Chelsea Handler to Host MTV Video Music Awards

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The MTV Video Music Awards just got a lot funnier... and racier.

Comedian Chelsea Handler - who has never met a sex tape joke she didn't embrace - will host the live ceremony on September 12. She takes over for Russell Brand, who handled the festivities each of the last two years.

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"Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop you think of Chelsea Lately," the host joked on her talk show last night. "And that's why I will be hosting them."

The VMAs are always a popular special, but will likely draw higher ratings than ever this year: Kanye West is scheduled to perform, a year after infamously interrupting Taylor Swift's speech on stage at the same event.

Other artists set to take the stage include Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez; while Lady Gaga leads the pack with a record 13 nominations.

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