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"I will only fire Donald Trump if he messes up his hair."
——Rick Krim, VH1


VH1 Big in ’04 Will Air on Sunday with Green Day, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas and Velvet Revolver Set to Perform

VH1 Executive VP Talent & Music Programming Rick Krim rolls out the network’s third annual "VH1 Big in ’04" awards show this week, being taped today (12/1) at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium for airing this Sunday (12/5). It’s a tongue-in-cheek answer to MTV’s VMAs, and this year features performances by Green Day, Maroon 5, Black Eyes Peas and Velvet Revolver. The Peas, Maroon 5, OutKast and Usher are nominated for Big Musical Arist. Other categories include Big Family, Big Banned, Bib Makeover, Big Second Coming, Big Boat Rocker, Big Entertainer (Jamie Foxx, Dave Chappelle, Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings and Desperate Housewives) and Big Catchphrase (including Schwarzenegger’s "Economic Girly Men," Chappelle’s "I’m Rick James, Bitch," Paris Hilton’s "That’s Hot" and Donald Trump’s "You’re Fired").

Krim took a few moments from blocking the evening’s big dance routine with Anna Nicole Smith and Jim Caviezel to answer a few queries from our crack staff.

What's the biggest thing that happened to you in 2004?
Cleaning the pool at our Surreal Life house after Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav left.

Considering Nick Lachey will host this year's show, will you serve tuna, chicken or Buffalo Wings backstage?
Wasn't that question meant for Big in '03?

Will Eva Longoria be supplied with her own backstage gardener?
I nominated William Hung because he seems to be so multi-talented.

Will you tell presenter Donald Trump, "You're fired," if he messes up on-air?
No, I will only fire Donald Trump if he messes up his hair.

Will Mel Gibson accept on behalf of Jesus if the latter wins "Big Second Coming "?
No, he’s too busy framing his latest purchase from eBay—that grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary.

Bonus Question: Which is bigger? Star Jones' wedding dress or Michael Moore's wattle?
What? When did Star Jones get married?