What do I like about Russell Brand? That’s a very good question. I don’t know what it is that I like about Russell Brand, except to say that I find him weirdly compelling and, yes, kind of hot, which is also weird. But I am definitely both amused by and impressed with the tenacity of the comments he made while receiving the Oracle Award (I guess he can also see the future?) at the British GQ Men of the Year awards. The ceremony just so happened to be sponsored by German luxury label Hugo Boss, the founder of which just so happened to have dressed the Nazis. Not a Nazi, or a couple of Nazis, or even just Hitler himself — the whole damn lot of them! It isn’t exactly a secret, given that the brand acknowledged the Nazi link in the New York Times several years ago after the company became aware of a “dormant account” in Switzerland in Boss’s name, over half a century since his death in 1948. So, you know, it’s on Wikipedia and all, but that didn’t stop Brand from taking matters into his own hands by calling out the fashion house right up on their own stage. This is what he had to say:
“Any of you who know a little bit about history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look fucking fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.”
Was the award-winner ejected from the after party in light of his comments? Yes. But was it worth it? Oh, yes, I would certainly think so. [The Gloss]
I’m holding fast, patiently awaiting the day when Johnny Depp and Russell Brand finally throw down for their long-simmering scarf-off. It’s gonna be a bloodbath. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Russell Brand spent 99 percent of his famous life as a notorious womanizer, but all bets were off when he met and fell in love with Katy Perry. Suddenly, the monogamous married life seemed as if it was calling his name and he exchanged some vows… only to get divorced a little over a year later. There’s been lots of talk about exactly what went wrong there, as Russell and Katy were just crazy enough of a couple to work. Turns out, a lot of the problem was just that Russell really, really likes having sex with the myriad of “options” in front of him. Oh, brother. Read more on Evil Beet Gossip…
Now that is a sandwich I would very much like to be right in the middle of. I don’t even care if it’s in the name of David Lynch‘s weird, cult-y transcendental meditation “foundation” — hell, I’ll join the damn cult. Just let me in there!
“Russell Brand Visits The La Brea Tarpits,” was the headline on this series of paparazzi shots that came in today. And here we have Russell, cell phone and fashion scarf in to, either coming or going from said tar pits. I mean, does this ensemble seem like “tar pits”-appropriate gear? Isn’t he worried his cheetah-print fashion scarf is going to get caught in the tar? Or that he’ll get distracted by his cell phone and accidentally take a dive in? Or that maybe the tar will seep into the artfully ripped holes in his jeans and scald his skin?
I mean, truthfully I have no idea what the tar pits even look like, so who knows if that’s even possible. But it’s fun to imagine, isn’t it? [Fame/Flynet Pictures]
Russell Brand attended a yoga class with his mom over the weekend, and he wore, well, exactly what you might expect Russell Brand to wear to a yoga class: slouchy white T-shirt, transparent white harem pants tucked into waffle-knit legwarmers, flip-flops, and an eclectic selection of jewelry. As much as I admire him for bringing his signature rockstar Jesus style to the yoga studio, I feel bad for whoever was positioned behind him during downward dog. Those pants are miiiiighty see-through. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Russell Brand must be paranoid since ex-wife Katy Perry flew the coop, because he kept a rather tight choke hold on rumored new girlfriend, Isabella Brewster, as the two strolled around New York City this weekend. [Photo: INFDaily]
Katy Perry told Ellen DeGeneres that her tour documentary “Part Of Me” is going to include the dissolution of her marriage from husband-of-14-months Russell Brand ”in the most tasteful way.” Katy said she’s commited to “breaking down the idea that to achieve your dream you always have to be perfect or flawless or live in some kind of fantasy world … we know we’re not perfect at all.” Half of me is thinking, Katy, girl, opening up the world to your breakup is not a good idea. But the other half of me appreciates Katy’s desire not to whitewash her life and sanitize it beyond PR-approved recognition. You know? [Guardian UK]
We love seeing celebs without makeup, and this year, People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue even featured a bunch of famous ladies sans fards. But it used to be that celebrities would avoid being seen without a full face of makeup. What changed? A fascinating article from New York magazine charts the changing celebrity attitude towards getting caught without their faces made. Stars like Snooki, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have all willingly been shot without makeup, with the idea that they’re somehow subverting the celebrity machine in doing so. Keep reading »