Chris Rock to host MTV Video Music awards in August

NEW YORK: Chris Rock, the host of the Emmy award winning show "Chris Rock show" will be back as host of the MTV Video Music Awards. The 20th annual awards show will be held on 28 August at Radio City Music Hall.



An Associated Press report states that Rock, the 37-year old comedian, is going on a cross-country club tour to prepare for the eagerly awaited event.

Recently, Rock has been focusing on films the past few years, including Down to Earth - a remake of Heaven Can Wait; Bad Company with Anthony Hopkins; and this year's Head of State - his directorial debut, in which he starred as a presidential candidate.


But after having hosted the awards show in 1997 and 1999, Rock feels that much of the comedy springs organically from the antics of the invited guests and high profile presenters.

"You watch people host these shows who change outfits eight times in the show. No watch the show. That's the most important thing," Rock was quoted as saying in the AP report.

"Half the time the presenters don't read what's on the cue cards and you never know when Diana Ross is going to grab Lil' Kim's (breast), and you'd hate to miss that because you're putting on something from Banana Republic."

Rock was referring to one of the more outrageous moments in Video Music Award history in 1999, when Ross fondled rapper Lil' Kim's left breast, which was covered only in a lavender pasty.

Looks as Rock definitely enjoys every moment of the MTV music video awards.

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