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Russell Brand quits BBC radio show

Russell Brand quits BBC radio show

LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand says he has quit his BBC radio show after being suspended following a controversial on-air prank.
BBC suspends Brand and Ross

BBC suspends Brand and Ross

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- British comedians Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand have been suspended and their shows yanked off the BBC following a controversial radio prank, the BBC said.
Ofcom looking into Brand radio prank

Ofcom looking into Brand radio prank

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The British TV and radio regulator Ofcom said it plans to investigate an on-air prank comedian Russell Brand perpetrated at the expense of actor Andrew Sachs.
Radio 2 stars slammed for phone call

Radio 2 stars slammed for phone call

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- British radio personalities Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand should be punished for a questionable phone prank, an official says.
Walliams makes West End debut

Walliams makes West End debut

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- British television star David Walliams reportedly has made his West End debut in a new production of Harold Pinter's drama "No Man's Land."
Mirren, Irons set to star in 'The Tempest'

Mirren, Irons set to star in 'The Tempest'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou and Russell Brand reportedly have signed on for the big-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest."
Russell Brand gets U.S. comedy special

Russell Brand gets U.S. comedy special

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand has signed on to tape a one-hour stand-up special in New York, Comedy Central announced Wednesday.
Sparks speaks up for Jonas Bros at VMAs

Sparks speaks up for Jonas Bros at VMAs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Singer Jordin Sparks defended the Jonas Brothers at the MTV Video Music Awards from the event's host who mocked their vow to not have sex until married.
VMAs host: Vote for Barack Obama

VMAs host: Vote for Barack Obama

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand begged those attending and watching the MTV Music Video Awards show in Los Angeles to vote for Barack Obama for president.
Kid Rock to perform on VMAs

Kid Rock to perform on VMAs

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Kid Rock is to perform his hit "All Summer Long" on the upcoming 2008 Video Music Awards show, MTV said Thursday.

Store stocks makeup for men

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- British high-end retailer Superdrug has announced a line of makeup geared exclusively toward men -- a line that includes "Guy-liner" and "Manscara."
Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

NORFOLK, Va., June 18 (UPI) -- Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and British singer Leona Lewis have been voted the "World's Sexiest Vegetarians" in a new poll.

Daily Star apologizes, pays Brand

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- The British tabloid Daily Star has publicly apologized and privately paid comedian Russell Brand for libeling him by wrongly linking him to a rape.

Craig, Brand top best, worst dressed lists

LONDON, April 2 (UPI) -- Suave James Bond star Daniel Craig was named Britain's best-dressed man and comic Russell Brand was branded the worst dress by men's style authority GQ.

Russell Brand honored by British TV awards

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- Flamboyant comedian Russell Brand was named the best non-acting British performer during the Broadcasting Press Guild's Television and Radio Awards.

BBC comic Brand cut for being 'too edgy'

LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- British comedian Russell Brand has been fired from his BBC 6 Music digital radio station position for what one insider called being "too edgy."

Comedian's sex claim draws Stewart's ire

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Rod Stewart has launched a verbal tirade against Russell Brand in London in reaction to the comedian's claim that he slept with the singer's daughter.
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