News on Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Grammys
Kelly Osbourne will give her debut live performance of her cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" at the 11th annual MTV Movie Awards, to be handed out June 1 and broadcast June 6 on the music channel. As previously reported, Tenacious D's Jack Black and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar will co-host. Other confirmed performers include Eminem and the White Stripes. Will Smith, Bow Wow, Eve, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, and many others are scheduled to present awards.
Smith received a nod for best male performance for his title role in "Ali," while DMX's role in "Exit Wounds" earned him a nomination for the breakthrough male award. The late Aaliyah is up for the best villain honor for her role as a vampire in "The Queen of the Damned." Britney Spears and Mandy Moore -- who had their first starring movie roles in "Crossroads" and "A Walk to Remember," respectively -- are both nominated in the breakthrough female category.
Osbourne's rendition of Madonna's 1986 hit is No. 15 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart this week, and a video is in heavy rotation on MTV. The track can be found on "The Osbournes Family Album," due June 11 via Epic.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.