New "Choice V CAST Award" At Upcoming Teen Choice Awards To Recognize Verizon Wireless' Video Content

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Celebrities and fans alike will leave their tuxedos at home to check out who will be awarded the signature surfboards on the upcoming 2005 Teen Choice Awards on FOX. A new category this year, the Choice V CAST Award, gives teens the opportunity to recognize the best in short video content on Verizon Wireless' V CAST multimedia service. The seventh annual Teen Choice Awards air on Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

Co-hosts Hilary Duff and Rob Schneider and performers Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Simple Plan and The Pussycat Dolls will join scheduled attendees Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Halle Berry and Ashlee Simpson for this year's Teen Choice Awards, celebrating the hottest teen icons in film, TV, music, sports and fashion. Duff and Schneider will preside over the seventh annual awards, where the coolest stars will receive coveted Teen Choice surfboard awards in categories such as Choice Comedian, Choice Scream Scene, Choice Breakout TV Show, Choice Movie Chemistry, Choice Reality/Variety show, Choice Hissy Fit, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Female Athlete, Choice Liplock and Choice TV Sidekick.

The Choice V CAST Award recognizes the best V CAST content. V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first and only wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country, allowing customers to view crystal clear video clips on demand in more than 50 major metropolitan markets from coast-to-coast. V CAST's amazing content library features video clips from today's hottest shows: catch up on the freshest celebrity gossip with programs from the E! Entertainment Network, get the weekend forecast with, or see what the "Surreal Life" house is up to on VH1. With more than 300 clips updated daily, there is always something cool to watch on V CAST.

V CAST from Verizon Wireless allows you to watch previews and recaps of your favorite shows, whether you and your crew kick it at the beach, the mall or at home. You can also download the nominees for the first Choice V CAST Award including FOX's "24," "American Dad," "Arrested Development," and "The Simple Life" plus "Alias," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover" and "Lost"— and catch up on what's been happening on today's most popular TV shows. Don't forget to tune in on August 16 to see who rides off on the coveted Teen Choice Award surfboard.

To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, simply pick up a V CAST-enabled phone and sign up for $15.00 monthly access added to your Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games and premium video. There are no airtime charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content.

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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at