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Drake to host the 2014 ESPYs

And the host of this year’s ESPYs is …. Drake!

The rapper/singer/actor/now-host will take the stage at the 2014 ESPYs to hand out awards for Excellence in Sports Performance. For a point of reference, last year’s show was hosted by Jon Hamm.

There’s no word yet on whether Drake will rap his way through the show, but we can only hope. Check out his announcement via Twitter below:

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'American Horror Story' and 'The Big Bang Theory' lead Critics Choice nominees

The Big Bang Theory is no stranger to big ratings, but home viewers aren’t the only ones who love the CBS comedy.

The show was one of the most recognized broadcast shows today as the nominations for the 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced. BBT and American Horror Story: Asylum, the most nominated cable show, both scored six nominations. (Parks and Recreation and Sundance’s Top of the Lake tied for second with five nominations.)

HBO lead the networks, scoring 21 nominations, followed by FX with 19.

This is the third year The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has held the award show. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Parks and Recreation star Retta and held June 10 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. (It will also, for the first time, stream online via UStream.)

The full list of nominations is below: 
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Demi Lovato named the Teen Choice 2012 host -- EXCLUSIVE

 Fresh off of news of her X Factor gig, Demi Lovato is set to host this year’s Teen Choice Awards on July 22. The singer (“Unbroken”) and former Disney star will join Cat Deeley and others for the live show on Fox. Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, and No Doubt are set to perform.

In May, Lovato and Britney Spears announced they would be the new X-Factor judges, replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

'Sherlock, Maggie Smith, 'Modern Family' score BAFTA TV nominations

Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith, Modern Family, and Ricky Gervais’s An Idiot Abroad all scored nods for the 2012 BAFTA TV awards. The most nominations went to serial killer thriller Appropriate Adult (not yet broadcast in the U.S.), which netted five noms including acting awards for its stars Dominic West, Emily Watson, and Monica Dolan (Never Let Me Go). Modernized Holmes-and-Watson mystery Sherlock followed close behind with three nominations for leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, plus Andrew Scott as the diabolical Moriarty. Smith will compete to win Best Supporting Actress, while her co-star Hugh Bonneville, though not nominated for Downton, earned a nod for the comedy program Twenty Twelve. READ FULL STORY

Meet your 2012 ESPYs host: Rob Riggle

Former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle is taking his comedic chops to the big stage. The actor-comedian has signed on as the host of the 2012 ESPY Awards this summer. The ceremony, televised live on ESPN/ESPNHD from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, celebrates and recaps some of the best and funniest sports moments throughout the entire year.

Riggle joins a star-studded team of ESPY hosts including Lance Armstrong, Samuel Jackson Justin Timberlake and Seth Meyers, who will all make guest appearances in honor of the ceremony’s 20th anniversary.

But the Kansas-native’s funny side isn’t the only reason he was tapped to host this year’s life anything goes program. ESPY executive producer Maura Mandt says Riggle’s passion for his home state’s sports team also played a role.

“We always strive for The ESPYS to represent the voice of the fan so we chose Rob to host this year’s show because his love and knowledge of sports combined with his sharp wit and creativity will set a tone for the show that will resonate with our viewers,” Mandt said.

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'Kids Choice Awards': And the winners are...

Given the auspicious nature of this year’s Kids Choice Awards — its 25th year! — few were spared the threat of a green goo shower at Nickelodeon’s annual fete for kids, held live from the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“This year we are having the most slime ever,” promised host Will Smith, who opened the 90-minute show by leading Halle Berry to a front row target zone. As soon as the actress took her seat, she was doused from behind. Glee’s Chris Colfer got it right in the face (and mouth), and Taylor Lautner looked as if he was slimed by a cannon. And as usual, the ‘tweeners who filled the pit below the stage practically bathed in the icky (but non-toxic!) slop.

The show included performances by Katy Perry singing “Part of Me” and One Direction doing “What Makes You Beautiful,” while presenters (and potential slime victims) included Robert Downey Jr., Josh Hutcherson, Chris Rock, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Kristen Stewart. The venue was crawling with Secret Service because First Lady Michelle Obama was on hand to present the Big Help award to Taylor Swift for her assistance with tornado and flood survivors. (Lucky for the missus, she and the First Kids avoided a liquid-y reception).

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As if the screams throughout the show weren’t enough to bring down the roof, Justin Bieber took the stage at the end to accept the orange blimp for best male singer. He and Smith were then hit by a tidal wave of slime.

More than 220 million votes were tabulated for this year’s awards — the most ever. And the winners are: READ FULL STORY

Michelle Obama will celebrate Taylor Swift at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

Does Jason Wu make slime-proof dresses?

We may find out this Saturday, when First Lady Michelle Obama makes an appearance at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. Obama will be on hand to present this year’s Big Help Award to Grammy winner Taylor Swift, who’s being honored primarily for her work with natural disaster survivors. The songstress recently raised over $750,000 for tornado relief during a benefit concert. The First Lady herself received The Big Help Award during 2010’s show.

The 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards — hosted by Will Smith — will air live on Nickelodeon on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. ET.

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'Revenge,' 'Magic Mike,' and Jessie J lead nominees for the 2012 'NewNowNext Awards' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Logo’s NewNowNext Awards don’t air until April 9 on the cable network, but EW has exclusively learned the roster of nominees for the fifth annual event, which showcases who and what are on the verge of a pop culture explosion in 2012.

Nominees range from Revenge‘s Emily VanCamp and Parenthood‘s Michael B. Jordan in the Next Mega Star category to Jessie J and FUN. in the Brink-of-Fame: Music Artist category to Magic Mike and Snow White & The Huntsman in the Next Must-See Movie category.

The 90-minute show will be taped in front of a live studio audience at the Avalon in Hollywood on April 5. Performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Starting today, the public can vote for the awards on Logo’s NewNowNext website. Check out all the nominees here:

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'Oscars Red Carpet Live' names all-star team of hosts

Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Louise Roe, Nina Garcia, and Entertainment Weekly‘s managing editor Jess Cagle will host ABC’s Oscars Red Carpet Live, the hour-long pre-show before the 84th Academy Awards on Feb. 26. Roberts, Gunn, and Cagle are returning for the third time, while Garcia and Roe will be making their Oscar debuts. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with this red carpet team,” said pre-show executive producers Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, in a statement. “Each brings something unique and different that will contribute to the show’s overall dynamic and creative direction.”

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InsideTV Podcast: Is Steven Tyler crossing the line on 'American Idol'? Plus: 'Alcatraz' and what the Golden Globes got right and wrong

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Oh, Steven Tyler, you lovable rascal! That was the prevailing sentiment about the Aerosmith singer when he would not so subtly hit on female contestants last season after he joined American Idol. But did his vaguely creepy Horny Grandpa shtick cross the line last night on Idol’s season 11 premiere? On the newest edition of the InsideTV Podcast, Jessica Shaw, Kristen Baldwin, and I discuss 63-year-old Steven’s decision to tell former pro-baseball pitcher Joe Magrane that the weather in Boston was “hot, humid, and happening — just like your daughter.” His 15-year-old-daughter. As in, still barely in high school. As in, ewwwwwwwwwwwww. That’s just one of the head-scratching moments up for discussion as we also debate which show is the king of the television singing-competition mountain: American Idol or The Voice.

Also on the menu, we offer initial thoughts on J.J. Abrams’ newest drama, Alcatraz. Can the Fox series successfully integrate a serialized mythology into what is basically a procedural criminal-of-the-week format? And does the show have some casting issues? Finally, we break down the Golden Globes: rating Ricky Gervais’ much ballyhooed return, as well as offering a category-by-category assessment of all the TV winners. (Kelsey Grammer over Damian Lewis?)

To join in on the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Does Steven Tyler need to tone done his ogling of teenage contestants? Are you in or out for Alcatraz? And did the right shows and actors win at the Golden Globes? The message boards are open for business!

Golden Globes backstage: All the highlights from George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, and Uggie the dog

If you want to feel like time is traveling more quickly than a Martin Scorsese acceptance speech, try sitting in the Golden Globes press room. Journalists are seated in a ballroom adjacent to the ceremony, where one winner after another steps in front of a microphone to answer questions regarding film, TV, politics, philanthropy, dogs, dresses, underwear (or lack thereof), protestors, the British royal family, cooking, babies, and Pilates. And then, before your brain is even able to come to terms with the fact that Steven Spielberg/Kate Winslet/Meryl Streep/George Clooney is standing right in front of you, he or she is whisked away. One minute later, it all repeats, becoming a sort of speed-dating session in which each person you meet is approximately 27 times more attractive than you are.

It’s a surreal blast, and by the time The Descendants had won Best Picture, I couldn’t believe that three hours had passed. Here are the highlights of what was said backstage: READ FULL STORY

George Clooney and Jane Lynch to present at the Golden Globes

Up for four Golden Globes this year, George Clooney will have more opportunities to win Sunday night than anyone else. But you’ll also still see Clooney onstage for another reason — EW has learned exclusively that both Clooney and Jane Lynch will be presenting at the awards ceremony.

The two actors join a number of previously announced presenters, including Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon. Furthermore, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today via Twitter that Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, and Julianne Moore will also be participating as presenters and potential comedy targets for host Ricky Gervais.

The 69th Golden Globes will air live Sunday on NBC at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST.

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Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa McCarthy among the presenters at the Golden Globes

Natalie Portman will pass on the torch of memorable Golden Globes moments. The Black Swan star, who won a Golden Globe (and a few hearts, thanks to her giggly acceptance speech) at last year’s ceremony, is one of the many A-list stars who will be presenters this Sunday.

Portman’s Black Swan costar, 2011 nominee Mila Kunis, will also be a presenter at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, as will Melissa McCarthy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Salma Hayek, Freida Pinto, and Antonio Banderas. As previously announced, Andie MacDowell’s daughter Rainey Qualley will hold the duties of Miss Golden Globes this year. More stars participating in the ceremony are expected to be “announced during the coming week,” according to the HFPA‘s official website.

The 69th Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

UPDATE: Jimmy Fallon, Ashton Kutcher, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adam Levine, Rob Lowe, Katharine McPhee, and Jessica Biel have been added to the list of presenters

Read more:
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Golden Globes: 25 Big Moments

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