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LOGO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS, MUSICAL ACT, TROPHEY PRESENTER AND DJ FOR “LOGO NEWNOWNEXT AWARDS 2013”

Selena Gomez to Accept “Triple Play” Award; Carrie Preston and Jake Shears Added to Presenter Line Up; New Politics Added to Performers, “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race” Winner Chad Michaels Added as Trophy Presenter; Penguin Prison to DJ Show

 “Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013” Premieres Monday, April 15 at 10/9C on Logo; TheBacklot.com to Livestream the Red Carpet Action at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT
on Saturday, April 13

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NEW YORK, NY — April 10, 2013 Logo TV announced today that electro-pop artist Penguin Prison will DJ this year’s “Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013” premiering Monday, April 15 at 10/9C on Logo.  Carrie Preston and Jake Shears have been added as a presenter and “Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race” winner Chad Michaels is booked as trophy presenter.  Also announced, Selena Gomez will be on hand to accept the “Triple Play” Award for her achievements in television, film and music.

Previously announced presenters for this year’s “Logo NewNowNext Awards” include: Tamar Braxton, Ciara, Tabatha Coffey, Perez Hilton, Ross Mathews, Heather McDonald, Adam Pally, Pauley Perrette, Naya Rivera, Adam Rodriguez, RuPaul and Barry Sloane, among others.  It was also previously announced that actress and comedian Aisha Tyler will host, and Ke$ha, indie pop duo Tegan and Sara and alternative rock band New Politics will perform at this year’s event. Also, TV host and media mogul Chelsea Handler will present eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and dynamic entrepreneur Fergie with the Always Next, Forever Now” Award, and Kylie Minogue will receive the “Dance Floor Hero” Award.

Logo TV personality Willam, along with the always funny Louis Virtel, will be hosting the “Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013” red carpet livestream, beginning Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT on TheBacklot.com.

Now in its sixth year, Logo’sNewNowNext Awards” have earned a reputation for breaking new ground in pop culture. The highly praised and always unpredictable telecast is one big party that grants the gay stamp of approval to pop culture icons and trendsetters as well as stars-on-the-rise and celebrates what’s hot in TV, music, film and fashion for 2013 and beyond. Lady Gaga gave her first televised performance at the show, Rooney Mara was a nominee well before an Oscar Nominee, the cast of Bridesmaids made their first televised appearance together at the 2011 show and last year, NewNowNext crowned Josh Hutcherson “Next Mega-Star” long before The Hunger Games movie was a phenomenon. 

Winners will be revealed Monday, April 15 at 10/9C, during the 90-minute “Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013” telecast. The special will be taped in front of a live audience of today’s hottest emerging and seasoned artists at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA on April 13.

The “NewNowNext Awards” are Executive Produced by Christopher Willey and Brent Zacky for Logo.  Michael Dempsey of Dempsey Productions serves as Executive Producer and Director.

For more information on the “Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013” and to vote for the nominees visit NewNowNext.com.  For up-to-date “Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013” news and exclusives, like the Logo Facebook page or follow Logo on Twitter at @LogoTV and #NNNAwards.

Voting for the “NewNowNext Awards” winners ends Wednesday at 12:00 pm ET.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next—all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s smart, provocative and loaded with attitude.  Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve.  Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 52 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, TheBacklot.com, and DowneLink.com.  Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

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CONTACTS:

Rogers & Cowan:

Mikey Collard
310-854-8169
mcollard@rogersandcowan.com

Logo:

Jason Shumaker
212-846-7325
Jason.Shumaker@logostaff.com             

Jake Slane
310-752-8370
Jake.Slane@vh1.com

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