The 2008 Teen Choice Awards
Blake Lively and Miley Cyrus
"You're joining us for the biggest party of the year!" announced Miley Cyrus (in Moschino) as she kicked off the 2008 Teen Choice Awards, held at the Gibson Amphitheater in Hollywood. And with a cast that included kings and queens of the teen audience like Blake Lively (in Tadashi Shoji), Zac Efron and The Jonas Brothers, Miley wasn't exaggerating. With 32 million votes cast, the signature life-sized surfboards were handed out to the under 18 set's favorites in film, television, music, sports, and fashion. And a PG-13 time was had by all.
Fergie and Scarlett Johansson
Fergie (in Etro) joined fellow betrothed beauty Scarlett Johansson (in Matthew Williamson) on the red carpet before making her way inside to find fiance Josh Duhamel.
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
Still the reigning couple of the tween universe, Vanessa Hudgens (in Catherine Malandrino) and Zac Efron arrived at the awards ceremony arm in arm. Though Efron only had eyes for Hudgens, he attracted quite a few stares. "There's Troy Bolton," purred Heroes cheerleader Hayden Panettiere as she strode past the duo.
Lauren Conrad wore a one-of-a kind tie-dye silk georgette gown she designed specifically for the occasion, making her win for Choice Female Reality/Variety Star-Conrad's reality hit, The Hills also took home the surfboard for Choice TV Celebrity Reality show-even more memorable. "I decided to have fun with it," said Conrad of her wardrobe choice. "I made it a little summery by pairing it with Louboutins."
Rachel Bilson relaxed backstage in The Rocker room after picking up her Teen Choice surfboard for Choice Movie Actress Action Adventure. The Jumper star-who got pulses racing in a one-shoulder frock by Brian Reyes and towering heels from Lanvin-also teamed up with Gossip guy Chace Crawford to present the award for Choice TV Actress Action Adventure to Hayden Panettiere.
Gossip Girl Cast
Though they looked laid-back in the audience, Gossip Girl stars Chace Crawford, Leighton Meester (in Lanvin), Penn Badgley and Blake Lively were practically rendered speechless by their win for Choice TV Drama. "I'd really like to have Will Smith accept this award," joked Badgley. "He'd be so much better spoken than I will be." Still, the cast took several trips to the podium, with Lively winning Choice TV Actress in a Drama and Female Breakout Star, Crawford taking top honors for Choice Male TV Breakout Star and bad boy Ed Westwick (not pictured) winning the prize for Choice TV Villain.
Victoria and David Beckham
While wife Victoria cheered them on from the audience, David Beckham took along his tiny crew to accept his award for Choice Male Athlete. "I've got my three boys here with me," the soccer phenom announced as sons Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn took the stage with their dad. One of the junior Beckhams even felt the urge to break dance in celebration of pop's win before the brood made their way off of the stage.
Brittany Snow and Sophia Bush
Brittany Snow (in Jill Stuart) and Sophia Bush (in Jenni Kayne) matched flirty florals backstage in The Rocker room. "Florals are romantic," mused Bush. "I like to not always go for something that's obvious or sexy." Another topic of discussion between the starlets was TC host Miley Cyrus' performance. "I couldn't have done something like this at her age. I don’t know that I could now!" exclaimed Bush.
The young-at-heart-not to mention toned and taut!- Mariah Carey gave a candy-colored performance of her hit, "I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time" with a little help from a team of backup dancers. Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers also took the stage to entertain the A-list crowd.
Jerry O'Connell and Josh Duhamel
Dad-to-be Jerry O'Connell chatted with Josh Duhamel backstage in The Rocker room before taking the stage to perform their respective duties-Jerry teamed up with Niecy Nash to present the Choice TV: Reality Music Competition award to American Idol's David Cook and David Archuletta, while Josh and Demi Lovato handed out the award for Choice TV Drama to the Gossip Girl cast.
Adrienne Bailon & More!
Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams and Sabrina Bryan made an appearance to hype the August 22nd debut of their latest Cheetah Girls flick, One World, and to cheer on former road mates, The Jonas Brothers.
Rainn Wilson and James Marsden
"I'm so tingly to be presenting the Jonas Brothers," cracked Rainn Wilson, who hosted V.I.P guests like James Marsden in The Rocker room, set up in celebration of the Office star's new head banging comedy flick. What was Wilson's strategy for competing with the noise generated by the teenage girls in the audience when it came time to introduce the headliners? "I think there's going to be a lot of shriekage going on, but I'm going to shriek louder than anyone out there!" he declared.