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Eva Longoria Parker to host MTV awards

Eva Longoria Parker
Longoria Parker is best known for playing Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker has been announced as the host of this year's MTV European Music Awards.

The actress said she was "beyond excited" about presenting the ceremony in Madrid next month.

Kings of Leon, Ke$ha and Kid Rock have been added to the line-up, which also includes Katy Perry and Linkin Park.

Perry, who hosted the show in 2008 and 2009, has tied with Lady Gaga for the most nominations, with a total of five.

The singers will go head to head in four of the five categories they have been nominated in, including best pop, best female, best song and best video.

Eminem has received four nods, while rock bands 30 Seconds to Mars and Muse have bagged three nominations apiece.

R&B star Usher has also picked up three nods in the best pop, male and song categories.

In the best new act category, Justin Bieber, B.o.B., Jason Derulo, Ke$ha and Plan B will compete.

Other British acts to receive nominations include X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and Professor Green - both of whom are up for Push Act - and Gorillaz who are also in the running in the world stage performance and alternative categories.

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