Spike TV has tapped Samuel L. Jackson
, one of Hollywood's most dynamic movie stars and a familiar face to the "Video Game Awards," as host of the franchises 5th annual extravaganza. This marks the third straight year with Jackson at the helm.
Spike TV's 2007 "Video Game Awards" tapes Friday, December 7 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will premiere Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
This year, viewers will be privy to mind blowing, never-before-seen world premieres of some of the most anticipated releases to date. Borderlands (2K), Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Sony Computer Entertainment America), Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft) and TNA iMPACT! (Midway) will all be unveiled. The night will also feature a first look at the new DLC Halo 3 Maps from Microsoft Game Studios.
Talent includes some of the industry's hottest celebrities, sports stars, comedians and a bevy of sexy women. The night will feature award presentations and appearances by magician Criss Angel
, "TNA" wrestling stars Kurt and Karen Angle, actress Tia Carrere
" stars Joshua Gomez
and Zachary Levi
, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk
, former NFL star Rocket Ismail, UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and "Ultimate Fighter 1" champ Forrest Griffin, legendary boxing promoter Don King, MTV reality couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, NFL quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Matt Leinart, rock star Dave Navarro
, comedian Patton Oswalt
, comedian and Comedy Central star Brian Posehn, MTV's Tila Tequila
, actor Anton Yelchin
and many more will be announced shortly. In addition, the world's leading video game concert series, Video Games Live, will make their national television debut.