The last time that MTV let Russell Brand near a microphone, things got a little ugly between the British comedian and teen fans of Jordan Sparks and The Jonas Brothers. But I guess all is forgiven, because MTV has announced that Brand will be back hosting the 2009 MTV Video Awards.

During last year's telecast Brand cracked wise about The Jonas Brothers' display of Purity Rings and caused a bit of ruckus over his comments. But, if you are wondering if we are going to see a more 'traditional' Brand on this year's telecast, I wouldn't worry, Brand told MTV, "This year will be a controversy-free festival of love and discrete orgasms". I guess even when he's trying to play nice, the man is strange with a capital 'S', and I can only assume that MTV is praying that Brand's unpredictability when it comes to speaking his mind will add up to some big ratings for the show.

Considering that just a little over a year ago, most of us had never heard of the strangely funny comedian, you have to admire his ability to get his name out there. Since his breakthrough role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Brand has been piling on the projects. including remakes of Arthur and Drop Dead Fred. First up will be his reprisal of the great Aldous Snow in the Sarah Marshall follow-up, Get Him to The Greek, which will hit theaters in spring 2010, but an MTV gig will get him just that little extra bit of publicity.

After the jump; Brand's take on last years VMAs...
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