Russell Brand to host MTV Movie Awards in June

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Russell Brand speaks on stage during Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball at Radio City Music Hall on March 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Amnesty International) Kevin Mazur

Russell Brand speaks during Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball at Radio City Music Hall on March 4, 2012, in New York.
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(CBS/AP) Russell Brand has signed on to host the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

"This MTV Movie Awards will be more impressive than 'The Avengers,' and you won't have to wait an hour for someone to Hulk out," Brand said Thursday.

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The 36-year-old comedian has hosted the MTV Video Music Awards twice, but this will be his first time as emcee of the MTV Movie Awards.

The top contenders at the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards are "The Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids," which have eight nominations each, including bids for best cast, breakthrough performance and movie of the year. The show also includes offbeat categories such as best kiss, best fight, and best on-screen dirtbag. Fans can select the winners by casting votes online.

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg are among the stars set to appear at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which will be presented June 3 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., and broadcast live on MTV.

Brand stars in "Rock of Ages," which hits theaters next month.

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