Taylorlautner_290 Not all the MTV Movie Awards action was at the ceremony itself, but at the red carpet beforehand.

“New Moon,” “The Hills” and “High School Musical” stars were out in full force, and the LA Times’ Dish Rag crew was able to corner a few of them to get their thoughts … or at least show off their duds.

Peter Facinelli, who plays doctor/patriarch Carlisle Cullen in the “Twilight” vampire series actually took a good chunk of time to talk about “New Moon,” the fact that Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart aren’t dating and much more. Taylor Lautner, aka werewolf Jacob Black, was in such a rush, he barely had time to flash a smile here and there before being ushered inside.

Check out the video interviews and atmosphere from the 2009 MTV Movie Awards red carpet:

Peter Facinelli: “New Moon” will be “bigger” than “Twilight”; why fans think the film’s stars are dating in real life and dish on his new series “Nurse Jackie” on Showtime. [VIDEO: Facinelli red carpet]

Taylor Lautner: “New Moon” star in a red carpet rush [VIDEO: Lautner red carpet]

Lo Bosworth: “The Hills” are real; Kristin Cavallari; Smashbox cosmetics [VIDEO: Bosworth red carpet]

Shawn Johnson:  A little busy with Olympics, “Dancing With the Stars” and dealing with a stalker to watch “SNL” [VIDEO: Johnson red carpet]

Stephanie Pratt: “The Hills” star gives her vote for WTF [VIDEO: Pratt red carpet]

Kenny Ortega: The “High School Musical” director talks  “Footloose” [VIDEO: Ortega red carpet]

Luke Goss: “Hellboy II” villain disturbed by male nudity in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” [VIDEO: Goss red carpet]

Holly Montag: Heidi will win “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here” because she used to eat ants [VIDEO: Montag red carpet]

Vanessa Hudgens: Almost pulls a Carrie Prejean at the MTV Movie Awards [VIDEO: Hudgens red carpet]

Jonah Hill: Feels “sexy” on the red carpet, wants to bromance Martin Landau [VIDEO: Hill red carpet]

Zac Efron: He shows off his style to “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano [VIDEO: Efron red carpet]


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