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ESPYs… Without Lance

Last night, the ESPYs were held at the Kodak theater in Hollywood. The ESPYs are the “Oscars” of the Sport world hosted by ESPN (get it ESPY, ESPN… nevermind). Last year the show got tons of press because newly retired Lance Armstrong, who had just won his SEVENTH Tour De France and was all over the tabloids due to his friendships with Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey, and engagement to Sheryl Crow, hosted the 2006 show. It was the funniest award show I had seen in a long time.

But enough about Lance, here’s the info on THIS year’s ESPYs.

Co-hosts LeBron James and Jimmy Kimmel will be joined on stage by the world’s premier athletes and Hollywood’s biggest stars when The 2007 ESPYS co-presented by HUMMER and Under Armour comes to the Kodak Theater in July. The 15th annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will be televised on ESPN Sunday, July 15, at 9p.m. ET.

I don’t care WHO you are, no one but no one could do what Lance Armstrong did at last year’s 2006 ESPYs. He called out good friend Jake Gyllenhaal for choosing to sit in the front of the hall “I thought you liked in the rear … of the theater.” Lance, a testicular cancer survivor and founder of LIVESTRONG, also talked about how happy he was to host saying “I’d give my left nut” to host the ESPYs. It was hillarious!

Who knows how well Jimmy Kimmel and LeBron James did, but we’ll find out on Friday.

Until then, let’s relive the frivolity that was the 2006 ESPYs.

More pics of the people trying too hard on the red carpet after the jump!!

Maria Sharapova

Ashley Judd and (racecar Driver) Dario Franchitti

Carmen Electra with Flying Tomato, snowboarder Shaun White

Amanda Beard, Olympic winning swimmer and Playboy covergirl!