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Mike Myers to Host MTV Movie Awards

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Apr 09, 2008 | 1:00pm EDT

Mike Myers is set to host the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in June.

The Austin Powers/Shrek star, whose next blockbuster hopeful The Love Guru is released that same month, isn't an MTV first-timer: He hosted the Movie Awards in 1997.

Nominees for the ceremony, which airs live on June 1, will be announced in May.

"Mike Myers blew us away last time he hosted the MTV Movie Awards with his 'Lord of the Dance' and over-the-top musical productions," said Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music, Logo and Films Group, in a statement Wednesday.

"He keeps creating iconic film characters that have been etched in the minds of MTV's audiences forever," Toffler said. "The Love Guru is sure to spur yet another cultural movement, so we're elated to have Mike back as our host."

Love Guru opens June 20 and co-stars Jessica AlbaJustin Timberlake and Ben Kingsley, among others. The comedy also reunites Myers with Verne Troyer (akak ‘Mini-Me’ from the Austin Powers trilogy).

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