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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.
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Russell Brand
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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