February 28, 2006

Pamela Anderson to host Canadian music awards

By Etan Vlessing

OTTAWA (Hollywood Reporter) - Pamela Anderson has signed to
host the Juno Awards, Canada's version of the Grammys, which
will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 2.

Past hosts include Shania Twain and Alanis Morissette. But
the Vancouver Island-born Anderson, who is better known for
dating rock stars than for her musical talent, represents the
awards show's most globally branded host to date.

"She's famous around the world, but Pamela will feel right
at home in Halifax," said Susanne Boyce, president of
programming at broadcaster CTV, which will air the show.

Rock band Nickelback leads the pack with six nominations,
followed by jazz star Diana Krall and Michael Buble with five
nominations each. Arcade Fire, Neil Young and the Tafelmusik
Baroque Orchestra each have three nominations. Nickelback and
Buble will perform, as will Bryan Adams and Coldplay.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter