VMAs Fade to Black
Jack Black turns 37 on Aug. 28. Three days later, he gets to throw a really big party.
The star of “Nacho Libre” and “King Kong” has been tapped as host of MTV’s Video Music Awards, which will air live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31. It’s his first turn as host of the VMAs, though not his first hosting gig on MTV; he hosted the network’s Movie Awards a few years back.
And why, MTV President Christina Norman, did you choose Mr. Black for the honor this time around?
“Jack Black is the perfect mix of comedy, rock, irreverence, and star power that will set the tone for an amazing show,” Norman say. “His love of music and impeccable comic timing will rock the VMAs, NYC, and the entire world.”
Jack, your thoughts? “My plan is to bring the thunder. I’ve got my top men working on it as we speak in my thunder laboratory. Radio City Music Hall will never be the same.”
Black has several movie projects in the works, including “Tenacious D in ‘The Pick of Destiny,'” which is due in theaters in November. He also co-stars in “The Holiday,” a romantic comedy with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet that’s due in December.
Shakira and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the leading nominees for the Video Music Awards. They’ll each be up for seven honors, including video of the year.