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Split Sandra gets smoochy with Scarlet

JESSE WHO? Sandra Bullock has moved on from her failed marriage -- dazzling the crowds at the MTV Movie Awards in her first major appearance since the split.

Bullock, wearing a glittery black dress, received a standing ovation as she accepted the MTV Generation Award in her first live TV appearance since she split with cheating husband Jesse James earlier this year.

The 45-year-old actress used her acceptance speech to clear up rumours -- "number one, I'm not dead" -- and then playfully kiss Scarlett Johansson.

"No matter what you might have seen or heard or read lately, I love what I do," vowed Bullock, "and I'm not going anywhere."

Bullock was presented with the show's highest honour by her All About Steve co-star Bradley Cooper, The Proposal co-star Betty White and Johansson, the wife of her absentee Proposal leading man Ryan Reynolds.

When asked why she was there to help hand over the trophy, Johansson hinted she wanted to kiss Bullock, who awkwardly obliged.

"Now that we have done that," said a smiling Bullock, "can we please go back to normal?"

When it came to the main awards at the often-bleeped ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, The Twilight Saga eclipsed the competition for the second year.

New Moon sucked up trophies for best movie, kiss, female performance for Kristen Stewart and male performance and global superstar for Robert Pattinson.

"I guess Twilight is really awesome," said Stewart.

Other winners selected by online votes included Obsessed co-stars Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter for best fight, Ninja Assassin star Rain for "biggest badass star", The Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis for comedy performance and Up In The Air co-star Anna Kendrick for breakout star.

"This is the coolest moment ever," said Kendrick, clutching her popcorn trophy. "This is going on my coffee table."

Tom Cruise launched the show as his Tropic Thunder character Les Grossman, a profanity-spewing Hollywood producer.

In the opening section, Grossman used Michael Cera as a human bookend and berated Karate Kid star Jaden Smith as his father Will Smith looked on. He later appeared on stage and danced alongside Jennifer Lopez.

Grossman wasn't the only character whose language was frequently censored. The cast of Scott Pilgrim vs The World were barely audible as they presented an emotional Ken Jeong of The Hangover with an award.

Christina Aguilera, who performed a medley of tunes from her new album, was also muffled as she sang the saucy Woohoo.

A comically angry Mark Wahlberg, however, was able to slip several bad words past censors during the presentation of the best villain trophy to Tom Felton of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.

Wahlberg jokingly hung above the stage with Will Ferrell, spoofing last year's bizarre moment when Sacha Baron Cohen landed on the lap of an offended Eminem.

Peter Facinelli, who plays Carlisle Cullen in The Twilight Saga, also sneaked some profanity onto MTV with his expletive-laden acceptance speech for best movie on behalf of the supernatural series' cast.

Facinelli made sure to keep it clean when thanking Twilight author Stephenie Meyer though. "I'm not going to curse with you because you're Mormon," he said.