The Teen Vote
Fox’s Teen Choice Awards ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles proved the Mouse is still mighty with teens, who honored a handful of former and current Disney stars with the show’s famed surfboards August 26th.
"High School Musical 2" was named the voters’ choice for TV movie, with cast members Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens chosen as male hottie and choice music breakout female artist, respectively, for their parts in the pop phenomenon.
Justin Timberlake also picked up three awards, receiving the music category’s male artist and payback track honors, as well as the Teen Choice equivalent of lifetime achievement, the ultimate choice award.
Fergie tearfully accepted the music category’s female artist award and Hilary Duff, who co-hosted the show, took home a surfboard of her own for choice love song, "With Love."
Other winners included Akon for breakout artist, Timbaland for rap artist, Rihanna for R&B artist and Gym Class Heroes as the breakout group of the year.
Honors in the R&B, rap/hip-hop and rock track categories went to Sean Kingston, Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E., and Fall Out Boy, respectively
Performances included Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Fergie and Shop Boyz.
Lavigne also performed and took home honors for her much-litigated single "Girlfriend." She faced plagiarism allegations earlier this summer for the tune when two members of The Rubinoos filed a lawsuit claiming she ripped off their 1979 tune "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend."