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Twilight dominates Teen Choice Awards

By Derrik J. Lang
Associated Press
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) ó “Twilight” struck a vein at the Teen Choice Awards.
The adolescent vampire drama dominated Sunday’s ceremony with 11 wins, including choice movie drama, romance, liplock, rumble and soundtrack. Kristen Stewart won the movie drama actress category while Robert Pattinson picked up two surfboard-shaped trophies ó one for movie drama actor, another for male hottie.
“We’ll see you guys in theaters November 20th,” co-star Taylor Lautner teased the squealing crowd.
Lautner and Ashley Greene, who will appear alongside Stewart and Pattinson in the upcoming “Twilight” sequel “New Moon,” were honored as the male and female movie fresh faces while Cam Gigandet was crowned movie villain. “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke joined the cast on stage to accept the adaptation’s pack of trophies.
The Teen Choice Awards, which were selected by over 83 million votes cast online, honor celebrities in TV, film, music and sports. Several winners ó including 16-year-old Miley Cyrus and show hosts the Jonas Brothers ó took home multiple trophies at the 11th annual ceremony at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Gibson Amphitheatre.
Cyrus sailed away with six awards, winning for comedy TV show and actress for “Hannah Montana;” music/dance movie actress and hissy fit for “Hannah Montana: The Movie;” music single for “The Climb” and summer song for “Before the Storm” with the Jonas Brothers. Cyrus also presented Britney Spears the ultimate choice award.
“I’m a huge fans of hers,” Cyrus said before a subdued Spears accepted her own surfboard.
The Jonas Brothers won five trophies, including choice male red carpet icons. They kicked off the show performing on a tiny stage that moved through the audience. Throughout the taped ceremony, the trio completed dares submitted by fans. At one point, younger brother Nick was challenged to hug a lineup of female fans.
“It’s just hugs,” Joe cautioned the women. “You’re not going for long-term relationships here, girls.”
Other big winners included “Gossip Girl” and Zac Efron. Chace Crawford, Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick picked up TV drama actor, actress, villain and TV series awards for the sudsy CW show while Efron won for music/dance movie actor in “High School Musical 3” and comedy movie actor and rockstar moment in “17 Again.”
The ceremony itself was peppered with several odd moments.
Kathy Griffin arrived on the red carpet with Levi Johnston, the teenage ex-fiance of Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Mike Tyson took shears to Joe Jonas’ head as part of stunt. And before presenting the choice hottie awards, comedian Dane Cook pleaded to Vanessa Hudgens to keep her clothes on.
The Teen Choice Awards is scheduled to air Monday at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox.
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On the Net:
Teen Choice Awards, http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/

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