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Cyrus, Swift up for Kids' Choice Awards

The Associated Press, Saturday, March 27, 2010, 5:29am (PDT)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Apolo Anton Ohno is going for the green at the Kids' Choice Awards.

The Olympic-winning speed skater will attempt to set a new world record for being catapulted into slime at Saturday's 23nd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle held inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Ohno will perform the messy feat with the help of the Kids' Choice Awards Slime Slingshot and ripped World Wrestling Entertainment champion John Cena.

Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga are up for favorite female singer while brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse and Nick and Joe Jonas will individually vie for favorite male TV actor. Other categories at the kiddie ceremony honoring favorites in TV, film, music and hosted by comedian-actor Kevin James include favorite reality show and song.

For the first time, audience votes will bestow the "Cutest Couple" with a pair of the orange, blimp-shaped trophies. Among the duos competing for that inaugural honor are "Avatar" stars

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana; President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama; and the "Twilight" love triangle of Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

Presenters expected to hand out awards — and who could possibly get slimed — include Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Katy Perry, Miranda Cosgrove, Chris Rock, Shaun White, Jonah Hill, Keke Palmer, Queen Latifah, Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, while teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and R&B diva Rihanna are scheduled to perform for the massive pint-sized audience.

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