Kevin Hart to host MTV Video Music Awards

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2011 file photo, Kevin Hart poses backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. It was announced on Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, that Hart will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 6 at the Staples Center. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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Kevin Hart poses backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 28, 2011.

(CBS/AP) Kevin Hart isn't just the host of next month's MTV Video Music Awards, he's also part of Hollywood's hottest new couple.

The comedian stars alongside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in a video posted Wednesday on MTV's website. Hart tells the pair he's hosting the VMA show and that paparazzi are trying to get a look at "the new 'it' couple," even though they would actually be a trio. He says, "I'm talking about Kev-Ye-Kim."

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The video shows a casually clad Kardashian and West, who is up for two Video Music Awards, lounging on the end of a bed. When West asks what Hart means, he offers other possible couple nicknames, including "Ye-Kev-Kim" and "Ye-Kim-Kev."

Hart has appeared in the films "Think Like a Man" and "The Five-Year Engagement." In 2011, he hosted the BET Awards.

The MTV Video Music Awards will be presented Sept. 6 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Rihanna and Drake lead the pack of nominees with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations.

Check out the video with Kardashian and West: