The gag is… Keke Palmer does not work jobs, she is a job.
If you were at all concerned about Keke Palmer’s career prospects following the cancellation of Strahan, Sara & Keke, you shouldn’t be. In fact, the multitalented entertainer will be multitasking in the coming months, scoring two high-profile gigs we’ll likely all be “keke-ing” about (sorry, was that corny?)
First up: As reported by the New York Post, Palmer was just announced as the host of the 37th annual MTV Video Music Awards, set to take place in New York on August 30 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, just days after the actress and singer celebrates her 27th birthday on August 26.
“We’re thrilled to have the multitalented Keke Palmer as this year’s ‘VMAs’ host,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming and events for ViacomCBS Media Networks, the parent company of MTV. “Keke is an energetic force and a quadruple threat with unmatched comedic wit who will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”
It’ll also be intriguing to see how the always over-the-top production adapts to our new normal—and how it might set the stage for award shows to come. This year’s VMAs will be the first major awards show held in-person since the onset of the pandemic and resulting social distancing guidelines.
Of course, we’ll be watching safely from the comfort of our homes, as we will for Palmer’s other new project, the rebooted and highly anticipated The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder on Disney+. On Thursday, Disney announced Palmer is joining the cast as an original character.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ DREAMS COME TRUE! https://t.co/vgwmibrurS
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 6, 2020
Of course, Disney+ still hasn’t announced a premiere date for the reboot, but we’ll be waiting. Will you be tuned into either one of these projects?