Engvall nervous about hosting CMT awards

LOS ANGELES - Bill Engvall is a comedian, a sitcom star and a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. So hosting this week's CMT awards should be a piece of cake - or not.

'I haven't been really nervous about a gig in a long time,' Engvall said in a recent interview. 'You don't want to be the guy who made people say, 'Oh, remember the year when Engvall did it? Ugh.'

Engvall, 51, also has his own CMT-show agenda. He said he's looking forward to meeting Def Leppard, who are nominated for their collaboration with Taylor Swift, because he admired the band in his youth. He's also eager to reconnect with old friends like Trace Adkins and Brad Paisley.

The CMT awards will air live at 8 p.m. today on CMT from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Beyonce to perform at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce will perform at the BET Awards.

Show organizers said the pop star will attend the ceremony, as will her husband, Jay-Z.

The two join a performance lineup that includes Kanye West, Maxwell, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo and Soulja Boy.

Beyonce is nominated for a leading five BET Awards, including favorite R&B female and video of the year. Rapper T.I. also has five nods, followed by Lil Wayne, T-Pain and Keri Hilson, who are tied with four nominations each.

Captain America back from dead for new comic

NEW YORK - Captain America is rising from the grave.

The Marvel Comics superhero returns for the five-part series 'Captain America Reborn,' beginning July 1.

But Marvel won't disclose how he rises from the dead. Executive Editor Tom Brevoort teased that the character has been 'on a Vonnegut-esque metaphysical journey,' including some soul-searching about his place in the world.

Brevoort said that 'while he seems to be dead, his mind and his spirit' are active elsewhere.