As you may have guessed from the headline, Chelsea Handler will host MTV’s Video Music Awards this year. She becomes the first woman to host the VMAs since
Russell Brand last year Roseanne Barr in 1994 Julie Brown in 1987. Say what you will about her comedy (“Handler? I hardly tolerate her!”), it would be impossible for her to be less funny than Russell Brand has been the last two years.
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 Justin Bieber. [MTV]
The show will be preceded by two weeks of MTV talking about how culturally important the VMAs are and recapping every CRAAAAA-ZAYYY moment of the last 25 years. Then during the show something stupid will happen and we’ll all talk about it. Spoiler alert: Lady Gaga will wear something abso– YO LADY GAGA I’MA LET YOU FINISH BUT MADONNA HAD THE WILDEST VMA PERFORMANCE OF ALL TIME!