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MTV moves up VMA nods

Kudocast changed because of 9/11 anni

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards will be pushed up to Aug. 29, in deference to the first anniversary of Sept. 11.

Net’s prexy Van Toffler and New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made the announcement Wednesday at City Hall. Kudocast traditionally is held the first Thursday in September.

“Our plan is to throw the last big bash of the summer,” Toffler said. “We hope to show our love and support for the place we truly call home every day.”

Kudocast will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, as it was last year. The 2002 award show will be fourth year in a row the event has been held in Gotham.

“As the music capital of the world and MTV’s home base, there is no better place on Earth to host MTV’s annual music award extravaganza,” Bloomberg said. “This star-studded event has become one of New York City’s signature awards shows.”

In its 19th year, ceremony will be exec-produced by Salli Frattini and Dave Sirulnick; Alex Coletti will produce. Trio has been overseeing the VMAs since 1999.