Chelsea Handler Will Host the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
Get ready to welcomed Chelsea Handler at the stage of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards!
The music network announced Wednesday that the comedian/author has been appointed as host for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, which will be broadcasted live from Los Angeles on September 12.
Explaining the reason of why Handler was chosen, MTV general manager Stephen Friedman called Handler an “unexpected” pick. “And yet, you look at her following from our audience and it makes sense. They’re passionate fans.” Handler will replace British comedian Russell Brand, who previously hosted the event for the past two years.
After her new gig being announced, Handler joked on her talkshow, “Chelsea Lately.” She said, “Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop you think of ‘Chelsea Lately.’ And that’s why I will be hosting… Let the ass-kissing begin!”
And in statement released to media outlets, the 35-year-old said, “This has been a huge year for hip-hop and rap, and it is well-known that I have the closest ties with these communities – musically and sexually. I am to rap and hippity-hop, what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex.”
She also added, “If there’s one awards show that I should be hosting, it’s probably this one. My personality probably wouldn’t gel with the Emmys or the Golden Globes.” Handler plans to host a week of VMA-themed episodes of “Chelsea Lately” before the ceremony. This wisecracking women is the first woman to host the ceremony since Roseanne Barr in 1994, and only the third female in the show’s 27-year history.
As previously announced, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Drake, Usher and Katy Perry are up for a slew of awards this year. Gaga led the pack with 13 noms. Meanwhile, other big performers of the night: Justin Bieber , Ne-Yo , Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez.
So, what do you think of Chelsea as MTV VMA’s host?
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