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Comedy Central's Jon Stewart named Grammy host

SANTA MONICA, California -- Those pop heavyweights better be able to take a joke.

The Grammys have named smart-aleck comic Jon Stewart, anchor of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," to emcee this year's awards ceremony.

"Jon's razor-sharp wit, comedic spontaneity and connection to the contemporary music audience will provide a perfect fit with our dynamic, talented and amazingly eclectic Grammy talent lineup," said Recording Academy President/CEO Michael Greene.

The 43rd annual awards ceremony will be February 21 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Performers include Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child, Eminem, Faith Hill, Elton John, Madonna and 'N Sync.



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