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Russell Brand To Host VMAs Again

Russell Brand To Host VMAs Again

Russell Brand will once again host the MTV Video Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in September and will have a West Side Story theme.

A pal of the 34-year-old British comedian tells The Sun: “He is over the moon. It’s the first time ever that the same host has been used for two consecutive years, which means a lot to him. He has had to promise not to offend the Jonas Brothers again though.”

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  • MarkyMark

    Love You Russell.

  • keggers

    why? he was bad the first time.

  • svenja**

    Totally up for that! Loved last year’s show.. so funny XD He is so hilarious.. love him :)

  • Jen

    That’s great news!!!! I loved him last year and have become a fan ever since!

  • Louise

    I’m not surprised he’s been asked to do it again, despite any “controversy” last time. He is a good man at heart and he deflects bad karma. Look how his career has been blossoming post all that Sachsgate nonsense. He’s an extremely competent stage perfomer, I’ve seen him live twice. Well done Russ.

  • Ju

    Is he going to let robert pattinson talk this time? hahaha

  • stephen

    Boo! He is funny. But the show has been going down hill for years. They need something fresh and fun.

  • bella

    why ask him back, he was horrible the first time?

  • Christine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uUJt3Plr1U&feature=channel_page

    HAHAHA russel brand dissing the jonas brothers, yet again!

  • adrianna

    i bet he’s going to talk about the not dissing the jonas thing at the show

  • SAB

    @keggers: oh yes he was!! take someone funny!

  • roosta

    yay!

  • Megan

    Why? Why? Why???
    I did not like him as host last year and I am not going to like him this year.
    I thought it was pretty low and stupid to diss the Jonas Brothers last year. It made me so mad!!!
    At least this year he cant diss them, but I am sure he will talk about how he cant diss them.

    I do not like this man at all. Not only because he dissed the Jonas Brothers but because something about him I just dont like

  • Kelsey

    Not him again…

  • http://justjared selina

    OH no not this scarecrow again.

  • Jen

    Oh god. Not him again. *sigh* I’ll have to pretend Brand isn’t there or something. I’ll watch this year’s VMAs only for an MJ tribute.

  • dani

    This is great news. He is nuts, but I love him anyway.

  • funkymonkey

    noooooooo!

  • shannon

    what the hell? he was horrible last year. i didnt even laugh at anything he said. if anything he was funny looking; ugh

  • nicole

    he is not funny. MTV is losing it. the people should vote who should be the next host.

  • chelsea

    ew, he wasnt even good and he offended too many people and made it akward. I hope they lose a ton of ratings because of this.

  • jonathan

    WHY!!!!!???!!!!!???

  • http://xtina-sensation.blogspot.com/ Andy

    WTH? He sucks!

  • me

    Boo! He was definitely not funny last year.

  • mertz

    good good. meants i’ll watch again this year. go on russell with your diction and insults. love it.

  • irish girl

    @Louise: Titally agree.
    .
    This man is gorgeous! That smile could melt my pants off. :)

  • irish girl

    @ Louise: TOTALLY agree. Darn it, I can’t type today!

  • DD

    Didnt Arsineo Hall do it like 4 times in a row??
    oh well, I love Russell !! he puts Arsineo to shame anyway…

  • piss_angel

    i would rather eat eyeballs.

  • Leah

    i’m british, nd wtchin last yrs VMA’s i felt so embarrssed because of him.why the hell is he hosting again ??? looks like this yrs VMA’s is going to be jus as shitty as last yrs SMH…

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    im sorry i just hate this guy
    i dont find anything funny about him
    i briefly watch the vma’s last yr and i heard he try 2 joke and it was horrible
    he’s a fug face 2

  • linda

    why??! kids watch the VMAs ya know

  • ali

    oh no! he is so annoying. urg!

  • youlikeme

    can’t wait, last year was awesome and i can’t wait for the vmas, the best awards show ever, it’s always sooooooo exciting

  • kaylyn

    @ Linda

    If you were upset by what your child watched on the VMAs last year, your child shouldn’t be watching MTV in the first place. 90% of the shows and music videos on MTV have sexual content. The Jonas brothers and the rest of the DISNEY crowd are at fault for dragging their younger audiences to watch mtv. (that is what the KCAs and TCAs are for).

    I thought Russel was very funny last year. Did he take it a little too far? Probably. But what comedian hasn’t?

  • Jermys

    Not only is Russell Brand intelligent and funny, he’s hot too. Way to go MTV for recognizing talent when you see it!

  • lyn

    are you serious? He wasn’t good last year. I agree with whom ever said he will probably make fun of the fact he can’t diss the jonas brothers

  • c

    I’m happy that he is hosting again this year!
    In my opinion he was the best part of the show last year!

  • black beauty

    he had a couple of funny jokes but he wasn’t all that funny

  • marisa

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Helen

    seriously?
    I love the JoBros but Russel Brand is hilarious!
    So what if he made fun of their rings? he just said what everyine else was thinking jeez get over it

  • jasmine jonas

    he better not offend the jonas brothers or ill hunt him down and ATTACK!

    =D

    lol

  • Luis F. Gomez

    I dont like that…. He looks all dirty and hi… I cant stand him…

  • kenza

    HE WAS THE WORST HOST EVER!! I seriously don’t understand why they asked him back.

  • carmenusha

    idk, i don’t realy liked this host :P
    hope he doesun’t say anything bad or good bout them cuz it will kinda akward 4 theM..
    I’M 100% he is gonna say something about Keving getting married xD

  • carmenusha

    *i’m 100% sure he is

  • GO AWAY RUSSELL!

    All I have to say to is: GO AWAY RUSSELL BRAND! I watched the VMA’s last year and first off, he was TERRIBLE as the host. He was absolutely rude and offended way too many people. I don’t like the Jonas Brothers and a lot of the people that he made fun of, but that still doesn’t mean he has the right to go diss them the way he did. He is a terrible person for doing it and I will not be watching the VMA’s this year because of what he has said. You people who think that insulting other people is funny, just go away. You are all terrible people if you believe that insulting other people is a funny thing to do. People are so messed up! And it’s people like Russell who encourage other people to act the way he does. Seriously, JUST GO AWAY RUSSELL! YOU’RE NOT FUNNY AND YOU DESERVE TO BE HUMILIATED LIKE OTHERS HAVE!!!!!!! ACTUALLY, YOU DESERVE TO BE HUMILIATED WORSE THAN THEY HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adrienne

    Wow, come on guys. Calm down. Clearly someone out there enjoyed his performance last year, why else would MTV ask him to come back?
    I totally understand and respect why some people were offended, but sad reality is, most comedians do that, but this was just on a much larger scale.
    If you didn’t enjoy him last year, just don’t watch it this year. No need to get so worked up over a TV show.

  • kHADIJAH

    I love Jb and I can take it when people diss on them. But Russel Brand wasn’t funny to me. I just think he ran out of material that’s why he kept using them over and over again.

    If it was my choice I wouldn’t have picked him again

  • Jacob

    Bad move by MTV but not surprising. The channel has been a joke for the last 10 years anyways. All they show are crappy reality shows. They probably would get higher ratings with having Heidi and Spencer from the Hills host the VMAs than Brand. Brand just isn’t a funny man.
    I wonder if he will call Bush a retarded cowboy fellow. Will he use joke about Sarah Palin and her daughter? Or will he have some balls and joke about Obama and his wife? I mean if Brand really wanted to start controversy, he should tell a really dirty or inappropriate joke about Obama’s wife.

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