Russell Brand

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Jonas Brothers, beware!

MTV has just announced that Russell Brand is returning as host of this year's Video Music Awards.

Brand came under attack during his debut last year for cracking jokes about the JoBros' purity rings...

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks was so taken aback that she took the British bad-boy comedian to task when she hit the stage to introduce a performance by T.I.

"It's not bad to wear a promise ring, because not everybody—guy or girl—wants to be a slut," Sparks said

Brand, of course, didn't let things rest there. Returning to the stage, he said, "I don't want to piss off teenage fans. Promise rings, I'm well up for it. [But] a bit of sex, it never hurt anybody."

Wonder who Mr. Brand will be targeting this time around? Miley Cyrus, anyone?

MTV also announced this morning that the show will include performances by Taylor Swift and British rockers Muse.

This year's show will be telecast live from New York's Radio City Music Hall Sept. 13.

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