Rebel Wilson to Host MTV Movie Awards on April 14


“The network made the announcement Thursday with a first look “trailer” during the Jersey Shore season finale in which Wilson is billed as the “star” of the upcoming Movie Awards.”[THR]

She’s hilarious, she’s Australian, and she’s plus-size. Which is why MTV made the big announcement yesterday that Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson was going to host its annual MTV Movie Awards come mid-April when the pomp and circumstance of the Oscars is long forgotten.

The network made the announcement in a hilarious parody trailer that featured her bff and roommate Matt Lucas as a dastardly villain in what seemed to be a typical Hollywood action thriller, only to reveal that it was Rebel herself who was the hero(ine) in chains. We’re looking forward to the show, especially if she sings with those mega pipes of hers. And she has to be better than past hosts like Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, and Sarah Silverman.