music. The special airs live TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Presenters scheduled to appear include Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Tommy Lee, Mario Lopez (�Dancing with the Stars�), Vanessa Williams (�Ugly Betty�), Kenny �Babyface� Edmonds, William Shatner (�Boston Legal,� �Show Me the Money�), Carmen Electra, Foo Fighter�s Dave Grohl, Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken, �Grey�s Anatomy� stars Isaiah Washington and Justin Chambers, Taye Diggs (�Day Break�), Ryan Seacrest, Tony Hawk, Linkin Park, Chris Brown, Ice Cube, Chingy, Sean Paul, Tyrese, Frankie J, Brian McKnight, �Hannah Montana�s� Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, Chamillionaire, JC Chasez, JoJo, Sarah Silverman, Weird Al Yankovic, Jesse McCartney, Cheetah Girls, Wendie Malick (�Big Day�), Kirk Franklin and cast members from �High School Musical.�

The �2006 American Music Awards� is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will emanate from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. The special is produced by dick clark productions, inc. Performers announced for the special thus far are Beyonc�, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, Snow Patrol and Tenacious D.

Winners of the American Music Awards are selected by the public. A national sampling of approximately 20,000, taking into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin, will be sent ballots by the National Family Opinion, Inc. firm under the supervision of Broadcast Research and Consulting, Inc. Names of the nominees on the ballot were compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records and Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks retail music sales. Results of the voting, tabulated by the Ernst & Young LLP accounting firm, are kept secret until envelopes are opened during the presentation ceremonies.

The executive producer of the �2006 American Music Awards� is Allen Shapiro. Producer of the television special is Larry Klein, with Louis J. Horvitz directing. Writers will be Barry Adelman and Fred Bronson. Executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo. The associate producer is Don Harary. John Shaffner and Joe Stewart are the production designers. Talent producer is Carla Patterson. Executive in charge is Fran La Maina.

For a complete list of nominees, please visit www.abc.com. To request media credentials to cover this event, please visit http://www.dickclarkproductions.com/ama/and complete the credential application.

The �2006 American Music Awards� is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.





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· BIG DAY (ABC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DAY BREAK (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· SHOW ME THE MONEY (ABC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





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