Taking a break from helping the homeless and spending millions on billowing harem pants, Russell Brand continued his transformation into a hairier Mother Teresa last week by staging a walkout at L.A.’s Golden Bridge yoga studio. No, it wasn’t to support a free Tibet or protest the use of non-organic sage in the community cleansing ceremonies. Instead, Russell rallied his fellow yoga students to storm out of class in support of his yoga teacher friend Tej Kaur Kalsa because the studio wouldn’t let her out of her contract. Yes, we know it’s not as sexy a cause as we would have hoped, but still. This is the same guy from Get Him To The Greek! Baby steps, people.
“Russell absolutely adores Tej, and she has become something of a guru to him,” RadarOnline said of the incident. “Tej told Russell that she wanted to quit teaching at the studio, but claimed they wouldn’t let her out of her contract. That made him spitting mad and he vowed to take action on her behalf!” Instead of slapping everyone with his rolled-up yoga mat, however, Russell put on his disobedience leg warmers and stood up during a regularly scheduled class last Tuesday to defend Khalsa. “Golden Bridge is not treating my friend in a respectful manner,” Brand declared to the class, which happened to include Demi Moore. “After years of dutiful service, they refuse to let her out of her contract. If you’d like to continue to study with her, follow me!” You just know everyone in that studio was waiting to see if Demi sighed and put her shoes back on, which she and half of the class did. According to a Golden Bridge employee, however, “There wasn’t a contract problem though, she just quit. Yes, there was a walkout in class, I didn’t actually know that Russell Brand led it, but he was there and so was Demi Moore. Neither Demi nor Russell have been back since.” We’re not sure what revolution this is, but Russell Brand sure has begun it! First a yoga class, then Lululemon, then the world!
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