Russell Brand, how do you stay so happy-go-lucky?
"I meditate often," he told the Ministry of Gossip on Saturday. "It connects you to a source of energy that’s more powerful than the material world in which we primarily dwell. It helps you relax and unwind."
That's something clearly needed by the comic and actor, who has been percolating on a publicity tour for “Rock of Ages,” shooting his FX comedy show “Brand X” and navigating a media firestorm linked to his divorce from Katy Perry, whose new documentary “Part of Me” includes personal footage from their marriage.
Hardly relaxing stuff. On the other hand ...
"If you spend a lot of time meditating, you start to think of the stuff that is happening in your actual life as being secondary. It doesn't feel so important,” he said before emceeing a David Lynch Foundation fundraiser in honor of manager George Shapiro's lengthy career and love of transcendental meditation.