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Jennifer Love Hewitt: Shining Star At FOX 2002 Teen Choice Awards

Introduction

The 2002 Teen Choice Awards sizzled with a guest list of some of today's biggest and brightest stars including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kelly Osbourne and Reese Witherspoon, to name just a few. The evening made for great celebrity hair and style viewing.

The beautifully coifed Jennifer Love Hewitt made her very first nationally televised singling debut while headlining the FOX special. The former 1999 Choice TV Actress winner for her role on Party of Five and Choice Female Hottie demonstrated that she is not only a multi-talented film and television star but also a budding recording artist. Performing the single "BareNaked" from her forthcoming album of the same title, Hewitt captivated the audience with her performance. (Photo copyright Fox - 2002 - all rights reserved).

Whether Hewitt is acting, singing, dancing or hanging out, her hair is always the epitome of style and fashion. Morphing from her trademark sultry long brunette tresses to a variety of shorter styles and colors, Jennifer continues to captivate audiences. Her Teen Choice coif consisted of a ravishing below-the- shoulder thick shaggy do that framed her face perfectly. Whether it was the lightening or the backdrop, Jennifer's hair definitely appeared to be a much darker shade than her previous light chocolate brown. From her hair to her performance Hewitt commanded five stars. (Photo copyright Fox - 2002 - all rights reserved).

Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon appeared in typical highlighted splendor to pick up her Extraordinary Achievement Award. Reese looked adorable as ever with a hot pink floral piece adorning her shoulder-length slightly flipped hair. Reese appears to be in hair growth mode with her former chin length shattered bob a distant memory. With side swept bangs completing her strands Reese looked cute as ever. (Photo copyright Fox - 2002 - all rights reserved).

Sarah Michelle Gellar was on hand to receive two awards for her famous roles in Scooby-Doo and TV's Buffy, The Vampire Slayer (my all time personal favorite TV series). Sarah’s win for Choice TV Actress is her eighth award overall and her third win in four years for this category. This gives the Slayer more wins than any other female. Sarah's hair has recovered nicely from her famous on-set hair chop of last season. Her trademark blonde highlights are making their way back to the Slayer's famous sultry mid-back length. (Photo copyright Fox - 2002 - all rights reserved).

Imagine my excitement to discover that the award for Choice TV Sidekick went to Buffy's Alyson Hannigan (wearing longer locks) for her role as the ruby haired Willow. Alyson was on hand to receive her sidekick trophy and to celebrate as part of the American Pie II cast for their win as Choice Movie - Comedy. Alyson looked great with her shoulder length locks. Does this mean that Willow will be wearing a longer look for the Fall season?

Additional celebrities like Mini-Me's Verne Troyer, Kelly (sporting a black and white striped bubble do) and Jack Osbourne (wearing an edgy obscene tie) newly redheaded Rose McGowan (Charmed), blonde ponytailed Eve, blonde Alison Mack (Smallville), medium shaggy curled Mena Suvari and Pamela Anderson graced the audience or the stage at various times.

Kelly Osbourne ditched her former bright red locks in exchange for her new stark black do with stark platinum white highlights marking just one side. Although Kelly looked smashing in her former red hues, the black was definitely an interesting new look for her strands. It flattered her eyes and face. Even more significant was Kelly's beaded hoop earrings that caused a major media buzz.

Brunette beauty Shannon Elizabeth appeared along with some of the American Pie II cast to receive the award.

Also in attendance was Buffy's little sister Michelle Trachtenberg who is all grown up. The lovely Michelle presented on of the Teen Choice awards while showing off her slightly shorter, heavily highlighted famous cinnamon chocolate mane. (Photo copyright Fox - 2002 - all rights reserved).

Musical artists included Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, and Usher, to name a few. Sports personalities included Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

WINNERS OF ‘THE 2002 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS '

The following Teen Choice Award Winners were honored in the FOX broadcast on Monday, August 19th (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) from the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

MOVIES Choice Movie, Comedy -- “American Pie 2” Choice Movie of the Summer -- “Mr. Deeds” Choice Movie, Action Adventure -- “Spider-Man” Choice Movie Your Parents Didn’t Want You To See -- “American Pie 2” Choice Movie Actor, Action Adventure -- Tobey Maguire (“Spider-Man”) Choice Movie Actress, Comedy -- Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Scooby-Doo”) Choice Movie Actor, Comedy -- Chris Tucker (“Rush Hour 2”) Choice Breakout Performance, Actress -- Mandy Moore (“A Walk to Remember”) Choice Movie Hissy Fit -- Ben Stiller (“Zoolander”) Choice Chemistry -- Mandy Moore and Shane West (“A Walk to Remember”) Choice Lip Lock -- Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst (“Spider-Man”)

TELEVISION Choice TV Comedy -- “Friends” Choice TV Reality Show -- “The Osbournes” Choice TV Breakout Show -- “The Bernie Mac Show” Choice TV Drama/Action Adventure -- “7th Heaven” Choice TV Actor, Comedy -- Matt LeBlanc (“Friends”) Choice TV Actor, Drama -- Barry Watson (“7th Heaven”) Choice TV Actress, Drama -- Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) Choice Breakout TV Star, Female -- Kelly Osbourne (“The Osbournes”) Choice Breakout TV Star, Male -- Tom Welling (“Smallville”) Choice TV Sidekick -- Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)

MUSIC Choice Female Artist -- Britney Spears Choice Male Artist -- Ja Rule Choice R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Artist -- Usher Choice Single -- “Girlfriend” (*NSync featuring Nelly) Choice Love Song -- “U Got It Bad” (Usher) Choice R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Single -- “Ain’t It Funny” (Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule) Choice Hook Up -- “Girlfriend” (*NSync featuring Nelly) Choice Breakout Artist -- Ashanti Choice Song of the Summer -- “Hot in Herre” (sic) (Nelly)

OTHER AWARDS Choice Female Athlete -- Michelle Kwan Choice Male Athlete -- Kobe Bryant Choice Comedian -- Adam Sandler Extraordinary Achievement Award -- Reese Witherspoon

Notes on Winners

  • “Friends’” award for Choice TV Comedy is its fourth consecutive win. This series is the only four-time winner in any category in the history of the Teen Choice Awards.
  • Britney Spears’ win for Choice Female Artist is her third consecutive win in this category. Her Choice Female Hottie Award is her second in a row. She has a total of six Teen Choice Awards.
  • Kobe Bryant’s win for Choice Male Athlete is his third win in four years (Shaquille O’Neal won last year). The Los Angeles Lakers are the only professional sports team to win this award.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar’s win for Choice TV Actress is her eighth award overall – more than any other female. This is also her third win in four years in this category (Jessica Alba won last year).
  • *NSync’s two awards give the band a total of 10 -- more than any other musical act.
  • Justin Timberlake has the most awards of anyone, with a total of 12 (10 with *NSYNC and two as Choice Male Hottie).
  • “Mr. Deeds” is Adam Sandler’s second Choice Movie of the Summer award (the other was for “Big Daddy”). He also won Choice Comedian for the second consecutive year.
  • This is “7th Heaven’s” second consecutive win as Choice TV Drama.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt, who performed on the show, has previously won two Teen Choice Awards -- Choice TV Actress (for “Party of Five”) and Choice Female Hottie -- both in 1999.

THE 2002 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS was executive produced by Bob Bain (“The Billboard Music Awards”) and Mike Burg. Michael Levitt and Paul Flattery served as producers. Greg Sills served as supervising producer.

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