Russell Brand has signed on to host the 2012 MTV Movie Awards!
The 36-year-old has hosted before, for the MTV Music Video Awards in 2008 and 2009. “This MTV Movie Awards will be more impressive than `The Avengers,’ and you won’t have to wait an hour for someone to Hulk out,” Brand said Thursday.
Brand has a new movie coming out, ‘Rock of Ages’, which hits theaters next month. This will be his first time hosting the movie awards.
Executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic, who worked with Brand on the VMAs, calls the actor-comedian “such a brilliant talent.”
“He brings the funny but he also has that rock `n’ roll aesthetic,” he said.
The top contenders at the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards are “The Hunger Games” and “Bridesmaids,” which have eight nominations each, including bids for best cast, breakthrough performance and movie of the year. The show also includes offbeat categories such as best kiss, best fight, and best on-screen dirtbag. Fans can select the winners by casting votes online.
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg are among the stars set to appear at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which will be presented June 3 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., and broadcast live on MTV.
In other Russell news, I’ve been seeing more and more reports lately that he really regrets dumping ex-wife Katy Perry, and some sources claim he sees it as the “biggest mistake of his life”.
Does Russell Brand want a second chance with Katy Perry?
Maybe, if you believe Italian magazineGrazia.
In this week’s issue, the Italian tabloid alleges that Brand sent his ex-wife an emotional email in the hopes of reconciling. According to the Daily Mail,Brand told Perry that divorcing after 14 months of marriage was a “mistake.”
So what triggered Brand’s reported change of heart? Seeing photos of the 27-year-old popstar cozying up to “Florence and the Machine” gutarist Robert Ackroyd at last month’s Coachella Music Festival, an unnamed source told the tabloid.
Brand, 36, filed for divorce in December 2011, just 14 months after he wed the singer.
Even if he does think it was the biggest mistake of his life, I hope he doesn’t even go there. Not that I actually know what happened, but he sure came off like a creep during the whole thing. I mean c’mon, Katy’s song “Piece of Me” kind of sums the whole thing up, doesn’t it?
Source 1, 2 Photos: Fame/Flynet
Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 6:06am
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