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Russell Brand prepares for closeup on MTV



Russellbrand The name Russell Brand may mean absolutely nothing to you now. But that should change Sept. 7, when the scraggly-haired British comedian will host the MTV Video Music Awards.

Brand is best known for his role as oversexed rocker Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but the former British MTV VJ is a huge star overseas for his quick wit and wildly rock-starrish antics (getting addicted to heroin, coming to work dressed as Osama bin Laden on 9/12.)

“I didn’t mention (that) to them when they offered me this gig,” Brand told E! Online, “which leads me to believe that they haven’t investigated my career history too closely.”

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]


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