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Brand booked as O'Donnell's first guest

Brand booked as O'Donnell's first guest

CHICAGO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand has been booked as a guest on the premiere episode of OWN's "The Rosie Show," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
Actor Russell Brand booted from Japan

Actor Russell Brand booted from Japan

TOKYO, May 22 (UPI) -- American pop star Katy Perry says her husband, actor Russell Brand, was kicked out of Japan this weekend due to some old legal issues.

'Hop' still on top of U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- "Hop," featuring the voice of Russell Brand, stayed atop the U.S. box office for the second weekend with more than $21.69 million.

'Hop' hares its way to No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- The animated "Hop," featuring the voice of Russell Brand, jumped to the top of the U.S. box office during the weekend with more than $38.11 million.
Mirren's prints to be enshrined in cement

Mirren's prints to be enshrined in cement

BURBANK, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- British actress Helen Mirren is to place her handprints and footprints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, organizers said.
Russell Brand to hand out Oscars

Russell Brand to hand out Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand is to be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, the telecast's producers said Monday.

Hubby posts no-makeup photo of Katy Perry

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A bare-faced photo of pop singer Katy Perry posted to Twitter by her husband, British comic Russell Brand, was quickly removed, observers say.
'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.
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Cast member Russell Brand attends the premiere of the film "Bedtime Stories" in Los Angeles on December 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, columnist, singer, author and radio/television presenter.

Brand's childhood and early adulthood were marked with personal misfortune and addiction. After successfully exiting rehab, Brand achieved fame in the UK in 2003 for his Big Brother spin-off, Big Brother's Big Mouth. Although he had previously acted in movies and television, his first major role was in the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall which led to a starring role in 2010's Get Him to the Greek. He has also been a voice actor for animated films such as 2010's Despicable Me and the 2011 film Hop. He starred in the 2011 remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore film Arthur.

Brand is noted for his eccentricity and his controversies in the British media, including his dismissal from MTV for dressing up as Osama Bin Laden and controversies while presenting at various award ceremonies. The 2008 prank telephone calls he made to Andrew Sachs while co-hosting The Russell Brand Show with Jonathan Ross led to his resignation from the BBC and major policy changes in that organization. His prior drug use and promiscuity influenced his comedic material and public image. He married American pop singer Katy Perry in October 2010.

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