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Russell Brand Pays Tribute To His Friend Amy Winehouse

“…As I made my way to the audience through the plastic smiles and plastic cups I heard the rolling, wondrous resonance of a female vocal. Entering the space I saw Amy on stage with Weller and his band; and then the awe. The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie [Holiday] and Ella [Fitzgerald], from the font of all greatness. A voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine. My ears, my mouth, my heart and mind all instantly opened. Winehouse. Winehouse? Winehouse! That twerp, all eyeliner and lager dithering up Chalk Farm Road under a back-combed barnet, the lips that I’d only seen clenching a fishwife fag and dribbling curses now a portal for this holy sound. So now I knew. She wasn’t just some hapless wannabe, yet another pissed up nit who was never gonna make it, nor was she even a ten-a-penny-chanteuse enjoying her fifteen minutes. She was a f**king genius.”

Russell Brand, a former drug addict who’s been sober since 2002, penned an absolutely beautiful tribute to his friend Amy Winehouse, who passed away this weekend at age 27. Read more, after the jump… Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Mila Kunis’ Unique Date Invite & Is A Katy/Russell Divorce Imminent?

  • Aww! A Marine sergeant stationed in Afghanistan invited Mila Kunis via video to be his date to the Marine Corps Ball in North Carolina in November. I hope she says yes. [Celebuzz]
  • “The Jerry Springer Show” offered Casey Anthony $1 million to appear on the show if she comes with both her parents and her brother. Wait, “Jerry Springer” is still on TV and taping new episodes? [RadarOnline]
  • Breaking news: the wind blows up princess’s dresses the same as it does for us mortals. [The Superficial]
  • This Adele cover of Bonnie Raitt’s song, “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” is AMAZING. It’s totally going to be my new “song to cry to.” (The Bon Iver cover at the link is great as well.) [Popdust]

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Russell Brand And Kristen Wiig Are The World’s Sexiest Vegetarians

For 10 years now, PETA has crowned one man and one woman as the Sexiest Vegetarians of the Year. And for their decade-iversary, the organization has chosen two of my favorite celebrities for the honor—Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig. Brand has apparently been a vegetarian since age 14 and when asked recently by Kelly Ripa if he took a fish oil supplement said, “I’m vegetarian. I think it’s cruel to squeeze oil out of a fish. Cause they’re lovely little guys, aren’t they?” Meanwhile, Kristen credits her vegetarian diet with her rockin’ body. I’d like to offer a meat-free congratulations to Russell and Kristen, who will be succeeding the honor from Olivia Wilde and Cobra Starship’s frontman Gabe Saporta last year and Kellie Pickler and Milo Ventigmiglia the year before that. [PopEater, PETA] Keep reading »

Alec Baldwin Unleashes His Inner ’80s Rock Star

No, you are not looking at a picture of Russell Brand with his stoner Uncle Ned. (Also, I have no idea whether Russell has an Uncle Ned.) That is, however, Alec Baldwin in costume for the upcoming flick “Rock of Ages.” Who knew he could do rock star? [People] Keep reading »

Russell Brand Banned From Entering Japan, Katy Perry Cries

“Planning escape from Japanese custody. It’s bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick … Stockholm syndrome kicking in. Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled … Alcatraz! Shawshank Redemption! And now this! Ah, sweet blue bird of freedom!”

Russell Brand‘s tweets on Sunday morning about being barred from entering the country of Japan to see wife Katy Perry perform. The problem was apparently several “priors” in his past. [Huffington Post]

While Russell seemed to have a sense of humor about the situation, Katy wasn’t so amused. See what she tweeted after the jump. Keep reading »

Katy Perry Sues Mag Over Claim She Had Affair With Producer

So many ridonkulous things are said about celebrities on a daily basis that their normal course of action is just to ignore. But every now and then, a magazine or website publishes a story that pisses off a celebrity so much that they decide to sue. For Katy Perry, Australian gossip rag New Weekly Magazine crossed the line when they ran a story alleging that she cheated on her new hubby Russell Brand with her producer, Benny Blanco. The article they ran gave very little in the way of proof. All it did was quote one of Katy’s former friends, Angela Summers, who said Katy liked to flirt with wild-haired Benny. Keep reading »

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