Punk rockers Good Charlotte have defeated the cast of AMERICAN PIE - in a game of the American sport made famous by the movie DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY.

Good Charlotte competed with cast members from the Ben Stiller comedy, American Pie and Napoleon Dynamite at the Los Angeles DVD release party for Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - to raise funds for the ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION.

And the band's frontman Benji Madden admits he'd practiced the sport - which requires participants to knock down opponents by hurling balls at them - ahead of the showdown at the Hollywood's Palladium on Tuesday (07DEC04).

He says, "I'm not afraid of the balls. The more black clothes, the more tattoos, the more intimidation. I played baseball and peewee football growing up."

American Pie stars Chris Klein and Alyson Hannigan were among the contestants in the losing team.

09/12/2004 17:41