Hosting MTV’s Video Music Awards can be a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. During Thursday’s show run-through, VMA host Chelsea Handler worked on hitting her marks, and we captured behind-the-scenes footage of her talking with her crew.
“This is really disgusting,” the funnywoman deadpanned to the crew gathered around her. “This is really dirty. I don’t feel so good.”
Of course, we’re not exactly sure what she was talking about, but we do know that Handler has been sizing up her post-VMA hookup possibilities. When MTV News interviewed her earlier, Handler talked about which rappers she might like to canoodle with once her hosting gig has wrapped up — including multiple nominee Eminem.
“I’ll probably have sex with him after the show is over,” Handler said. “Probably. I don’t see why I wouldn’t.”
Another potential Handler hookup? Master beatmaker Swizz Beatz. She digs the newlywed producer’s handle. “I like Swizz Beatz, just because I would like to yell out in bed, ‘Swizz Beatz! Keep it coming!’ ” she said.
Handler is also stoked to be in the presence of Lady Gaga. “She’s pretty successful right about now. She’s got some good music,” Handler said of Gaga, who has a record 13 VMA nods. “She’s got a lot going on.”
Plus, Handler loves Gaga’s fashion.
“It’s always a jackpot, isn’t it?” she said about Gaga’s fashion choices. “Whatever she wears is amazing. You could watch her for hours just eat cereal. You don’t even need the cereal.”
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday. The party starts with MTV News’ VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET/PT.