Chelsea Handler had a number of memorable moments as VMA host on Sunday, and [artist id=”3274550″]Katy Perry[/artist], who is engaged to two-time VMA host Russell Brand , is giving the funny lady her seal of approval. There’s no VMA-host beef here.
“No, [Russell] didn’t ask me how they compared, but he asked me how she did and I think, contrary to whatever rumors or whatever Internet stuff or whatever, I was in stitches,” she told MTV News. “I thought she was so hella funny.”
True to form, not only was Handler funny, she was also a bit controversial, taking lighthearted jabs at everyone from Taylor Swift to Lindsay Lohan. And that resonated with Perry. “She said some stuff that I was like, ‘Oh my god, girl! You’re not gonna get away with this. You’d better watch your back when you get offstage!’ ” she recalled. “She definitely crossed lines, but I love a woman that can cross lines.
“I thought some of her skits were hilarious. And even the video stuff that she did, they were really well-thought-out. I don’t know who helps her with some of it … whoever did it … and I know a lot of it’s her ’cause she’s funny just off the cuff,” she continued. “She did a great job, fantastic! I would love to see her again.”
One of Handler’s real-life pals, Natasha Bedingfield , praised her friend last week before the show. “I love her so much. She’s going to be amazing,” she told MTV News. “She’ll probably be the best one you guys have ever had, I think. She’s just amazing. I love her, and she’s always very honest, and I appreciate that, because there’s always a lot of people who kiss your ass all the time in this business. And it’s just nice to be with someone you just feel comfortable with and you know they’re not going to blow smoke.”
The Moonmen have all been handed out and the stars have gone home, but there’s plenty of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards news, interviews, behind-the-scenes scoop, party reports and more still to come, so keep it locked on MTVNews.com.