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VMA host Kevin Hart comes to Kristen Stewart's defense

September 06, 2012|By Matt Donnelly
  • Video Music Awards host Kevin Hart came to the defense of actress Kirsten Stewart during the live show, urging people to move on after her cheating scandal. Stewart is pictured here with Robert Pattinson (left) and Taylor Lautner.
Video Music Awards host Kevin Hart came to the defense of actress Kirsten… (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

MTV Video Music Award host Kevin Hart is Team Bella.

At the top of Thursday's VMA broadcast, after One Direction scooped a trophy for best pop video, Hart decided to pontificate on the tabloid scandal involving Kristen Stewart and her recent indiscretion with married director Rupert Sanders.

"You can't stop me," Hart said of going there. "I want to talk about Kristen Stewart. Everybody's mad at Kristen Stewart for making a mistake."  

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Hart informed those in the Staples Center that didn't know KStew, long rumored to be dating her "Twilight" costar Robert Pattinson, was photographed canoodling with the "Snow White and the Huntsman" director, married to former model Liberty Ross.

"If she did, so what? It's over. Move on," he said.

But don't give a comedian like Hart a setup and not expect a punchline.

"Look on the bright side, they now part of the seven dwarves," he joked. "You got sleepy, grumpy, adultery, cheating ... one big bubble."   

That wasn't so bad. Only potential awkwardness: Pattinson is set to attend the VMAs, with costar Taylor Lautner, to introduce a clip of "Breaking Dawn Part 2." See you at the, um, after party?

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