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Official: Chelsea Handler Will Host MTV Video Music Awards

August 19, 2010 (6:54 am) GMT
The 'Chelsea Lately' host announces the VMAs news during an August 18 episode of her TV show.

Just hours after MTV announced , , and are added to the already star-studded line-up of Video Music Awards, took it to her own TV show "Chelsea Lately" to reveal that she has been handed a hosting duty for the upcoming show.

During the Wednesday, August 18 which features guest , Handler 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 [the show]." She then jokingly urged her staff to vie for the extra tickets MTV handed to her. "Let the ass-kissing begin," she said with smiles.

Chelsea Handler now officially joins the hall of comedians list which hosted VMAs in the past years. They include two-time VMAs host , , two-time host , , four-time host Arsenio Hall and .

The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night, September 12 at 9 P.M. ET/PT. , , , , and have been previously announced as presenters. , and are the other musical guests. Meanwhile, is recruited as the house band.

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