LOS ANGELES (AP) He does comedy, writes books and mixes it up with the hottest stars. With all this, who needs swimming?
Certainly not Michael Phelps not anymore, at least. But as a presenter at the 2008 Video Music Awards, all that fresh Olympic bling will certainly help.
The swimmer who took home a record-breaking eight gold medals from the Beijing Games joins Miley Cyrus, Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan and Ciara as presenters at the VMAs on Sunday. British comedian Russell Brand will host.
Phelps will also host the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live."
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu of "High School Musical" will also present , as will "Twilight" actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
The network also announced performers Katy Perry, T-Pain, Lupe Fiasco and The Ting Tings.
They'll join Rihanna, Pink, Paramore and T.I., who will be making his first appearance at a major awards show since his arrest right before an awards ceremony last year. The Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne and Kid Rock are also scheduled to do their thing onstage.