Fact: Russell Brand is returning to radio nine years after he resigned from the BBC after he prank called late actor Andrew Sachs with TV host Jonathan Ross. Russell will be hosting a regular two hour slot at 11am on Sunday mornings on Britain's Radio X, and has already apologised in advance for any offence he may cause. Matt Deverson, Radio X's managing editor, welcomes the star with open arms before his debut this weekend (02Apr17).
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand is to address the perils of becoming a father on his upcoming stand-up tour. In his new show RE:BIRTH, the comedian, who welcomed a daughter named Mabel with his partner Laura Gallacher in November (16), will talk about parenthood and his anxieties over raising a girl. The RE:BIRTH tour begins in Cambridge, England, in April (17).
Quote: "We don’t know the gender. I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept." Russell Brand reveals his plan to raise his unborn child as gender neutral.
Fact: Russell Brand has donated a not-for-profit cafe in east London to a charity which supports ex-prisoners and people struggling with addiction. The comedian launched the Trew Era Cafe in Hoxton last year (15), and hailed it as a "fully self-supporting, new economic enterprise". Brand is patron of the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, and the charity described his donation as a "wonderful opportunity" for them to boost their work.
Fact: Russell Brand's one-time lover ISABELLA BREWSTER is pregnant again less than a year after giving birth to her first child. Furious 7 star Jordana Brewster's agent sister and her sportsman husband Baron Davis welcomed a baby boy in August (14) and now reports suggest she is expecting again. Brewster and Davis were married in January, 2014.
Quote: "I'm probably going to do something quiet. Like hang myself. No, I don't drink or take drugs so I'll just do something relatively chilled." British funnyman Russell Brand jokes about his plans for his upcoming 40th birthday on 4 June (15).
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand has caused a huge rise in users for tech content company Audioboom. Bosses behind the firm signed the Get Him to the Greek star for a twice weekly podcast, and following the deal Audioboom added 200,000 users in March (15).
Fact: British stars Cheryl Cole, Russell Brand, Robbie Williams, David Walliams and Katie Price will compete against each other in a fake reality talent show in an upcoming sketch for U.K. charity Comic Relief. The contestants will fight for the title of the country's "national treasure". Stephen Fry, Sheridan Smith and Miranda Hart will judge the competition. The sketch airs in the U.K. on Friday (13Mar15) during the Comic Relief telethon.
Tweet: "Super Bowl may be baffling to Brits but half time show will be amazing. Good luck Kp." Russell Brand gave his ex-wife Katy Perry a big boost on Twitter before her performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15).
Quote: "I really enjoyed it. Katy Perry is an amazing person... What happened was after you get married, like anyone who's been married or come out of a relationship, you obviously have a lot of expectations, and if those expectations don't work out, then it's probably time to grow a big beard and walk around in pyjamas. That's my advice." British comedian Russell Brand reflects on his 14-month marriage to pop star Katy Perry. Their divorce was finalised in 2012.
Quote: "What I might do is watch Mrs Doubtfire. Or Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting and I might be nice to people, mindful today how fragile we all are, how delicate we are, even when fizzing with divine madness that seems like it will never expire." Russell Brand considers how best to mourn the death of Robin Williams.
Tweet: "It's gone from might win the World Cup to maybe we should get other jobs. It's like watching an accident." British comedian Russell Brand is stunned by Germany's 7-1 defeat of World Cup host nation Brazil in the soccer semi finals on Tuesday (08Jul14).
Tweet: "I can't do tonight's Glasgow show for family reasons. I'm sorry, there's nothing I'd rather do than make you laugh." Russell Brand apologises to fans for having to scrap Tuesday night's (18Feb14) show in Scotland.
Fact: Russell Brand has bought Laurence Olivier's first house in Los Angeles. The property, designed by noted architect Roy Selden Price in 1926, originally went on the market in 2010 with a £2.5 million (£1.7 million) asking price. After several price cuts Brand managed to scoop the five-bedroom house for $2.2 million (£1.4 million).
Tweet: "Pure love and prayers for @Billy_Connolly, the master." Comedian Russell Brand is hoping for the best for the veteran Scottish funnyman, who announced on Monday (16Sep13) that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and has undergone treatment for prostate cancer.
Fact: Russell Brand's ex-girlfriend Isabella Brewster is engaged to marry basketball player Baron Davis. Hollywood agent Brewster is the younger sister of actress Jordana and is also rumoured to have romanced Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia.
Quote: "I don't want them rootling (sic) around in my gear... There's some lively stuff in there I don't want out there. They can just enter our Google, enter our Facebook... Enter our emails. Oh, no, I'll have to completely revise my strategies. They're all going to have to change." British funnyman Russell Brand isn't impressed with allegations that U.S. and U.K. government officials have been spying on their own citizens.
Tweet: "It's my Mum's @Mummyrusty birthday. I used to live in her, now I live out here. The womb was more relaxing. Send her love!" Russell Brand wishes his mother a happy birthday.
Fact: Russell Brand designed a T-shirt featuring multiple images of his own face during a visit to YrStore, a pop-up shop in London's Soho, on Tuesday (18Jun13). Customers can fashion their own designs and have them printed while they wait.
Quote: Russell Brand is heading out on a world tour later this year (13). The British funnyman will be taking his Messiah Complex shows to countries including the U.S., Russia, Canada, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Quote: "I'd love to be him, I'd be like a Tom Baker one, like a sort of long scarf, flouncy, wistful, quoting occasional poems, kicking cyber-men in the nuts. This is what the country needs." Funnyman Russell Brand puts himself forward as a possible replacement for British actor Matt Smith, who is bowing out of playing Doctor Who.
Fact: Rocker Noel Gallagher celebrated his 46th birthday on a night out in London with his friends and wife Sara MACdonald on Wednesday (29May13). Britain's The Sun reports Russell Brand sent the star a saucy cake to mark the occasion.
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand is auctioning off a signed yoga mat to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. The item had drawn in bids of $34 (£21) on auction website eBay.co.uk as Wenn went to press.
Quote: "I'm thinking, 'Have several people, get them pregnant simultaneously and then they can share the experience of being pregnant with each other - a new system of family'." Funnyman Russell Brand on his plans to start a commune with multiple mums.
Quote: "He's a member of that religion called Scientology and I thought, 'Oh, I'm interested in that...' but he had no interest getting me in Scientology at all. If there's a cult that don't want me, I wanna know why." Russell Brand was upset Tom Cruise didn't try to recruit him to Scientology on the set of Rock of Ages.
Quote: "She's a really beautiful, Oscar-winning actress. I wouldn't go, 'I refuse to have sex with this glorious creation!' Anyone would... even if you were a woman and you weren't even a lesbian and they went, 'Do you wanna have sex with Jennifer Lawrence?' You'd go, 'I might as well!' She's so beautiful, so elegant and mysterious." Russell Brand has a crush on The Hunger Games star.
Quote: "If all swatting attacks are this unnoticeable, I’m ready for war because I didn’t even know it had happened; I still don’t know what a swatting attack is! I was out and there’s always some helicopters and police at my house anyway because of my involvement in other activites, so I didn’t notice any additional ones." Russell Brand admits the drama following the hoax call that prompted police to raid his Los Angeles home last week (ends05Apr13) went unnoticed by him.
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand has posed for pictures outside his house in California wearing nothing but unflattering white briefs, a soccer jersey, boots and a cowboy hat. The bizarre photographs were posted on the comedian's Twitter.com page.
Quote: "They eat glitter. That's weird." Russell Brand doesn't approve of his twin two-year-old godchildren's fascination with sparkles.
Fact: Prince William, his pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and funnyman Russell Brand were among the spectators who watched horse racing at Britain's famous Cheltenham Festival on Friday (15Mar13).
Quote: "I like that girl from Les Miserables, Samantha. We chatted and she's from the Isle of Man. She's like a bedimpled, little angel. She was a lovely, beautiful young woman. But I'm single at the moment actually and enjoying it. I'm trying not to roam the streets any more like the Terminator with a laser-sighted penis. I suppose I'm concentrating on work now and not especially looking for anyone." British comedian Russell Brand took a liking to Samantha Barks after they met at an Academy Awards afterparty last month (Feb13).
Quote: "They're trying to merge into one another from different ends of the pigmentation chart. Eventually they will just become one amorphous orange orb of love - Mariah Minaj." Funnyman Russell Brand jokes about American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
Fact: Comedian Russell Brand flirted shamelessly with married Smash star Katharine Mcphee during an appearance on U.S. talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday (04Feb13), and invited her to chat to the host while sitting on his lap.
Tweet: "Howard Stern gave me an idea for BrandX ep1- I'm going to take care of a baby for a week and become the perfect father." Russell Brand is considering becoming a parent for his U.S. Tv show.
Tweet: "Melbourne! When a show begins with a drunk gently assaulting you with his tattooed penis you know you're in for a good gig." Funnyman Russell Brand tackles an inebriated fan at a show in Australia.
Quote: "I'm just continuing a long and thorough process to find the right person. You must be fastidious and meticulous in the search for true love. While now I think it would be nice to get married and have children, I think you've got to do that appropriately with the right person." Funnyman Russell Brand has learned a lesson in love from his doomed marriage to pop star Katy Perry.
Fact: Pop star Katy Perry and her ex-husband Russell Brand both attended the Los Angeles Lakers' basketball match on Tuesday (30Oct12), their first 'joint' public appearance since divorcing earlier this year (12).
Quote: "Well mostly I've been devoting myself to single life so I can finally win that shagging (lovemaking) Olympic medal! I'm putting in the training!" Comedian Russell Brand jokes about his dating life following the end of his marriage to pop star Katy Perry last year (11).
Quote: "I love Russell, but... (his) voice has a higher pitch with each film - it's almost a squeal now. I wish he'd do King Lear, or something, because he'd be magnificent." Singer Morrissey is convinced Russell Brand has a career as a Shakespearean actor.
Quote: "Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it don't. But if you sort of sense there's an incompatibility, then in any relationship, regardless of the status of the individual, it is kind of best to go separate ways." Russell Brand on his break-up with ex-wife Katy Perry.
Quote: "I don't know what's going on. I know they get on really well. I'll have to quiz her on that one, the cheeky little minx!" Melanie Chisholm is unsure if reports her Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell is dating Russell Brand are true.
Quote: "(It was) like kissing any leading lady. It was a bit awkward but no more than kissing a woman on screen, because it's two strangers." Actor Alec Baldwin on kissing his co-star Russell Brand in scenes for their movie Rock Of Ages.
Quote: "I would like a gun. It's against my principles; I'm a man that believes only in peace... however, guns, what a laugh." Funnyman Russell Brand dismisses reports he has purchased a firearm, but he would like a pistol.
Quote: "I'm not allowed to publicly admit that I will be singing at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. I am not allowed to say, 'Yes it's true, I'm singing at the closing ceremony of the Olympics'." Funnyman Russell Brand addresses rumours he'll be performing at the Olympic in London - sort of.
Quote: "I'm very happy today... What happened at the weekend was just an administrative finality... Of course, I still feel great feelings of compassion and warmth for Katy but I'm very happy with my life." British funnyman Russell Brand wishes his ex-wife Katy Perry all the best after their divorce was finalised on Monday (16Jul12).
Tweet: "God Bless @Slash he now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - the best tribute is to vomit tequila on it, in his honor." Russell Brand offers up ideas about how to honour the Walk of Fame's first Guns N' Roses inductee.
Quote: "I think if people walked out of the theatre and that was completely avoided, they would be like, 'Well, there’s an elephant in the room that’s still there.' I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows. I wanted to show the complete spectrum." Katy Perry on why she chose to include moments from her marriage break-up in her new film Part Of Me. The singer split from Russell Brand late last year (11).
Quote: "China did such a great job. We're too clumsy, we're too self-effacing... and the politeness masks deep sexual deviance... I love England and everything, I'm from there, but something that involves organisation, it's gonna be a right balls-up; things are gonna catch fire, people will be tripping over each other, then it'll start raining (and) the Queen will do a fart." Funnyman Russell Brand fears the upcoming Olympic Games in London will be a shambles.
Quote: "I've made mistakes in the past, I won't lie to you, but this one I'm on my game! I'm going to crack on. I'm going to give the Dalai Lama the best show. I'm going to behave. He's a holy man, it's not pretend authority, it's proper authority of God!" Funnyman Russell Brand will be on his best behaviour when he shares the stage with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at an event in Manchester on Saturday (16Jun12).
Tweet: "This jubilee is lasting as long as the reign it was intended to celebrate. Milk it Liz!" Comedian Russell Brand jokes about the U.K.'s four-day public holiday (02-05Jun12) to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
Quote: "I prepared for this event by giving John Travolta a massage. And he needed it man, God he needed that massage! He was so stiff, I'm telling ya." Cheeky comedian Russell Brand pokes fun at the Grease star following allegations he sexually harassed two male masseurs earlier this year (12).
Quote: "The last time I did an MTV Awards show I did end up marrying someone that was there. So tonight I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for my next wife." Mtv Movie Awards host Russell Brand makes light of the way he met his soon-to-be ex-wife Katy Perry. The couple wed a year after meeting at the 2009 Mtv Video Music Awards, but the funnyman filed for divorce in December (11).
Quote: "The inside of his mouth is beautiful; it’s like a cave of wonder. It’s like going into a cave where civilisation began and up on the wall there’s ancient etchings, code, the very Dna of our species written on his gums. His teeth are like living monuments to God." Russell Brand jokes about locking lips with Alec Baldwin in upcoming movie musical Rock of Ages.
Quote: "I get to kiss Alec Baldwin. It is right on the mouth. It is sexy because Alec is a sexy man. I'd do it again if there was a sequel - or even if there wasn't." British funnyman Russell Brand on locking lips with Alec Baldwin in movie musical Rock Of Ages.
Quote: "It had three lady baboons waiting for it in its trailer to keep him relaxed. I thought, 'I didn't have that in my contract...' (They were like), 'The baboon's getting wound up, take it back to its trailer...' I was like, 'What about me?'" Russell Brand on his ape co-star in Rock of Ages.
Tweet: "You don't know what charming, devilish and funny is till you see @rustyrockets in @rockofagesmovie". Alec Baldwin insists fans will be in for a treat when they check out comedian Russell Brand's performance in their upcoming movie musical Rock Of Ages.
Fact: Actor Russell Brand dropped by Los Angeles parlour Shamrock Tattoo on Saturday (24Mar12) to remove the words Anuugacchati Pravaha from the inside of his right arm. The British funnyman and his now-estranged wife Katy Perry had the slogan, which translates as "go with the flow", inked on them shortly after their engagement in 2010.
Tweet: "Happy Mother's day all you English mothers. I hope all Mother-effers feel a bit embarrassed." Russell Brand offers all mums in his native Britain a happy Mother's Day (18Mar12).
Tweet: "21 jump Street looks amazing. How can anything Improve by not having Johnny Depp in it? I want to make Jonah pregnant." Russell Brand is a big fan of his Get Him to The Greek co-star Jonah Hill's new movie, a remake of Depp's TV hit.
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand interviewed Beatles legend Ringo Starr for a special radio broadcast in Hollywood on Monday (30Jan12). The pair chatted about George Harrison and Eric Clapton during SiriusXM's Town Hall show.
Fact: Russell Brand has landed his first new movie since splitting from wife Katy Perry at the end of last month (Dec11). The funnyman will play an eccentric counsellor who creates a haunted house to bring an estranged family together in The Hauntrepreneur.
Fact: Comedian Russell Brand had a run in with Los Angeles police on Thursday (26Jan12) after he was pulled over in his new Land Rover. The British star was cited for an unknown traffic violation and handed a ticket.
Fact: Pop star Katy Perry has cut all ties to her estranged husband Russell Brand - she's stopped following him on Twitter.com. However, the British funnyman has yet to unsubscribe himself from the California Girls hitmaker's social networking updates.
Fact: Russell Brand's new late night American comedy show will be shown on the FX network. The British funnyman will give his take on politics, news and pop culture in six episodes due to air in the U.S. later this year (12).
Quote: "His vocabulary. What turns me on is a brain. The smarts of someone turns me on, a good sense of humour, someone that has a wit behind them. I found it. And that's rare." Singer Katy Perry fell for Russell Brand after he impressed her with his vocabulary.
Quote: "I thought, 'The only way I can make this thing not like the act of a sissy is to carve a football hooligan thing into my flesh,' so that's what I've done." Comic Russell Brand on his new tattoo. He and wife Katy Perry decided to get inked together to mark their first wedding anniversary - the funnyman's skin art features his favourite English soccer team's logo trimmed with "a candy cane twirl".
Quote: "We are a couple... We have love scenes... Very intense. Some people call them disgusting." Russell Brand on his intimate scenes with actress/singer Julianne Hough in Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody's untitled new film.
Fact: Pop star Katy Perry and funnyman Russell Brand celebrated one year as husband and wife on Sunday (23Oct11). On the eve of their wedding anniversary, the couple was spotted enjoying a romantic bike ride through New York together.
Quote: "I sat next to him on a plane and I was in shock, I thought, 'Oh God!' But he was darling, a real gentleman. He is totally nothing of what you see. We talked about marriage and comedy and he carried my bag for me when we got off." Joan Rivers was surprised by Russell Brand's gallantry.
Fact: Rock Of Ages co-stars Russell Brand and Julianne Hough are reuniting once more for Diablo Cody's directorial debut. The pair will star in the as-yet-untitled drama about a woman who parties in Las Vegas after surviving a plane crash.
Fact: British comic Russell Brand suffered a bruised ego after denting his Range Rover while trying to park his car outside a yoga centre in Los Angeles on Tuesday (09Aug11).
Quote: "Privacy is really important, especially in my personal life with my husband and I. We just cherish it so much. And we go to great lengths (to get it). Whether it means riding in the back of a laundry truck to get out of a place unnoticed, we'll go for it. I just gave that away, I don't know why. Laundry trucks everywhere, we're in them!" Pop star Katy Perry admits she and her husband Russell Brand often use unsuspecting getaway cars to escape run-ins with the paparazzi.
Fact: Russell Brand has signed up to promote HP's new TouchPad tablet computer. The British funnyman will advertise the gadget in a series of TV commercials.
Quote: "I become hysterical with laughter on set - particularly when I'm tired. Working with Russell Brand was a challenge - obviously his reputation precedes him. You never know how he's going to be, and you're working with someone who's had many colourful 'incidents'." Actress Rose Byrne struggled to keep a straight face while working with Russell Brand in Get Him To The Greek.
Tweet: "Death avoided for another year. Thanks for the good wishes. Perhaps we are immortal." British funnyman Russell Brand marked his 36th birthday on Saturday (04Jun11) with a 'Tweet'.
Quote: "I can't deny that I used to grab an umbrella and think 'I could take off with the right winds' as a kid. I think I could play her if they remade it. Russell could play Bert. He'd have less trouble with the accent than me." Katy Perry jokes about her and husband Russell Brand starring in a remake of Mary Poppins.
Quote: "I'm in two minds. It's a waste of money, b**ody Royal Family, and then I think ooh, I might go down, get a Willy (William) tea towel, an unofficial mug." Russell Brand on the upcoming wedding of British royal Prince William and Kate Middleton. The couple will wed in London next week (29Apr11).
Quote: "I'm not saying it wasn't totally idiotic what they did and boys when they're together can be really, really stupid... and they were incredibly stupid." Dame Helen Mirren doesn't condone her pal Russell Brand's controversial calls to actor ANDREW SACHS, which saw the funnyman and British presenter Jonathan Ross leaving offensive messages on the star's answerphone as part of a radio broadcast.
Quote: "No, a lot of this stuff I don't know where it comes from. I've stopped reading the papers, I've even stopped Googling my own name - and that was my favourite hobby. I don't do it anymore." Russell Brand dismisses reports he's attending marriage counselling sessions with wife Katy Perry.
Quote: "Since I've been in... America, I am more interested in the royal family. Before, when I was in England, I thought, 'They're repressing us. Bloody aristocracy. Power to the people. Fight the system.' Now I think, 'Ah, what a lovely dress.'" Russell Brand admits he's warming to the British royals.
Quote: "I've had my computer laminated." Russell Brand jokes about sexting his wife Katy Perry when she's on tour.
Quote: "I am married to an American but I don't know the Pledge of Allegiance; I'm not planning to give up my Englishness or anything... I love the people of America... but I'm very proud of being English." Russell Brand has no plans to become a U.S. citizen.
Quote: "I plucked it. I had people nibble at it with their teeth." Russell Brand on removing his chest hair for new film Arthur.
Quote: "I'd like to be offered it, so I could turn it down." Funnyman Russell Brand would like to be offered a knighthood.
Quote: "Katy bought me a trip to space for my birthday and I said, 'Well you're coming then,' and she's scared of going on aeroplanes; I don't know how she's gonna cope in space." Russell Brand fears for his wife Katy Perry when she takes off with him on Virgin boss Richard Branson's upcoming space flight.
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand is dominating the U.S. box office this week (beg04Apr11) - his animated movie Hop is going head-to-head with his latest offering, Arthur.
Quote: "If I am rude to someone now - I've developed a conscience. Imagine that! It's like a Jiminy Cricket in my head going, 'Oh, you shouldn't have done that, that was mean.' If I thought they thought we didn't appreciate the food it would trouble me." Former bad boy Russell Brand admits he worries about his manners in restaurants.
Quote: "I think I've had a series of very good opportunities and I've behaved well. Plus I've had a shave and brushed my hair." British funnyman Russell Brand reflects on how his makeover from scruffy lothario to leading man has helped him become a Hollywood star. Brand has two films opening next month (Apr11) - Arthur and Hop.
Quote: "Perhaps it was some aspects of my personal life that were rabbit like." Actor Russell Brand credits his promiscuous past for landing him the role as the Easter bunny in new family movie Hop.
Quote: "This is the first time I've had one, I can now legally drive." Actor Russell Brand is celebrating after recently obtaining his first ever driving licence in Los Angeles.
Quote: "I'm aware I have no recourse if they misbehave. 'Expelled from school for drugs? Well done, you're on target.'" British funnyman Russell Brand is worried he won't be able to discipline kids because of his wild past. The star and wife Katy Perry have spoken about their desire to start a family in the future.
Quote: "I can't believe I used to have sex 20 times a week, especially now I'm married. But now I'm a b**ody good gardener." Former Lothario Russell Brand has settled into domestic life since marrying Katy Perry last year (10).
Quote: "When I'm around my mates' children, I jazz them kids up. I swear at them, I get them all worked up. I fill their heads with crazy nonsense, then leave them. I don't feel like, 'Oh there are some children here, I have to tone it down.' I go nuts." British funnyman Russell Brand never minds his language when he's around children.
Quote: "I would never give up love; I'd definitely give up money. I feel quite lucky - now that I'm married; I have this great love and partnership in my life that is the most important thing to me. I also happen to be married to a girl who is quite a lot of fun. And I'm discovering how lovely permanence and building an ongoing relationship can be, rather than always thinking, What's next?" Russell Brand reflects on his relationship with wife Katy Perry.
Fact: Funnyman Russell Brand will be applauded for his comedy skills at the upcoming CinemaCon film convention in Las Vegas. The outrageous Brit will receive the Comedy Star of the Year award during a ceremony on 31 March (11).
Quote: "I think it's because I'm English, she thinks I'm a butler. My life used to be about chaos, glass, blood, madness. Now it's, 'Go and get that fridge.'" British funnyman Russell Brand waits hand and foot on his wife Katy Perry.
Quote: "I think he's a cool bloke... I think he's a good person." Russell Brand on embattled TV star Charlie Sheen.
Fact: Comedian Russell Brand is in talks to join Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin in star-studded movie musical Rock Of Ages. Brand confirmed he was "thinking about" the role during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View on Tuesday (08Mar11).
Fact: Comedian Russell Brand took his mother Barbara as his date to Sunday's (27Feb11) Academy Awards, where he will be presenting an Oscar with his ARTHUR co-star Helen Mirren. The British actor's wife, singer Katy Perry, is currently on tour in Europe.
Quote: "I went to the execution room where they give the lethal injection and got strapped on the table. I should have been thinking, 'This is bad, they've killed people on this.' But I actually thought this is a great shot, I look Christ-like.'" British funnyman Russell Brand was happy to lay on a death row lethal injection table during his visit to a Louisiana jail while shooting a new documentary.
Fact: Russell Brand has been voted the sexiest bad boy of 2011 by editors at U.S. magazine Cosmopolitan, who crowned him their Fun, Fearless Male of the Year.
Quote: "We have a place together in America but we want to find somewhere here. I want a British passport. Actually, I want a title, I want to be Lady Katy Brand - I've told him that I would like for him to be knighted." Katy Perry has high hopes for husband Russell Brand.
Quote: "Crack, heroin, they're all nice at first but in case you haven't noticed there are a few detrimental effects after that." Comedian Russell Brand explains why he relies on meditation to keep him sober, eight years after kicking drugs and booze.
Quote: "I think I'm over it now. It's probably safe to say I married my celebrity crush. Don't barf on this magazine." Katy Perry tells America's Maxim magazine she got over her celebrity crush on pop singer Justin Bieber after marrying funnyman Russell Brand.
Quote: "I think she's edgy. She's like a punk duchess." Russell Brand on his The Tempest and Arthur co-star Dame Helen Mirren.
Quote: "He's just the best bad boy in the world, I'm very jealous of Katy, I must say." Veteran actress Helen Mirren is fond of Katy Perry's husband Russell Brand, her co-star in upcoming comedy ARTHUR.
Quote: "I asked my agent not to tell me, because it was so not something we were going to sell. (But) if someone said, 'We'll give you a hundred million pounds,' I might consider compromising the sanctity of our love, because then you could build an empire." Comedian Russell Brand banned his agent from revealing the huge sums celebrity magazines had offered for snaps of his October (10) wedding to Katy Perry in case he was tempted to strike a deal.
Quote: "Sometimes I'll look in the mirror and think I have a nice head of hair - other times I'll think, 'Who is that funny-looking man?' Still, I don't feel inclined to have injections in my face or have anything sewn on, sewn up or transplanted." Russell Brand is partly happy with his appearance.
Quote: "I kind of don't mind that someone else takes some of the responsibility because it's a lot of work. (He's) a handful. But handfuls are also a lot of fun. There's never a dull moment." Katy Perry doesn't mind her husband Russell Brand's flirty relationship with DAME Helen Mirren.
Quote: "The key thing for me is do not use my personality during the driving. My personality is not equipped to deal with rules, regulations, minor misdemeanours, caution towards others, sexual control - all things that are necessary in a driving situation. Danny says to me, 'Funeral Russell'. I must behave like I'm at a funeral." Outlandish comedian Russell Brand has to calm down when he gets behind the wheel. The British husband of Katy Perry is currently learning to drive in Los Angeles.
Quote: "I absolutely adore him. He gave me this safety pin (trinket) for my end-of-film prize because I played his nanny in Arthur, and he said, 'It's only a safety pin but it's diamond encrusted!' He's sort of the archetypal bad boy who is the best goodest (sic) boy you could possibly meet." DAME Helen Mirren on her ARTHUR co-star Russell Brand.
Quote: "She keeps buying all this English tea and saying we should make scones. She's more English than me." Russell Brand insists his new wife Katy Perry has been embracing British customs since the pair married last month (Oct10).
Quote: "Sometimes I allow myself to grow my facial hair a little bit, but my wife will remind me I look like (murderer) Charles Manson." Pop star Katy Perry prefers her new husband Russell Brand to keep his beard trimmed.
Quote: "I would prevent them from doing things that might harm them, or potentially illegal." Funnyman Russell Brand admits he won't be the best disciplinarian when he and wife Katy Perry have children.
Quote: "My wife will kill me, she doesn't want me to reveal any more details about the wedding!" Comedian Russell Brand risks the wrath of his new wife Katy Perry every time he discusses his recent nuptials in India.
Quote: "We've got the same rings. She chooses. You can't say to a woman, 'I don't like your wedding ring, it's too feminine', you'd get a smack in the mouth!" Funnyman Russell Brand blames his new wife Katy Perry for picking out their glittering wedding rings.
Fact: British comedian Russell Brand treated revered U.S. newsman Larry King to a unique rendition of Happy Birthday when he appeared on LARRY KING LIVE on Friday (19Nov10) to celebrate the host turning 77.
Quote: "I used to drink a lot of stuff so I've got a lot of sense memory for being drink. I spent, I think, 15 years drunk. I was ever so drunk - drunk, crack, heroin, the works." Funnyman Russell Brand on the extent of his lost years.
Quote: "They're so highly bred they can barely even function. I think their gene pool comprises of about nine chromosomes just swapped with each other." Funnyman Russell Brand isn't a big fan of the British royal family.
Quote: "When I met The Queen I had to subjugate a peculiar urge within myself, because she may be a queen... but she's also buxom in the boob department and I thought, 'What a way to distinguish myself if I were to suddenly lunge at her and go, God bless you, ma'am.'" Russell Brand had to stop himself from cupping The Queen's breasts.
Quote: "I like being married, I feel very relaxed. Before you're married you're like a dog, forever sniffing the air looking for opportunity or hunting for truffles... But now I feel more relaxed." British comedian Russell Brand is enjoying life as a newlywed after marrying pop star Katy Perry last month (Oct10).
Quote: "When I met him to do a screen test, he walked in and I thought, 'Are you kidding me? His trousers are tighter than mine!'" Kristen Bell wasn't impressed when she first met her FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL co-star Russell Brand.
Quote: "I'm confident in my skin lately. I take care of myself and I also think that when you're in a supportive relationship you don't care any more about outside. Things that maybe would have irked you before don't matter because you found someone who loves you no matter what." Katy Perry feels more confident now she is married to Russell Brand.
Quote: "I love being married. Katy and I, all we do is laugh. That's all I want to do, have a giggle." Newlywed Russell Brand can't help but smile after marrying pop star Katy Perry last month (Oct10).
Quote: "I always knew I wanted a great man of God, someone who was going to be an inspiration for people and also be a lovely husband and father. We're at different places in our lives, but we can still grow together. He's thought-provoking, articulate, a real advocate." Katy Perry lavishes praise on her new husband Russell Brand.
Quote: "Someone might ask if Russell Brand is nice. Well he's not not nice - it's not the first word you'd use is it? He's exciting, thrilling, dangerous, naughty, sexy. He's all those things before he's nice. If he was just nice we probably wouldn't have all heard of him." British funnyman David Walliams on his pal RUSSELL BRAND.
Quote: "I told him Katy would get upset if he acted like he didn't have an opinion on what flowers to put on the table. They don't want to hear 'It doesn't matter' - they want you to seem interested. But ultimately they want you to agree with them. Organising a wedding is stressful - you don't want to fall out with your future wife over something like the lettering you have on your invitations." British funnyman David Walliams on the wedding advice he gave pal Russell Brand, who married Katy Perry on Saturday (23Oct10).
Quote: "They were obviously trying to get Hugh Grant, who was obviously unavailable for certain reasons that we shouldn’t probably go into... He was looking for whores." Russell Brand pokes fun at his fellow Brit, suggesting the Four Weddings and a Funeral star was the first choice to play Aldous Snow in comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Quote: "It'll be really exciting. It'll be very hot. I am a lot more confident with my body now that I am very loved up." Katy Perry credits her fiance Russell Brand with giving her the confidence to walk the catwalk at this year's (10) Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which will be broadcast in the U.S. next month (Nov10).
Quote: "I would like either Natalie Portman or Harry Potter (to play me)." Russell Brand jokes about who he'd like to play him in a biopic.
Quote: "For Katy, this is my past; you are my future." British funnyman Russell Brand's romantic dedication to his wife-to-be Katy Perry in the foreword of his new book Booky Wook 2.
Fact: British comedian Russell Brand has been immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in London. The lookalike statue was unveiled by museum officials on Monday (11Oct10).
Quote: "Booky Wook 3 - this time it's domestic. Hopefully I'll be married and having children in the next book." Russell Brand is already thinking about a third autobiography - and he wants to detail family life with fiancee Katy Perry in the book.
Quote: "I need to be locked in a room and denied all other options, or I won't do it." Comedian Russell Brand can't have any distractions when he writes.
Quote: "Russell and Katy are a wonderful couple but he's still naughty and certainly hasn't settled down. He ran down the street completely naked while we were filming, at least twice." Russell Brand hasn't calmed down since getting engaged to Katy Perry, according to his ARTHUR co-star Geraldine James.
Tweet: "Sending support to @RustyRockets & @KatyPerry. That’s why I don’t wear skirts at the airport. It’s harder to get a camera up a pant leg." Ellen Degeneres has tweeted her support for Russell Brand following his arrest for allegedly attacking a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (17Sep10). Perry claims a snapper tried to take an inappropriate upskirt shot of her prior to the incident.
Quote: "I've put my foot down and let him know under no circumstances are any of our kids going to be named after his favourite players." Any future children Katy Perry has with fiance Russell Brand won't be named after players from the funnyman's beloved soccer team, West Ham.
Quote: "He's very charming with them and he has an ongoing email love letter with my mum and she loves it. She flirts with him, which is totally inappropriate and I tell him to stop." Katy Perry's fiance Russell Brand has a great relationship with the pop star's parents.
Quote: "He taught me a lot about inner beauty and confidence in myself. I would have to sleep with make-up on, or feel ugly and gross. He looks beyond all of that, which is such a win... He's in love with the person inside of me, and the outside of me is just a bonus." Singer Katy Perry's insecurities are put at ease by fiance Russell Brand.
Quote: "Russell's old place in London is gothic and romantic, and in my old place, every room was painted a different Easter egg colour, so we tried to make this house neutral. He has really good taste, and I'm still learning." Engaged couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand have had to compromise over the home interiors at their new house in Los Angeles.
Quote: "No matter who someone is, or what their reputation is in the media, I try and give him the benefit of the doubt, and then it's up to him to screw it up." Pop star Katy Perry is a fair judge of character. The singer is engaged to former drug and sex addict Russell Brand.
Quote: "I think he's going to change people's lives. He's going to help them remember why we exist... His pilgrimage is spiritual. I think his destination will be complete nirvana." Katy Perry has complete faith in her fiance, British funnyman Russell Brand's purpose in life.
Quote: "In marriage, when you're picking a partner one of the things to keep in mind is, 'Would they be a good baby daddy?' - and he'll be perfect." Katy Perry is convinced husband-to-be Russell Brand will be the perfect father.
Quote: "For my wedding, I'll do what is called wedding nails... traditional and pretty, because you see those photos of them (bride and groom), like, holding hands and I don't know if I'd want Oompah Loompahs on my nails while taking my photos." Katy Perry insists she'll be a traditional bride when she weds fiance Russell Brand and ditch her more elaborate fingernail designs.
Quote: "I can't stand the weather. I am such a sunshiney type of girl; if the sun comes out, I come out. If the sun doesn't come out, you won't see me... (I'm a) California girl." Katy Perry fears she'll never be able to live in her fiance Russell Brand's native England.
Quote: "Can you imagine the horrible feeling he had when he was used to getting everything he wanted?" Katy Perry admits she refused to sleep with her fiance Russell Brand until after they had been on a formal date.
Quote: "While I think I am a good girlfriend, I draw the line at a West Ham wedding." Katy Perry dismissed her fiance Russell Brand's suggestion to theme their upcoming nuptials around his beloved British soccer team.
Quote: "I'd love to bring our family up in England. I love London but once you're in a relationship everything is in negotiation, isn't it? I can't be selfish any more." Russell Brand wants to raise a family with Katy Perry in his hometown of London.
Quote: "We do a lot of scheduling. That's probably one of our biggest debates, I guess, is like saying, 'Oh, I'll show up here in Europe.' Or he'll be in New York and I'll be there (elsewhere). We have to work on a lot of scheduling, like pre-planning." Singer Katy Perry and her fiance Russell Brand often find themselves embroiled in "debate" about their relationship - because the two stars have such hectic work schedules.
Quote: "Russell doesn't Google himself at all anymore. He goes online and looks at football and that's it. That's his guilty pleasure." Katy Perry reveals her fiance Russell Brand has cut back on his internet research.
Quote: "I'm gonna get Diddy Dirty Money to write a song for his wedding to Katy. She's really tamed him. He's a cool guy." Sean Combs wants his new band to create a track for when his GET HIM TO THE GREEK co-star Russell Brand marries singer Katy Perry.
Quote: "I'm not his best man but if I get invited, I'll be there. I king of get banned from stuff like that before the wedding. The wives always say, 'Stay away from Puffy!'" Sean Combs doesn't expect to be invited to his GET HIM TO THE GREEK co-star Russell Brand's bachelor party.
Quote: "Me and my fiance love him. We can't have the actual one, because he's busy working. But I understand he procreates by laying eggs in the sea and then we can fertilise these and have our own Justin Biebers. We could grow him in a jar, like sea monkeys." Russell Brand admits he and Katy Perry are big fans of teen idol Justin Bieber.
Quote: "If you take crack, sometimes you think that you are a butcher. I'm a vegetarian as well. But the pig was already dead... I think I was making a point about something." Russell Brand recalls cutting up a pig's head during a comedy routine onstage in England.
Quote: "It's been a year and some change, you know. Like, I'm over it. There's no bad blood. I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavours. I'm not the type to hold grudges. Why would I? Our time together was awesome and it's time to move on. And we both have gone our separate ways so it is what it is." Rapper Travis McCoy insists he is happy for his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry and her engagement to British comedian Russell Brand.
Quote: "What I want to happen is for her to give me a bath... and then when I'm in the bath, it just gets a bit confusing. It starts off with a wash and then there's eye contact... I well would." Russell Brand dreams of a little saucy bathtime fun with his ARTHUR star DAME Helen Mirren.
Quote: "I've never voted, never will. I think if you want to change things, it's not with an X on a piece of paper, it's with an X on someone's forehead." British funnyman Russell Brand refuses to participate in politics.
Quote: "We didn't like Vegas because we felt like we were in a neon palace." Comedian Russell Brand hated filming new movie GET HIM TO THE GREEK in Sin City.
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand will celebrate his upcoming 35th birthday on Friday (04Jun10) in Los Angeles. The comic's fiancee Katy Perry has hired out the picturesque Griffith Observatory, which has featured in films including Rebel Without a Cause and Transformers, for a party.
Quote: "From that first date, I didn't return another call to another girl, didn't go anywhere, didn't mess around with anybody at all. It's almost been a relief." One-time sex addict Russell Brand has been committed to Katy Perry since their first date in New York.
Quote: "Given that Katy and I both have good jobs, we don't want any presents. It would be a massive indulgence." British comic Russell Brand and his pop star fiancee Katy Perry are refusing to accept gifts when they wed later this year (10).
Quote: "I'm the cliche of the bad boyfriend, and they seemed like the cliche of the difficult in-laws. But, just as I'm actually a rather sweet, sort of sensitive person who's striving for self-improvement, they're really sweet and I respect them." Russell Brand really likes fiancee Katy Perry's pastor father and her mum.
Quote: "She's a perfectly decent, lovely person, good fun and engaging, easy to be around and interesting. But meeting her changed me. With her, I don't feel like I'm fulfilling some bizarre psychological fetish." Russell Brand on his fiancee Katy Perry.
Quote: "People think I'm vain because I look in mirrors so much, but I'm not looking in mirrors thinking, 'Look at you, you hunk.' I'm just checking to see if I'm still there." Russell Brand insists he's more spiritual than vain.
Quote: "He's different, unique, a sweetheart, a rogue, a bad boy, he's completely honest and I think he lives on another dimension." Moviemaker Oliver Stone has high praise for funnyman Russell Brand. Stone is producing Brand's upcoming documentary about happiness.
Quote: "The lead actress in it, Candice Nicole, is a proper porn actress... You can watch the music video, then go to a website and watch her covered in c**e." Russell Brand on his co-star in new video JUST SAY YES.
Fact: Quirky funnyman Russell Brand conducted part of a recent Rolling Stone magazine interview while he was taking a driving lesson in Santa Monica, California.
Quote: "There's one bit when my bum was out. I had to take my trousers and pants down and they were shooting me from behind. And in the middle of the scene, in this sensitive, close situation, the cameraman went, 'Can we stop now because this is horrible' - talking about my bottom. I felt shy about it". Russell Brand was left red-faced while shooting a bottom-bearing scene in upcoming movie GET HIM TO THE GREEK.
Quote: "It's going to be rock-star crazy. Especially for me, a vegan, recovering heroin addict and alcoholic. It will be a crazy night full of me consuming insane amounts of vegetables!'' Russell Brand is convinced the bachelor party ahead of his upcoming wedding to Katy Perry will be a sober affair.
Quote: "I've actually been focusing on becoming a household name in Russia and China, because that's the future." British funnyman Russell Brand is hoping to become a comedian for the communists and former communists.
Quote: "I'd much rather be acting than sitting around in my trailer, thinking of new ways to masturbate." Russell Brand is thrilled to be a leading man in movies.
Quote: "It's quite a compliment that you let Bush run things for as long as you did. In my country he wouldn't have been trusted with a pair of scissors." Russell Brand still can't believe George W. Bush served two terms as America's leader.
Quote: "It becomes routine and a little humdrum. You start unthinkingly raising your wrists to be cuffed. And you bow your head automatically as they put you into the back of a police car. Occasionally you'll encounter an overly vicious policeman who perhaps gets a bit rough with you, and that's when it gets exciting again." British funnyman Russell Brand on his record of 11 arrests.
Quote: "I certainly wasn't trying to cultivate a Charles Manson persona, given some of his atrocious behaviour in the late '60s. But I do acknowledge I have long hair and a beard... I don't mind looking like him, and actually, that acoustic album of his is not that bad." Russell Brand on fiancee Katy Perry's comments the Brit looks like murderer Manson.
Quote: "I spoke to Noel about that. Look, it's not like you're in a band for years and then you start hanging out with Russell Brand and it's over - as if the two things are mutually exclusive. The only people responsible for the break-up of Oasis are in Oasis. I don't want to be the Oasis Yoko Ono without even getting to have sex with John Lennon!" RUSSELL BRAND is confused by Liam Gallagher's claims he is responsible for the break-up of Oasis.
Quote: "Pete Doherty... is a poetic person. He gets a horrible rap in all of the British tabloids, but he's one of those sweet, ethereal people - who you should never get in a car with." Russell Brand on troubled rocker Doherty.
Quote: "It was like watching a wildlife documentary, when the leopard goes to kill the little antelope and you're like, 'Why wouldn't the cameraman stop it?' That's not their duty, theirs is to observe." Russell Brand on why he didn't step in to save Taylor Swift's blushes when Kanye West invaded the stage to protest her Best Female Video win at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, which he hosted.
Quote: "Dave Davies from The Kinks - his mum caught him in bed with five women when he was 16. He shouldn't have been allowed out after nine o'clock at that age, and he's in bed with five women." Russell Brand insists Britain has always been known for its sexually-active stars.
Quote: "All children should be made to listen to music by people who wrote it on acid while staring wistfully at water." Russell Brand urges parents to give their children a broader musical education.
Quote: "I'm marrying one of the most scandalous men in the world. How is that toning down?" Katy Perry on reports her comeback will be a quiet affair. She's set to wed outrageous funnyman Russell Brand.
Quote: "We just want it to mean something. It doesn't matter if it's just me and him or if it's a big, fat ordeal." Katy Perry refuses to rule out eloping with fiance Russell Brand after becoming engaged on New Year's Eve (31Dec09).
Quote: "We were on an elephant just before it. We were in India. It was at midnight, and it is not a good idea to be on the back of an elephant during a fireworks display." Russell Brand on his New Year's Eve proposal to Katy Perry.
Quote: "It's the greatest thing ever. They're an amazing couple." JASON SEGAL is overjoyed for his FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL co-star Russell Brand, who recently got engaged to his pop star girlfriend Katy Perry.
Quote: “When I was meeting people in L.A., guys always thought if they paid for dinner they deserved a b**w job. But generally, I’ll say this - and I’ll say it proudly - I can’t sleep with someone if I don’t have a connection with them.” Singer Katy Perry, who is now engaged to Russell Brand, isn't a fan of the dating scene in Los Angeles.
Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand treated his girlfriend Katy Perry to a festive outing on Sunday (20Dec09) - he took her to watch his favourite soccer team play in London. The celebrity couple was spotted in the stands as West Ham United took on Chelsea at Upton Park. Singer-turned-reality show judge CHERYL COLE, whose husband Ashley plays for Chelsea, was also in the crowd to watch the teams scrape a 1-1 draw.
Quote: "Have you seen him? He's got a shaved head and he's tense-looking. But if you're a proper Christian, it means you've got to be a gentle, loving and compassionate soul." Russell Brand wasn't convinced by girlfriend Katy Perry's dad and his tough guy looks.
Quote: "There was a deep craving for a serious, monogamous relationship within me, but I mistook it for lust. I wasn't promiscuous, just thorough." British funnyman Russell Brand is happy to be through with his womanising days after settling down with pop star Katy Perry.
Quote: "I don't think it's a good use of the cow, really; it's sort of stealing (a) baby's dinner." Vegetarian funnyman Russell Brand keeps well away from milk.
Fact: Katy Perry showed her dedication to new beau Russell Brand while hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards - by donning a sexy lingerie version of the kit worn by the comic's favourite soccer team, West Ham.
Quote: "I was hoping one day to play Napoleon, but I can't play Napoleon as this shaggy-haired, bearded raconteur. I can't keep always playing long-haired, scruffy men!" Russell Brand will cut his wild mane to land better film roles.
Quote: "My new relationship is helping me calm down. In the past there were some times when I didn't like myself for what I was doing. I feel better now with who I am. I'm really enjoying myself now. It's a beautiful thing. I think maybe I'm really happy for the first time." Russell Brand has credited his new girlfriend Katy Perry with changing his life.
Fact: Katy Perry turned 25 in style on Saturday night (24Oct09) with a CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY-themed party in Los Angeles. The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker was joined by boyfriend Russell Brand and pal Taylor Swift as The Beach restaurant on Sunset Boulevard was turned into a dessert dream for the night.
Quote: "I'm in 'Gay Paris' - I swear, as an Englishman, that by the time I leave tomorrow, it'll be known as 'Hetero Paris'. Or at least 'Bi Paris'." Funnyman Russell Brand is keen to give the French capital a more manly nickname.
Quote: "I think he has already apologised... The atmosphere was very charged (and) I think people get a little bit excited... but Taylor Swift's a young kid... You can't make a pretty girl cry... I know Kanye and I know he's a nice bloke and we all make mistakes in life, but all I wanted to say was, 'Oh come on, she's only a young girl.'" MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand on Kanye West's stage storming antics at the prizegiving on Sunday (13Sep09).
Quote: "How can we celebrate 2009 without that fantastic woman. There has been a lot of mud slinging and rumour-mongering and rubbish - people saying that she's a hermaphrodite. I think it's a disgrace that a woman cannot be successful, sexy and have an aggressive sexuality without people going, 'Oh, she must be a bloke.' That is sexist... If you haven't worked it out by now, I'm trying to f**k her." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand got Sunday's (13Sep09) show off to a naughty start by professing his love to Lady GaGa.
Quote: "We can be a little bit unusual, we English, but remember Robert Pattinson is here, he's English; Harry Potter, he's English. Think of me as a sorta combination of the two of them - in a way I'm like a sort of blood-drinking dream boat with a sack of magic and a wand. My sack of magic and wand are tucked up in these delicious trousers, where they will stay until the end of the evening." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand opens the 2009 prizegiving.
Quote: "Already we've had a little bit of craziness... You can have both Beyonce and Taylor Swift on a good night when she's old enough and if their marriage don't last." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand makes light of Kanye West's event protest - he interrupted Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech to declare Beyonce should have won.
Quote: "When I joined it, I didn't realise it would become a cultural phenomenon and I'd have committed to a stupid name... RustyRockets, it sounds almost as if my sex organs have been out in the rain." Comedian Russell Brand regrets his Twitter.com moniker.
Quote: "They've attached a small electric device to my sex organs and then every time I go near the line a button can be pressed from backstage, so if you see me twitching during the VMAs it's not just because I'm reacting to Lady GaGa's bottom." Russell Brand jokes about how producers plan to curb his outrageous ways at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Fact: Britney Spears has reunited with British funnyman Russell Brand for a promo clip before he hosts the 2009 MTV's Video Music Awards for the second time next month (13Sep09). In the ad, a bikini-clad Spears' inner thoughts can be heard as she lounges by the pool wishing to be Brand's date for the big night, while the comic attempts to telepathically flirt with Toxic star. The pair previously filmed a promo for Brand's last turn as VMA host in 2008.
Quote: "I realise Britney perhaps wrote WOMANIZER about me, so I'd like that to win." British comedian Russell Brand is touting Britney Spears to walk away with a MTV Video Music Award. The funnyman is hosting the annual ceremony in New York on 13 September (09).
Fact: Russell Brand will be giving away tickets to the MTV Video Music Awards to his Twitter.com followers as he prepares to host the show in September (09) for the second consecutive year.
Fact: British comic Russell Brand has been voted the celebrity with the worst hair. The star has topped a poll of least-liked locks, fighting off competition from U.S. tycoon Donald Trump, who came in fifth.
Quote: "I am here to learn. This global economy is in meltdown and I'm interested in what alternatives there might be." British comedian Russell Brand was among thousands of protesters at an anti-capitalism march in London on Wednesday (01Apr09).
Quote: "[RUSSELL] goes out drinking mineral water. I keep telling him to have a f**king beer - one beer - but he says he'll probably end up in a crack house in (London's) King's Cross within 40 minutes." Oasis star Noel Gallagher on his now teetotal pal Russell Brand.
Quote: "It's big enough for six but I think there's been seven in there. I am the only man that's ever been in it, ever." British funnyman Russell Brand has installed a hot-tub at his London home.
Quote: "I want to learn more about American cultural holidays. I'm going to have the best Thanksgiving ever. I also want to make sure (forthcoming movie GET HIM TO THE GREEK) is a triumph and that any further work I do with MTV is a success. And then perhaps a Christmas song with the Jonas Brothers." British funnyman Russell Brand on his plans for the future.
Quote: "I love British comedy. Especially anything by Russell Brand - I love him. I've always wanted to hang out with him but whenever I call he's too busy. Probably just with girls." Comedian Chris Rock is a big admirer of the British funnyman.
Quote: "I heard Russell (Brand) fancies me. I fancy him too. I mean who can resist a man that looks so good in tight trousers. He is absolutely lovely." DAME Helen Mirren responds to comic Russell Brand's confession that he has a crush on her.
Quote: "She's a lovely girl and I could mentor her. But somehow I think it would be hard. It would be like, 'Amy, put down that pipe, let's have a little chat. No Amy, put it down. Listen to uncle Russ." Russell Brand is convinced he could save troubled singer Amy Winehouse.
Quote: "Serena Williams. I'd like to meet her again. I met her once but I don't think I give myself a very good account of myself. I tried to touch her legs. They looked wonderful. I wondered if she'd notice. She looked delightful." Serial romancer Russell Brand has his eye on tennis star SERENA WILLIAMS.
Quote: "I'd give him a hug. I think he needs a hug!" Joe Jonas has no hard feelings towards Russell Brand, who joked about THE Jonas Brothers' purity rings at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (07Sep08).
Quote: "I just thought it was some fun. They're lovely little lads, I like them... I was also a virgin at their age but it wasn't because of a choice, it was because of some pimples and bodyfat... I think fair enough, be a virgin, but, now that I'm allowed to have sex, I like it." British comedian Russell Brand defends his mockery of the Jonas Brothers' morals at Sunday's (07Sep08) MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "I really wanted to go mental after the awards and f**k everyone - but it is difficult when your girlfriend's in the bed." Serial romancer Russell Brand insists he is trying his best to commit to his girlfriend, actress Teresa Palmer.
Quote: "I've met RUSSELL a couple of times so I knew what to expect. As we went backstage, I introduced him to my boyfriend (Benji Madden) so he didn't hit on me this time." Paris Hilton wasn't shocked by MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand's outrageous jokes at the event on Sunday (07Sep08).
Quote: "What I did was deeply regrettable. I mean no disrespect to the thousands who lost their lives in that terrible tragedy. It was a very, very stupid thing to have done." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand is still ashamed of his decision to dress up as terrorist Osama Bin Laden for an MTV show on 12 September, 2001 - the day after the 9/11 tragedy in New York.
Quote: "I feel I must take some responsibility for being followed by this wretched, smelly hound called debauchery. Several paces behind me, there is always debauchery and just in front of me there is a jiggling bottom of desire." Comedian and MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand on his controversial reputation.
Quote: Once there was a story saying, Russell Brand was arrested for rampaging through the London underground with a sword. I thought, Well, this is ridiculous! What on earth would I be doing on the underground? Once you can afford taxis, you can swing the sword out the window. RUSSELL BRAND on the strangest tale he has read about himself.
Quote: "NANCY REAGAN and BARBARA BUSH are going to recreate Madonna and BRITNEY's famous lesbian kiss." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand drums up support for this year's (Sep08) prize-giving.
Fact: FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL star Russell Brand will become the first British person ever to host the MTV Video Music Awards when he presents the annual ceremony in Los Angeles on 7 September (08).
Quote: "I'm looking for someone to love and if you go to bed with two of them at a time, you'll find someone quicker." FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL star Russell Brand on the search for his leading lady.
Quote: "The tyrannical beauty of Hawaii, after a little while, becomes a little troubling. The beauty, the palm trees. It's like being hit over the head with a rainbow." Comedian Russell Brand reveals the tropical set of FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL was too much of a good thing.
Quote: "I was bulimic when I was 14. I had problems with food and self-harming - I've always had these odd compulsive traits. It was really unusual in boys, quite embarrassing." Funnyman Russell Brand admits he had lots of problems as a teenager.
Quote: "It takes a lot of man hours. A hell of a lot of teasing. There's scaffolding and it's a preposterous process, to tell you the truth, but I'm sure you'll agree, completely worth it." British funnyman Russell Brand on his over-sized hair style.
Quote: "What's the point of having such preposterous hair with no fame to back it up?" British funnyman Russell Brand dislikes his anonymity in America as he embarks on a film career there.
Quote: "Pete Doherty does have a beautiful poetic sense of absence about him... If you take enough heroin, it does make it hard to concentrate." British funnyman Russell Brand on fellow drug abuser Doherty.
Quote: "People ask if I was tempted by those schoolgirls in the film. I told them, 'They're children, but Rupert Everett was a really tasty mistress.' How I kept my hands off him was a mystery." British comedian Russell Brand enjoyed seeing his ST TRINIAN'S co-star dress as a school head teacher.