By Mike Bruno
Updated August 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT


Even if Kanye behaves himself at this year’s VMAs, Chelsea Handler, who just announced tonight on her E! talk show that she’s hosting the Sept. 12 event, should provide plenty of morning-after quotables for the blogosphere. So why did MTV choose her? “This has been a huge year for hip-hop and rap, and it is well-known that I have the closest ties with these communities — musically and sexually,” Handler explains. “I am to rap and hippity-hop, what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex.”

The list of stars planning to hippity-hop on down to LA’s Nokia Theater for the 27th annual VMAs next month include scheduled performers Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Drake, B.o.B, and Florence + The Machine, and presenters Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez, and Ne-Yo.

Whaddya think, PopWatchers? Think Handler can handle the VMAs? Who is the greatest VMAs host of all time? Do you even remember who hosted last year?* What’s more likely, Kanye acting the fool again, or Handler racking up a hefty tab in FCC fines during MTV’s live event?

* – It was Russell Brand