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Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria, Dukes of Hazzard star Jessica Simpson and teen queen Lindsay Lohan are among those who have delayed their trips.
Singer Mariah Carey, who was due to be arriving at the event on a 120ft yacht, has also put her travel plans on hold.
The glitzy awards are usually preceded by a four-day festival of parties and live gigs.
The pre-awards bash officially began on Wednesday afternoon, when Sean 'Diddy' Combs was among the revellers at the opening of Hotel MTV on trendy South Beach.
But yesterday all performances were cancelled as Tropical Storm Katrina The name Katrina has been used for three tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, three tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and one tropical cyclone in the South Pacific. It was used in the Pacific on the old four-year lists. gathered strength off the south coast of Florida and headed directly for Miami.
Forecasters predicted that by today, winds could be raging at 75mph, with a potential of 20 inches of rainfall.
Meteorologist Jim Lushine, of the National Weather Service in Miami, said: "We're going to get swamped here."
MTV spokesman Graham James was yesterday unsure how the pre-award festivities fes·tiv·i·ty
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He said: "It's all going to depend on the weather, which we are constantly assessing." He added that cancellations will be made onan event-by-event basis.
It is likely that many of the outdoor parties around Hotel MTV's pool will be affected,and may either be cancelled or moved indoors.
The white-carpet arrivals in luxury yachts and plush cars are still planned, and Graham is hopeful that the sold-out awards ceremony on Sunday at the American Airlines Arena in Miami will go ahead.
It's the second year Miami has hosted the annual parade of celebrities, musical performances and wacky antics.
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