Chelsea Handler to Host VMAs
"I am to rap and hippity-hop what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex," E! star jokes
Wisecracking author and E! talk-show host Chelsea Handler has been tapped to liven up the MTV Video Music Awards as host of the Sept. 12 show.
Handler, 35, the author of three humor books and host of Chelsea Lately on E!, says she fits the part – sort of. “This has been a huge year for hip-hop and rap, and it is well-known that I have the closest ties with these communities – musically and sexually,” she joked in a statement. “I am to rap and hippity-hop what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex.”
And if she doesn’t have a high profile in the music industry, well, that’s just too bad. “It’s an MTV audience, so I’m sure some people won’t know who I am,” she tells The New York Times. “But by the end of the show, I won’t know who anybody is, just like I don’t now.”