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Chelsea Handler hosting MTV Video Music Awards

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Good news for people who dislike Russell Brand -- Chelsea Handler is taking over as host of the MTV Video Music Awards this year. Don't worry, Katy Perry doesn't mind all that much, we're pretty sure.

"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 announced on the E! program this week. "Let the ass-kissing begin." At least she recognizes what her job is.

Besides the 35-year-old comedian and author, performers at the Sept. 12 show will include Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez and yes, the infamous Kanye West. If MTV knows what's good for them, they'll pencil in a surprise visit from Taylor Swift during his routine.

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