Tom Cruise wows MTV Music Awards; "Twilight" wins five prizes
Tom Cruise brought back a character from "Tropic Thunder" Sunday night.
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The second film in the vampire romance series won five prizes at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, just as the first picture did a year ago.
Fans were also treated to an exclusive preview of the third film, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which opens in theaters on June 30.
Stewart won for best female performance and best kiss, sharing the latter award with Pattinson. They staged a deliberately awkward smooch for the benefit of the overly excitable "Twilight" fans who seemed to dominate the crowd at the Gibson Amphitheatre near Hollywood. Pattinson also won for best male performance, and was named global superstar.
Cruise stole the show in the first half hour when he dropped his serious persona to take to the stage for a highly choreographed dance routine with Jennifer Lopez.
Reviving his bald alter ego Les Grossman, a boorish movie-studio executive character in the 2008 comedy "Tropic Thunder," the 47-year-old actor wowed the crowd with a saucy, booty-slapping performance that climaxed with a splits worthy of James Brown.
"It was a lot of fun," he told reporters afterward.
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