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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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Katy Perry Took A Break From John Mayer To Deal With Feelings Over Russell Brand

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Katy Perry sat down with Marie Claire and told them everything about her love life, specifically, why she and now-boyfriend John Mayer took some time off. Personally, I’ve always thought that he broke up with her and not the other way around, but Ms. Perry makes it seem like she needed to take time away from Mayer to deal with feelings she had about ex-husband Russell Brand. From Marie Claire:

I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what led me to this new awakening, this realizing, If I don’t do some self-love, I’m not going to be able to keep the love that I want. I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn’t.

It’s almost like if I kept on talking about it [the Russell Brand relationship], it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don’t.

I still think she and Brand broke up because his sex addiction came roaring back, but it’s just a theory.

She also talks about having kids:

I’m definitely not there yet, and I can’t plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I’ll just want to be Mom for a little bit … [Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn’t ready—I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice—I’d have to be at home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, let’s have a kid because we’re in love.’

Photos from the magazine shoot are below. Enjoy!

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Simon Cowell Doesn’t ‘Get’ Russell Brand’s Revolution

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Simon Cowell isn’t really concerned with much in life besides money and how much of it he can make and, I suppose, now his love child with his soon-to-be shotgun wife. That being said, I’m not really surprised that he doesn’t “get” Russell Brand‘s political passion and call for change and that he thinks the best way for Russell to fight “the man” is to give back all his money. Uh…….

Here’s what Cowell told Shortlist magazine:

“A revolution? He’s getting $10 million per movie. I mean, come on! Well, give your money back then, Russell.

“I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on. Donate all the money back to the revolution and then I’ll believe it. I’m living in a 10 million dollar mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break.”

I sort get the point he’s TRYING to make, but I just don’t think it holds water. Here’s the thing: as Russell himself has pointed out, no one listens to the poor people. That’s the people he’s fighting for, and he’s doing it because while they’re fighting for themselves, it’s easy to shush people up who have no power. He’s using his platform – which, yes, comes with money – in order to try and MAKE the authorities listen. He’s much more visible than your average joe who works at a sanitation plant down the street.

Second of all, last I checked, Simon Cowell doesn’t have access to Russell’s personal accounts and therefore has no idea what kind of donations he makes or how much money he gives away to whatever cause. Saying that someone’s feelings are invalid because of how much money they have is absolutely ridiculous, so Simon Cowell needs to shut the fuck up.

Also, I’m shocked that I’m defending Russell Brand when I don’t even really like the guy very much, but I just feel like it was called for here. Oh, and below is the Newsnight interview Russell did that really kicked all this off – it’s well worth the watch.

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Russell Brand Not Allowed In South Africa

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Russell Brand? More like Russell Banned. Russell Brand is banned from entering South Africa, and he isn’t sure why. Some people think we ban him here at Evil Beet, but that’s totally not true — check out this Russell Brand appreciation post. So, we’re very sorry that Russell Brand can’t do his Rusell Brand thing in South Africa. There’s not a lot of details yet. Here’s what TMZ has:

Brand tweeted about the ban today saying his people thought things had been worked out with S.A. officials … but when Russell landed, airport staff said he couldn’t stay.

It’s unclear why he’s not allowed in South Africa … but the “Get Him to the Greek” star claimed the same thing happened to him in Canada back in ’11.

Oh man, Russell, what have you been up to?

P.S. Russell Brand.

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Russell Brand Is Putting the World To Rights Again

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You’ve got to give it to Russell Brand – he’s not just a pretty face (or, according to some, he’s not a pretty face at all), he also knows his shit and is passionate about politics. That’s why, when he turned up at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London this week, he called out the city’s mayor, Boris Johnson (who collected the Politician of the Year trophy, despite the fact that no one else could have really won it) as well as the event’s sponsor, Hugo Boss. Shit got real. There was a Nazi salute involved.

Here’s Brand’s speech (via DS):

“Glad to grace the stage where Boris Johnson has just made light of the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” Brand started. “Meaning that GQ can now stand for genocide quips.

“I mention that only to make the next comment a bit lighter because if any of you know a little bit about history and fashion, you’ll know Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis.

“But they did look f**king fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.”

Brand reportedly then saluted the crowd before alluding to Hitler by saying: “He might not know it [but] he’s flying off the shelves.”

Oh, dear. The Sun claims that Brand was thrown out soon after after shouting “Nazi sympathisers!” And, of course, Russell needed the last word, so he headed to Twitter with the following message on Wednesday:


Huh. Fair enough. I don’t know the history of the situation, to be honest. And, while I think it’s disgusting if what he’s saying is true, why head out to the event of something you’re against just to raise hell? I mean, I suppose he made an impact, but it just seems a bit intense.

Russell Brand Jokes About His Sex Life With Katy Perry

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Russell Brand is getting lots of material out of his marriage to Katy Perry. On his new comedy tour, he’s got some real zingers in there. You know, the whole “monogamy is so hard” bit. From Daily News:

…the funny-man joked that after his divorce he considered becoming a monk. “When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone,” Brand reportedly said. “When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different.”

To the 38-year-old comedian being married to one person is apparently no different than being celibate. He went on to quip that he would often have to fantasize about other women.

“I’d be having sex thinking, ‘think of anyone, anyone else.’”

Yikes! Guess he’s still “devastated” by Perry’s comments.

The monk comment was pretty funny. That second part was just hurtful. If this is bumming you out too much, skip on over to our Russell Brand appreciation post.

RUSSELL BRAND APPRECIATION POST

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Russell Brand went to yoga today, as he does on many days and yet, today I saw these photos of him going to yoga and thought, “You know what? Let’s appreciate Russell Brand today.” We may give him some guff but we have nothing against the guy, and will love him forever for trying to trick Tom Cruise into recruiting him into Scientology. Plus anyone David Lynch trusts has to be a pretty cool dude.

So here’s to you, Mr. Russell Brand. Jesus loves you more than you will know.

And by the way, if you have a flat to rent in London, Russell is interested! He tweeted,

Seriously. Does Anyone have a flat in East London to rent btw July 30/Aug 14? For me? Tell me& @schullerinc send links/pics/kinky advantages

All you East Londoners with room in your flats (and hearts) for Mr. Brand should provide yoga mats, crystals, and lots of oversized sunglasses.