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One Direction's Zayn Malik Reveals Birth Control Advice From Russell Brand

17 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As a member of the world's biggest boy band One Direction, singer Zayn Malik has revealed that he's received some unexpected advice from celebrities over the years. None more so than comedian Russell Brand. The Daily Mirror on Monday published excerpts of One Direction's upcoming autobiography Who We Are, and Malik recalls the meeting with Brand backstage at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics was certainly memorable for unexpected reasons. "Backstage at the Olympics was one of the maddest times I've had with the band," says Malik in the book. "These crazily famous people were coming up and talking

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- Abid Rahman

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Russell Brand's compassion for the homeless is because he has been there

21 hours ago | | See recent iCelebz news » all seen photos of celebs dishing out food to the homeless around the holidays, and many celebs donate their money to charities that benefit homeless families. However, if these celebs ever actually had to spend time hanging out with homeless people their faces would definitely be a sight to behold. Except for Russell Brand.

The British comedian and actor knows all too well what it.s like to be on rock bottom. The star is a former chronic heroin addict and alcoholic. Brand has proven time and time again that although his life is much easier now, he hasn.t forgotten what it.s like to struggle on a daily basis just to survive. In fact, Brand spends a good chunk of time, when he.s not working, helping the person.


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Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio And Al Gore Join People's Climate March In NYC

20 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio marched for climate change in New York City’s People’s Climate March, which has attracted thousands to walk the streets of New York.

People's Climate March NYC

The People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, was organized as a message to the United Nations summit on climate change, scheduled to take place on Tuesday in New York City.

“We are demanding the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities,” reads the official march website.

To the frontlines! Let's do this thing! #PeopleClimateMarch @LeoDiCaprio @MarkRuffalo

— Solutions Project (@SolutionsProj) September 21, 2014

Ruffalo and DiCaprio joined thousands on Sunday, including actors Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick, »

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Picturehouse to screen Russell Brand event

17 September 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Picturehouse to be cinema broadcast partner of Guardian Live’s Russell Brand event.

Picturehouse Entertainment has been named the cinema broadcast partner for Guardian Live’s In Conversation with Russell Brand.

The discussion between Brand and the Guardian journalist Owen Jones, will focus on the comic actor’s views on politics and society.

The event will be broadcast live by satellite from the Emmanuel Centre, London on Oct 23 into more than 200 cinemas nationwide. »

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Katy Perry Reveals What She's Learned from Therapy

10 September 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Katy Perry gets real on therapy and her specific type when it comes to men.

Katy Perry covers Harper's Bazaar's October 2014 issue, in which the 29-year-old pop star gets candid about what she's learned from past relationships with famous exes Russell Brand and John Mayer.

Katy reveals she started doing therapy after her divorce from Brand in 2012, and breakup with Mayer earlier this year.

"What I've learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away," she says. "I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others. I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime. I learned that through therapy."

Photos: Katy Perry Wears One of the Craziest Vma Looks Ever

Katy -- who's currently single -- describes herself »

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Katy Perry Reveals What She Learned From Therapy After Russell Brand and John Mayer Breakups

10 September 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Katy Perry bounces back from breakups like a boss. The "Birthday" singer covers the October 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar and reveals about what she's taken away from her failed marriage to Russell Brand and her former relationship with John Mayer. "What I've learned is that if you don't have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away," the 29-year-old pop star tells the magazine. "I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others. I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime. I learned that through »

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Katy Perry Opens Up About Past Relationships and What She Learned in Therapy

10 September 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Katy Perry is digging deep. After her divorce from Russell Brand in 2012, and her breakup with John Mayer in February, the singer decided to look inward and go to therapy. "What I've learned is that if you don't have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away," the singer, 29, tells Harper's Bazaar in its October issue. "I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others. I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Watch: First Behind-The-Scenes Clip From Ondi Timoner's Russell Brand Documentary

8 September 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

American audiences know comedy superstar Russell Brand best from his roles as the drunk, self-appointed spiritualist, semi-airheaded Brit in box-office successes like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to The Greek”, as well as his theatrical failures like the wholly unnecessary remake of “Arthur”. What they might not know is how active Brand is in the world of politics. His YouTube channel, which has around 500.000 subscribers, is full of videos where he uses his unique wit and energy to take down Fox News and various right-wing entities. Director Ondi Timoner’s ("Dig!," "We Live In Public") feature documentary about Brand, simply titled “Brand: The Film,” seems to cover the many facets of his eccentric personality, including his political leanings. In the first behind-the-scenes clip from the film, Brand and his friends, including OasisNoel Gallagher, talk about his aspirations to literally change the world via fame. Brand’s fisting analogy (no pun. »

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Prepare for 'God Help the Girl' with these 5 Belle and Sebastian movie cues

5 September 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

This weekend marks the limited and VOD release of God Help the Girl, a musical from Stuart Murdoch, best known as the lead singer of Belle and SebastianGod Help the Girl, which emerged out of a musical side project for Murdoch, follows three friends who start a band during a summer in Glasgow. It has, yes, been described as “twee,” a word now practically synonymous with Belle and Sebastian.

Belle and Sebastian’s music—cheery melodies paired with vivid, often melancholy lyrics—often feels cinematic, thanks to the band’s knack for weaving intricate mini-stories. In that way, it »

- Esther Zuckerman

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10 Things About... Pixie Lott

5 September 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Pixie Lott has triumphantly nabbed the Number One spot several times, with songs including debut single 'Mama Do', 'Boys And Girls' and the lead single from her second album 'All About Tonight', but will she be able to conquer the ballroom?

That's the question on everyone's lips as the 'Nasty' songstress limbers up to compete for the glitterball trophy in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

To celebrate, we've pulled together ten lesser known factoids about the soulful star.

1. Victoria Louise Lott was born in Bromley, and was soon nicknamed 'Pixie' for being such a tiny baby. When she was 11, the popstar-to-be got a scholarship to study at the prestigious Italia Conti performing arts school in London - which trained up a number of famous faces including Russell Brand, Naomi Campbell and original Doctor Who star William Hartnell. Her classmates all got together for a special farewell video, »

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Russell Brand Documentary in the Works

2 September 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mayfair Film Partnership Limited and Interloper have teamed up to produce the documentary “Brand,” a pic revolving around the life of multi-hyphenate Russell Brand.

Ondi Timoner will direct and produce the doc.

Brand has granted Timoner complete access and the film team final cut to enable the completion of the film, which has followed his personal and professional journey for the past 5 years. Timoner expects to complete it by Jan. 2015.

The Wme-repped Brand was last seen in Diablo Cody’s “Paradise.”


- Justin Kroll

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Russell Brand Documentary to Explore Social Media, Political Activism

2 September 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mayfair Film Partnership Limited and Interloper Films are teaming to produce a feature-length documentary about comedian, author, actor, radio host and political activist Russell Brand. Ondi Timoner will direct and produce the film, which has a working title of “Brand.” She expects to complete the documentary by January 2015. Brand has granted Timoner complete access and the film team final cut to enable the completion of this film which has followed his personal and professional journey for the past five years. Also read: Russell Brand Thinks Bill O'Reilly's Argument Against Illegal Immigration Is ‘Based on Bigotry’ (Video) Brand joined Timoner via Skype at the Sheffield. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Gary Lineker on Motd goatee tweets: 'It's a Des Lynam, Jimmy Hill tribute'

1 September 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gary Lineker took a punt and sported a brand new goatee on Match of the Day at the weekend.

The presenter's new look didn't go unnoticed with the BBC One viewers, who quickly took to Twitter to let him know that it wasn't a great look.

@GaryLineker Not sure about the oul face furniture there, Mr Lineker

Michael Smiley (@mrmichaelsmiley) August 30, 2014

Evening, d'Artagnan... @GaryLineker @Bbcmotd

Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 30, 2014

Russell Brand appeared to be a fan of the beard, before Lineker offered his explanation behind his Three Musketeers homage.

"@rustyrockets: Goatee @GaryLineker? This is a new era #Motd" August 30, 2014

After mounting pressure, Lineker gave in and gave the public what they wanted - for the goatee to go.

Seems like the overall verdict was great show, crap goatee! It's going.

Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 30, 2014

On Sunday morning (August 31), it appears that the negative reviews didn't stop, as the Match of the Day repeat started airing. »

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Ken Loach Calls For Cultural Boycott Of Israel, Labels U.S. A “Bully”: Reports

22 August 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Sarajevo Film Festival, which concludes Saturday, has been the scene of yet another hard stance from a filmmaker regarding the conflict in Gaza. Late Thursday, outspoken British director Ken Loach gave a speech at the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award Ceremony honoring Palestinian directors Abdel Salam Shehadeh and Ashraf Mashharawi, and called for an “absolute boycott of all the cultural happenings supported by the Israeli state.” According to Screen Daily, he added, “Israel must become a pariah state.” Loach further referred to the U.S., saying, “My country, to its shame, follows the bully that is the United States. But we are not powerless. We can act together.”

Related: Russell Brand Video Says 6 Companies Should Divest Israeli Holdings Over Gaza

The Sarajevo festival was founded during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Per Screen, Loach said: “I know the people here will know the struggle and bravery you need when you are under siege, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake YouTube Series Will Pivot to Cable TV

22 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Weirdness has a new home on TV: Participant Media’s Pivot will air segments from Rainn Wilson’s “SoulPancake” webseries exclusively starting Monday, Aug. 25.

Pivot will air “Mixtape by SoulPancake” at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays, starting next week. The TV program will repackage the YouTube show, produced by and starring Wilson (NBC’s “The Office”), into six 15-minute clips. Sketches are to include “Metaphysical Milkshake,” “Science of Happiness,” “Stories From the Street” and “Art Attack.”

In each episode of “Mixtape by SoulPancake,” Wilson forces people into the back of his 1970s van to converse about philosophical topics. Interviewees have included Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”); Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Inception,” Pivot’s “HitRecord on TV”); Serj Tankian from the band System of a Down; comedian Russell Brand; and Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and Space X.

Pivot, which launched nationally Aug. 1, 2013, is aimed at a millennial audience with a mix of original series, »

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Anne Frank Film Shoots In Gaza Amid Hate, War And Death

18 August 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

During a pause in the missile attacks, the cameras roll and a young Palestinian girl playing the role of Anne Frank speaks her lines against the backdrop of a bombed-out school in Gaza. “Why is a nation spending more money on war than on medicine, education and art?” she asks, her words both weary and wise. It is a question for the ages, one that could be asked of any war. But in this case, it’s being asked in the middle of a war zone during production of What Does Anne Frank Mean Today?

Two days later, cameras are rolling again. There have been more missiles, more destruction, and more death. The young actress takes her mark in front of a new set of ruins and begins to talk about Anne’s hopes and dreams for a future that will never be. As she speaks her lines, two men »

- David Robb, Special To Deadline

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David Beckham, Alan Sugar, Russell Brand in Match of the Day at 50 clips

18 August 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Beckham and Russell Brand are among the stars to appear in an upcoming Match of the Day documentary.

The one-off programme will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic football highlights show on Friday, August 22 at 10.35pm.

New clips from the special include friendly rivals Lord Alan Sugar and Piers Morgan discussing their love of the game and Match of the Day.

Another clip features the likes of Russell Brand, Sue Johnston and Greg Dyke speaking about the show's different presenters over the years, including Jimmy Hill, Des Lynam, and current host Gary Lineker.

Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Alan Hansen are among the Match of the Day pundits of past and present that will feature in the show.

Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Jose Mourinho and Thierry Henry will be just some of the football icons that will make an appearance as well.

Composer Barry Stoller will also discuss »

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The Most Surprising Celebrity Sex Confessions

17 August 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

When it comes to talking about getting down, some stars are a little more candid than others - we're looking at you, Armie Hammer - which is why it can be pretty shocking when otherwise private celebs like Beyoncé, George Clooney, or Gwyneth Paltrow open up about their sex lives. Recently, Russell Brand spoke out about his sex life with ex-wife Katy Perry during a stand-up gig, saying, "I'd be having sex thinking, 'Think of anyone, anyone else.'" Um, burn? Also, Martha Stewart admitted to sexting and revealed that she "maybe" had a threesome, while Cher named former boyfriend Tom Cruise as being "in the top five" of her best lovers - and who can forget when John Mayer called Jessica Simpson "sexual napalm"? We've rounded up the most surprising celebrity sex confessions (so far), so scroll through to see them all now. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Russell Brand Reflects on Robin Williams' "Sad" Suicide, the "Sadness" of the World

14 August 2014 1:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Russell Brand has penned a column for The Guardian titled "Robin Williams' divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world." In the post, the 39-year-old comedian not only reflects upon — and praises — the late actor, but ponders "our fractured and unhappy planet." Addressing the news of Williams' death, Katy Perry's ex-husband began his post by praising the 63-year-old legend, who took his own life on Monday, Aug. 11. "Robin Williams was exciting to me because he seemed to be sat upon a [...] »

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No role could tarnish the brilliance of Robin Williams' genius

13 August 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

His final show, The Crazy Ones, wasnt his best, but for every great artist the inevitable misfires dont compare to the remarkable successes

Russell Brand: losing the divine madness of Robin WilliamsHadley Freeman: Williams weirdness brought out his best

It will now go down in the history books or, more accurately, Wikipedia pages that The Crazy Ones was Robin Williams last major project before he died on Monday. Yes, he plays Teddy Roosevelt in the not-yet-released Night at the Museum sequel and voices an animated dog in another unreleased project, but The Crazy Ones, which ran for one season on CBS, was the last time where he was front and center, the star of the show.

Already the media is eulogizing the series. Robin Williams: The Crazy Ones Was His Last Hurrah, says the headline in the La Times. From Mork & Mindy to The Crazy Ones: The TV Legacy of the Late, »

- Brian Moylan

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