Russell Brand roped in to host MTV Awards

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London, July 25 : Funnyman Russell Brand has been roped in to host this year's MTV awards.

The wild-haired comic star will be pocketing millions of dollars by becoming the first Brit ever to present the prestigious American show in September.

And that's not all, apart form his MTV feat, he has also landed a role in the sequel to his breakthrough US movie 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' and a second Adam Sandler film after finishing filming of 'Bedtime Stories' with the comic.

"The MTV gig is a huge deal for Russell. He will be beamed into living rooms right across America - everyone will know who he is by the end of the night," The Mirror quoted a source, as saying.

The source added: "It's going to be tough but he has handled live awards shows before. And his stand-up gigs in America have gone down a storm so he should get some encouragement in that."

While the Americans are seemingly hard to please, Brand, who hosted The Brits in 2007, may have the crowds rolling in the aisles with his one-liners.

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