We're pumped to see what comedian Kevin Hart will do during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, especially since he recently said he studied another comedian - Chris Rock - to get pointers for the show.
"He taught that it's okay to laugh at yourself. I think that's a great tone to put the VMAs in," Hart said of how the former host inspired him.
"The beauty of me being the host is you don't know what to expect," he told reporters on Tuesday. "Nobody is off limits. I think it's my job to put the room in a place where people can relax and have a good time. And the best way to do that is to show people they can poke fun at themselves."
The "Think Like a Man" actor is hot right now, so we foresee a lot of good things for his hosting gig. However, we can't say the same for these other celebrities that hosted the VMAs. Check out who really sucked it up during their performances.
Chelsea Handler is a hilarious comedian on her E! show, "Chelsea Lately," but it didn't seem like she was well-suited to take over the hosting on the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The New York Times called her "among the worst [hosts] in the show's history," but Handler took all the criticism in stride.
"I had a really great time last night," she said after the show. "And for anyone who thinks I didn't do a good job, f*** off."
So, there you have it.
Russell Brand - like Handler - is a hilarious comedian. However, most of his jokes fell flat when he hosted the 2008 MTV VMAs. He took pot shots at everyone from the Jonas Brothers to George Bush. Mostly, he poked fun at celebrities who choose to stay chaste until marriage. This prompted former "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks to strike back.
"It's not bad to wear a promise ring because not every guy and a girl wants to be a slut, OK?" she told the audience.
"I feel a bit bad that I keep talking about their chastity and I'd like to take this opportunity to say no one ever have sex again," Brand quipped after the show.
"It's a mad idea. What a way to spend an evening."
MTV decided to do something a little different in 2007 when they opted to air the VMAs from the Palm's Resort & Casino in Las Vegas with no host. It turned out to be a big cluster of chaos - including Britney Spears' now-infamous opening performance. Let's just say we're glad they only did that for one year
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