Chelsea Handler to Host This Year's MTV VMAs!

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MTV's censors better get ready: Chelsea Handler will host this year's Video Music Awards!

MTV announced Wednesday that the raunchy comedian and Chelsea Lately host, 35, will emcee the big show, broadcast live from Los Angeles  on September 12.

"Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop you think of Chelsea Lately," Handler joked on Wednesday's Chelsea Lately. "And that's why I will be hosting them."

Handler is taking over for British comic star Russell Brand, who hosted the past two awards shows.

Another outspoken personality scheduled to appear: Kanye West, who will perform at the show one year after he infamously interrupted Taylor Swift onstage.

Other big performers of the night: Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez.

Who's up for the most Moonmen trophies? Lady Gaga, who leads the pack with an impressive 13 nominations, trailed by Eminem's 8 nods.

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