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Russell Brand Says 'Brand X' Will Be About Truth, Not Glitter

June 27th, 2012 3:04pm EDT
BRAND X WITH RUSSELL BRAND
Since Russell Brand came to America, he has been a controversial comedian from his jokes as MTV Movie Awards host to his short-lived marriage to Katy Perry. That’s nothing. In the UK, he’s pulled stunts as outrageous as dressing as Osama Bin Laden on September 12, 2001. He’s always been open about his addictions and struggles in his personal memoirs and stand-up act. Now he has a talk show on FX, where he can speak his mind every week.

Introducing Brand X to the Television Critics Association, he said that all media coverage is a distraction from what’s really important. Of course he said ...
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Kristen Bell: 'Russell Brand Is Such A Softie'

June 25th, 2012 1:45pm EDT
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell has risked ruining Russell Brand's womanizing reputation by branding him the biggest "softie" she's ever worked with.

The pair teamed up on Forgetting Sarah Marshall, in which the outlandish Brit played a rock star version of himself.

They had to act out several raunchy sex scenes in the hit comedy, but rather than take advantage of catching his co-star half-naked, Bell insists Brand was the perfect gentleman.

She tells Britain's You magazine, "Russell Brand is such a softie. His public persona is just an act. I think that person exists in him, but I don't think that pers...
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Russell Brand Has Outburst Over Katy Perry Questions

June 17th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Russell Brand
Funnyman Russell Brand flew into a rage during a U.K. TV interview after he was quizzed about his split from Katy Perry.

The British comedian was promoting his new movie musical Rock Of Ages on The Graham Norton Show when the Irish host asked him about his failed marriage.

Brand looked into the audience at his mom Barbara in the front row, then turned to Norton and accused him of making her tear up.

He ranted, "My mum is here. She got upset when you dragged up my marriage. I saw her cry, Graham. That's the reality because it's real people, Graham, that's my real mum. I have come here ...
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The Ladies Turned Heads At 'Rock Of Ages' Hollywood Premiere

June 9th, 2012 9:03am EDT
'Rock Of Ages' Hollywood Premiere
The star studded cast of Rock of Ages took to the red carpet yesterday for the world premiere of the movie. The event was chuck full of A-listers including the likes of Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, and many others.

We must say the guys attending seemed to dress on the casual side, some sporting jeans and scruffy beards. The gals on the other hand looked stunningly sexy. Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as 80's pop star Debbie Gibson turned some heads. Check out out the photo gallery of the event and let us know ...
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Russell Brand Looking To Hook Up With Charlize Theron At MTV Movie Awards?

June 3rd, 2012 12:43pm EDT
Russell Brand and Charlize Theron
Comedian Russell Brand, who will host tonight's MTV Movie Awards, is planning to re-introduce himself to Charlize Theron after his first meeting with the Oscar winner ended in humiliation.

The Rock Of Ages star met the South African beauty at a party once and didn't recognize her, missing an opportunity to make an impression because he was acting "like an idiot."

"[Theron]'s amazing, isn't she? "I met her and it was embarrassing," he says, "I messed it up bad. I met her and didn't recognize her. I was at a party and I was looking at birds (women). She came over and said something untoward...
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Russell Brand Wants To Be Cut Out Of Katy Perry's Documentary

June 1st, 2012 11:33am EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has requested that his ex-wife Katy Perry takes out any and all footage of himself from her upcoming documentary Part of Me - because he's afraid that the film will make him look bad.

A source told The Sun, "When she first decided to make the movie in 2010, Russell agreed to be filmed on the condition he got to see the final edit.

"Being a fly-on-the-wall documentary, he knew full well that it was going to be warts and all - and wasn't best comfortable with that. But Katy persuaded him to do it.

"Now they have broken up, she can keep whatever she wants in the film."

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Russell Brand Declares He Still Loves Katy Perry

May 17th, 2012 1:21pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand has opened up about his feelings for his soon-to-be ex-wife Katy Perry, insisting he has nothing but love for the pop star despite their split.

The funnyman filed for divorce from Perry at the end of last year, but refuses to speak ill of his former partner because he had a great time during their short marriage.

In a pre-taped interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on Thursday, Brand says, "I still love her as a human being, but, sometimes when you're in a relationship, I suppose it doesn't work out.

"That doesn't mean I regret it or anything. I was very happy t...
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MTV Movie Awards Host Russell Brand Just Wants To Make People Happy

May 10th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Russell Brand
MTV has once again tapped Russell Brand to host the MTV Movie Awards. The controversial standup comedian is known to reveal a lot about his personal life and take digs and popular culture, but he tells reporters his only goal is to make people happy. He spoke to the Television Critics Association in January about his FX late night show Strangely Uplifting, and offered perhaps a key into his point of view as a performer.

“I don't see myself or my role as a malevolent jester attacking people who are already being attacked,” Brand said. “The role I think of the comedian or the trickster is to...
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Russell Brand To Host 2012 MTV Movie Awards For Third Time

May 10th, 2012 12:03pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand will be bringing his unique brand of comedy to the MTV Movie Awards when he hosts them June 3. It will be the third time has hosted the awards ceremony.

"MTV Movie Awards incorporates two of my favorite things. Movies and Awards. If somehow group sex could be involved it would be the greatest night of my life," said Brand to MTV.com.

Brand's previous hosting gigs were not without controversy. He called Britney Spears the "female version of Christ" in 2008 when her career was "reborn." He also implored the crowd to vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election and referred t...
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Russell Brand Humiliates Heckler Who Taunted Him About Katy Perry

May 8th, 2012 9:44am EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand unleashed a string of insults at a man who heckled him at a stand-up gig in New Jersey on Saturday after taunting him about his ex-wife, Katy Perry.

The star, who filed for divorce from the singer in late December, was performing a show at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City as part of a live tour.

But his set was continually interrupted by a member of the audience shouting out "Katy Perry", and Brand decided to take revenge on the assailant by turning the spotlight on the male and hurling a number of disparaging remarks at him.

Halting his comedy show, he said, "I wanna se...
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Angling For Role In The Next 'Hangover'

April 23rd, 2012 12:49pm EDT
Get Him To The Greek
Sean 'Diddy' Combs has sparked rumors he is fishing for a cameo role in the next The Hangover sequel after he was spotted meeting with director Todd Phillips.

The rapper has been pursuing an acting career over the last few years, landing a two-episode role in CSI: Miami, a slot on Hawaii Five-0 and a part opposite Russell Brand in 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek.

He also won his first Oscar in February after working as an executive producer on sports documentary Undefeated, which was named Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

Combs is now said to be going after a role in t...
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Katy Perry Dating Florence And The Machine's Guitarist?

April 19th, 2012 11:52am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has sparked speculation of a new romance after she was snapped hand-in-hand with Florence And The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd at California's Coachella festival.

The I Kissed a Girl hit-maker split from husband Russell Brand in late 2011 and was rumored to be dating French model Baptiste Giabiconi after they were pictured looking close on several occasions earlier this year.

Perry hinted to fans last month she is unattached, posting a cryptic tweet which ended "singleandsatisfied" - but she's now been linked to rocker Ackroyd.

The pair was spotted in the crowd at the I...
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Madonna Inspired Katy Perry's 3D Concert Film

April 9th, 2012 9:16am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has credited pop queen Madonna with inspiring her upcoming 3D concert movie.

Perry invited a camera crew to film her California Dreams Tour for Part Of Me, which will feature live footage and touch on personal issues including her failed marriage to Russell Brand.

The singer admits plans for the forthcoming documentary were inspired by the Material Girl and her 1991 film Madonna: Truth or Dare, which chronicled the pop icon's Blond Ambition World Tour.

She tells Teen Vogue, "Madonna is everything to me, and that movie is amazing, because it caught her at a time when she was...
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Tom Cruise Sings Bon Jovi's 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' In New Trailer For 'Rock Of Ages' (Watch It!)

April 3rd, 2012 9:34pm EDT
Rock Of Ages
The new trailer for this summer's sure-to-be-hit musical Rock Of Ages, starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin and Mary J. Blige was released Tuesday, and if you look close enough (near the end) you can catch Cruise, as aging rocker Stacee Jaxx, belting out a few lines of Bon Jovi's classic "Wanted Dead Or Alive".

The film features the music of numerous 80s hair bands, including Def Leppard, Journey, Poison, and Warrant.

Check out the trailer below!

Will you be going to see Rock Of Ages at the movies this summer? Let us know below in the com...
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Katy Perry To Perform In India For The First Time

March 30th, 2012 10:15am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry is preparing to stage her first performance in India - two years after marrying Russell Brand in the country.

In October 2010, the pop star exchanged vows with Brand in a lavish Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, the same location where the Brit proposed, but the couple has since filed for divorce.

Now, Perry is returning to India for a different type of celebration - she's agreed to sing at the opening ceremony of cricket's Indian Premier League in Chennai on April 3rd.

And the California Gurls hitmaker admits she's thrilled to finally be able to perform for her Indian fans.

S...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Hop'

March 27th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Hop photo
Can a film really sustain feature length about...the Easter bunny? We’re gonna find out with our Blu-ray review of the new flick "Hop," out now from Universal Home Entertainment. Follow the colored review eggs below!

Title: "Hop"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: James Marsden, Russell Brand, Gary Cole

Director: Tim Hill

Rating: PG

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.HopMovie.com

The Flick: "Hop" definitely seems designed for kids, but I was surprised at how engaging it still was for adults. On the tot side there’s a ton of memorable anima...
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New Model Girlfriend Calls Russell Brand 'So Amazing' & 'A Good Person'

March 24th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand's new girlfriend has broken her silence about her blossoming romance with the British comedian, branding the star "amazing."

The funnyman recently sparked rumours of a new woman in his life after he was spotted on several occasions with Hungarian model Nikolett Barabas.

Brand introduced the brunette beauty to his mother last Sunday as he celebrated the U.K.'s Mother's Day with a lunch date and now Barabas has opened up about their relationship to Life & Style magazine.

Gushing about the actor, she says, "He's amazing, so funny; he's beautiful. I like being with him; he's am...
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Katy Perry Gets Cozy With French Model

March 22nd, 2012 9:00am EDT
Katy Perry
Chanel model Baptiste Giabiconi's romance wishes appear to coming true - thanks to new camera phone shots of him and Katy Perry.

The couple was snapped cuddling up to one another during a private dinner on the EuroStar train from London to Paris on March 19 - and the shots have leaked to Celebuzz.com.

The photos feature the rumored couple gazing over a cell phone, smiling and touching hands.

The snapshots come a year after Giabicone, who has been the face of Chanel since 2008, announced he'd like to marry the singer.

In 2011, the model told a prying reporter, "If I could make her divorc...
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Russell Brand Faces Two Years In Jail Over Phone Throwing Incident

March 17th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Russell Brand
British funnyman Russell Brand is facing up to two years behind bars for smashing a paparazzo's cell phone after New Orleans, Louisiana police listed the crime as a felony.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star turned himself in to police in the city on Thursday and was arrested following an angry encounter with snapper Timothy Jackson on Monday. Brand stands accused of throwing the photographer's iPhone through the window of an abandoned building.

He walked free from jail hours later after posting $5,000 bail, and reports suggested he was just facing a $700 fine for a charge of simple crimi...
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Katy Perry Dons Military Fatigues For Her 'Part Of Me' Video

March 16th, 2012 12:42pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry is showing off her fighting spirit following her split from Russell Brand by posing as a crack commando in her new military-themed promo.

The I Kissed a Girl hit-maker is currently in the midst of a divorce from the British funnyman after their 14-month marriage crumbled at the end of last year following months of speculation about the state of the union.

She has maintained a dignified silence about the failed relationship since the split but has clearly decided to toughen up her public image - by smearing camouflage paint on her face and donning military fatigues in the vide...
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Russell Brand Released From Police Custody

March 16th, 2012 7:58am EDT
Russell Brand
British comedian Russell Brand has been released from police custody following his arrest on Thursday.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star walked free from a jail in New Orleans, Louisiana on $5,000 bail. He flashed a smile to waiting photographers and was greeted by his mother, Barbara, and rumored girlfriend, Oriela Medellin Amieiro.

Brand, who is filming a movie in the city, surrendered to police earlier in the day after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Wednesday night.

He was questioned over his run-in with a paparazzo on Monday, when Brand allegedly hurled the snapper's iPho...
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Russell Brand Arrested For Smashing Phone

March 15th, 2012 8:35pm EDT
Russell Brand
Comedian Russell Brand has turned himself into police in New Orleans, Louisiana to face questioning for "criminal damages" following a scuffle with a paparazzo.

A warrant was issued for the Brit's arrest on Wednesday night after Timothy Jackson filed a police complaint following the encounter on Monday, during which Brand threw the snapper's iPhone through the window of an abandoned office building.

The Arthur star took to Twitter.com to defend himself, joking his actions were a tribute to late Apple boss Steve Jobs.

He wrote, "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iph...
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Russell Brand Says Phone Throwing Incident Was A Tribute To Steve Jobs

March 14th, 2012 8:15pm EDT
Russell Brand
Defiant Russell Brand has broken his silence about his recent paparazzi run-in, insisting he destroyed a photographer's iPhone as a tribute to late Apple boss Steve Jobs.

The funnyman has been accused of hurling photographer Timothy Jackson's cell phone through the window of an abandoned building in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday.

Jackson has filed a police report, citing "criminal damages" over the incident.

According to TMZ.com, authorities are now investigating the matter and want to speak to Brand.

The Arthur star has now taken to Twitter.com to defend his actions, stating, "Since...
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Russell Brand Accused Of Smashing Window With A Cell Phone

March 13th, 2012 8:03am EDT
Russell Brand
British funnyman Russell Brand is to be questioned by police after he was accused of smashing a photographer's cell phone.

Snapper Timothy Jackson claims the actor grabbed the iPhone from his hand and hurled it through the window of an abandoned building in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday.

Jackson subsequently filed a police report, citing "criminal damages" over the incident.

According to TMZ.com, authorities are now investigating the matter and want to speak to Brand.
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Katy Perry's Father Explains Russell Brand Split

March 12th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry's father has revealed the pop star split from Russell Brand because her career took off and she didn't have enough time to see her husband.

The British funnyman filed for divorce from the singer in late December after just 14 months of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences," but neither of them has spoken publicly about the reasons behind the break-up.

However, Perry's father Keith Hudson has now confirmed the couple's long-distance relationship just wasn't working due to the singer's hectic work schedule.

He tells Usmagazine.com, "Her career got really busy and she ...
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Sam Worthington Named 2012 Fun Fearless Male Of The Year

March 6th, 2012 8:18am EST
Sam Worthington
Avatar star Sam Worthington has been crowned the Fun Fearless Male of the Year by editors at Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Australian hunk was named the winner of the annual accolade at a star-studded bash in New York City on Monday.

Explaining their choice, Cosmo bosses state, "Just as Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt are getting a little too old to fulfill our hottie-action-hero fantasies, along comes 35-year-old Sam Worthington. Our crush kicked in when the Aussie actor played a soldier with a heart of gold in Avatar and gained momentum as he showed off more skin and grit in Clash of the Tit...
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Katy Perry Redeems Herself In Paris With A Gold Mini Dress

March 2nd, 2012 11:00am EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry looked a little frumpy yesterday afternoon in a turquoise see-through dress during fashion week in Paris. Thankfully she switched up her nighttime look.

She went to La Maison Du Caviar Restaurant wearing a sexy gold patterned dress with a plunging neckline. That's the sexy singer we all know and love!

The pop star recently told Interview magazine, "My music is about to get real f***ing dark. I'll be shoe-gazing. You'll never see my face because my hair is in my face."

Perry is known for lighthearted catchy tunes such as "I Kissed A Girl" and "California Gurls," but she admits...
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Katy Perry Was Feeling Blue At Eyelash Launch (Photos)

February 23rd, 2012 11:00am EST
Katy Perry
Yesterday Katy Perry launched her custom brand of fake eyelashes, "Katy Perry Eyelashes by Eylure" at The Americana in Glendale, Calif.

The singer looked 1950s chic with a twist - her updo was her signature vibrant shade of blue to match her dress. The newly single pop star was all smiles at the event. She seems unaffected by rumors her estranged husband Russell Brand is dating a Mexican artist.

Perry's eyelashes are available at ULTA Beauty stores.

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Russell Brand Dating Mexican Artist?

February 22nd, 2012 9:12pm EST
Russell Brand
Comedian Russell Brand has started dating a Mexican artist less than two months after filing for divorce from pop star Katy Perry, according to a report.

The funnyman is said to have met Oriela Medellin Amieiro during a yoga class in Los Angeles and the pair was allegedly spotted kissing after she spent the night at his Hollywood Hills apartment last week.

Amieiro, 25, has fueled rumors of a new romance after failing to dismiss the claims.

When questioned about Brand by editors at Star magazine, she simply replied, "I am not comfortable talking about this."

The Brit filed legal papers t...
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Russell Brand Gets Second Speeding Ticket In Less Than A Month

February 20th, 2012 9:30pm EST
Russell Brand
British actor Russell Brand has landed his second speeding ticket in less than a month.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star was driving home from a yoga class in his new black Range Rover on Sunday when he was pulled over by Los Angeles police officers.

The comedian, disguised in a grey hat and sunglasses, was then cited for speeding, according to the Daily Mail.

Brand is no stranger to traffic cops - he was handed a ticket for the same violation on January 26.
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