The dress code for MTV's New Year's Eve party gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "casual chic." The cable music channel will ring in 2003 with a pajama party, featuring performances from the Foo

The dress code for MTV's New Year's Eve party gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "casual chic." The cable music channel will ring in 2003 with a pajama party, featuring performances from the Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Busta Rhymes, and Good Charlotte.

Actors Ashton Kutcher ("That '70s Show") and Brittany Murphy ("8 Mile"), who co-star in the upcoming 20th Century Fox movie "Just Married," will host the party with "Total Request Live" host Carson Daly. MTV News' Sway and comedian Jeffrey Ross also will take part.

The festivities will air live Dec. 31 from MTV's studios in New York's Times Square starting at 10:30 p.m. ET. Leading up to New Year's Eve, the channel will air "MTV's Most Talked About Moments" Dec. 28 at noon ET. Then at 1 p.m., the network will air its video countdown "That's a Wrap: MTV's Top 50 of 2002."


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