Flameworthy Presenters Recruited from Hollywood

Verne J. Troyer, the tiny actor who plays Dr. Evil’s sidekick Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, will be among presenters at the CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards Wednesday (June 12). Besides a long list of country stars, keep an eye out for Tennessee Titan Eddie George and cute carpenter Ty Pennington, from the cable series Trading Spaces. Melissa Etheridge, KISS’s Gene Simmons and Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) will appear in pre-taped segments. Also scheduled to present awards: Trace Adkins, Gary Allan, Chris Cagle, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Cledus T. Judd, Montgomery Gentry, Jamie O’Neal, Rascal Flatts, Cyndi Thomson and Chely Wright. Kathy Najimy, star of the TV series King of the Hill and Veronica’s Closet, hosts the show. 06/06/02