Chelsea Handler is the host of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
Her opener was a bit weak. I did like how she came in under the guise of being Lady Gaga, but her speech overall left something to be desired. I like the fact that made fun of Snooki and of Kanye West's madness the year before, but aside from that, her performance was less than notable.
Chelsea Handler's jokes were pretty good throughout the VMAs. The line "Mariah Carey can't be here tonight because tomorrow is Nick Cannon's first day of preschool" (or something like that) was pretty funny.
The segment where Chelsea tried to remove Justin Beiber's hair because she swore it was a wig was pretty good too. Would I say Chelsea Handler's the best host ever? Absolutely not. But were her skits good? Yeah, I would say so.
I will admit that I enjoyed Justin Beiber's performance, and I am not a Justin Beiber fan by nature. He put on a great show, though.
Taylor Swift put on a great performance, and Drake was also phenomenal. I've got to say, though, I'm biased towards Drake because I've been a fan since his Degrassi days.
As much as it pains me to say this, even the B.o.B. performance was good. I specifically do not like B.o.B. as an artist. In fact, I despise his song "Airplanes," and I think it's a raging waste of Hayley Williams' excellent talent. However, she sang the song well live, so it gave the song some redemption. I really don't like her singing in the recorded version.
Overall, the highlight of the 2010 VMAs were the musical performances. These were good. The musical performers really performed. They didn't stand on stage and simply sing; they put on a show. This must have been an absolutely thrilling experience for live viewers in the VMA audience.
Random VMA stuff
Lindsay Lohan's appearance on the show was interesting. It was interesting that she was willing to bring her alcohol problems to light, but it wasn't done in a particularly funny or entertaining way.
There was a rumor going around that Nicki Minaj and Drake were secretly married. I'm going to say this isn't so, as one of Nicki's lines when presenting an award had to do with her being single.