05 October 2010

Justin Bieber will host Punkd on MTV



This just in: 'Punk'd' has Bieber Fever.

MTV is reviving Ashton Kutcher's prank show with Justin Bieber as the host and Mr. Demi Moore producing, deadline.com reports.

The show, which debuted in 2003, was a "Candid Camera"-style reality show in which then-host Kutcher used a variety of gadgets and trickery to prank unsuspecting celebrities.

Some of its more famous victims included Beyonce Knowles, Dwayne Johnson (then called The Rock), Lindsay Lohan and Justin Timberlake.

The original "Punk'd" went off the air in 2007, although deadline.com reports the revival has been quietly gaining steam and will go into production next year.

Future host Bieber is no stranger to pranks himself. Last month he reportedly nailed a state trooper in the crotch with a water balloon before he was set to perform at the Maryland State Fair; the teen icon's bodyguard managed to diffuse the situation before the Biebs was reprimanded.

The hosting gig isn't the only good news for Bieber this week: Billboard reports that the singer, along with Lady Gaga, is fast approaching one billion views on YouTube. The teen pop star, who was discovered in part thanks to homemade YouTube videos, currently has the site's number one clip, the "Baby" music video, with 345 million hits.

NYDAILYNEWS



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