Selena Gomez, 'Glee' and 'Vampire Diaries' represent for their fans at the Teen Choice Awards [video] [Updated]
At the awards show, filmed Sunday at the Gibson Amphitheatre to air Monday evening, we got only a glimpse of some of the most in-demand tweens.
"Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner stayed far away from the blue carpet. Zac Efron was there to present an award but left right afterward (Maybe so he could catch his girlfriend's curtain call for "Rent" over at the Hollywood Bowl?) And Justin Bieber appeared on the broadcast only via satellite.
But one popular star who did make time for the demographic comprising the majority of her fan base was Selena Gomez, the "Wizards of Waverly Place" actress who recently had her big-screen debut in "Ramona and Beezus." Oh, and she's also got a new single out, "Round and Round."
The craziness of her summer schedule took its toll on the 18-year-old, whose doctor recently placed her on vocal rest, forcing her to cancel some of her tour dates.
"I was completely devastated," Gomez said Sunday. "I told the doctors, 'Give me something, I need to do these shows.' Because I hadn't done any shows in a while, so it was really hard."
Also on the carpet? A handful of television stars, whom we pressed about some fall-season rumors. For one: Was "Glee" star Lea Michele wearing a bright yellow sports bra and maroon track pants on set recently for the upcoming episode devoted to Britney Spears?
[For the record, 11:44 p.m.: In an earlier version of this post, Lea Michele's last name was misspelled as Michelle.]
"She was just coming out of her house," smiled costar Harry Shum. "She just wanted to dress up like that. Just go out there and get some coffee. You can't believe all those pictures."And how about Joshua Jackson? Might he actually re-team with "Dawson's Creek" creator Kevin Williamson and make an appearance on the writer's new show, "The Vampire Diaries?"
"Honestly, somebody else just told me that they heard the rumor that Joshua Jackson might be on the show, and it was news to me," the show's lead actress Nina Dobrev told us. "Although, I think that would be cool and I think he's very talented and wonderful, so I think he'd be a great addition if that were to ever happen. I don't know about it."
Things that are also still unclear? Why Levi Johnston -- who recently got re-engaged to Bristol Palin, only to break up again weeks later -- was at the Teen Choice Awards. Johnston was flanked by a pretty brunet, Brittani Senser, with whom he's filming a music video.
But she's "just a friend," Johnston made clear.
And how are he and the mother of his child doing? "Fine," was all we could get out of the tight-lipped Playgirl model.
-- Amy Kaufman
Photo: Selena Gomez arrives at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on Aug. 8, 2010, in Universal City. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images
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