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The Movie Lover's Guide to the 2011 VMAs

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We don't know about you guys, but we're glad all that drama between Kanye West and Taylor Swift is finally over, because now the MTV Video Music Awards can get back to focusing on what's really important: movies.

Oh, sure, the VMAs, which air this Sunday live on MTV at 9 p.m. ET,  are technically about great music, incredible live performances and a celebration of the intersection of pop and culture. But for movie fans, there's a whole lot more to the VMAs than just awards or music -- there's also the video part.

And that means movie stars, which is why we've put together our second annual Movie Lover's Guide to the VMAs to help you keep track of all the Hollywood flavor on Sunday night.

Here are the stars to watch:

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner
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Ever since the "Twilight" phenomenon went global in 2008, the franchise's stars have been a ubiquitous presence at high-profile events like the VMAs. This year's appearance by presenter Taylor Lautner is a bit different, though. Sure, he'll likely be giving some love to the "Twilight" gang, but he's also there solo to hype his upcoming thriller "Abduction." This is Lautner's chance to take his first step into the spotlight as a solo star and truly begin his post-"Twilight" career.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence
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Usually the performers and presenters get most of the love at the VMAs, but this time around, all eyes will be on special guest Jennifer Lawrence. That's because Lawrence will be on hand to debut the first footage from the wildly anticipated big-screen adaptation of "The Hunger Games." Lawrence is no stranger to award shows -- she was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year, after all -- but with tens of millions of fans (and Hollywood execs) watching to see if "The Hunger Games" will truly be the next big thing, the stakes have never been higher.

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen
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Seth Rogen is pulling double duty at this year's VMAs: Not only is he presenting an award, he also stars in The Beastie Boys' Video of the Year-nominated clip "Make Some Noise." And considering that video is jam-packed with dozens of superstars -- everyone from Will Ferrell to Orlando Bloom to Steve Buscemi has a cameo in it -- don't be surprised if Rogen unveils a special guest of his own. Could "50/50" co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt make a surprise appearance?

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill
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Okay, we know what you're thinking, and for the last time, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen are not the same person. Not only are they different people, they're also fronting different movies; in Hill's case, it's the upcoming sports drama "Moneyball." Which, by the way, happens to costar Brad Pitt. Will Pitt or his main squeeze Angelina Jolie be on hand? Will we get to see some footage of Hill and Pitt's epic team-up in "Moneyball?" Crazier things have happened.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto
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There are crossover artists and then there's Jared Leto, who has established himself in film, television and music. And this year, Leto, who will be on hand as a presenter, has outdone himself, earning a Best Director nomination for the Thirty Seconds to Mars video "Hurricane." Which he also stars in. And, oh yeah, he's the band's lead singer. Musician, actor and now superstar director? Leto has quietly become one of Hollywood's biggest triple threats, and his VMA appearance is poised to be his coming-out party.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
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Two personalities that are a cute as a darn button are coming together this year for the first time: Selena Gomez and Kermit the Frog. But "The Muppets" isn't the only project Gomez has in the works; she's also going to be presenting at the VMAs and anchoring MTV's black carpet pre-show. Will Gomez give fans a glimpse of her Muppet side? We'll be pretty disappointed if she doesn't.

Chris Brown and J.B. Smoove

Chris Brown
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What do Chris Brown and J.B. Smoove have in common? They're both appearing at the VMAs, and they're both starring in the upcoming romantic comedy "Think Like a Man." Smoove will be on hand as a presenter while Brown is currently scheduled to perform, but considering Brown's movie career is taking off even faster than his album sales, don't be surprised if he sneaks in a little Hollywood on the side, either during the show or perhaps during the black carpet pre-show.

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