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Russell Brand - Red carpet arrivals for the Life and Soul fundraiser at Porchester Hall at Porchester Hall - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th June 2015

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Russell Brand - Russell Brand arriving at the Proud Archivist in Hackney, London. at Proud Archivist - London, United Kingdom - Monday 8th June 2015

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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

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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

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Russell Brand - Russell Brand opens the Trew Era Cafe, a community project on the New Era estate. All profits from his book 'Revolution' are being donated to the project. at Dalston - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 26th March 2015

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Russell Brand - Russell Brand opens the Trew Era Cafe in London. The Trew Era Cafe is a social enterprise community project on the New Era estate. Russell Brand will be donating 100% of his money for his book 'Revolution' to The Trew Era Cafe. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 26th March 2015

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The Trew Era cafe - Russell Brand will open The Trew Era cafe on Thursday, 26th of March at the New Era Estate in Hoxton at 30 Whitmore Road N1 - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd March 2015

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Russell Brand - Russell Brand arriving at The Proud Archivist for 'Trew Musings' - a series of readings, musings and other discussions of the unexpected... - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th March 2015

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Russell Brand Cancels Appearance At SXSW Screening Of 'BRAND: A Second Coming'


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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.

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Russell Brand has cancelled his appearance at the SXSW Festival.

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British comedian Russell Brand was snapped as he arrived at The Proud Archivist cafe for his 'Trews Musings' show for his Youtube channel. This was the first in a series of readings, musings and other discussions of the unexpected in Hackney, East London, United Kingdom - Monday 9th March 2015

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Nigel Farage and Russell Brand - Russell Brand Nigel Farage appear on BBC QUESTION time. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 11th December 2014

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Russell Brand Faces Twitter Ban After Posting Journalist's Phone Number


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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.

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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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Russell Brand - Russell Brand at the BBC Radio 2 studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 5th December 2014

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Russell Brand - Russell Brand joins a group of east London residents protesting against rising rent prices at the New Era Estate in Hoxton on a demonstration march from Westbrook Partners London Headquarters in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, to Whitehall. at Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Monday 1st December 2014

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Russell Brand - Russell Brand leaves The Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan wearing a claret and blue scarf made in the kit colours of his favourite football, West Ham United at Manhattan - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 21st November 2014

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Russell Brand Responds To PARKLIFE Taunts By Releasing His Own Parody Video


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“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.

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Brand has teamed up with Irish comedians The Rubberbandits for the video, which he released on Youtube as part of his 'The Trews' series.

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Want To Shout 'Parklife' At Russell Brand? He's Just Going To 'Roll With It'


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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.

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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.”

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Russell Brand Labelled A 'Champagne Socialist' On Twitter


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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.

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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 Mock Russell Brand's Verbosity


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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.

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It was the following passage that journalist Dan Barker picked up on.

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Russell Brand Responds To John Lydon, "I Didn't Say Don't Vote" (He Did)


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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".

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"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."

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Russell Brand Admits He "Loved" Being Married To "Amazing" Katy Perry


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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.

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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."

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Jemima Khan Splits From Russell Brand (According To Naughty Boy)


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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.

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"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."

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Celebs Get Behind Pressure To Change UK Drug Laws By Signing Letter


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David Cameron will receive a letter from over 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers and health experts, calling for a review of the current policy on the possession of illegal drugs.

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Public figures such as Russell Brand, Sting, Sir Richard Branson and Will Self as well as signatories from law enforcement, the Prison Governors Association and the National Black Police Association, have all supported the letter for change, which was drafted by the drug charity, Release.

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Is This A Celebrity Which I See Before Me? Hollywood Actors Who Have Tackled Shakespeare Roles


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There’s no better way of proving that you are a true artiste than taking on a challenging Shakespearean role. Not content with raking in millions of dollars from their blockbuster movies, these famous actors and actresses decided that they needed some to shake up their careers with a bit of William Shakespeare.

Tom Hiddleston’s talents aren’t restricted to playing Marvel Comics’ super villian, Loki. The Thor star has a soft spot for Shakespeare, starring in the Hollow Crown series as Henry V as well as taking on Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse. Sounds like an easy role to kill a bit of time in between filming. Well, maybe not, but there’s certainly a lot of killing of some kind.

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Davina McCall Doesn't Touch Alcohol, Nor Do These Other Teetotal Celebrities


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Former addict Davina Mccall has admitted that she won’t even touch a drop of alcohol, because “it just leads [her] to drugs.” Davina has been vocal about her struggles with Class A drugs in her teens and early twenties, claiming during an interview in The Guardian, “Heroin makes you forget everything, no problems, no worries, no anything.”

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It was family friend (and former heroin addict) Eric Clapton, who encouraged Davina to quit the drug and clean up her act. Davina has since gone on to become one of the UK’s most loved television presenters, hosting Big Brother for ten years as well as game shows The Million Pound Drop and Five Minutes to a Fortune

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Russell Brand And John Snow Arrive At Loggerheads Live On Channel 4 News


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Russell Brand’s journey from drug addict to TV presenter to writer to political activist – with some overlap – has been well documented.

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As one of Britain’s most controversial personalities, he’s never been afraid to speak on subjects that polarize, and drugs are no exception to that.

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Katy Perry Describes 'Prism' As Evolution From 'Toddler State'


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Katy Perry has certainly done a lot of growing up since the release of her number one album Teenage Dream - and the stark realities she's faced are clear in Prism.

The 'Roar' hitmaker has explained that several of the songs on her new album are '100% autobiographical' and admitted to USA Today that she 'was a ball of vulnerability' while writing the tracks.

Most of the emotion came out of her devastating divorce from her husband of 14 months Russell Brand, which led to her experiencing often suicidal feelings in which she addresses in the track 'And By the Grace of God'. Her song 'Ghost' is another tune directly referring to a text that Brand said asking for a divorce. Her not so straightforward relationship with singer John Mayer also contributed to some of the pain in 'Prism', but it hasn't all been doom and gloom.

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Listen To Katy Perry's New Single 'Roar' From Her Upcoming 'Prism' Album


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Increasing the hype for her upcoming album Prism, Katy Perry has released a taste of what it has to offer through her new single 'Roar'.

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Katy Perry at the premiere of The Smurfs 2 held at the Regency Village Theatre in L.A.

The promo material was enough for fans to anticipate hearing something very different from Perry. The video footage shows Perry burning her signature blue wig, a sure sign the singer has decided it's time for a change of image if not music style.

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'Paradise' - Julianne Hough Is A Little Lamb Coming Of Age [Trailer + Stills]


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In Paradise, the appropriately named Lamb Mannerheim takes the scenic route in coming of age. Scarred for life but still alive after a plane crash, Lamb shocks her home-town by taking off to Las Vegas where she meets William, a carefree bartender played by Russell Brand and Loray, a lounge singer with the cynicism to influence our main character into trying new things.

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"I've got a heart full of rage and an L.L. Bean tote bag full of cash," Lamb says in the trailer. "I just want to experience worldly pleasures for the first time…the basic abominations," she adds. But are we in line for another coming of age story?

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Lamb Mannerheim was a beautiful, smart, strictly religious, perfect young girl and the pride of both her parents and her local parish. That is until one day, when an accident changed her views on faith forever. Lamb suffered extreme burns over two thirds of her body after a traumatic plane crash and now she feels it's time to question her religion and all she previously believed in; after all, why had she suffered so much while trying to be as virtuous as possible? Throwing caution to the wind and horrifying her parents, she takes a vacation to none other than Las Vegas to experience the sin and debauchery she knows exist in the world. On the way she meets the glamorous lounge singer Loray and a British bartender named William who take her on a journey of freedom to fulfil her bucket list of sin and make her see that there's more to life than prayer and etiquette.

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Russell Brand Jokes About Marriage & Sex Life With Katy Perry During New Stand-Up Routine


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Russell Brand was back on-stage and back freely discussing his sexual misadventures in front of a live audience this week as he prepares himself for the upcoming Messiah Complex tour. Never one to let his well-publicised personal life go by without a few jibes, the comic's pre-tour warm-up show, held last week (July 31) in London, was full of sexual anecdotes and blue humour, and he didn't hold back when it was time to discuss his married life either, freely discussing his bedroom activities with Katy Perry.

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Russell allegedly hooked up with two girls following his Soho show last week

Well, it wasn't so much the scale of his and Perry's sexual misadventures that was being discussed, more Brands' yearning for sexual freedom after committing himself to just one woman. The comic compared his monogamous lifestyle to that of a monk living in celibacy, and joked that when he was getting intimate with the beautiful Ms Perry, her would tell himself to "think of anyone else," throughout the love-making.

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Poor Pacific Rim: Is Sandler's Soaring 'Grown Ups 2' The Worst Movie...Ever?


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Yeah, we had a feeling this might happen. The $190 million budget of Pacific Rim is seemingly looking further away than ever after Guillermo Del Toro's blockbuster took just $38.3 million on its box-office debut over the weekend. The Idris-Elba starring movie - which courted mainly negative reviews - is now on course to become a loss making movie for Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures.

As expected, it was the superb Despicable Me 2 that maintained the No.1 spot on its second weekend, grossing $44.8 million for a domestic total of $229.2 million and establishing itself as one of the success stories of the year. The animated flick featuring the voices of Russell Brand and Steve Carell also topped the global box office for the weekend with $100.5 million in ticket sales, Pacific Rim followed with $91.3 million. 

Sony executives will have been jumping for joy on Sunday, with news that Adam Sandler's comedy sequel Grown Ups 2 opened to a stellar $42.5 million domestically. In fact, Sony were so happy they released a cheery statement for us all to read, via the Hollywood Reporter:

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Despicable Me 2: Where Do The Minions Go From Here?


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Chances are, if you've read anything about Despicable Me 2 - the sequel to 2010's Illumination Entertainment movie about Steve Carell's criminal mastermind Gru - then you've read about the Minions. Gru's hilarious yellow henchmen steal the sequel away from Carell, Kristen Wiig and Russell Brand - and the kids are hungry for more.

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"As we left the theater, my son was raving about the minions. He wanted a minion toy," Carell told USA Today after the premiere, "I took no offense. There is no competing with these masters of upstagery. You just have to bow down to minion appeal."

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Despicable Me 2 Review


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With the same teams of writers and directors, this sequel sticks closely to the winning formula of the 2010 original: pile on so much snappy humour and colourful wackiness that no one will worry about the plot. So the film is sweetly engaging and relentlessly hilarious, but there's nothing particularly inventive or memorable about it.

After discovering his less villainous side, Gru (Carell) is now trying to go legit with his sidekick Dr Nefario (Brand) and their horde of mischievous yellow minions. Gru is also enjoying the challenges of being a father to his lively adopted daughters Margo, Agnes and Edith (Cosgrove, Fisher and Gaier). Then he meets the undercover spy Lucy (Wiig) and her boss Silas (Coogan), who ask for his help hunting down the bad guy who stole a secret government chemical. Gru reluctantly takes the job, and his suspicion falls on Eduardo (Bratt), not because he looks just like former fellow villain El Macho, but because Margo is in love with his surly teen son (Arias).

As before, the film mixes cute family sentimentality with wacky cartoon slapstick in which everyone gets smashed, pounded and blown up but emerges unscathed to face the next bit of outrageous mayhem. The violent undercurrents are sometimes a little disturbing, especially when children are talking about murder, but the movie's wildly ridiculous tone constantly reminds us to stop taking anything seriously. Thankfully, we're constantly distracted by the whizzy, action-packed animation, which makes especially witty use of the 3D.

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Katy Perry Breaks Silence On Relationship With Russell Brand Including His ‘Divorce Text’


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Katy Perry, in an interview with US Vogue, has revealed some of the details surrounding her mysterious divorce from comedian Russell Brand. The ‘Pieces of Me’ singer claimed the marriage began to disintegrate as they were apart frequently with Brand becoming “very controlling” when Perry toured. Further difficulties arouse when Brand, on his comedy tour, would use Perry as material. Perry said this was made apparent when she “had come to surprise him at one of his shows”, not being aware she was in the audience at the time.

The marriage fell into a similar pattern of most celebrity unions where Perry claims “when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal”. Unfortunately for Perry, Brand’s ideal did not meet his expectations in reality.

Perry described her former husband as a “very smart” “magical man” when she first met him. Perry claims that she was deeply in love with her husband when they married in December 2009.

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Former evil-doer Gru, who once attempted the career-defining heist of stealing the moon, has seemingly left a life of evil deeds and landed himself a new kind of job. Albeit fairly reluctantly and without actually having a choice, he has been enlisted by Silas Ramsbottom of the Anti-Villain League on a world-rescue mission as a new villain arrives in town, to the delight and pride of his young adopted daughters Agnes, Edith and Margo. He and Agent Lucy Wilde must now embark on a new kind of adventure with the help of Gru's faithful, blabbering Minions. But with interfering neighbours coupled with his girls becoming older and smarter, saving the world from a ruthless rogue seems the least of his worries.

'Despicable Me 2' is the wonderful follow-up to the Golden Globe nominated 2010 animated comedy 'Despicable Me'. It has been produced by the geniuses behind 'Ice Age' and 'Shark Tale' comes 'Despicable Me 2' and sees the thrilling return of directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud ('The Lorax') with screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio ('The Santa Clause 2', 'Horton Hears a Who!', 'Hop'). Already with an award nomination under its belt (from the Golden Trailer Awards), this adorable flick will be released on June 28th 2013.

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Got $7 Million? Katy Perry Selling Marital Home With Russell Brand


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Katy Perry has put the mansion she once shared with ex-husband Russell Brand on the market for a cool $7 million. The pop superstar was looking for a quick private sale, though after failing to receive any substantial bids, has decided to put the 7-bedroom Hollywood Hills house on the public market. Perry, 28, and British comedian Brand, 37, bought the property for $6.5 million in 2011, though Brand transferred property ownership to his ex-wife after their divorce.

It features 11 bathrooms, a sweeping staircase, stained glass windows and a stone foyer. There's also plenty of land - 3 acres to be precise - and two guests wings, a swimming pool and waterfall. Basically it's one of the biggest houses we've ever seen, and it yours for just $6.925 million, though why not go in at $6 million? Perry wants a quick sale. 

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton caused a stir on Tuesday (April 9, 2013) after suggesting that Perry and Brand had been spotted "making out" in Los Angeles, however, the story was later pulled. "A source told us today that they saw Katy Perry and her ex-husband Russell Brand making out, but we have confirmation now it simply wasn't true! We're so sorry for jumping the gun on this one, KatyCat and Russ!" Hilton wrote afterwards.

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Despicable Me 2 Trailer


Having hatched an evil plot to steal the moon in the first movie, Gru appears to have let fatherhood take over from his dastardly passions after the adoption of Agnes, Edith and Margo. However, his bad deeds have not been forgotten. As his new daughters get older, he is forced to join Agent Lucy Wilde of the Anti-Villain League in their plot to overthrow a new evil rival with plans way beyond their competency. While his minions attempt to rescue him from this difficult new project, he is ultimately forced to agree to the mission after facing formidable, if ridiculously named, company director Silas Ramsbottom. It's Gru's first time on the side of good - but will he find it a suitable career move from his former immoral ways? Or will this new evil give him plenty of new ideas?

'Despicable Me 2' was the hugely anticipated follow-up to Golden Globe nominated animation 'Despicable Me'. From the producers of 'Ice Age' and 'Shark Tale', it has been directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud ('The Lorax') alongside writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio ('The Santa Clause 2', 'Horton Hears a Who!', 'Hop'). Featuring that smash hit single 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams, the film was released in July 2013.

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"I Wish The Queen Had Died," Frankie Boyle's Top 5 Most Controversial Moments


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Frankie Boyle had the majority of his performance axed from a BBC3 broadcast of Give It Up For Comic Relief after his close-to-the-bone jokes became too much for the BBC. The infamous Scottish comedian joked about the Royal Family, the Jimmy Savile scandal, Oscar Pistorius's murder trial and Kate Middleton's pregnancy in the gig to raise awareness of drug and alcohol addiction.

Speaking of the Queen's recent hospitalisation, Boyle told the audience at Wembley Arena, "I wish she'd died- because they wouldn't have been able to tell anyone. They would have had to hollow out her body into a suit and fill it with helium." Several newspapers report the comedian being booed for jokes about the Duchess of Cambridge's breasts and claims that he fathered her child. "She told me she was on the f***ing pill," he said.

The Glasgow-born comedian, whose become a multi-millionaire after forging a hugely successful career in comedy, continued in bad taste with a reference to the Savile scandal. "I think the BBC made Jimmy Savile wear that jewellery so children could hear him coming. I had thought the only way I'd end up back on the BBC would be if I started f***ing kids," he said. Other jokes about the Pope and Oscar Pistorius were also cut from the broadcast, which ran with a two-and-half-hour time delay.

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Legendary London Stage School Denies Julianne Hough Abuse


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Head honchos at London's foremost dance and drama school the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts have moved to distance themselves from suggestions from Hollywood star Julianne Hough that she was mentally and physically abused as a student there. The Footloose star, and girlfriend of Ryan Seacrest, told Cosmopolitan magazine that she suffered abuse as an aspiring dancer in London.

Hough claimed she was taunted at the school, saying "I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen. One: I was going to amount to nothing. Two: I was going to work at Whataburger. And three: I was going to end up a slut. So, it was like, I can't go back. I have to be this person." Most worryingly, Hough said the abuse got worse when she hit puberty. 

The comments have prompted Academy bosses to release a statement insisting that media outlets suggesting the star was abused while studying there are wrong. It reads, "We feel this article has been extremely badly worded and if re-read, you will see that although it mentions our name, it does not say that any abuse took place here.We feel sure Julianne would herself be horrified to learn that she had caused her old school any embarrassment or harmed its good name."

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Russell Brand Among All-Star Cast For Eric Idle's Latest Play


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A truly special comedy moment as [L-R] Sophie Winkleman, Russell Brand, Tim Curry, Tracey Ullman, Billy Connolly, Jane Leeves, Jim Piddock, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard join forces in Los Angeles.

Look at that line-up, it's one for the ages is it not? Los Angeles comedy fans were given an absolute treat as an all-star cast featuring world renowned stand-up comedians, Hollywood actors and sitcom legends performed improvisational musical called What About Dick? Written by Monty Python man Eric Idle, the show saw comedians-cum-actors Eddie Izzard and Russell Brand join up with the likes of acting stalwart Tim Curry, US 80s comedy star Tracey Ullman, Scottish stand-up Billy Connolly and Frasier star Jane Leeves and more for the hilarious play. 

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Eddie Murphy Honoured By Fellow Stars For Spike TV


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Eddie Murphy was honoured by his peers for his outstanding contribution to film, TV, music and stand-up over his 30 + year career.

Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, and Russell Brand were just some of the famous faces at the Beverley Hills gala being aired on Spike later this month (it airs Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. on Spike). Murphy's friends and co-stars had nothing but praise for Murphy, with his appearances on such comedy classics as Coming To America and The Beverley Hills Cop being recalled by co-stars Arsenio Hall and Judge Reinhold. Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks Animation also gave his heart to Murphy's Donkey character from the Shrek films, whilst his Life co-star, Martin Lawrence, told him from onstage, “You’ve got a friend for life."

There were also video highlights from the funny man's seminal stand-up performances from the 80's, Raw and Delirious, although despite much attempted persuasion Murphy declined to get back on stage and perform stand up again. 

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Jessica Biel To Become Mrs Timberlake As She Opts For The Traditional Name-Change


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Amid all the controversy that has arisen in response to the appalling video allegedly shown at the newly-wed's wedding last week, it's a pleasure to report that Jessica Biel may not be a Biel for that much longer, opting to legally take her husband's name. 

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot last week in a lavish Italian wedding, with celebrations spanning almost an entire week. To further show her love and loyalty to her singer/actor husband, she has chosen to legally change her name to 'Timberlake', though she will still use 'Biel' professionally, probably to avoid any confusion in the future. She thinks she's 'really won the jackpot of names' by taking on Timberlake, reports Today Entertainment. We doubt that Justin offered to change his name to Biel, but he did pen an original song and perform it as she walked down the aisle. 

Most actresses choose to keep their name, these days in line with feminism and all that jazz. However there are a select few that have opted to take on their partner's name. Courtney Cox-Arquette chose to double up after marrying David Arquette (although she's returned to just Cox after their divorce), famously Victoria Beckham took on David Beckham's name (her original surname was 'Adam's, Beckham is a great improvement) and Katy Perry made mistake of taking on Brand during her short lived marriage to Russell Brand. We just hope that Jessica will be able to keep Timberlake for the rest of her life, though, given the stats of the above marriage, 2 out of every three marriages fail.  

Russell Brand, Laura Gallacher go shopping in Hampstead and then return to his home Sunday 9th August 2009 Russell Brand and Laura Gallacher go shopping in Hampstead and then return to his home

Russell Brand, Laura Gallacher Go Shopping In Hampstead and Then Return To His Home
Russell Brand, Laura Gallacher Go Shopping In Hampstead and Then Return To His Home
Russell Brand, Laura Gallacher Go Shopping In Hampstead and Then Return To His Home
Russell Brand, Laura Gallacher Go Shopping In Hampstead and Then Return To His Home
Russell Brand, Laura Gallacher Go Shopping In Hampstead and Then Return To His Home
Russell Brand, Laura Gallacher Go Shopping In Hampstead and Then Return To His Home
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