Actress-turned-pop star Selena Gomez has been chosen to anchor the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show airing on Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The Wizards of Waverly Place actress and platinum recording artist will interview celebs and musicians who will walk down the black carpet in front of Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.

I am very excited to be a part of the 2011 VMAs! After all of my years watching the VMAs, the pre-show has always been one of my favorite parts. It is a true honor to be hosting from the black carpet this year, Selena Gomez told MTV in a statement.

MTV personalities as well as fellow artist Cobra Starship will help teen fashion diva to host the show. The Cobra Starship will perform their dance track You Make Me Feel live during the VMAs Pre-Show.

We are so excited to be a part of the 2011 VMAs! I grew up watching them every year and it was an honor to be nominated two years ago and it is an even bigger honor to be able to play the pre-show this year, guitarist Ryland Blackinton told MTV.

I will never forget when Pat Smear left the Foo Fighters live during the pre-show and I'm planning on having him replace me this year, Blackinton said.

Lady Gaga will be opening the 2011 MTV VMAs. Gaga took a moment with MTV News’ Sway to talk about how this year’s performance will relate to her last one on the VMA stage in 2009.

Performers like Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Adele, and Bruno Mars will also join Lady Gaga.

MTV will pay two tributes this time; one is going to salute Britney Spears and will likely get a dose of Michael Jackson, Madonna and Janet Jackson as the Southern Belle's music inspirations, while the other tribute is to Amy Winehouse.

VMAs Revealed will reveal some behind-the-scene stories about last year's show. The special segment will be airing this weekend. The show will reveal stories behind Rihanna's red wig and Justin Bieber's outdoor performance among other things.

On June 19 Gomez co-hosted the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards. Gomez also hosted the Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call – to select five people for the first-ever Sears Air Band in August 2009.