Chelsea Handler To Host This Year's MTV Video Music Awards [Video]

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For one special evening, Chelsea Handler is bringing her late-night raunch to primetime: Handler will be hosting the MTV Video Music Awards. The comedienne announced the gig on her E! talk show, "Chelsea Lately," on Wednesday (August 18).

"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 [the show]," Handler quipped, before urging her staff to vie for the extra tickets MTV gave her. "Let the a**-kissing begin," the funnywoman smiled.

Handler will work the mic at this year's awards show, which airs live from Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. This is the first time the L.A.-based star will host the event where celebs like Lady Gaga, Eminem, Drake, Usher and Katy Perry are up for Moonmen. Among the performers set to hit the stage are Kanye West, B.o.B, Florence and the Machine and Handler's sometime suitor, Justin Bieber.

The talk-show diva is the latest in a long list of comics to handling host duties at the VMAs. In 1985, Eddie Murphy took the cameras backstage at Radio City Music Hall and surprised guests with an impromptu visit to the ladies room. Arsenio Hall presided over the festivities four years in a row, armed with a collection of Day-Glo suits and a quick wit that sparked the requisite "roo, roo, roo!" chorus from the crowd. Fellow late-night comic Jimmy Fallon kicked-off his 2002 hosting duties with an amped-up musical number. Chris Rock helped MTV turn 20 in 2003, delivering a memorable opening monologue that rivaled the infamous Madonna-Britney Spears-Christina Aguilera smooch. Potty-mouthed Brit Russell Brand flexed his skills on two different coasts; hosting in Hollywood in 2008 and returning the next year to helm the VMA's 2009 New York City homecoming.

Source: MTV

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Comment by rellz on August 19, 2010 at 11:22pm
i dead thougth her real name wasz Chelsea lately lol
Comment by RIZZ on August 19, 2010 at 10:25pm
wow only one hata and she'a b**** why do b****** hate on other famous b****** who r cealrly funny chelsea who r clearly sexy kim k go hate on snookie or who ever that b**** is from jersy shore that show is whack not even real real world wanna see reality on mtv put that s*** on fk jersy shore i hate both but rather watch real wold ne day this season is kinda dope tho
Comment by RIZZ on August 19, 2010 at 10:21pm
yeah mtv still cool sum of it unlike bet
Comment by fan123 on August 19, 2010 at 6:45pm
Ppl still watch MTV?!
Comment by tx aka suicide on August 19, 2010 at 5:02pm
is gona be crazzzy
Comment by Big Louie Da Polar Bear on August 19, 2010 at 3:41pm
some one new cause russle brand is whack mother f***** you cant understand what that mother f***** is saying i check out the MTV awards this year
Comment by Breezzy on August 19, 2010 at 3:30pm
Comment by Brown Suga on August 19, 2010 at 2:07pm
Will be watching!!
Comment by Heartless Monster on August 19, 2010 at 1:36pm
it gonna be hot
Comment by Mz. Inappropri8 on August 19, 2010 at 12:49pm
Love Chelsea's wit and sense of humor, good for her1

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