Kimmel to Host American Music Awards

Late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel (search) will host the American Music Awards for the second consecutive year when the three-hour special airs live Nov. 14.

"It is an honor to be nominated and I promise that my duet with Christina Aguilera will be a performance that will not be soon forgotten," Kimmel joked Monday. ABC will carry the Music Awards.

The comedian, writer, producer and sports prognosticator is the host of the network's late-night gag show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," which features a diverse lineup of guests that he described as "celebrities, athletes, comedians, musical acts, human interest subjects and dangerously crazy people."

Dick Clark, who produces the annual American Music Awards (search), said Monday he was excited to have him back as the show's host.

"He showed last year that his unpredictability and ability to react to situations around him allows him to bring a unique sense of humor to the stage and to keep the show moving at a fast pace," Clark said.

Further details on the special, along with announcements of presenters and performers, are still under wraps. Nominations for the American Music Awards, meanwhile, will be announced Tuesday.