Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight and AJ McLean to attend NewNowNext Awards

The 4th annual Logo “NewNowNext Awards” 2011,” will take place on Thursday, April 7 in Hollywood. The awards will be hosted by James Van Der Beek and gathers icons and stars-on-the-rise to crown the next “big things” in TV, music, film, print and new media long before they hit the mainstream.  This year’s celebration will honor Lady Gagas with the Always Next, Forever Now Award. Given annually, this special award pays homage to a beloved icon on the cutting edge of pop culture.  Visitors can go now to NewNowNext.com for the complete list of nominees. Expected to the awards are Joey McIntyre and Johathan Knight from New Kids On The Block and A.J. McLean from the Backstreet Boys.

Performing at the awards will be Panic! At The Disco, Robyn, Oh Land and Wynter Gordon.

Other celebrities attending include: Adam Lambert, Paula Abdul, Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Maya Rudolph, Aubrey O’Day (“All About Aubrey”), Kara DioGuardi, Pete Wentz, Johnny Weir, Busy Philipps (“Cougar Town”), Brittany Snow (“Harry’s Law”), Loni Love (“Chelsea Lately”), Tabatha Coffey (“Tabatha’s Salon Takeover”), Keegan Allen (“Pretty Little Liars”), Torrey DeVitto (“Pretty Little Liars”), Christina Perri (recording artists), Carmen Electra, Perez Hilton, Niecy Nash, Gretchen Rossi (“The Real Housewives of Orange County”), Alexis Bellino (“The Real Housewives of Orange County”) George Kotsiopoulos (“Fashion Police”), Carolyn Hennesy (“Cougartown”), Lisa Lampanelli, Ross Mathews (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”), Lisa Vanderpump (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge (“The Fabulous Beekman Boys”),  Sara Rue (“Shedding for the Wedding”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”), Collin Egglesfield (“Something Borrowed”), Tatyana Ali, Natalia Kills, Gbenga Akkinnabge (“The Wire,” The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie”) Neon Hitch (guest DJ and recording artist), Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (“1 girl 5 gays”), Drew Droege (“Chloe”), Brian Gallivan (“Sassy Gay Friend”), Jessica  & Hunter, The Cast of “The A-List: New York” (Austin Armacost, Derek Saathoff, TJ Kelly), The Cast of “Setup Squad” (Renee Lee, Jonathan D. Lovitz, Lauretta Vaughn, Meredith Schlosser, Helen Hong), The Cast of “Pretty Hurts” (Rand Rusher, Curt Meeuwsen, Elizabeth Jacobus, Tom Dickerson), The Cast of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (seasons  1 – 3) including Carmen Carrera, Delta Work, Jade, Manila Luzon, Mimi Imfurst, Ongina, Phoenix, Raven, Shangela, Tyra Sanchez, Yara Sofia and more to be announced.

This year's NewNowNext winners will be revealed Monday, April 11th at 10/9C, on Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 show.  The 90-minute special will be taped in front of a live audience with today's hottest emerging and seasoned artists at the legendary Avalon in Hollywood, CA on April 7th.

Through its past discoveries, the "NewNowNext Awards" has proven its one step ahead of the hype by calling out some of today's hottest pop culture phenomenon long before they were on the mainstream radar.  Highlights include Lady Gaga's first ever televised performance with a sizzling rendition of "Just Dance."  Hit drama series "True Blood" received the "Best Show You're Not Watching" award months before its Emmy© nominations. Wendy Williams won "Best New Indulgence" before her daytime talk show "The Wendy Williams Show" went national.

The "NewNowNext Awards" builds on Logo's acclaimed NewNowNext franchise, which includes LogoTV.com's pop culture blog NewNowNext.com and two on-air music shows: "NewNowNext PopLab," the home for party music in all its forms, and "NewNowNext Music," the ultimate music video destination of today's hottest artists and emerging musicians.

"NewNowNext Awards" is Executive Produced by Christopher Willey and Dave Mace for Logo.  Michael Dempsey of Dempsey Productions serves as Executive Producer and Director.
For more information and full list of nominess, please visit: www.newnownext.com