MTV VMA’s 2011 Host is….Noone?
In a surprise move by MTV, the network has decided not to hire a host for this year’s Video Music Awards. Executive producer of the show, Amy Doyle, previously told Billboard:
“It’s going down to the wire. Hosting is such a unique element. We feel we got it right by putting new talent on the stage like Chelsea and Russell (Brand). We’re really challenging ourselves to find the right person so that the show feels complete.”
Last year’s host Chelsea Handler got a so-so reaction, but Russell Brand’s hosting duties in 2008 and 2009 proved to be an excellent introduction of him to American audiences. Althought there won’t be a host, we can still expect plenty of star power this weekend. Performers include Adele, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and more.
The show airs this Sunday, August 28 at 9pm. Will you be watching?