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New host for MTV awards

Late-night host Chelsea Handler will host the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard.com reports. The comedian announced the gig Wednesday night on her E! talk show, "Chelsea Lately." "Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop you think of 'Chelsea Lately,' " Handler told her audience sarcastically, "and that's why I'll be hosting the show." Handler has hosted "Lately" for three years and penned several bestsellers. The comedian joins a long list of comics who have hosted the show, including Eddie Murphy, Jimmy Fallon and Russell Brand, who hosted the past two VMAs. The ceremony is set to air on MTV on Sept. 12.


'Idol' judges revealed soon

"American Idol's" returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe stopped short of saying the judges have been chosen for the show's next season, but did indicate a decision probably will be announced in about three weeks on Ryan Seacrest's Los Angeles radio show Thursday. Lythgoe said while the decisions may have been made already, the ongoing contract negotiations generally slow down the process. Several published reports have indicated that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will be a judge on the show's 10th season.


Bloom, Kerr expecting

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom are indeed expecting their first child together, the Australian model tells the Spanish edition of Vogue in its September issue. "Yes, I am pregnant. Four months along," says Kerr, 27, confirming much buzz about a possible baby after the couple announced their engagement in June, then quietly wed in July.


Prime-time Grammy nods

The Grammy nominations once again will be unveiled in a prime-time special despite two years of low ratings, The Associated Press reports. The Recording Academy announced a Dec. 1 live broadcast of the nominations. It will be part of a concert special on CBS at 10 p.m. This will be the third year the nominations have been announced this way, after years of revealing them at a morning news conference. The Grammys will air live Feb. 13 on CBS from Los Angeles.

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