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MTV VMAs: Show is better sans host, says former N'Syncer [Video]

August 28, 2011 |  7:28 pm

MTV threw audiences for somewhat of a loop this year when the network decided at the last minute that the telecast go sans an outrageous host.

J.C. Chasez, former N'SYNC band member and current judge on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," has been to a fair share of VMAs since his boy-band days. And on the black carpet at Sunday's event, he said he thought the network made a smart move in putting together a show without its usual emcee.
"It's a new approach, and I think it might be great," said Chasez, who estimated he had been to 10 VMA ceremonies. "What I find interesting is -- essentially, it's a music show, so I don't know how many comedians we need telling jokes, anyway. So it might be great to just get to your favorite artist, get to the music, get to the award."

Despite his longtime friendship with Britney Spears, however, Chasez said he wouldn't be a part of the evening's tribute to the pop star.

"I'm too old, man," he joked, when asked if N'SYNC might help to honor Spears. I think that anybody who's had success for 10 years probably deserves a pat on the back. ... She's found something that people are just drawn to, and she has a rapport with the world that is unlike anybody else."


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