Worked With:

Jimmy Kimmel

Jay Leno

Conan O'Brien

Julianne Hough

Katy Perry

Kendall Schmidt

Jennifer Hudson

Fred Armisen

James Marsden

Dan Castellaneta

Russell Brand News

Home > Actors > B > Brand, Russell > News

Brand,_Russell news RSS feedSubscribe to Russell Brand RSS news feed!

Russell Brand Reveals Why He Won't Appear At SXSW

3/14/2015 12:03pm EDT
Russell Brand Won't Promote His Doc At SXSW Because Experience W
British actor and comedian Russell Brand has decided not to appear at this year's South by Southwest fesitval in Texas to promote his documentary because the film left him feeling "sad." The star was scheduled to deliver a speech before the premiere of filmmaker Ondi Timoner's documentary about him, "Brand: A Second Coming," but he has decided to skip the event.

Brand said in a statement, "Some time ago, when I was a newly recovering junkie sinking my teeth into succulent transatlantic fame, we were contacted by a respected filmmaker who asked if I'd like to make a documentary about happi...

Why Is Russell Brand Sticking Up For Bruce Jenner?

1/21/2015 1:48pm EST
Russell Brand Says 'Stop Bullying' Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner has an unlikely champion in controversial comedian Russell Brand.

Brand revealed on his news series, "The Trews" that he supports Jenner and believes that 'transphobia" should not be tolerated. This is in response to an InTouch Magazine cover which depicted the former Olympic athlete as a woman.

“Transphobia seems to be the most recent and encouraged form of prejudice, now that racism and homophobia are not tolerated,” the comedian stated.

“It’s such a celebration of the worst aspects of human values. What this does is it sanctions people being judgmental and cruel toward t...

Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2015

1/1/2015 10:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2015
Welcome to 2015 – Big milestones start at around forty so we thought we'd take a look back to the year of 1975 to see who was born that year and what major events transpired.

In 1975 the Vietnam War officially ended as communist forces took Saigon. The average price of gasoline that year was .72 cents while work on the Alaska Pipe Line began. Other historic notes included BIC's launch of the first disposable razor; Microsoft became a registered trademark; Motorola obtained the first portable mobile phone patent; the Altair 8800 microcomputer was released and Ex-teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa va...

Mane Attraction: Male Celebs We Like Better With Long Hair

8/3/2014 11:00am EDT
Male Celebs We Like Better With Long Hair
Throughout the years, some of Hollywood's hottest male celebs have sported hair-raising looks that have either enhanced their overall beauty of made them look desperately in need of a shower. While some of them have rocked longer locks, others appear to be in a desperate bid for attention for something other than their less-than-stellar skills. The following actors continue to make female hearts beat years into their careers. The long and short of it, these guys make long hair look good!

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt's career spans close to 30 years and in that time, he has run the gamut of hai...

14 Infamous Celebrity Sex Legends

7/12/2014 10:00am EDT
14 Infamous Celebrity Sex Legends
Some celebrities are famous for their movies, philanthropy and overall contribution to their craft. Then there are some whose external private activities supersede their dedication to their craft and become their main story. These celebrity sex legends have become known in the press for their prowess and problems in the bedroom. Many regret their actions while some glorify in them. One way to keep the press at bay about your private activities, don't make them public! Here are 14 of the most infamous celebrity sex legends of all time.

1. John Mayer

Music's most notorious womanizer may...

15 Celebrities You May Not Realize Are Bipolar

5/23/2014 3:00am EDT
15 Celebrities You May Not Realize Are Bipolar
In April 2011, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked in to a mental-health facility in Connecticut and was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, a mental illness that includes long periods of depression alternating with episodes of mild mania.

She reluctantly talked about her condition the following year on "Good Morning America," telling viewers: "You know what? I'm sick of talking about it because I never wanted to be the poster child for this. I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out.

"I dealt with it in the best way I could and that was just saying that, 'Look, hey, I'm bipo...

15 Celebrities Who Desperately Need Makeovers

5/16/2014 3:00am EDT
Miley Cyrus
These celebrities need an intervention - of the fashion kind. Either they look terrible and need help reinventing their images or they've had the same look for years and need to change it up a bit.

Miley Cyrus stunned fans in the summer of 2012 when she chopped off her famous "Hannah Montana" locks and dyed her hair platinum blonde. She made the bold move nearly two years ago, and we'd like to see her do something different again. She's a risk taker, so why not go red or brunette?

The singer has been traveling around for her "Bangerz" tour and has recently taken to raunchy stage antics wi...

Russell Brand Wins Lawsuit Against 'The Sun'

5/8/2014 5:33pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has won a lawsuit against The Sun for a story claiming he was cheating on his girlfriend Jemima Khan with model Sophie Coady.

According to the BBC, Brand's lawyer John Kelly said the comedian immediately contacted The Sun to inform them their claims were false, but the tabloid refused to remove the story. "The claimant's distress was increased as a result of the defendant's initial refusal to remove the article from the newspaper's website, or to withdraw the allegations and publish an apology," the lawyer claimed.

Brand lashed out at the paper soon after the story was publi...

11 Celebrities That Have Signed Up To Go To Space

4/16/2014 2:00pm EDT
11 Celebrities That Have Signed Up To Go To Space
Richard Branson's spaceflight company Virgin Galactic has been slated to begin commercial space flights for the year 2014 and some of our favorite celebrities have signed up to take flight. These eleven celebrities are willing to risk life and limb in order to observe the stars for the mere cost of $200,000.

Space tourism is a hot topic among the rich and famous and these celebs have jumped at the opportunity to make the trip into orbit for a two-and-a-half hour voyage. Discover if your favorite celebrities are making the journey for the total of six minutes of weightlessness.


Rumor Patrol: Full-Frontal 'Fifty Shades', Julia Roberts Pregnant, More

12/14/2013 3:03pm EST
Fifty Shades of Grey
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Full-Frontal Nudity In Fifty Shades of Grey: We knew the film adaptation of Fifty Shades would be steamy - but now rumors are saying stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson could be completely naked in scenes of the erotic film.

Verdict: Leaning True. While it has not been confirmed, there are several hints the film is headed that way. For example, producer Dana Brunetti said in a recent interview there ...

GQ Removes Russell Brand From Magazine Following Nazi Comments

10/11/2013 4:07pm EDT
Russell Brand
GQ has removed Russell Brand from their Man of the Year issue after he made connections to the awards show sponsor's ties to Nazi Germany.

Last month, Brand took on fashion Brand Hugo Boss for making Nazi uniforms in the 40s. "Also glad to grace the stage where Boris Johnson just made light of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, meaning that GQ can now stand for 'Genocide Quips.' I mention that only to make this next comment a bit lighter. 'Cause if any of you know a little bit about history and fashion, you’ll know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. And the Nazis did have f...

Katy Perry Had Suicidal Thoughts Following Split From Russell Brand

10/1/2013 7:04pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry went through a dark spell following her split from British comedian Russell Brand.

The singer reveals in a new interview with Billboard magazine promoting her upcoming album "Prism" that new track "By The Grace Of God" deals with the low point in her life during the days following Brand's divorce filing in December 2011. She even hints that she considered suicide.

"That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, 'Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?'" She tells Billboard.

"All the songs are real-life moments," she adds. "I can only...

Barbara Walters Apologizes For Scolding Katy Perry During 2011 Interview

10/1/2013 4:12pm EDT
Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry has received an apology from Barbara Walters over a 2011 interview prior to which Walters scoldedthe singer for being late to their scheduled chat.

Katy shared the story with Billboard magazine, prompting The View host to offer a half-hearted apology.

"When I got there, I apologized immediately (for being late)," Katy said, "but then she said to me, 'You know, I've only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?'"

The interview was held just weeks before husband Russell Brand filed fo...

The Strangest Celebrity Couples

9/29/2013 12:07pm EDT
The Strangest Celebrity Couples
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...

Russell Brand 'In Love' With Jemima Khan

9/17/2013 1:07pm EDT
Rusell Brand and Jemima  Khan
The woman Russell Brand refers to in his recent op-ed in the Guardian has been identified as political journalist Jemima Khan.

Brand recently penned an article in the newspaper to discuss his well-publicized incident at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. The Comedian brought up sponsor Hugo Boss' connection to Nazis (the German company made Nazi uniforms) as was escorted out. However, he also off-handedly mentioned a new woman in his life.

He wrote, "I'm not typically immune to the allure of objectified women, but I am presently beleaguered by a nerdish, whirling dervish, and am eschewing all...

Russell Brand Kicked Out Of GQ Event For Mentioning Hugo Boss's Nazi History

9/5/2013 5:07pm EDT
Russell Brand
GQ wasn't thrilled when comedian Russell Brand brought up their sponsor's ties with Nazi Germany.

Hugo Boss was footing the bill for British GQ's Men of the Year awards, where Brand was given the Oracle Award. His speech, however, left GQ fuming.

Brand said to the crowd, "Any of you who know a little bit about history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look f--king fantastic, let's face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality."

Brand then did an exaggerated goose s...

Russell Brand Slams Transsexual Romance Rumors

9/5/2013 2:29pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has denied reports he had an affair with transsexual British TV star Lauren Harries, insisting the tale is his "favorite media lie ever."

Harries, who shot to fame in the 1980s as a child star and TV antiques expert, claimed she romped with Brand back in 2006 after they met on a U.K. show he was hosting.

Talking about their fling, Harries was said to have told Britain's Daily Star, "I felt a surge of electricity. I had sex with Russell."

Katy Perry's ex-husband has now taken to his Twitter  page to share his side of the story, admitting he has slept with many women in the...

Russell Brand Discusses UK Drug Problems And Other Issues

6/23/2013 1:20pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand shared the stage with the Mayor of London for a debate about drugs on a U.K. TV panel show this week.

Brand, who is a recovering heroin addict, spoke candidly about his past drug problems as he sat alongside Mayor Boris Johnson on BBC current affairs program Question Time on Thursday.
He said, "I don't think drug laws (in Britain) are working because people take drugs all the time. People will take drugs because of social, psychological and emotional reasons. For me it's not about the drug laws, it's about treating people with addiction issues in a compassionate and empath...

Katy Perry Spills About Exes Russell Brand & John Mayer, Is Still 'Madly In Love' With The Singer

6/18/2013 10:00am EDT
Katy Perry
In a new interview with Vogue magazine, Katy Perry discusses her broken marriage to Russell Brand and her on/again, off/again romance with John Mayer.

The July cover girl explains that she hasn't spoken to her ex-husband in over a year and a half. They wed in India in 2010.

"He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011," she explained.

Perry, 28, partially blames their split on her success. "At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times...

Russell Brand Proclaims He 'Didn't Cheat On Katy Perry'

6/6/2013 6:43pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand is obstinate he was faithful to his ex-wife Katy Perry as he is always "diligently monogamous" when he is in a relationship.

The British comedian became known as a serial womanizer before he gave up dating and settled down with Perry in 2010. Nevertheless, the couple's marriage didn't last long, and they were divorced last year.

Now, the 38 year-old actor has open up to insist he didn't do anything to compromise his union, and actually enjoys staying faithful to one woman.

He tells Britain's Esquire magazine, "When I'm in a relationship I'm diligently monogamous and stic...

Russell Brand's Fling With Teresa Palmer Prevented Him From Having Sex With Extras

4/18/2013 11:52am EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has opened up about his brief, four-month relationship with his 2008 "Bedtime Stories" co-star Teresa Palmer.

The actor said he tried to keep himself from falling in love with the actress, even going as far as hiring his hypnotist friend Paul McKenna help make him believe the Australian star wasn't as attractive as he thought she was.
His plan failed, so Brand let things happen naturally.
On Tuesday, he told Conan O'Brien, "She was so beautiful and so radiant that when I looked at the beauty I thought, 'If I have that beauty in my life, everything else will not matter...'...

Gru & His Minions Are Back With Cool Cars, Gadgets And More In New 'Despicable Me 2' Trailer

3/19/2013 9:27pm EDT
Despicable Me 2
It's almost time for Minion madness again as super-villain Gru (Steve Carell) and his three adopted daughters get set to embark on a whole new adventure in Despicable Me 2.

"Gru's back in the game with cool cars, gadgets and weapons!" Gru exclaims in the new trailer, released Tuesday.

This time around Gru is recruited by the 'Anti-Villain League' to use his expertise as a villain to help stop a new bad guy (Al Pacino) from taking over the world.

"Despicable Me 2" hits theaters July 3. Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Moises Arias, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher and Russ...

Mitch Winehouse and Russell Brand Join Forces To Raise Substance Abuse Awareness

3/11/2013 5:15pm EDT
Russell Brand
Amy Winehouse's father has joined forces with British comedian Russell Brand to tackle the "woefully underfunded" drugs and alcohol education schemes in U.K. schools.

Mitch Winehouse is launching the Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme across fifty London schools on Tuesday to help fill a "worrying knowledge gap" about youth substance misuse.

Winehouse tells British newspaper the 'Daily Star,'

 "Everyone wants their kids to make informed choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol. But it's such a complicated subject to understand, especially when you look at all the new legal...

Russell Brand Refutes Demi Moore Romance Rumors

2/1/2013 12:43pm EST
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has brushed off reports suggesting he is Demi Moore's latest toy boy, insisting he only knows the actress through yoga class.

Brand, 37, was linked to the Ghost star, 50, last month, but he is adamant there is no romance between them.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Demi Moore, as far as anything more physical goes - she's just at yoga. I really like her, she's really lovely. I just see her at yoga. She's an older lady, she's incredibly beautiful but that's that."

The British comedian admits he is a big fan of yoga, and even invited his classmates into his house i...

Russell Brand Brings Homeless To Apartment For Meal

9/16/2012 12:07pm EDT
Russell Brand
Comedian Russell Brand showed off his charitable side by taking a homeless man to his apartment in Los Angeles for a bath and a hot meal.

The Get Him to the Greek star was photographed leaving a yoga session in L.A. when he noticed the topless man sitting on a sidewalk and offered to help him out.

The man, identified only as 'Thomas', told Brand he wanted a burger, but the funnyman insisted on taking him home to cook him a more nutritious meal.

An onlooker tells British newspaper The Sun, "This guy Thomas was in a bad way. He'd been lying on the floor and talking to himself. On leavin...

Russell Brand Spotted With Geri Halliwell

8/28/2012 2:23pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has sparked rumors he is romancing former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell after they were spotted enjoying a day out together in London.

The funnyman met up with Halliwell backstage at the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony in the U.K. capital earlier this month and they were subsequently snapped enjoying an outing with the singer's daughter Bluebell at Hampton Court Palace over the weekend.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun that the pair is dating, but neither Brand nor Halliwell had commented on the report as WENN went to press.

Brand divorced Katy Perry earlie...

Russell Brand Responds To Reports Of His Death

8/27/2012 1:41pm EDT
Russell Brand
British comic Russell Brand saw the funny side of a death hoax which swept the web over the weekend.

The star was the latest in a long line of celebrities to be the target of Internet pranksters, who claimed he had died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

However, the Brit managed to take the lies lightly, mocking the rumors on his page. He wrote, "Bloody hell. I better cancel the milk," along with a link to the fake death post.

Brad Pitt, Jeff Goldblum and Denzel Washington have all previously been victims of death hoaxes.

Russell Brand: 'I'd Rather Be A Drug Addict'

8/5/2012 10:52am EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand would rather be a drug addict than a famous comedian and actor.

The Get Him To The Greek star, who previously battled drug addiction, made the shocking confession while filming BBC Three documentary Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, due to air in the U.K. this month.

In a clip obtained by Britain's The Sun newspaper, Brand watches a recording of himself smoking heroin in a small apartment in London's Hackney and, despite being clean from drugs for 10 years, the star admits he still has cravings and sometimes wishes he could give up his current life in favor of how...

Russell Brand's Opinion Of London Olympics Changed By Opening Ceremony

7/30/2012 11:00pm EDT
Russell Brand
Comedian Russell Brand felt an unexpected surge of British pride while watching the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on Friday after previously dismissing the big Olympics event as "propaganda".

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star was one of an estimated four billion people around the world who tuned in to watch the launch of the sporting spectacular, which saw appearances from stars like Kenneth Branagh, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and comedian Rowan Atkinson, and a James Bond-themed sketch featuring Queen Elizabeth II with 007 hunk Daniel Craig.

Filmmaker Danny Boyle, who s...

Russell Brand Was 'Really, Really In Love' With Katy Perry, Wanted Kids

7/19/2012 9:44am EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand opened up about his marriage to Katy Perry during an interview with Howard Stern. The couple tied the knot in India in October 2010. The actor says distance and busy schedules led to their divorce, which was finalized on Monday.

He explained, "(Before) we got married, I just thought, 'I've got to marry her, I just love her so much.' And then we got married and I thought, 'OK, this isn't really working out.'

"I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other... We were together when it was right to be together, and when it wasn't we worked it out.....