i wonder if dylan'll be there...
MTV hires P. Diddy for producing gig

MTV has announced a first-look production agreement with Bad Boy Entertainment and its founder, Sean ''P. Diddy'' Combs, who will act as executive producer for upcoming TV projects, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Combs, who stars in and produces the MTV series Making the Band 3, will be called on for everything from developing and consulting to possibly appearing on shows.

''It's a big step, my first TV executive producer deal,'' said Combs, who added it's different from his other business dealings because it's a significant commitment to his company in funding. ``It gives me a chance to create content but it also doesn't limit me to do things outside.''

MTV and Combs are no strangers. He's been working with the network since 1994 through music videos, events and campaigns including the ''Vote or Die'' registration drive during last year's presidential race.