LOS ANGELES — Hot comedian Dane Cook has signed on to co-host the Teen Choice Awards next month, and Kevin Federline will say “PopoZao” to the world with his live performance debut.

Cook, who currently stars in the HBO show “Tourgasm” and has a comedy special on the network in September, will host the awards with Jessica Simpson — which will no doubt give further fodder to various gossip pages that have romantically linked them in recent months (they say they’re “just friends”). Cook and Simpson also co-star in the Lionsgate movie “Employee of the Month,” due for release in September.

The Teen Choice Awards, which air Sunday, Aug. 20 on FOX
, will also see Federline, Britney Spears’ husband, will perform his single “Lose Control” live on network TV for the first time. The song is the first cut from his album “Playing with Fire,” which will hit stores not long after the awards broadcast.

Cook and Simpson are also both nominees in this year’s Teen Choice Awards. Cook is up for the Choice Comedian honor, while Simpson could win the show’s surfboard trophies for Choice Movie Breakout Performance (in “The Dukes of Hazzard”), Choice Hottie (Female) and Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon.

Teenagers can vote on the awards through Aug. 11 at FOX.com, MySpace.com, IGN.com (all of those being News Corp. properties) and TeenPeople.com.

Credit: Zap2it.com

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