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Jonas Brothers steer clear of VMA controversy

September 10, 2008 |  3:05 pm


With eight time zones between the Jonas Brothers and the Hollywood home of last Sunday's VMAs, they finally weighed in on host Russell Brand's skewering of their purity rings at the event to the BBC in his native Britain. Per the BBC report:

Nick Jonas told Newsbeat: "For us it's cool to see that he recognizes we are gentlemen." Brand later apologized to the boys for the jibe during Sunday's ceremony, which was held in Los Angeles.

The question is, did Brand misjudge the audience? Kevin Jonas replied: "I think he focused on certain things and didn't move off of them. People's attention spans in America need more than that. ... [Nick Jonas] said: "I think he did a good job. We saw him on 'Conan O'Brien' and thought he was hilarious."

With endorsements like that and such stellar ratings for the awardsfest, will Russell Brand become the first back-to-back host for the festivities since Arsenio Hall had a four-year run as emcee beginning back in 1988?

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