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The controversial British comedian has again sparked criticism for his social media outbursts.
Russell Brand has been doing what he does best – courting controversy. This time, he has attracted an outcry following a condemnation of the Queen after a picture emerged at the weekend of her seeming to give a Nazi salute as a child.
40 year old Brand reacted to The Sun’s photograph on Saturday with a post on his Facebook page, quoting an excerpt from his book ‘Revolution’ in an apparent attempt to promote it following the leak, which referred to the British monarch as “Mrs Bratwurst-Kraut-Nazi” at the “top of a class pyramid”.
Russell Brand's in trouble again, this time for referring to the Queen as a Nazi
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The comedian criticised the government's decision to hold a minute's silence on Friday after last week's massacre.
Russell Brand has stirred up a new hornet’s nest of controversy by criticising the decision to hold a minute’s silence to remember the British citizens killed in act of terrorism in Tunisia last week.
38 people, including 30 British holidaymakers, were killed by a gunman on a beach outside a popular hotel resort in Sousse in the North African country last Friday (June 26th), and one week later the British government made the decision to honour their memory by declaring a minute’s silence yesterday (Friday July 3rd).
However, the self-styled activist Brand took to his YouTube site ‘The Trews’ to question what it would achieve. “There's no point in having a minute's silence on Friday - it's a minute of bulls***. What's the truth behind the terrible Tunisia massacre?”
Brand is said to have made some controversial jokes about drugs during a charity fundraiser for Focus 12, an organisation dedicated to tackling addiction.
Fifi Geldof has apparently labelled the British comedian and political activist Russell Brand an “uber-douche extraordinaire” for insensitive comments made at a charity fundraising event.
The 32 year old PR executive, who normally maintains a low profile, is reported to have told the Daily Mail: “Less of a Russell Brand fan than ever after his offensive and highly inappropriate speech at the addiction charity event.”
Russell Brand was called out by Fifi Geldof for "highly inappropriate" jokes made at a charity fundraiser
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Ed Miliband is the star of 'Forgetting Ed Miliband'.
A new parody video titled Forgetting Ed Miliband has popped up online, delving into the former Labour leader's post-election life in a reimagined version of the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Ed Miliband is the undisputed star of Forgetting Ed Miliband
The movie followed Jason Segel's character Peter Bretter who travelled to Hawaii to win back his girlfriend from the famous Aldous Snow. The video works well - or works at all - because in the movie Snow is played by the British comedian Russell Brand, who backed Miliband and Labour in the UK General Election before the party was roundly trounced by the Conservatives.
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Harry Redknapp, Russell Brand, Maxi Priest, George Gilbey, Daniel Lassmann and Dan Osbourne - Errols Game for Prostrate Cancer, Men United v Orient Legends at Matchroom Stadium, London - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 31st May 2015
Perry and Brand split in 2012, and now she reveals that they haven't spoken in the three years subsequently.
Katy Perry has made a rare public reflection on her split from ex-husband Russell Brand in a new interview, and it seems that she’s got no time for wallowing in sadness and generally prefers to not waste her time talking about it.
The pop superstar was talking to the Sydney Daily Telegraph at the weekend, and revealed that she hasn’t spoken to Brand at all since their 2012 divorce. “He hasn't spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce,” she told the publication. “I don't want to talk about him - my songs will say what I need to say.”
Russell Brand and Katy Perry were married from 2010-2012, with neither speaking to each other since
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Is Russell Brand going to endorse Ed Miliband?
The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has been spotted leaving the Shoreditch home of Russell Brand, sparking speculation that the comedian - who previously said he would not vote - is to endorse the party for the vote on May 7, 2015.
Russell Brand invited Ed Miliband to his Shoreditch home on Monday evening
A Labour spokesman said Miliband went to film an interview with Brand on Monday night, adding that the party was looking forward to it being broadcast on Tuesday. Brand has over 9.5 million follower on Twitter and runs his own YouTube channel, The Trews - any endorsement now would be a considerable coup for Labour, especially amongst young voters.
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Russell Brand says the Green Party are "fantastic".
Russell Brand, the comedian turned revolutionary whose film The Emperor's New Clothes offers an alternative to mainstream politics. He says he will not be voting at the upcoming General Election. However, Brand described the Green Party as "fantastic."
Russell Brand's new movie The Emperor's New Clothes offers an alternative to mainstream politics
In a video uploaded by Total Politics, Brand said: "I believe in absolute truth. I believe in reality. That's what I believe in, absolute truth. Do you know what I believe?... I believe that we each have our own individual connection with a higher thing.
Continue reading: Russell Brand Not Voting In General Election, Though Backs Greens
Political documentaries tend to get the blood boiling, and this is no exception, as it keeps us entertained with a lucid exploration of just how our governments have failed us economically. The central topic is income inequality, and having a riotous figure like Russell Brand front and centre brings the issues home in a clear, infuriating way. Director Michael Winterbottom does a terrific job reining Brand in, keeping him on-point and making sure the details are clearly presented.
Right from the start Brand says that there's nothing in this film we don't already know. But he's connecting the dots in ways that the media certainly isn't willing to do, because they're part of the problem. Indeed, as he works with a classroom of young students, he proves that even a child can understand that our system simply isn't fair: the rich are getting richer, but the poor are struggling more than ever as the gap between them grows out of all proportion. Instead of tackling this problem, the politicians simply deflect it, blaming something as essentially irrelevant as immigration while neglecting a fundamental human value we all teach our children: sharing.
The film goes back in history to explore how we got here. In the 1970s, the wealthy earned 10 times what their lowest-paid employees earned, but the policies of Reagan and Thatcher shifted the balance to the rich, arguing that the cash would trickle down into the rest of society. But that has never happened. Companies and banks only consolidated power and profits, as the free market system made the highest-earning 1 percent even more greedy and selfish than they were before. Now top earners get up to 300 times what their employees are paid. No wonder people are broke, small businesses are failing and towns are in bankruptcy, while the rich just get richer.
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The film will tell the stranger-than-fiction tale of Gary Faulkner, who tried to single handedly take down Osama Bin Laden.
Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson have joined the cast of Nicolas Cage’s upcoming comedy Amy Of One, adding to a list which already includes Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Wendi McLendon-Covey. The film is said to have begun filming earlier this month and is due for release sometime next year.
Nicolas Cage will star in the comedy as Gary Faulkner.
The comedy is based around a stranger-than-fiction GQ article by Chris Heath on Colorado resident Gary Faulkner. In 2010 Faulkner decided he was going to be the one to take down Osama Bin Laden, armed only with a sword bought from a home shopping network and a pair of night-vision goggles.
Since 2008, the gap between the rich and poor has grown at an exponential rate, with the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer. All the while, the bankers responsible for the Great Recession have gone unpunished. Now, multi-millionaire comedian, actor, author and self-styled activist, Russell Brand, is heading straight to the doors of those bankers and banks, to make them apologise for what they have done.
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Shots of English comedian and activist Russell Brand as he arrived to The Proud Archivist dressed as the new messiah. He was attending to give a talk as part of his 'Trew Musings' a series of readings, musings and other discussions of the unexpected in London, United Kingdom - Monday 30th March 2015
The comedian is known for his outspoken political views and published book ‘Revolution’ late last year.
Russell Brand has been voted the world’s fourth most important thinker, in a list compiled by intellectual magazine Prospect. The comedian managed to beat a Nobel prize winner to top the publication’s annual list, which was voted for by readers.
Russell Brand was placed fourth in Prospect's list
The list was topped by leading economist Thomas Piketty, whose book Capital In The Twentieth Century became a surprise best seller after it was released in 2013. Yanis Varoufakis the Greek finance minister came in second place, while Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein came in third.
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Russell Brand has cancelled his appearance at the South By South West Film Festival. The 39-year-old was due to appear at a screening of his documentary, 'BRAND: A Second Coming', on Friday 13th March.
British comedian Russell Brand has cancelled his appearance at the SXSW because he feels "uncomfortable" with watching a "biography" about himself. Brand was due to appear at the screening of BRAND: A Second Coming on Friday (13th March). BRAND: A Second Coming is a documentary which follows Brand's journey from "conventional celebrity" to the "troubled visionary" he is today.
Russell Brand has cancelled his appearance at the SXSW Festival.
Russell Brand is in breach of Twitter's privacy rules.
The comedian Russell Brand faces a possible ban from Twitter after he tweeted out the phone number of a Daily Mail journalist. Brand tweeted a photo of senior journalist Neil Sears' business card to more than 8 million followers after receiving it through the post.
Russell Brand deleted the photograph soon after posting it, saying it was a "bit nuts"
The tweet was seemingly in breach of Twitter's usage rule which states a user must not post private information about others users without permission.
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It seems the PARKLIFE! craze has finally come full circle as Brand has now offered up his own parody video.
“Verbal dexterity plus Estuary accent is what leads to parody of...'PARKLIFE'!” Yes today the inevitable has happened, Russell Brand has created his own ‘Parklife’ parody video.
"PARKLIFE", it's Russell Brand
Brand has teamed up with Irish comedians The Rubberbandits for the video, which he released on Youtube as part of his 'The Trews' series.
The comedian has said he might record the Oasis cover in response to ‘Parklife’ taunts.
It’s been a few days now and we’ve all had our fun shouting ‘Parklife’ at Russell Brand. But what does the outspoken comedian make of the joke, which started earlier this week on Twitter? Well luckily it seems Russell himself is able to see the funny side of things.
Russell Brand has heard 'Parklife' more than a few times in recent days
During an interview with radio station Magic FM the comedian told presenter Jo Parkerson, "I'm a comedian, and I make all my living out of mucking around and talking, and I've certainly tormented people in the past. So yeah, I don't mind that, I think - unless it's malicious.”
The 39 year old British star addressed an anti-capitalist protest in London before attending a West End press junket.
Controversial celebrity icon Russell Brand came in for some serious flak on Twitter after it emerged that he broke off from a protest on bonfire night to attend a celebrity-packed night out at the theatre.
Russell Brand has been mocked for leaving the Bonfire night protests in London to hobnob with celebs
Users of the social media microblogging site dubbed Brand “the epitome of the champagne socialist” after he left the London branch of the ‘Million Mask March’ in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday evening (5 Nov). It was organised by anarchical protest group Anonymous which saw thousands of protestors wearing identical Guy Fawkes masks, like the ones made famous in V For Vendetta, voicing their opposition to capitalism and political oppression.
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#PARKLIFE! Twitter users go after Russell Brand...by chanelling Phil Daniels.
Russell Brand can be verbose. Very verbose. Sometimes, Russell Brand can be so verbose in his writing that his message loses all meaning. It was something evident in his latest rant at the holders of power, which sparked a new online craze.
Russell Brand Parklifing his way through a speech in London
It was the following passage that journalist Dan Barker picked up on.
Continue reading: PARKLIFE! Twitter Users Mock Russell Brand's Verbosity
Russell Brand says John Lydon has misinterpreted his views on revolution.
Russell Brand has responded to John Lydon's comments that the comedian is a "bum hole" for asking people not to vote in elections. The former Sex Pistols frontman called Brand "ignorant" for his calls for revolution, telling the Guardian's Polly Toynbee that his ideology would only "make you all homeless".
Russell Brand urged people not to vote in his New Statesman piece
"You have to vote, you have to make a change," urged Lydon. "You're given lousy options, yes, but that's better than nothing at all."
Continue reading: Russell Brand Responds To John Lydon, "I Didn't Say Don't Vote" (He Did)
While speaking on The Today Show, the British comedian only had positive things to say about his ex-wife, Katy Perry.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry were once the most loved up A-Listers in showbiz, and as nearly four years have passed since the pair separated after 14 months of marriage, the British comedian can positively look back on their time together.
Brand and Perry were only married for 14 months
Speaking to Matt Lauer on the Today Show on Monday (Oct 13th), while promoting his new book 'Revolution,' Brand said, "I really enjoyed it," when asked about being married to the American songstress. "Katy Perry is an amazing person."
Continue reading: Russell Brand Admits He "Loved" Being Married To "Amazing" Katy Perry
Has Jemima Khan split from Russell Brand?
Jemima Khan has split from her boyfriend Russell Brand, according to the pair's mutual friend, Naughty Boy. The pair have been together for about a year though the relationship appears to have broken down.
"From what I saw they really loved each other, but love isn't always easy," the British singer and producer told the Telegraph. "I wish them the best. They are both great people."
Continue reading: Jemima Khan Splits From Russell Brand (According To Naughty Boy)
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