Chelsea Handler to Host VMAs

Published: August 19th 2010
in Culture » Television

Chelsea Handler
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Chelsea Handler will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. The Jewish comedian is only the second woman to host the awards show solo, following Jewish actress Roseanne Barr.


Handler is the host of the hit E! late night talk show Chelsea Lately. The 35-year-old comedian is also the author of three best-selling books, including Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.


"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 said on her TV show Wednesday night.


She will be joined at the VMAs by a number of performers and presenters, including Canadian Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Florence and the Machine, Ashley Greene and B.o.B. Viewers can vote for their favourite artists by visiting With the exception of the Best New Artist contest (which fans can vote on until Sept. 12), voting for most categories closes on Aug. 24.


Handler will be coming to Toronto to perform a live show at Massey Hall on Dec. 11. For more information visit

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