Who's Russell Brand and Why Is He Hosting the VMAs?

Who's Russell Brand and Why Is He Hosting the VMAs?-photo

British comedian Russell Brand is slated to host the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air live from Paramount Studios in L.A. on September 7.

So, you might ask yourself, "Who the eff is Russell Brand?"

American audiences had a chance to catch Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and in the Reese Witherspoon-produced flick Penelope earlier this year.

Brand will also star alongside Adam Sandler in this fall's Bedtime Stories. So in other words, no, you've never heard of him.

But let's point out some of his classier accomplishments! For instance, last month Russell was rumored to be dating carpet trash pro Phoebe Price. She apparently swooped in after Sarah Marshall made Russell a minor blip on the radar.

He was also a host on an MTV U.K. program, but got fired after coming to work dressed as Osama bin Laden on September 12, 2001.

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  • Opinionated Doc
    Opinionated Doc

    Russell Brand is a gormless twit and is also a mostly talentless and desperately unfunny comedian (have you ever seen his program "ponderland" ? it's dire) desperately trying to wring the max8imum out of what little talent he has, which isn't much. MTV hiring him as a host must show up as a sign of their desperation...