Sugar Bits — Russell Brand To Host MTV Video Music Awards


  • Russell Brand will host this year's MTV Video Music Awards, which takes place September 7 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. — NME
  • Peaches Geldof could be sacked as host of ITV2’s iTunes festival coverage as bosses at Apple are apparently furious about her reported collapse from an alleged drugs overdose at the weekend. — The Sun
  • Heath Ledger's role as The Joker in The Dark Knight has made it into the top 10 of a poll of UK film fans to find the ultimate villain. Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter came in at number one in the poll by Lovefilm.com, with Heath's performance taking the number nine spot. — Press Association
  • Addressing reporters at a press conference for The Dark Knight in Barcelona yesterday, Christian Bale spoke briefly about his recent arrest, saying "It's a deeply personal matter. I would ask you to respect my privacy in the matter". — People
  • Simon Cowell has been voted favorite reality TV villain in America, with fellow American Idol star Paula Abdul declared the worst reality TV judge in a poll released on Thursday. The programme itself was voted best reality show on US television in the AOL Television survey. — Reuters
  • Jonathan Ross criticised Britain's Got Talent judges Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden on The Charlotte Church Show last night, saying "Simon knows what he’s talking about but Amanda and Piers, they’re just a waste... I’m not a fan of the show". — The Sun

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