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VMA Host Chelsea Handler Gets Wacky Advice From Aziz Ansari


Maybe by now Aziz Ansari has recovered from the spoof-creating, joke-spewing, celebrity-razzing intensity of hosting the MTV Movie Awards in June. He's had time to process his moments sharing the screen with Justin Bieber and the "Twilight" kids. In short, he's a veteran, and as he looks forward to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (September 12), the comedian has one piece of advice for host Chelsea Handler: Do drugs!"You know, I just did a lot of cocaine in the weeks leading up to it, just to keep my energy up so I could stay up and write material," he joked during an interview with MTV News. "It's a lot of work."Of course, he can laugh about his preparation now, but a couple of months ago, Aziz was furiously prepping for the biggest gig of his life. "I've watched 'Twilight' a bunch. I've watched 'Avatar' 400 times," he told us back in April. "I've been stalking Daniel Radcliffe."OK, maybe Ansari is always joking. But then again, so is Chelsea Handler. Of Justin Bieber, she told us recently, "He's a two-face is what he is. He acted like we were in a committed relationship, and then he was prancing around with Kim Kardashian on the beaches like they're a couple."So if Handler isn't going to embark on a whirlwind romance with young Bieber in preparation for the VMAs, perhaps she might be wise to listen to what Aziz has to say."I would just say, if you're not using cocaine, start using it so you can really get your energy up and keep going and get stuff done because it's a lot of work," Ansari advised Handler. "But you'll have a lot of fun and it'll be a blast."The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12. The party starts with MTV News' VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET.