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Russell Brand will host the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Let the mayhem begin

Russell Brand is set to host the 2012 MTV Movie Awards June 3.

Russell Brand hosted MTV’s Video Music Awards in 2008 and 2009, and now, with Russell Brand taking leading roles in films such as Rock of Ages, which hits theaters next month, the comedian is ready to move into the milieu of movie awards.

“This MTV Movie Awards will be more impressive than The Avengers, and you won’t have to wait an hour for someone to Hulk out,” Russell Brand said Thursday.

Russell Brand being Russell Brand, he didn’t stop there with his comments about hosting the awards.

“MTV Movie Awards incorporates two of my favorite things. Movies and Awards. If somehow group sex could be involved it would be the greatest night of my life,” Russell Brand said of the gig.

President of MTV Stephen Friedmen said of the decision, “With his amazing ability to span the full spectrum of comedy from the most high to lowbrow, Russell’s smart, unpredictable wit uniquely connects him to our audience. His rock-n-roll sensibility and fearlessness give us the perfect partner with whom to take a leap of faith with as we meld the worlds of movies and music together on one very special night.”

Russell Brand is very likely to say or do some unexpected things. In fact, the first image that comes to mind is a little kid with a water hose pointed straight at his parents. You want to say, “You better not,” but he’s going to do it regardless. The question is not if Russell Brand will do something outrageous, but when, and to what extent, and at whose expense.

Past hosts include Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Justin Timberlake, and Sarah Silverman joined this apparent boys club once, too.

Blockbusters and the critically acclaimed films of the past year resonated with the MTV audience, so this year’s MTV Movie Awards will include nominees such as Drive, The Descendants, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids.

Other stars that will grace the stage this year are Emma Stone, Kristen Stewart, and Mark Wahlberg to name a few.

Brand will most likely take this opportunity to plug his new show Brand X, which is set for a June 28 premier on FX, and his upcoming film Rock of Ages. But will he crack any jokes about his recent divorce from Katy Perry? It’s more likely that he’ll leave that broken relationship out of his bit, but if he does reference the ordeal, it will hopefully be at his own expense, avoiding low-blows to his ex.

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