Teen Choice Awards

Teen Power

UPDATED 08/18/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/18/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

Adam Sandier dedicated his award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit (in Anger Management) to his father, Stan, 68, who is battling cancer. "He is my favorite guy in the world," he declared.

In a teen-y mini by J. Mendel and Marc Jacobs peep-toe heels, presenter Britney Spears went pretty in pink.

Eyes rolled as Choice Comedian Jim Carrey (with Will Ferrell, left) unmasked his faux plastic surgery at the Universal Amphitheater. "I am getting a little work done," he joked. "It's important for me to stay connected to the youth of America. Youthful appearance is everything in this business, as we know."

Jamie Lee Curtis, arm freshly autographed by skateboard whiz Tony Hawk, teed up a line from her flick Freaky Friday, "Make good choices." "It's a statement that embodies teenagehood," she said.

Four-surfboard awardee Ashton Kutcher brought not girlfriend Demi Moore but her daughter Scout. The 12-year-old's highlights? Hearing the band Evanescence and meeting Idol Kelly Clarkson.

Uptown Girls duo Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning ("a giggle bunny," reports Murphy) got down with Queen Latifah.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar (left) and Jessica Simpson (with husband Nick Lachey) wore twin tops by Dana Foley.

A Surprise Guest: Kobe
Choice Male Athlete winner Kobe Bryant drew a few boos as he arrived but got a standing ovation inside. "We are flying through some dark clouds right now," said the somber Lakers star, who was charged with sexual assault July 18 (awards voting on AOL ran from June to Aug. 1). Kobe and wife Vanessa spelled out their feelings with his-and-her leather bracelets by Dillon Rogers (below), which Kobe ordered from L.A. boutique Kitson. At $195 per diamond letter, they're a frugal follow-up to the $4 million purple diamond ring (below, left) from Rafinity that he gave her July 21.

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