Russell Brand A Repeat Hoster For The MTV Video Music Awards

00russ.jpgRussell Brand hosted the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards from the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood. And he’ll be doing it again in 2009, but this time from the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The award ceremony is scheduled for September 13 at 9 p.m. ET. From the MTV website:

“This year will be a controversy-free festival of love and discrete orgasms,” said the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star, who stirred plenty of controversy as host last year when he joked about the Jonas Brothers’ purity rings.

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“We are thrilled that despite numerous death threats from Jonas Brothers fans, Russell Brand has accepted our offer to put his life on the line and host the VMAs again this year,” said Stephen Friedman, general manager of MTV. “We’re also excited to be coming home to bring the most rambunctious night in music back to New York City.”