Russell Brand is kind of a hilarious amalgamation of a the Dalai Lama, Animal from The Muppet Babies and his character from Get Him To the Greek and I never really know what to make of him. Sure, he’s a decent person who takes assholes to task, but he’s also… Russell Brand. He does weird stuff all the time, and this one’s no exception: he’s off on a spiritual trip to India… with Demi Moore. Say whaaat?
From The Sun:
RUSSELL BRAND can’t have been watching much of Channel 4’s What Happens In Kavos during his recent London stay.
The comic reckons the best way for his new pal DEMI MOORE to get over ASHTON KUTCHER is by taking a trip abroad.
But instead of Demi doing flaming shots while dancing round her handbag in a Greek bar, he’s pushing for a spiritual healing retreat instead.
Russell has invited the actress on a group trip to a yoga retreat in India.
The Ananda Spa in the Himalayas promises to “cleanse the soul” and “heal internally”.
Several other members of the stars’ yoga class have been to the retreat – which offers meditation classes and healthy eating – and have recommended it as a way of clearing the mind and heart.
A source said: “Russell and Demi have become friends since she started his yoga class.
“He remembers how much yoga and meditation helped him after his split with KATY PERRY and feels it will help Demi too.
“Spiritual retreats can be hard work, but if you’re in the right frame of mind they’re really beneficial.”
Less likely that you’ll end up in A&E at 4am with broken glass in your foot too.
Well, okay. First of all, didn’t Ashton file for divorce about two years ago? It’s a bit late for the emotional intervention – or, you know, the whole losing your mind over Ashton Kutcher deal Demi’s still got going on. Still, I’d rather her sitting cross-legged and chanting on the floor of a stone temple in Rishikesh than huffing aerosol cans or whatever she was doing before.
February 5, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Boom. Ten whole minutes of truth. From Russell Brand, I mean, not from the two Westboro dudes. No, those dudes can go ahead and hush.
But honestly, this is probably the best thing I’ve seen this week, maybe even this lifetime. Something about Russell chasing after that guy and saying “give me a cuddle” just lights up my whole entire life.
Hope you love it!
December 20, 2012 at 10:30 am by Emily
Can we get real for a second? Russell Brand is kind of a beautiful person. Not necessarily physically – not hating, but I’m not into his hair and his cheekbones freak me out – but on the inside, Russell Brand has these moments where he just seems really and truly beautiful. Am I alone on that?
Ok, then listen to this story.
Russell Brand kind of hit a homeless guy with his car yesterday. But wait. He didn’t so much hit the actual man as he did the man’s shopping cart. So Russell hits this man’s shopping cart with his car, and he hops out, runs over to make sure everything’s ok, and then he helps the guy pick up all his stuff.
That’s the story. When I first read about it, I thought “that’s amazing, I definitely have to tell them about this,” but after writing it all out, it’s not actually a big deal. It’s what a decent human being would do, and isn’t it sad that it made me so happy that someone acted like a decent human being?
To finish up this warm and fuzzy tale, I’m going to go ahead and show you my weekly cat picture. Before I took a shower last night, I set out my pajamas on the bed, and when I went to put them on after the shower this is what I found:
Kitties cuddling on top of pajamas! Russell Brand proves that kindness still exists in the world! It’s Friday! Everything is wonderful!
November 16, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
And I’m pretty sure that’s the most wonderful sentence I’ve ever written.
Russell Brand, who I actually really, really adore, made the video to celebrate the fact that Ellen‘s talk show has been on television for ten years. Did you know that? It’s obviously an easy fact to check, but it just doesn’t seem like nearly that long, does it? I’m going to take that as a sign of Ellen’s sheer greatness.
But ok, this cat video. This is just completely and totally amazing. I realize that we don’t all have the same opinion on cats, or on Russell Brand, for that matter, but can you cat haters and Russell Brand haters also recognize how perfect this video is? Probably not, huh? And that’s so very sad.
And you know that I can’t let an entire post about a cat video go by without me showing you guys a picture of mine:
This is what happens on my lap every single night. The big one, Archie, has always been really sweet and affectionate, and little JoBangles has always been sweet as well, but in the past couple of weeks he’s taken to sitting on my lap every single time I’m sitting down. He’ll just sit with me for so long, and when I’m washing dishes or folding laundry or whatever, he’ll stand by my feet and wait for me to be done so I can pick him up again. And those are some of the wonders of being a cat lady. Russell understands.
November 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
“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 kind of is best to go separate ways. I think if you’re someone who’s really into mountain biking, it would be good to go out with someone else who’s into mountain biking, and if you’re really into Eastern mysticism, go out with someone else who into Eastern mysticism. I think if you’re a devoted tennis professional and you get married to a crystal meth addict, you might have trouble … I’ve been in a lot of trouble.”
So … what’s he saying? Does Katy like mountain biking? Did they break up over mountain biking? Because man, I know that if I were married to someone who was always up my ass to go mountain biking (I’m not a fan of mountain biking, or, to be quite honest, exercising much in any form—I’m more of a, “Hey, you go mountain biking, and while you’re gone, I’ll cook a lovely dinner and homemade apple pie, and after dinner, we could watch reruns of I Love Lucy” or some shit and oh by the way I’m going to stay in my pajamas and drink wine the entire damn time, OK?”), then jeez. I’d divorce their sorry exercise-maniac self, too. Gosh.
No, but seriously. Of course I get him. I understand what Russell‘s saying. I’m not a complete moron, I promise. He’s saying that there was just a staggering bit of incompatibility, and I get that. And to be quite honest, though I don’t think his stand-up routine is the funniest thing in the world (my personal favorite? Mitch Hedberg. OH MY GOD was that guy funny as balls), I do seem to like him more and more each and every time he opens his mouth lately.
Russell, +4, Katy -12.
Here’s Mitch, by the way. It’s not his funniest stuff, but even his non-funniest stuff is the funniest stuff I ever heard, which I know, makes no sense. And which is probably why I like Mitch so much, too, because he also makes no sense. That seems to be a common theme with me. Mitch:
September 26, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
The two reportedly started dating after this summer’s Olympics, where they both performed in the closing ceremony. Well, after they both performed in the closing ceremony and then Russell broke up with his girlfriend so he could get with Geri (and her friends, natch).
Here, just check out the lovely details:
One close pal of Russell said: “Things are getting very serious between them — they’re a proper couple now. They had met several times in the past, but really got to know each other during the Olympics. People thought Russell was joking at the time, when he said he had a crush on Geri all over again, but it was true. They just clicked — they have so much in common. He is spending so much more time in London just to be with her.”
But wait, there’s also this guy who saw Russell and Geri out on a date:
He said: “I thought it was the most random thing ever to see Russell Brand of all people in a place like that — until my wife pointed out he was with a Spice Girl. They seemed like they were having a really great time, holding hands and chatting — it was 100 per cent obvious they were a couple. Geri was holding his hand the same way I hold my wife’s. It was so cute.”
You guys! How sweet is this? I think these two would make a darling couple. And what makes this all especially darling is how Katy Perry must be taking this news. She just got dumped by John Mayer and now her ex is dating a Spice Girl. Just take a moment to think about how incredibly bad that would sting. It’s ok if you LOLed.