Billboard Bits: MTV Movie Awards, Frampton and more

News on MTV Movie Awards, Mary Wilson, Peter Frampton, and more.

Lil' KimThe performers for this year's MTV Movie Awards will include Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Pink, and Mya, and the Dave Matthews Band. The ladies will perform their cover of "Lady Marmalade," from the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack. The song is No. 3 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week.

Hosted by actress Kirsten Dunst and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jimmy Fallon, the awards will be held June 2 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, and taped for June 7 broadcast on MTV. The event will also feature a star-studded list of celebrity presenters, including Christina Ricci, Sean Combs, Hugh Jackman, Ashton Kutcher, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Seann William Scott, and Chris Tucker.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

Despite being a part of one of the biggest female groups of all time, former Supremes member Mary Wilson always felt like an underachiever because she never went to college. As of yesterday (May 10), she no longer has reason to feel that way. Wilson donned a blue cap and gown to receive her associate's degree in arts from New York University, becoming a college graduate at the age of 57.

"It's a personal achievement and I'm very proud of myself," she said. Wilson added that going to college was important to her because it's something her mother, who died two years ago, urged her to do. "My mother couldn't read or write, and the one thing she always stressed was education," she said.

Wilson worked for five years to get her degree, in between her touring schedule.

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Peter FramptonPeter Frampton will be the focus of the May 16 episode of cable network A&E's "Biography." The series will trace Frampton's life, from his stints as a member of Humble Pie and other bands, and through his solo career. Among those interviewed for the show were his wife Tina, his parents and brother, band members, and friends including David Bowie and Bill Wyman.

The artist -- who earlier this year celebrated the 25th anniversary release of his landmark live album "Frampton Comes Alive" -- will hit the road with Journey and John Waite beginning June 5 in Albuquerque, N.M.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

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