No One Is Hosting This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards


We have an unhealthy relationship with MTV’s Video Music Awards. While we’re never exactly what you’d call excited to sit down and watch the show each year, thanks to precious pop culture moments — like Michael Jackson smooching Lisa Marie Presley or Britney Spears dancing with a gigantic snake — we feel obligated to tune in. So you can only imagine how intrigued we were to read that MTV couldn’t find anyone to host this weekend’s ceremony. Maybe most comedians feel just as ambivalent about the VMAs as we do?

This will only be the third time that the VMAs have been host-free since launching back in 1984. Before making the decision, Amy Doyle, the awards show’s executive producer, told Billboard, “We feel we got it right by putting new talent on the stage like Chelsea [Handler] and Russell [Brand]. We’re really challenging ourselves to find the right person so that the show feels complete.” We wonder what happened with that. We’re also curious: Do you think it really matters? [via Vulture]