Oscars Hire Joel Madden to Deejay to Create 'Party Atmosphere'

02/26/2010 at 03:25 PM EST

Oscars Hire Joel Madden to Deejay to Create 'Party Atmosphere'
Joel Madden
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Joel Madden

Joel Madden

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The ultra-traditional Academy Awards are loosening up this year, hiring Joel Madden to serve as house deejay at the show, producer Adam Shankman tells PEOPLE.

"We're friends and I asked him," Shankman says. "I wanted there to be a party atmosphere and I wanted to make sure everyone in the room was having a great time. He's one of the best, and knows most everyone there."

Madden is savoring the opportunity, Tweeting, "Guess who is Dj'in the Oscars. Me. Yes i will put on a bow tie of some sort."



The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, and televised live on ABC beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET.

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