MTV has tapped British comedian/actor Russell Brand to host this year’s Video Music Awards, live on Sept. 7, 2008, in Hollywood. If you read this site, then you already have learned that this is how Brand plans on converting his title as the U.K.’s hottest stand-up to our American shores and inlands. It shouldn’t be a problem for him, really, as he already has worked for MTV in the U.K. For those of you who need brushing up on your Russell Brand, you can read what I’ve written about him here.