Nick Loads Up Kids' Choice Awards


Nickelodeon is packing in the star power for its 18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which will air live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. (EST).

Ben Stiller will host, and stars scheduled to participate include Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Chris Rock, Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Adam Brody, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Jamie Lynn Spears, Lil' Romeo, Amber Tamblyn, Alyssa Milano, Amanda Bynes, Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Mischa Barton, Mia Hamm, Jessica Alba, Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jesse McCartney and Devon Werkheiser.

In addition, Will Smith will mark his first award-show musical performance in three years with the debut of “Switch” from his upcoming album, Lost and Found, and Simple Plan will perform “Shut Up!,” their latest single off their current album, Still Not Getting Any.

“We're so happy that so many of today's hottest celebrities and performers want to be part of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards," executive vice president of development and original programming Marjorie Cohn said in a prepared statement.

“It's a true testament of kid power when mega-stars like Will Smith choose them to be among the first to share special moments like a long-awaited live performance,” she added.