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People’s Choice Awards to go on, sorta

Pca_2  CBS is expected to make a formal statement shortly on the fate of the People’s Choice Awards.

With it looking increasingly unlikely that thesps would cross the picket line to attend the show (which is set to be hosted by Queen Latifah, unless that changes), Eye is expected to announce some sort of downsized program. Sources expect the show to now feature pre-recorded awards and clips.

Awards ceremony is set to air Jan. 8. One insider says the net is “inventing a new format” for the show. Stay tuned…

UPDATE: The press release:

The People’s Choice Awards today announced that it will produce its show in a new magazine-style format to be aired on Jan. 8, 2008 and hosted by Queen Latifah.  The show will feature nominees from various categories related to music, movies and television, and People’s Choice Award winners will have the opportunity to personally thank their loyal fans.   

An important aspect of the new format will be the role the “people” will have in influencing the show itself.  Beginning on Dec. 21, 2007, fans can log on to http://www.pcavote.com to submit questions they’d like to hear answered by their favorite stars.  In addition to their acceptance remarks, award winners will also answer some of the most burning questions from their fans, which will be shown throughout the program. 

“We’re excited to pilot a new format for the People’s Choice Awards this year,” said Fred Nelson, President, People’s Choice.  “For 34 years, the People’s Choice Awards has been the show that lets the voice of the fans be heard. With the reinvention of People’s Choice, we’re allowing entertainment enthusiasts to have even more influence on the show.  In addition, the new approach will give fans a more personal glimpse into the lives of their favorite actors and musicians.”

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