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Russell Brand

Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio and television presenter, singer, columnist, and author. In 2004, Brand achieved mainstream fame in the UK as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. In 2007, he had his first major film role in St Trinian's. He became known in the United States in 2008, after his major role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall; the film led to a starring role in Get Him to the Greek in 2010. He also worked as a voice actor for animated films Despicable Me in 2010 and Hop in 2011. He starred in the 2011 remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore film Arthur. Brand is noted in the British media for his eccentricity and for controversies such as his dismissal from MTV after he dressed as Osama bin Laden, his behaviour as presenter of various award ceremonies and his former drug use. In 2008, he resigned from the BBC following prank calls he made to actor Andrew Sachs on The Russell Brand Show, which led to major changes to the BBC's policy. His drug use, alcoholism and promiscuity have influenced his comedic material and public image. He married American pop singer Katy Perry in October 2010 and filed for divorce in

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Katy Perry & Russell Brand -- Ignore Each Other at Lakers Game

Katy Perry & Russell Brand
Ignore Each Other at Lakers Game

Trying not to make eye contact, former couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand sat on opposite sides of the court at the Lakers game at Staples Center in L.A. on Tuesday.Both Katy and Russell -- who… READ MORE >

Security Guard Suing Russell Brand Says Actor Screwed Up His Knee Royally

Russell Brand
Security Guard Says R.B. Screwed Up His Knee ... Royally

A security guard who is suing Russell Brand says the actor was trying to escape paparazzi when R.B.'s Range Rover plowed into him.Victor Sneed's lawyer, Bob Fink, tells TMZ, his client -- who… READ MORE >

- 640 days ago
Russell Brand Sued -- Accused of Driving into a Pedestrian

Russell Brand
SUED Allegedly Hit a Pedestrian

Russell Brand just got sued by a pedestrian who claims the actor drove into him earlier this year in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit filed today in LA County… READ MORE >

- 641 days ago
Russell Brand & Ginger Spice -- Hangin' Together ... at Her Home!

Russell Brand & Ginger Spice
Hangin' Together ... at Her Home!

With dating rumors swirling, former Mr. Katy Perry Russell Brand and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell were photographed together leaving Geri's London home on Wednesday.The dynamic duo have been linked… READ MORE >

- 701 days ago
Russell Brand -- SENTENCED for iPhone Smash

Russell Brand
SENTENCED for iPhone Smash

Russell Brand will NOT go to jail for smashing a paparazzo's iPhone in New Orleans a few months ago ... after cutting a deal with prosecutors early this morning. We broke the story ... the New… READ MORE >

- 736 days ago
Russell Brand -- To Be CHARGED for iPhone-Smashing

Russell Brand
To Be CHARGED for iPhone-Smashing

Russell Brand will be charged with a crime for throwing a paparazzi's iPhone through a glass window in New Orleans back in March ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ...  the… READ MORE >

- 738 days ago
Katy Perry, Russell Brand -- Officially Divorced

Katy Perry, Russell Brand
Officially Single

Katy Perry and Russell Brand have officially severed ties -- their divorce became final today.Russell filed for divorce at the very end of 2011, and the settlement was hashed out quickly, but it… READ MORE >

- 746 days ago
Tom Cruise -- Victim of the 'Rock of Ages' CURSE?

Tom Cruise
Victim of the 'Rock of Ages' CURSE?

Divorces, violence, and even a racial controversy -- it seems the "Rock of Ages" cast has been smothered in bad fortune from the moment the project began. It's almost like ... THEY'RE CURSED!… READ MORE >

- 761 days ago
Russell Brand Billboard Vandalized ... Hilariously

Russell Brand
Billboard Vandalized ... Hilariously

Russell Brand's new TV show isn't getting much support from the graffiti community.Some clever vandal -- who clearly isn't a fan of Russell's new late night talk show "Brand X" -- decided to tag a… READ MORE >

- 765 days ago
Katy Perry & Robert Ackroyd -- Sucking Face at Coachella

Katy Perry
Sucking Face with New Man

The rebound is officially underway for Katy Perry ... who was all about the PDA with her new man at Coachella ... hugging, caressing and full on making out. The guy is Robert Ackroyd -- the guitar… READ MORE >

- 830 days ago

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