David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and at least two of its stellar trio – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner – are poised to dominate the Teen Choice Awards 2011, which will air live on the East Coast beginning at 8 p.m. EDT. The Big Bang Theory leading lady Kaley Cuoco will host the Teen Choice Awards ceremony at Universal Studios Hollywood's Gibson Amphitheatre. [Teen Choice Awards 2011 Nominations.]
Among those scheduled to provide musical accompaniment to the proceedings are OneRepublic, will.i.am, Jason Derulo, and Selena Gomez. Eclipse's Pattinson, Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene are scheduled to be present at the show, in addition to Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Zooey Deschanel, Bad Teacher's Cameron Diaz, Demi Lovato, Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, The Change-Up's Jason Bateman, Rachel Bilson, Twitter's Ashton Kutcher, Rebecca Black, Paul Wesley, Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Shane West, Joel McHale, Avatar's Zoe Saldana, Cat Deeley and Kim Kardashian, among others.
According to the Teen Choice Awards' website, more than 100 million votes have been cast. And to think that Academy Award winners are chosen by a mere (tops) 6,000 people. Teen Choice Award nominees in the myriad music, film, television, fashion, and sports categories include the aforementioned Pattinson, Stewart, Lautner, and Gomez, plus Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, Paul Walker, Daniel Radcliffe, Water for Elephants, Black Swan, Bradley Cooper, Fast Five, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Wiig, Andrew Garfield, Anna Paquin, American Dad, True Blood, etc. etc. etc.
At Teen Choice Awards.com or Live Fox Feed 2, those interested in red-carpet events and interviews can find out what celebrities are saying about the United States' loss of AAA status on the Standard & Poor ranking of creditworthiness. Sites promising live stream of the Teen Choice Awards 2011 ceremony include TVPC, Stream2PC, and Glogster.
Photo: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment)