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.
2012! The year of The (supposed) Apocalypse. The year of “Call Me Maybe” (which may be related to the Apocalypse, who really knows?). And, finally, the year of a few ill-fated celebrity hookups. Call them flings or fleeting romances or however else you hold on to your faith in true love, from Skrillex and Ellie Goulding to Russell Brand and Ginger Spice, these are the celebs who got together and then quickly broke apart this very year:
If you had to call comedy another name, you could call it “Judd Apatow.” The multi-talented writer/director/producer has dominated the face of funny over the past decade, and he’s responsible for some of the best laugh-out-loud films ever made. From his early features like (our childhood must-see) Heavyweights to small screen gems like Freaks and Geeks, and all the way through to box office busters like Superbad and Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, his movies have defined comedy to a generation of people, and we’re thankful for all that laughs he’s given us over the years.
But we’re not the only people who should be thankful. Some of the biggest comedy stars in the world today got their big breaks by featuring in Judd’s movies. From James Franco to Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, Mr. Apatow can spot a career-making hit a mile off. What is the deal with his insane success rate? How is he able to produce such memorable characters that propel the actors into the mega-successful stratosphere?
The answer is simple: The Man-Child. Judd Apatow is the king of the emotionally stunted, delightfully immature, hilariously inept and maladjusted male who just can’t be a functional adult no matter how hard he tries. It’s a hallmark of all of his work. Whether it’s Steve Carell’s wax agony in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Seth Rogen staring down the barrel of fatherhood in Knocked Up, or Jason Segel’s nude and heartbroken misery in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, we laugh so hard at these folks because we see our own faults in their complete and utter dysfunction. So in honor of Judd’s big day, we counted down our 15 favorite man children that he brought to the screen. We hope you enjoy it!
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Russell Brand has been out and about in Los Angles over the last couple months sporting an array of comfy sweaters and soft, droopy-crotched pants. We’d just assumed he was always, constantly walking to yoga class, but as of this weekend those times have ended. The age of Russell the Snuggle Angel has begun. Brand’s all-white shawl-centric wardrobe is a sharp departure from the greasy studded vests and leather crotch rot we normally associate with his wardrobe, so we had to wonder…what could have brought Russell to this new cozy, pristine look? Here’s what we came up with:
We wonder if the Lakers’ publicists planned this one: Ex-spouses Katy Perry and Russell Brand both attended the Lakers’ season opener at the Staples Center last night. We’re pretty sure that was the first time they’ve been spotted in the same place since their split was announced last December, so of course, all eyes were on them. And according to E! Online, they were on opposite sides of the court and didn’t speak to each other all night. Which makes us really sad. We thought things were amicable between them. Russell has said nothing but nice things about Katy, and both quickly moved onto new objects of affection. We lost track of Russell’s models, artists and Spice Girls. And Katy’s been a serial monogamist — first with Florence and the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd and then with John Mayer guitarist John Mayer. So why the icy public display?
And can we blame them for the fact that the Lakers lost to the Dallas Mavericks 99-91? The team probably hopes so.
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Why Do John Mayer And Katy Perry Look So Sad?
She kissed a girl and she liked it, she kissed Russell Brand and she liked that, and now she’s kissing John Mayer and she seems to like that too! Yes, Katy Perry has a way of oozing seduction. That sounds like a euphemism for “hot as hell,” but it’s really not. It’s something more. It’s as if she has a way of putting moves on literally anyone (or sometimes anything) that crosses her path. It’s a gift! In honor of her 28th birthday, we’re going to take a look at 28 photos that prove she is trying to seduce the whole world. Yup, all of it. Trust us, the evidence is pretty convincing. And if she hasn’t reached her goal yet, she probably will soon with photos as hot as these!
1. Offers To Be One Direction Heartthrob Niall Horan’s “Mrs. Robinson”
”Ms. Perry, you’re trying to seduce me.” Not just you, Niall. The entire world.
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Sure, we watch the MTV Video Music Awards to see our favorite artists pick up a trophy or two for their work in the past year and to watch some phenomenal performances. But there’s a big reason it’s way more fun to watch than, say, the Grammys: Having this many stars in such a party-hard atmosphere always leads to some of the best unscripted moments on TV. A whole lot of those moments are simply fun, but often they turn into car-wreck spectacles. Of course, the latter is what we end up remembering in the decades that follow. From Andrew Dice Clay’s off-color jokes that got him banned from MTV for life to Michael Jackson’s misunderstood birthday cake to Kanye West’s infamous “Imma let you finish” speech, we love those moments that make us cringe in our seats, anticipating the embarrassment the perpetrators probably won’t feel until the morning after. While we eagerly await a whole new batch, here are our top 10 most cringeworthy moments of VMA history:
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Russell Brand sure does like the pop stars! Less than a year after his split with teenage dream Katy Perry, the comedian was photographed leaving the home of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. It’s been rumored that the two have started a romance after getting reacquainted at the Olympic closing ceremony earlier this month. “Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga and they practise asana together,” a friend told Britain’s Sun paper. “‘Russell is known for action between the sheets but he is actually very good at just sitting still in silence. It is something that has acted as a bond for he and Geri as their relationship blossoms.”
Considering how bummed out he looked upon leaving her house last night, we hope things are still going ok! “They’re just friends and have been out a few times, there’s not much else to add at this stage,” another friend told the Daily Mail. Regardless of the length of their relationship, this hookup will definitely be a great addition to our “WTF, They Dated?!” list of really random celebrity couples. Check out more in the gallery below!
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Why do people insist on killing off celebrities online just for kicks? The latest victim of the ubiquitous death hoax was Russell Brand. A report surfaced this weekend on Global Associated News, informing the world that, “Actor Russell Brand is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today.” The grisly, and thankfully fake report stated that Rusty was at Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland on vacay accompanied by family and friends. They claimed that “witnesses” said that the actor lost control of his snowboard and hit a tree, dying instantly due to the high-speed impact of the crash. WTF? The story went on to say that while he was air lifted to a hospital nearby, it was of no use, but that he was “wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death.” Good to know, guys.
Before anyone really fell for the news and started mourning Russell for real, the actor took it upon himself to debunk the story in his own hilarious way. He ended up tweeting a message that read, “Bloody hell. I better cancel the milk.” He also included a link to the story sourced above. And this is why we love Russell. Stop bumping off stars, fake witnesses!
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We have been solidly on Team Russell Brand for a while now, purely based on some of his really hilarious and surprisingly insightful interviews, his role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the fact that we appreciate sill British humor. We were even willing to forgive that horrifying paparazzi phone-throwing incident and the fact that he defended Daniel Tosh and Dane Cook for their insanely offensive comments. But if this story from The Sun turns out to be true (and yeah, not many stories from the Sun do), we may have to reconsider our loyalty.
According to the British tab, Brand recently delayed filming on the upcoming Eric Idle musical What About Dick? because he refused to begin a scene until a wardrobe assistant flashed her boobs for him. “Russell tried to persuade a wardrobe assistant to show him her breasts but she was having none of it — at first,” a source reportedly told the paper. “But when it started to look like they weren’t going to get any work done she gave in and flashed him. Russell is a charming scoundrel and everybody let him get away with murder on set — except Billy.”