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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
- Abid Rahman
We.ve 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 homeless.in person.
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 pic.twitter.com/en6NrMC0cI
— Solutions Project (@SolutionsProj) September 21, 2014
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 event will be broadcast live by satellite from the Emmanuel Centre, London on Oct 23 into more than 200 cinemas nationwide. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Katy Perry gets real on therapy and her specific type when it comes to men.
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 »
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 »
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
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 Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, talk about his aspirations to literally change the world via fame. Brand’s fisting analogy (no pun. »
- Oktay Ege Kozak
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 Sebastian. God 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
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, »
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
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