Days before 2009 MTV Video Music Awards is kicked off, more stars are added to its line-up, joining previous performers and attendees. Among those confirmed to come to the event are Kid Cudi, Solange Knowles, Pete Wentz and Shakira.
Solange and Kid are set to make collaboration with house band Wale and UCB. Meanwhile, Pete and Shakira are only scheduled to make appearance. Other big names set to attend the awards either to perform or just make appearance include Jack Black, Kristin Cavallari, Justin Bieber, Miranda Cosgrove as well as two members of The All-American Rejects, guitarist Nick Wheeler and frontman Tyson Ritter.
Previously, it was confirmed that Alicia Keys indeed will make a duet with Jay-Z in "The Blueprint 3" single "Empire State of Mind". And, Eminem will show his face at the event.
The 26th Annual MTV Video Music Awards will take place at Radio City Music Hall on September 13. Hosted by British comedian and actor Russell Brand, it will be opened by Michael Jackson tribute show which is going to be led by Janet Jackson. The creative director for the tribute is Gil Duldulao. Recruited as dancers will be acclaimed choreographers Dave Scott, Cris Judd, Brian Friedman, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Travis Payne, Jeri Slaughter, Laurie Ann Gibson, Mia Michaels and Tina Landon.
The other musical guests who will perform in the first 30 minutes of the gala ceremony are Taylor Swift and Lady GaGa. Regarding Lady GaGa's upcoming performance, VMAs Creative Director Lee Lodge recently said, "I think the Gaga look ... this could be a classic, Madonna-like performance. But if I was to tell you [any details], the Haus of Gaga would ninja-kill me with lace and fingernails."
Beyonce Knowles, Muse, Green Day and Pink will also rock the stage of Radio City Music Hall for the VMAs. Other celebrities who will attend the annual event are Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. They will be present at the awards to unveil "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" extended trailer, which was recently leaked. The "Twilight" fans will also be treated with the debut of the film's soundtrack, Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me in the Equinox". Furthermore, Ashley Greene from the movie series will serve as a fashion correspondent.