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British comedian will helm the Los Angeles event

Russell Brand will host this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, it was announced today (July 24).

The British comedian and former ShockWaves NME Awards Show host, is known primarily to US audiences for his turn as the rock-star boyfriend in the film ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and will present the event, which takes place September 7 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Previous VMA hosts include Jack Black and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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