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"It takes a special kind of person to be part of young Hollywood," host Aisha Tyler told the audience at Hollywood Life's 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, before rattling off the undergarmentless achievements of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and friends. But at Avalon nightclub, the young ones honored were far from the scandalous kind. Chris O'Donnell, America Ferrera, J.J. Abrams and more took center stage to honor those on the cusp of breaking through, purely on the basis of their talent.

TV Guide caught up with Thomas Dekker on the red carpet, who, despite sweltering conditions, was the epitome of cool. And for good reason - Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles are back this fall, bigger than ever. "I'm so excited. We're going to have to crank [the episodes] out pretty quick because we're going on in October." Viewers can look forward to an action-packed 13 episodes. "A lot of very dark twists immediately take place right at the beginning," teases Dekker. "Lots of changes and lots more action!"

J.J. Abrams, who presented the award for Hottest New Filmmaker to his friend Matt Reeves ( Cloverfield), shared his excitement about Lost's season finale before heading inside "I can tell you that knowing where it's going, this season ends so strongly. I'm thrilled for everyone to see it."

Even Dancing with the Stars' Mario defied the heat wave and the wrath of Karina Smirnoff to make an appearance at the award show. "The future of entertainment is here," he said but was quick to add he wouldn't be staying long. "I'm dancing today and tonight. I have rehearsal, and when I leave here, I'm going straight to the dance floor!" Hey, even Young Hollywood has to work. - Carita Rizzo