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Russell Brand

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.