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"Eclipse" exclusive at MTV awards

The MTV Movie Awards expanded its audience for the 2009 telecast with the promise of a visit from the stars of "Twilight" and exclusive footage from the second installment in the movie series, "New Moon." It worked out so well, the network is doing it again.

"Twilight's" holy trio -- Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner -- will again be on hand to present exclusive footage from the upcoming movie "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" which opens on June 30.  Word is it involves a scene between Edward (Pattinson) and Jacob (Lautner) in their battle over their love for Bella (Stewart). MTV is offering a short peek (basically a snippet) from the scene. At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, "Twilight" won five popcorn awards including best movie and best kiss. "New Moon" is also nominated in five categories this year.

The "Twilight" gang joins a star-studded lineup including Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Miranda Cosgrove, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Shaun White, Jonah Hill, Chris Rock and Vanessa Hudgens. Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry will both perform songs off their new discs. The awards show airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on MTV.

-- Toni Ruberto

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