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March 22, 2012
COMEDY After a split from wife Katy Perry, the libertine British comedian and actor Russell Brand is throwing himself back into his work with a new round of small-show stand-up gigs. His scabrous, self-deprecating tales should be extra-charged at this show. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $25. Largo-la.com.
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March 6, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were supposedly girlfriends - but are they anymore? Comments Perry made on TV while promoting her Prismatic tour Down Under made their way halfway around the world, and Cyrus is not happy. It all started Monday on Australia's "Sunrise" program, when one of the hosts riffed off Perry's hit "I Kissed a Girl" to lead into a discussion of the "Roar" singer's recent lip-lock with Cyrus during one of the "Wrecking Ball" singer's shows. "Scandalous!" Perry joked, before explaining what went down.
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SPORTS
July 30, 2012 | By Mark Medina
*We will have a live chat at 2:30 p.m. to talk about the London Olympics, the Lakers and, of course, Dwight Howard! Metta World Peace appeared on a talk show, so that means he took his clothes off. It's almost customary for the Lakers forward to do this. Even before he could sit down, World Peace famously walked onto the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" wearing only boxer briefs. So it should come as no surprise that World Peace swapped clothes with English comedian Russell Brand, host of "BrandX," aired on FX Networks.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Katy Perry is roaring back to business. After lying relatively low after the heavily hyped release last fall of her album "Prism," the singer announced Wednesday that she'll hit the road in North America this summer. The so-called Prismatic world tour, slated to play the U.K. in May, is to begin a Stateside run on June 22 in Raleigh, N.C. Forty-six concerts are scheduled, including stops Sept. 16 at Anaheim's Honda Center and Sept. 19 at Staples Center. Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara will take turns as Perry's opening act, with Tegan and Sara set to appear at the Southland shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Russell Brand might have a job over at MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show -- because on Monday he did a better job interviewing himself and acting like an anchorman than the three people who were there to chat with him. Then again, it's probably not a job he wants. Tuesday on Twitter, he promoted the segment by saying, "This is me on a mad American program. Quite funny. " Remember how Mila Kunis turned the tables on a nervous BBC interviewer back in March? Well, this went down sort of like that, without the interviewers having the excuse of first-time nerves.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Russell Brand has bought a home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million. The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work. A somewhat modest entry opens to 4,800 square feet of interior space with arched doorways, an office, a home theater with two tiers of seating, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A dramatic arched-ceiling living room features a fireplace. Balconies and decks sit off the multi-story dwelling providing room for outdoor dining, a bar and a lounge area and taking in city and canyon views.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Musician Billy Corgan. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Chef Giada De Laurentiis. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael DJ Pauly D; Russell Brand. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Halloween; Jeffrey Ross. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Celebrating Halloween; Jennifer Coolidge; Vicki Lawrence; Carnie and Wendy Wilson; Cat Cora.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Russell Brand has a campy new role, but don't expect it in theaters. He's one of photographer Annie Leibovitz's muses in the latest Disney Parks ad campaign. Perfectly realized as Peter Pan's nemesis Captain Hook, Brand joins a long line of celebs including David Beckham, Beyonce, Tina Fey and Julianne Moore portraying famous Disney characters. Perched over the ferocious snappers of a massive crocodile, Brand is part of a series that also includes Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel playing Phineas, Ezra and Gus, the " Hitchhiking Ghosts " from the Disney Parks' Haunted House attractions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
It can be exhausting, admitted Russell Brand, being on all the time. Constantly looking for the laugh, thinking up witty comebacks, exuding rakish charm. So last week, when the star of the new "Arthur" remake knew he had no audience to impress, he took the rare opportunity to taper his manic energy. "If we were doing this interview on camera," he said, "then I would be looking for every single opportunity to say something funny to make you laugh," as he has in every late-night talk show interview he's given in the last month, in which he's bounced around delivering rapid-fire punch lines.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Katy Perry is revealing details of her short-lived marriage to British comedian Russell Brand  - and they sure are fireworks. The 28-year-old pop star, who is voicing Smurfette in the upcoming flick "Smurfs 2," opened up about her relationships with Brand and musician John Mayer in Vogue's July issue , candidly expressing how hurt she was during her breakups and how she hasn't heard from Brand in some time. Her ex-husband Brand, 38, was "a magical man" when she first met him at the MTV Movie Awards in 2009, when he very publicly flirted with the singer.
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December 10, 2013 | By Susan Denley
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire.  "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now,'" she says in the January issue of the magazine. "I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it. " [Marie Claire] Beyonce spent the first week of the new vegan diet she and husband Jay Z adopted dressing against the spirit of the endeavor, Allison P. Davis points out on The Cut blog.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
John Mayer and Katy Perry are giving couples portraits a whole new meaning.  The singers  debuted the intimate art  for their duet "Who You Love" on Mayer's Tumblr account Monday and seem pretty pleased with the result. "I'm excited to give you the first look at the single artwork for 'Who You Love,' shot by the great Mario Sorrenti," the 36-year-old crooner wrote. " And yes, we look like this at home pretty much all the time. " PHOTOS: Katy Perry's offbeat concert costumes The affectionate single  appears on Mayer's sixth studio album " Paradise Valley.
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October 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Katy Perry got chatty with W magazine for the release of her new album, "Prism. " The pop vixen opened up about her early days in L.A., her marriage and her love life with boyfriend du jour, crooner John Mayer. "I actually am dating my crush," she told the magazine in a video Q&A . "I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great. " But we can't address Mayer without talking about the 28-year-old's short-lived marriage to British comedian Russell Brand.  PHOTOS: Katy Perry in concert: onstage and offbeat "I really loved [being married]"
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith and heads to Sin City to experience the corrupting power of real life. The not-so-wild ride is essentially sappy, however much of Cody's self-consciously barbed dialogue its characters are forced to utter. As the symbolically named Lamb, Julianne Hough is sweetly intent on a firsthand encounter with "your basic abominations.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Russell Brand has bought a home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million. The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work. A somewhat modest entry opens to 4,800 square feet of interior space with arched doorways, an office, a home theater with two tiers of seating, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A dramatic arched-ceiling living room features a fireplace. Balconies and decks sit off the multi-story dwelling providing room for outdoor dining, a bar and a lounge area and taking in city and canyon views.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
It seems as though John Mayer and Katy Perry have little to hide about their relationship this time around. The "Roar" pop vixen let out a tweet Monday gushing over her "incredible" and "inspiring" singer-boyfriend ahead of the Tuesday release of his latest album, "Paradise Valley. " And she continued to jockey her more than 41.2 million followers toward buying it. "Something VERY special is happening @ midnight EST tonight on ITUNES!" she tweeted . "My incredible, inspiring boyfriend @JohnMayer will release a... Spectacular record called, PARADISE VALLEY check it out here: http://bit.ly/13giBdf my favorite track is #6!
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
On Thursday, Jimmy Fallon took a good-natured swipe at British comedian Russell Brand, who recently joined the ranks of late-night TV with his FX show, “Brand X.” The extremely low-concept show has not exactly been a hit with the critics , and Fallon's “Late Night” spoof illustrated its shortcomings at least as well as the negative reviews. Affecting Brand's high-pitched, East London accent and expansive body language, Fallon thumbed through the current issue of US Weekly and cracked wise about the latest celebrity gossip.
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Susan Denley
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire.  "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now,'" she says in the January issue of the magazine. "I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it. " [Marie Claire] Beyonce spent the first week of the new vegan diet she and husband Jay Z adopted dressing against the spirit of the endeavor, Allison P. Davis points out on The Cut blog.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
John Mayer and Katy Perry are going all Sonny and Cher on us with their latest collaboration: a song called "Who You Love," in which the two are actually super sweet and lovey-dovey about their relationship. The singers, who started dating on and off six months after Perry and comedian Russell Brand divorced in 2012, revealed that they'd be working together on Mayer's upcoming sixth studio album, "Paradise Valley," set for an Aug. 20 release. And now, we have this : Proof in the form of a sweet slow tune in which her "broken bird" professes his love and makes it sound as if his bachelor days are over.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Ahead of the release of her album “Prism,” pop vixen Katy Perry has been teasing the disc's era. In promo clips for the album's lead single, “Roar,” the singer buried her pin-up, candy-coated image and went as far as burning her signature blue wig. If “Prism” is supposed to showcase Perry shedding her sugary, often outlandish image, the album's lead single allows her to dip her brightly colored toenails into the waters -- without abandoning...
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