Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Jonas and Nikki Reed were among the stars who joined host Nick Cannon to honour outstanding youngsters at the TeenNick HALO Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (17Nov13). Mariah Carey's husband launched the Nickelodeon bash in 2009 to honour teenagers who are making a difference in their communities by "helping and leading others", and he returned to host the 2013 show at the Hollywood Palladium.
During the concert, four teens were honoured for their community service work and the ceremony featured performances from Fall Out Boy, Austin Mahone and Enrique Iglesias, who closed the event.
Other guests at the bash included Dax Shepard, Darren Criss, Chloe Bennet and Jennette McCurdy.
Cannon says of the 2013 event, "I'm humbled by the truly inspiring and tremendous work these HALO honorees are doing in their communities. It's my goal to continue the conversations about issues that impact teens today, and empower young people to take action and make a difference in the world."
Amanda Bynes' entertaining yet strange behavior took a turn for the serious when she was placed on psychiatric hold by the police last week. Fellow '90s Nickelodeon star Nick Cannon is feeling her pain; he reached out to his former All That castmate in an open letter that he posted on his Tumblr Wednesday. He begins his letter by saying that Bynes is "someone I consider family, someone I watched grow up, and someone I genuinely feel is one of the most pleasant human beings I have had the pleasure of meeting."
The America's Got Talent host reflects on the dangers of young celebrity and states that what Bynes has been going through is "no laughing matter."
"When a person is told all of their life that they are awesome, the best, the greatest and they are catered to every moment of the day ... Anything you ask for or want, the world gives you, at some point you are bound to self-destruct," Cannon said.
Cannon also explains the pressure of the media and being in the public eye, and says that people should give Bynes a break.
"I ask people who are quick to judge, tweet, report, or comment to ask yourself; what if that person was my sister? My brother? My Mother? Or me? What then would I say?" Cannon said. (Check out the whole letter here, it's worth a read.)
Who knew that the guy from Wild 'n Out had such interesting insights on celebrity culture? But while it's nice of him to be so understanding and to offer kind words to his "sister," I hope he also tries to contact her personally. Maybe he's afraid she would just call him ugly.
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Award show hosted by Nick Cannon that highlights the teen do-gooders in the world. The awards will feature stars such as Mariah Carey, Ashton Kutcher, Rosario Dawson and Wyclef Jean. Four teens will be honored for their tireless work in helping others.