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Against the backdrop of Burbank's deep valley, the 2008 MTV Movie Awards attracted some of the biz's hottest stars, from both the establishment and the rising Hollywood set. Just beyond the gold carpet, a huge cloud of black smoke hovered from the fire at Universal Studios, but the incident didn't stop the crush of celebs, press and fans that filled the arrivals area of the Gibson Amphitheater.Making his way into the event, Best Week Ever's Doug Benson acknowledged the unseemly juxtaposition, joking, "I'm not on fire. It's not hot enough out here as it is. Let's get some soot, difficult breathing conditions. This is perfect!" Fitting the spirit of the awards, Benson sported a '420' tee under his jacket, an oddly prescient choice given Seth Rogen and James Franco's joint-smoking moment during the show. At any given time, the gold carpet was filled with stars, their entourages, Elle Woods wannabes and production assistants, scurrying back and forth. Among some of the passersby was Wil...
Mike Myers host of the MTV Movie Awards courtesy MTV
On Sunday evening some of Hollywoods biggest celebs of the moment will gather at the Gibson amphitheater in Burbank to enjoy youthful adulation at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards Unlike other award shows the winners are voted on by fans and MTV viewers making for a more Gen-Y-appropriate dynamic With categories like Best Summer Movie So Far and Best Movie nominees like Superbad and Transformers the event is an up-to-the-minute pop culture-palooza But its not just the nominees that ideally act as a barometer of the 30-and-under sets tastes its also the way the celebs are arranged during the show and what theyll be taking home as thank-yous from the net Before Sundays awards TVGuidecom paid a visit to the Gibson Amphitheater in Burbank to see how the stars will be seated a tacit indication of who the net sees as its hottest placed right up front and whos relegated to the nosebleeds Some of the front-and-center stars you may catch during audience shots ar