Celebrity weight loss champions Nicole Richie and Fat Joe are the odd couple who'll present the upcoming Mtv Movie Awards pre-show coverage for the cable music channel.

The rapper has shed 80 pounds (36 kilograms) in a year after being told to lose weight or die by medics, while once-chubby Richie has recently been caught up in a weight loss controversy after she was snapped looking painfully thin.

The pair will interview nominees and celebrity friends on the red carpet at the event.

Meanwhile, Mariah Carey will join Eminem and Nine Inch Nails among other performers at the show.

Tom Cruise, Samuel L Jackson, DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON and OSCAR winner Hilary Swank will be among the presenters handing out the prizes.

19/05/2005 21:41