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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.
- Justin Kroll
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
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. »
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
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, »
- Todd Spangler
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
The one-off programme will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic football highlights show on Friday, August 22 at 10.35pm.
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.
Composer Barry Stoller will also discuss »
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. »
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 [...] »
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.
- Brian Moylan
Russell Brand is reflecting on the tragic death of Robin Williams. In an eloquently written column for The Guardian titled "Robin Williams' divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world," 39-year-old comedian praises the late Oscar winner's genius talent while also examining his battle with mental illness and the state of the world as a whole. "Robin Williams was exciting to me because he seemed to be sat upon a geyser of comedy," Brand writes. "Like he didn't manufacture it laboriously within but had only to open a valve and it would come bursting through in effervescent jets. He was plugged into the mains of comedy." "I was aware too that this »
Over the course of four decades, Robin Williams left an immeasurable impact in movies and television and as a standup comic on stages around the world. Since the surprise announcement of his death, the actor and comedian's many friends from every field in which he worked have been paying tribute. Read their remembrances here.
"Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him. God bless him and God »
Stephen Colbert compared Fox News personality Sean Hannity‘s on-air reporting skills to those of a 5-year-old boy interviewed at a county fair, and Hannity didn't think it was funny — even if he didn't know what the joke was. “First of all, he's not as funny as Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert will have the lowest-rated late night show,” Hannity shot back during an interview with TVNewser. “There are issues that just aren't funny. Terrorism isn't funny. I didn't see the bit. I won't see it. I don't care.” Also read: Sean Hannity Wants to Educate ‘Dumb and Ignorant’ Russell Brand on Israel-Gaza Conflict While. »
- Greg Gilman
Don't let her dating history fool you: Katy Perry isn't opposed to non-famous suitors. "I've done that before," she told Rolling Stone of going out with regular men. "It's not that they have to be famous, although there's a level of understanding when they're in the same business, you know?" She added: "They understand what it means when you're tired from a show or the tour's exhausting you or if an interview went wrong - they know all the ins and outs, so you can just walk in to the house with a certain face and they understand, you know? »
- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta
Katy Perry has had her share of famous boyfriends. From long-term relationships with John Mayer and Russell Brand, to reported flings with Josh Groban and Robert Pattinson, the 29-year-old "Roar" singer knows the good and bad about dating in the public eye. But in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the Grammy-winner suggests that non-famous guys may not be for her. "I've done that before," she tells the publication. "It's not that they have to be famous, although there's a level of understanding when they're in the same business, you know?" She adds, "They understand what it means when you're tired from a show or the tour's exhausting »
Forrest Gump first arrived in cinemas two decades ago, cementing Tom Hanks as an A-list movie star, winning a host of Oscars and spawning iconic quotes such as: "Life is like a box of chocolates..." You never know what you're going to get when perusing YouTube, and today's discovery just happens to be Hanks's original filmed audition for Robert Zemeckis.
We get to see Hanks alongside co-stars Robin Wright and Haley Joel Osment, but curiously missing is the Southern drawl we've come to love from the character. In the audition he's more Hanksy than Gumpy, but the character's naive charm is still evident.
The best of Tom Hanks: 9 great moments from Big to dancing for Bieber
Hanks's Gump screen test comes courtesy of YouTube user Regal Reels, who also have a host of other famous faces on taped auditions from the archives. »
Katy Perry has talked about the pain of her divorce from Russell Brand. The shapely singer says her divorce from her ex husband Russell was the ''death of a dream''. The 'Roar' hitmaker was left heartbroken when her marriage to Russell Brand ended in 2011 after just 14 months and she says the split was incredibly ''traumatic''. She told Rolling Stone magazine: ''It was emotionally traumatic for me. It was the death of a dream. I was in fairytale land, and the reality of it wasn't so.'' However, the 29-year-old beauty - who has subsequently dated John Mayer and recently been romantically linked with producer Diplo - doesn't want to seem ''desperate'' by continually talking about her failed marriage. She added: ''But I don't really like talking about it anymore, because it feels like a thousand lifetimes ago, and also it makes me look desperate, like I need it for attention. »
Brand reacted to Hannity’s segment, which the Fox personality introduced by asking, “Is America’s largest Muslim so-called civil rights activist showing sympathy to terrorists?,” on his YouTube series Trews.
"One of the definitions of 'terrorist' is using intimidation to reach your goals," Brand said. "Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist, using bullying, intimidation? Sean Hannity. That is where the terrorism is coming from."
"There’s no objective terrorism, there’s just different perspectives of violence,” the actor added. “No-one should be using violence, but if you’re going to judge violence pejoratively and negatively, and God knows we all should, then the people that are doing the most and »
Russell Brand and Sean Hannity are fighting over the Israel-Gaza conflict. The comedian posted a 12-minute YouTube clip featuring commentary on the Fox News host’s recent “Sympathy for Terrorists” segment, in which Hannity shouted at Palestinian-American guest Yousef Munayyer and demanded that he answer his question about whether Hamas is a terrorist organization. Photos Cable News' Biggest Hirings, Firings and Moves of 2013 Brand analyzed the clip in his Trews video series, cutting back and forth between the Fox News footage and his own take on it. The comedian first criticized the host’s appearance, saying “Sean Hannity
- Hilary Lewis
The latest episode of Russell Brand's web series, The Trews, has gone viral, with Russell taking on Fox News commentator Sean Hannity's coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict. He starts by noting that Hannity looks an awful lot like the Ken doll in Toy Story 3, and then the video goes back and forth between the news anchor's segment and Russell's commentary. Russell says that Hannity is "not interested in truth," and that he's only "interested in pushing a particular perspective." At the end of the episode, Russell says, "One definition of terrorism is using intimidation to achieve your goals. Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist? Using intimidation, bullying, being unreasonable: Sean Hannity." Watch the viral clip above, then check out Hannity's response below, in which he calls Russell "a D-list actor better known for his failed marriage to Katy Perry." »
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