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'Despicable' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

'Despicable' tops U.S. DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The animated comedy "Despicable Me," starring the voice talents of Steve Carell and Russell Brand, is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak said.
Katy Perry talks up her sexy side

Katy Perry talks up her sexy side

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Pop star Katy Perry says she likes feeling sexy but isn't about to bare too much.
Perry and Brand honeymooning in Maldives

Perry and Brand honeymooning in Maldives

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Katy Perry and British comedian Russell Brand have flown to the Maldives for their honeymoon after marrying in India, UsMagazine.com said Monday.
Katy Perry marries Russell Brand in India

Katy Perry marries Russell Brand in India

RAJASTHAN, India, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Katy Perry and British actor Russell Brand married in an Indian ceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, her friends said.
Brand arrested after paparazzi scuffle

Brand arrested after paparazzi scuffle

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Airport Police say they arrested Russell Brand Friday after the British actor and comedian allegedly assaulted paparazzi who were following him.
'Arthur' remake starts filming in NYC

'Arthur' remake starts filming in NYC

BURBANK, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in New York on the romantic comedy "Arthur," starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren, Warner Bros. Pictures said.
Perry says album first, then the wedding

Perry says album first, then the wedding

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Katy Perry says her upcoming album "Teenage Dream" will come out before she marries her fiance, British comedian Russell Brand.
Russell Brand: Wedding will be 'indulgent'

Russell Brand: Wedding will be 'indulgent'

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand says his wedding to U.S. singer-songwriter Katy Perry will be "indulgent" and include the sacrifice of a swan.

Ross says he's eager to leave BBC

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross says he is eager for his contract with the BBC to end in July.
Russell Brand to star in 'Arthur' remake

Russell Brand to star in 'Arthur' remake

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- British actor and comedian Russell Brand has signed on to star in a remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy "Arthur," Variety said Tuesday.

Jonathan Ross leaving the BBC

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British television and radio star Jonathan Ross has announced he will leave the BBC when his contract expires in June.
Report: Brand and Perry get engaged

Report: Brand and Perry get engaged

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand proposed to U.S. pop star Katy Perry in India last week and she accepted, sources told Usmagazine.com.
Britain's Ross to interview Streisand

Britain's Ross to interview Streisand

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Barbra Streisand has agreed to be interviewed by British television personality Jonathan Ross, the BBC said.
P!nk, Green Day to perform at VMAs

P!nk, Green Day to perform at VMAs

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Green Day and P!nk have agreed to perform at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, organizers said Thursday.
Brand named MTV VMA show host

Brand named MTV VMA show host

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand has agreed to act as host of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards show in New York, the network announced Tuesday.

Ross's radio show now pre-recorded

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Jonathan Ross's British radio show is now being pre-recorded, the BBC said.

TV host Ross to join Brand for broadcast

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand said Sunday his attempted radio comeback will include an appearance by TV host Jonathan Ross.
BBC fined $220,000 for Ross on-air prank

BBC fined $220,000 for Ross on-air prank

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- England's broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined the BBC $220,000 for Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross's infamous on-air prank call to actor Andrew Sachs.
Jonathan Ross named BAFTAs host

Jonathan Ross named BAFTAs host

LONDON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- British TV and radio star Jonathan Ross, who was recently suspended for an unpopular on-air prank, has been named host of the BAFTA film awards show.
Jonathan Ross set for BBC return

Jonathan Ross set for BBC return

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross is to return to his BBC shows this month, following a 90-day suspension, The Hollywood Reporter said.

BBC plans to limit coarse language

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The British Broadcasting Corp.'s head of television says the company has vowed to limit vulgar language on its airwaves next year.
No further discipline for Ross over prank

No further discipline for Ross over prank

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- BBC Trust Chairman Michael Lyons says no further action should be taken against British radio and TV presenter Jonathan Ross for a prank that went too far.
Nominee Ross won't be awards show host

Nominee Ross won't be awards show host

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Comedian Jonathan Ross, who has been suspended after a radio prank drew widespread criticism, won't be the host of the British Comedy Awards as planned.
Stars line up for animated 'Despicable Me'

Stars line up for animated 'Despicable Me'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews have agreed to lend their voices to characters in Hollywood's animated movie "Despicable Me."

BBC apologizes for prank call

LONDON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The BBC said Saturday it was sorry if anyone was offended by a questionable prank call broadcast by the British network last month.
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