Brad Pitt Flies Solo At Kick-Ass Premiere

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You just know Maddox is pissed about this. Kick-Ass looks like the perfect movie for Brangelina’s bad-ass son, who was gifted his first set of knives at the age of seven. Unfortunately, the film’s brutal violence and profanity (underage actors saying the c-wordest of c-words? Yeah, that will get you an R) means Brad Pitt wasn’t able to take his flock to see the highly buzzed teen super-hero flick, attending the film’s UK premiere today all by his lonesome.

Frankly, Dad looked a little sheepish standing around with nothing but his creepy hippie beard for company (and we’re not referring to Angelina Joliehiyo!). Will the film’s mix of young heroes and adult material lead to similar awkwardness at the box office? We’ll find out when Kick-Ass hits American theaters in April. As for Maddox, well, he can wait until it comes out on Blu-Ray.

See Pitt, a very pregnant Claudia Schiffer and other stars in the red carpet gallery below.

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Katie Price Pulls Out Of Tell-All TV Appearance


Katie Price is finally getting some good advice. The glamor-girl turned businesswoman has seen her public profile plummet in the wake of the split from husband Peter Andre, after being judged callous and cold in her approach. And she was due to spill all about the breakup to British chat show host Jonathan Ross on Friday night, but has pulled out at the last minute. Although the official line is that she “doesn’t feel ready,” we couldn’t help but notice the news comes as soon as she’s signed up with new management company the Outside Organisation, after sacking her previous reps.

The bulk of public sympathy still lies with Peter, who’s officially instructed divorce proceedings and is hoping to get joint custody of their children. But with a cast-iron celebrity management company behind her again, expect to see a “kinder,” “gentler” Katie emerge soon. And if they can get a hold of her disastrous fashion sense, then so much the better! [Photo: Splash News Online]


Eminem And Jonathan Ross Geek Out Together


Eminem and Jonathan  Ross. By day they’re controversy-laden stars, with Eminem reigniting his very ungentlemanly attacks on Mariah Carey and Jonathan resuscitating his presenting career after Russell Brand and Sachsgate. But by night they’re just two 13-year-old comic book geeks. The unlikely pair hit it off after Jonathan interviewed him for his BBC chat show (to be aired this Friday) and spent time together at J.Ross’s house after the recording to get all excited about their shared love of graphic novels.

“Had great fun with the guests and Eminem came back to mine to look at comics. I have an awful lot of comics. I gave him Avengers#3 from my own collection. I knew he needed it. He’s a big Marvel fan. We buy from the same comic book dealer in the States,” Jonathan twittered.

Aw. We love new showbiz BFFs. And the love-in didn’t end there. Jonathan breathlessly twittered that Em had invited him to his album launch party in Detroit next week but he couldn’t make it, so gave it away to a fellow Tweeter. Look out for the incredibly overexcited fan sticking out like a sore thumb when it happens! [Photos:  Splash News Online]


Russell Brand Wins Comedy Award, But Not Dita Von Teese

Proving that really, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, Russell Brand picked up an award at the British Comedy Awards over the weekend, despite some areas of the UK media clearly hoping that the furor over his prank calls would have finished him off. In a video-link with Adam Sandler from L.A., the cheeky comedian even dedicated his Best Stand-Up gong to Jonathan Ross, the British broadcaster who was suspended from the BBC for his involvement in the tactless calls to actor Andrew Sachs. Despite bouncing back from the scandal, unfortunately for Russ not everyone finds him to be an irresistible rogue. Glamourpuss Dita Von Teese, who attended the event, nixed any rumors of a hook-up with the noted swordsman.

“I will not be s******g Russell Brand. They had it all set up in the press that we already did, so I thought I might as well not bother. I can totally handle guys like that,” she told Metro.

Very cool indeed. We love Dita.  [Photos: Getty Images]


Russell Brand Quits BBC, Heads To America

It’s all over for the goth dandy at the BBC! After what’s being dubbed “Sachsgate” literally dominated the British headlines for a week — and complaints rose to 27,000 — Russell Brand last night dramatically quit his BBC Radio 2 show. Earlier that day, he and fellow presenter Jonathan Ross (whose $29 million deal with the BBC has come under fire) had been suspended pending further enquiries into the incident. It saw them leave lewd messages on 78-year-old actor Andrew Sachs‘ voicemail after Russell bragged about sleeping with his granddaughter Georgina Baillie, a member of burlesque group the Satanic Sluts

“As I only do the radio show to make people laugh I’ve decided that, given the subsequent coverage, I will stop doing the show,” Brand said in a statement. “I got a bit caught up in the moment and forgot that, at the core of the rude comments and silly songs, were the real feelings of a beloved and brilliant comic actor and a very sweet and big-hearted young woman.”

But don’t feel too sorry for him for nobly falling on his sword. “I’m now off to American to make quite a lot of films,” he said, yesterday. Lock up your granddaughters. [Photo: Getty Images]


Russell Brand Will Tell Your Granddad If You Shag Him

He’s made a career out of being an incorrigible man-whore (OK, and funny with it), but Russell Brand is now facing a bad-taste overload after he left obscene messages on an 78-year-old actor’s phone. The VMAs presenter called up legendary Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs during his BBC Radio 2 show and left explicit messages on his phone about doing the dirty with his granddaughter Georgina.

“In a minute we’re going to be talking to Andrew Sachs. The elephant in the room is, what Andrew doesn’t know is, I’ve slept with his granddaughter.” Russell said, while fellow presenter Jonathan Ross shouted in the background, “He f**ked your granddaughter.” Not knowing when to shut the hell up, Russell left two more message, in one promising he wore a condom and he did her on a swing. Jonathan added that “he did her over the couch.” Nice.

The BBC is now facing censure for allowing the broadcast to be, er, broadcast, Russell’s made a half-assed apology and all 3287 (approx) girls who slept with Russell are now thanking profusely that their granddads aren’t famous ex-sitcom actors. [source: Daily Mail, Photo: Getty Images]


Sarah Silverman Booed Off UK Stage

Following a pretty storming appearance on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross last week, where she skewered the British chat show host quite brilliantly, you’d expect Sarah Silverman to go down well on her first ever UK stand-up performance, last night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. But it was not to be — and she found herself on the receiving end of boos and catcalls from the audience when she ended her set after just 40 minutes. Fans who’d paid up to $85 (£50) for a ticket were raging at the perceived lack of value for money as a lot of her set came from the Jesus is Magic DVD. You can make British people wait in line for two days, we’ll say “sorry” when you barge into us, but GIVE US VALUE FOR MONEY, dammit.

“It was a great show – what more do you want? Go home!”, she said, after being forced back onto stage. But comments from concert-goers dubbed her set “unprofessional [and] boring” and said,”I have never been more p*ssed off at paying £45 to see someone so unentertaining and completely unprepared.”

We bet Sarah’s quaking in her boots at the barrage of criticism posted by anonymous web users. Grrr. But seriously Sarah — weren’t we worth more effort? (Actually, don’t answer that) [Source: Times Online, The London Paper; Photo: Getty Images]


Colin Farrell: I Was High On Sex Tape

Man, we’ve missed Colin Farrell! A few years ago, you couldn’t move for stories of the priapic Irish star bedding, or “comforting” every A-list star going. Those were good days. Then he went to rehab and got boring. But Col’s proved he hasn’t lost his brilliant candid style, and spoke out about the famous sex tape he made with ex-girlfriend Nicole Narain back in 2003.

“I think I was high,” he told British interviewer Jonathan Ross, adding, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

Colin sued Nicole to stop her distributing the tape, and won the case in 2006. “At the end of the deposition the man in charge said, ‘I hope you’ve learned your lesson Mr. Farrell,’ and I said, ‘Absolutely, next time I’ll take the tape with me’.”

There could be more? Excellent! Let the speculation begin! (But good GOD Colin please rethink that hairstyle) [Source: Digital Spy, Photo: Getty Images]