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MTV Movie Awards to include television

LOS ANGELES — The MTV Movie Awards are getting a reboot.

Ne two rk off i c i a l s announced Monday that after 25 years of celebrating everything from the irreverent to the excellent in movies, they will be adding television to the lineup.

The new “MTV Movie & TV Awards” will air live Sunday, May 7, from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The network is also turning the run-up to the live show into a full-fledged “Movie & Television Festival,” with live musical acts and a red carpet.

Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, said great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether they are seen in a theater or on TV.

With awards ranging from Best Kiss to Best Fight, the celebrity friendly show has also served as an annual promotional vehicle for upcoming summer blockbusters.

Ed Sheeran will

appear in ‘Thrones’

AUSTIN, Texas — Ed Sheeran will guest star in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.”

The show’s producers made the announcement Sunday night at the South by Southwest festival in Texas.

P ro d u ce r David Benioff said he’s been trying to get the 26-year-old British singer a spot on the show for years to s u r p r i s e Sheeran fan Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy drama.

The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” premieres July 16 on HBO.

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