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Russell Brand was “too musky” for Courtney Love

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When you don’t even meet Courtney Love‘s standards, you know you’re in trouble, man. Such was the case for Russell Brand, who apparently tried to get with the rocker years back, only to be turned down because he was “too musky” for her liking. LOL, what?

From US Weekly:

“My favorite Russell Brand line was when we first were friends and he tried to hit on me and nothing ever happened,” the 49-year-old recalled on the British talk show.

The former Hole frontwoman continued: “He goes, ‘I’ve had a lot of grand conversations, darling, but none of them have ever ended in an orgasm. Can we go in your room?’”

Although crude, it wasn’t the pick up line that turned Love away. “He’s got some good lines,” Love said, [But] I said to Russell, ‘You’re too musky for me, man.’”

Kurt Cobain’s widow added: “He is a little musky. We did yoga together and the musk was there.”

I wonder if this was during Courtney’s super glam phase? Pretty hilarious either way. Were this about anyone other than Russell Brand, I’d probably put it down to Courtney being crazy, but this actually rings true to me!

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Russell Brand Thinks Drug Laws Killed Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Oh, Russell Brand. He’s got a lot of political ideals, many of which I either vaguely or heartily agree on, but sometimes he says stuff that just… eh, I dunno. It rubs me (and MANY people, I’m sure) the wrong way. His latest claim is that drug laws and the stigma against addicts caused Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s death last week from a heroin overdose. In a sense, I get where he’s going. We’d have been much less shocked if someone like Miley or Justin fell victim to their wild lifestyles; it would almost have been morbidly expected. Someone like PSH, who was a widely-respected actor whose lifestyle was kept private and never sensationalized, was a more unlikely victim of this awful fate. With you so far, Russ.

Here’s a bit of what he wrote for The Guardian:

Whilst routinely described as tragic, Hoffman’s death is insufficiently sad to be left un-supplemented in the mandatory posthumous scramble for salacious garnish; we will now be subjected to mourn-ography posing as analysis. I can assure you that there is no as yet undiscovered riddle in his domestic life or sex life, the man was a drug addict and his death inevitable.

A troubling component of this sad loss is the complete absence of hedonism. Like a lot of drug addicts, probably most, who “go over”, Hoffman was alone when he died. This is an inescapably bleak circumstance. When we reflect on Bieber’s Louis Vuitton embossed, Lamborghini cortege it is easy to equate addiction with indulgence and immorality. The great actor dying alone denies us this required narrative prang.

Addiction is a mental illness around which there is a great deal of confusion, which is hugely exacerbated by the laws that criminalise drug addicts.

If drugs are illegal people who use drugs are criminals. We have set our moral compass on this erroneous premise, and we have strayed so far off course that the landscape we now inhabit provides us with no solutions and greatly increases the problem.

People are going to use drugs; no self-respecting drug addict is even remotely deterred by prohibition. What prohibition achieves is an unregulated, criminal-controlled, sprawling, global mob-economy, where drug users, their families and society at large are all exposed to the worst conceivable version of this regrettably unavoidable problem.

I do think drug laws are useless when they apply to the user rather than the cartels that make millions selling misery and death to addicts, but we can’t just go and make everything legal. How is that going to halt addiction? While addicts may not be deterred by anti-drug laws, making it readily available on every corner is only going to make it more easily accessible and that certainly isn’t a recipe for getting clean. I’m not saying I have the answer – I certainly don’t, and it’s a complicated issue. Clearly Russell Brand, who has battled with all kinds of addiction for decades, knows a bit more about it than I do, but I just can’t say I agree.

What do you guys think?

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Russell Brand Thinks His Relationship with Jemima Khan is “Like No Other”

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Russell Brand has a seriously hard time with monogamy, but he’s giving it a go again, this time with Jemima Khan, the European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair and associate editor at The New Statesman. She’s brainy, and Russell likes that. He also likes that she’s physically attractive because he’s still only into “top crumpet”. Apparently this relationship is a whole new ballgame for Russell – which is exactly what he said about his marriage to Katy Perry – but let’s just go with it, shall we?

During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Russell explained:

“I’m very, very happy in a relationship that feels very different from anything I’ve experienced before.

“I feel like it’s grounded in friendship and a sort of love and it’s all well cool and exciting and stuff, but it feels different for me.”

“She’s a gorgeous, beautiful woman. I’m still superficial. I’ll still only go out with top crumpet. I’m going to be really kind in this relationship. I haven’t been out there trying to nail everyone.”

Well, that’s very special and all, but what a slap in the face to your ex-WIFE that you were out there “trying to nail everyone” while married. Real stand-up guy.

It’s so hard to like Russell Brand – which I very largely do, because I think he’s incredibly smart, funny, etc – because he acts like a total dickhead in terms of how he treats women. Of course, the women are dumb enough to get with him, so fair play on that, but come on!

Who knows, maybe this one will work out for him. HAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, couldn’t even keep a straight face there.

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