This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on September 7, 2008 and will be hosted by British comedian Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Brand recently sat down with Gawker Media run Defamer to take their American Pop Culture Literacy Test (written by Kyle Buchanan).
On Lindsay Lohan:
Russell: “Lindsay Lohan is an actress…She’s become notorious for her off-stage and -screen exploits and her tabloid lifestyle. I believe she has been connected to drugs, sauciness, and sexiness in equal measure, though she seems like a nice girl to me.”
Defamer:” She does love the Brits. She had a British boyfriend, and now she’s got a British girlfriend.
Russell: Her girlfriend is British?!…That’s fantastic! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Lindsay Lohan for her promotion of English sex.”
On The Jonas Brothers:
“The Jonas Brothers is a band. They’re all actual brothers and they all came out of the same womb, where many have said they studiously rehearsed their instruments. How the Jonas Mother was able to keep an amp in her uterus is one of the greatest mysteries, because them boys were born already possessing an incredible talent.”
On Christian Bale’s Assault Case:
“In England, we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved. Christian Bale, I believe whilst in a restaurant, rolled his eyes at the lighting. That is an offense punishable by five years in prison in the United Kingdom. I admire Christian Bale and I think he’s one of the greatest living actors on the planet currently, but we cannot shirk when it comes to good manners. If it’s true that he also dropped a napkin on his way to the lavatory, then I think that he should possibly receive the death penalty.”
On the Upcoming US Presidential Election:
“I think that the idea of democracy is an illusion and regardless of who becomes president, the status quo will maintain power. It’s irrelevant who you select as the totem of power in the country, because the country will be run in the same way — but I would rather have a black president than a white one. I would have ideally liked a hermaphrodite president…one can only hope that the rights of hermaphrodites will be recognized! Yeah, a hermaphrodite president — I just haven’t found a hermaphrodite whose policies I agree with, even though I do like the idea of having mutual, opposed genitals.”
More hilarity to ensue as Brand hosts this year’s MTV Music Video Awards. Tune in on September 7th!