Iggy Azalea named MTV host

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Iggy Azalea named MTV host

NEW YORK - Pop star Iggy Azalea is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV said Thursday that the singer featured in the summer hits “Fancy’’ and “Problem’’ will provide a running commentary on fashion during the annual awards show on Aug. 24 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The following night, Azalea will channel her inner Joan Rivers for an MTV fashion recap show under the “House of Style’’ banner.

“House of Style’’ ran on MTV from 1989 to 2000 and was briefly revived last year online. Azalea will do the same thing this summer, starring in a series of online-only shows visiting vintage clothing stores and discussing the connection between music and fashion.

The Web episodes will begin appearing on Aug. 4.

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