The star of Paul Blart: Mall Cop jokes that hosting the show "completes me"

By Monica Rizzo
February 15, 2010 02:05 PM
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Kevin James, get ready to be slimed.

The star of Paul Blart: Mall Cop has signed on to host Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 27, and he can barely contain his, uh, excitement at the prospect of feeling the green goo.

“In short, I guess you could say hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards completes me,” James jokes.

There may be a little more pressure than usual as this year’s show comes with presidential aspirations. Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have been nominated for their first Kids’ Choice Award in a newly formed category Cutest Couple. They’re up against Edward & Bella and Jacob & Bella from The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Neytiri and Jake from Avatar.

The Twilight gang dominated the nominations with five nods. Three-time Kids’ Choice Winner Miley Cyrus scored four nominations, while the Jonas Brothers and the brothers Sprouse (Dylan and Cole) scored three nominations each.

Also up for awards are: Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove and her show iCarly; Selena Gomez and Wizards of Waverly Place and Demi Lovato‘s Sonny With a Chance.
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Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Ray Romano, Sandra Bullock and The Black Eyed Peas are just some of the many artists vying for the coveted orange blimp.

Beginning Feb. 25, kids will be able to cast their votes here in 19 categories on Nickelodeon’s Web site. Surprise awards will also be announced during the live telecast.