Chelsea Handler explains why she's perfect for the VMAs hosting gig

Credit: Brandon Hickman/E! Entertainment

Even if Kanye behaves himself at this year’s VMAs, Chelsea Handler, who just announced tonight on her E! talk show that she’s hosting the Sept. 12 event, should provide plenty of morning-after quotables for the blogosphere. So why did MTV choose her? “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,” Handler explains. “I am to rap and hippity-hop, what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex.”

The list of stars planning to hippity-hop on down to LA’s Nokia Theater for the 27th annual VMAs next month include scheduled performers Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Drake, B.o.B, and Florence + The Machine, and presenters Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez, and Ne-Yo.

Whaddya think, PopWatchers? Think Handler can handle the VMAs? Who is the greatest VMAs host of all time? Do you even remember who hosted last year?* What’s more likely, Kanye acting the fool again, or Handler racking up a hefty tab in FCC fines during MTV’s live event?

* – It was Russell Brand

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  • dropper

    Chelsea Handler just doesn’t give a f**k, so this should be good.

    • Holly

      doesn’t give a f**k = she is ignorant and stupid. Yay, let’s watch another stupid American who is proud to be stupid! So refreshing!

      • paul

        I agree Chelsea Handler is annoying but like McDonalds she has serviced alot of men

      • partsman

        Holly…. you know you always have the right to not watch so we dont have to hear your comments the next day…. yet you wont change the station…. you will be glued to the tv… yes even laughing

      • Brian

        Yes…yes…another stupid american. Didn’t Russel Brand host the past two years? Yeah, his humor is soooo much smarter. *cough*

      • Jess

        Hey Holly, Shut the F*** up you ugly B****.

      • UGH

        Unfunny and butter-faced.

      • B

        @UGH: How is exactly is someone “butter-faced”? LMAO

      • Tracy Madsen

        @Holly – This is the MTV VMA’s – did you really expect it to be intelligent? And most of what she says is on a comedy roundtable and not meant to be very thoughtful. She even makes fun of it herself, and the E! network.


        I really hate Chelsea. Stop trying to make “shadoobie” and “coslopus” happen, it’s never going to happen! I honestly wouldn’t mind her if E! didn’t rerun her terrible “comedy” 442 times a night. I can’t just ignore her raspy man voice because her show is *always* on. OMG how groundbreaking, she makes fun of the E! network and *gasp* herself?! WOW! She’s relateable!

      • @B

        Butter faced as in everything looks good but-her-face.

    • Chris P.

      Chelsea is going to be awesome. Way better than Russel Brand by a freaking mile. She will be great.

    • john

      Hey MTV – get ready for the FCC to call….better be quick on the [bleep] button

      • Me?

        MTV is not a broadcast channel, so they are not subject to the FCC restrictions

  • jujubeans

    Better than Russell Brand

    • rj631


  • Bernice

    This is great I love her. I also love it because she’s not going to be afraid to make fun of a lot of people like other host are. This is gonna be great.

    • Liz

      Great. She can tell more of her lame jokes about fat women and homely people. That’s her whole schtick — to make fun of how other people look. Too bad none of her “jokes” are actually funny.

      • Daxx

        Unlike all of the lame, self-important “stars” who are clogging the airwaves with their crap. Perfect host for the event.

  • Allison


  • Chappel

    Watching her trying to read the teleprompter without screwing up should be a hoot.

  • Shannon


  • Jaime


    She is a hot mess on her show and doesnt give a f**K!!! Thats why i love her. She is who she is!!!

    This is going to be interesting.

  • Delvin C.

    I wasn’t gonna watch this year but now that I know she will be hosting I definitely gotta see this!!!

  • love_soup

    I can’t wait–just to see what crap comes outa her mouth! I just hope she isn’t too pre-drunk so she can make fun of people properly and not slurr.

  • Ty

    They better not let her have to much to drink…I saw her live it was funny and she was bordering on drunk….the last host I remember liking was Chris Rock. That was also when jlo’s butt was in it’s prime.

  • Dave

    Hmm. I wasn’t planning on watching this year since all the MTV awards shows over the past few years have been dreadful, but now I may have to give it a shot for Chelsea.

  • Vivi

    The best MTV Music Awards I have ever watched was on 9-9-99. Chris Rock was the host. And he was effin’ awesome.

    • Jeff C.

      Best VMA year by far. There’s never been a better host than Chris Rock.

      • Friggin Tommy Noble

        Yeah, and there won’t be.

    • mscisluv

      I was thinking the exact same thing. Best VMAs in ages was 9-9-99, and Chris Rock was fantastic.

  • slymamaw

    She is going to slice & dice with no holding back. I’ll watch just for her.

  • ShannonW

    This may not be as fun because MTV may try to tame her (good luck). I sure would hope B.o.B and Haley would perform their chart-topping song together. It’s odd, they must not like each other. They didn’t record the song together, do the video together, and didn’t perform it live when I saw him on the BET awards. Going to be a cool show anyways hopefully.

    • rey

      alot of artists on collaborations never meet.
      i remember a few years back shaggy did a song with janet jackson. he complained at o point in time did he even speak to her, not even over the phone.

    • Chels725

      B.o.B. is going to be touring w/ Paramore this fall.

    • katy

      From what I’ve seen they are actually friends. Their schedules probably just don’t always mesh.

  • Gato

    she will destroy all those losers!! HAHAHAHAHA

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