Last night’s Oscars was billed as “young and hip” thanks to James Franco and Anne Hathway, so it’s interesting that my two favorite presenters of the night were ages 65 and 94. We’ll start with the baby of those two—Helen Mirren. While so many of last night’s presenters were stilted and visibly nervous, Helen appeared with her good friend and “Arthur” co-star, Russell Brand, to present the award for Best Foreign Film. Helen spoke in French while Russell gave hilariously inaccurate translations of what she said. Their rapport was so adorable and natural. I think Helen is amazing—not to mention pretty banging for an AARP member—and I have a full-fledged crush on Brand after reading a bit of My Booky Wook 2 and finding out that he is a former chubster. Honestly, it kind of left me wondering—why didn’t these two host the Oscars? It would have made more sense with the whole young-meets-old theme the Academy went for this year. Keep reading »
Yeesh. Usually Russell Brand is a little funny, but these promos for “Saturday Night Live,” which he is hosting this weekend, are just terrible. Maybe Russell was just nervous because the musical guest is Chris Brown (boooooo) who beat the crap out of his wife Katy Perry‘s best friend Rihanna? That’s the only explanation I can surmise. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »
I fully expect Us Weekly to include this pic of Russell next to one of a teenage Katy Perry in their ridiculous regular series, “Would They Have Dated In High School?!” Answer: I have no idea, but I’m digging his Dylan McKay-esque brooding glare. [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
“She’s like a fairy princess. There’s a brand of red velvet cake—her mouth is made of that. She smashes you in the mouth [in] those kissing scenes. If I was Ben Affleck, man, I’d be pissed off.”
—Russell Brand dishes on making out with his “Arthur” co-star, Jennifer Garner. Hey, we bet this might piss of Katy Perry, too. And I wouldn’t know which side to place bets on in a Katy v. Jennifer fight. [NextMovie.com] Keep reading »
Katy Perry, who claims to never leave the house without makeup, apparently doesn’t sleep with a thick layer of foundation and her signature red lips. Husband Russell Brand snapped this photo of a makeup-free Perry in bed (clearly against her will) and then briefly posted it on Twitter. He took it down, but not before gossip blogs everywhere grabbed the image for themselves. How should Katy get revenge? [TooFab] Keep reading »
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden tied the knot this weekend, two kiddos and four years later. The two got hitched at Lionel Richie’s estate, and Nicole wore a strapless Marchesa get-up. While there’s no word on whether any dancing on the ceiling went down during the reception, there is one very curious element to the ceremony—apparently, a trained elephant was led into the proceedings. Which is interesting, because when Katy Perry and Russell Brand got married in October, their procession included two elephants.
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