Parker & Butler to Host Nobel Peace Prize Concert

by 10:14 AM PST, November 16, 2012
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler have been announced as hosts for this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert, held December 11 in Oslo, Norway to honor the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the European Union.

The EU was awarded the prize "for having over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."

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Among the confirmed performers for the event are Jennifer Hudson and Seal, with more artists to be announced in the coming days.

"It's such a privilege to be part of this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert," said Parker. "I am honored to be sharing the stage with such amazing performers to promote the power of peace around the world."

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Butler said he was "deeply honored" to be named co-host of the concert. "The European Union has shown the world what is possible when forces unite in peace. It's a joy to stand alongside these magnificent artists and celebrate the EU and its contribution to world peace."