Russell Brand

SXSW Announces First Wave of 2015 Programming, Including Russell Brand Documentary

by Matt Singer January 8, 2015 @ 1:59 PM
Interloper Films
It’s approximately -10,000 degrees in New York City today, so there are few things that sound more appealing right now than a week in sunny, warm Austin, Texas surrounded by cinephiles, barbecue, and, of course, the movies of the South by Southwest Film Festival. As if in answer to our prayers for some kind of relief (or as a cruel prank from an uncaring diety who knows we’re still two months of winter away from March), SXSW unveiled their first wave of 2015 programming today, including several very intriguing titles.

'Paradise' Trailer: Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut Heads to Vegas

by Britt Hayes August 3, 2013 @ 12:19 PM
The first trailer for 'Paradise,' the directorial debut from writer Diablo Cody ('Juno,' 'Young Adult'), has landed online just days after the announcement that the film will have its premiere on VOD via DirecTV on August 8. The film stars Julianne Hough as Lamb, a young, conservative Christian woman who is badly scarred in a plane crash, loses her faith, and runs off to Las Vegas with her insurance money to sin a little.

Russell Brand's 'Brand X' Canceled, FX Plots New Scripted Series

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 6, 2013 @ 3:17 PM
Amid a host of new developments announced at FX today, including company promotions and its first original animated series, 'Chozen,' to premiere on spinoff network FXX, the company announced that comedian Russell Brand's late-night talk show, 'Brand X with Russell Brand,' would no longer move forward. The cable network will keep in business with the comedian, however, developing an original scripted comedy to better highlight his talents.

FX Gives 'Louie' a Fourth Season, Wants More Russell Brand

by Jacob Hall July 28, 2012 @ 11:31 AM
Hot on the heels of 'Louie's three Emmy nominations, FX announced today that its much beloved and critically acclaimed comedy series will be returning for a thirteen episode fourth season next year. Also returning will be Russell Brand's late night talk show 'Brand X,' which will receive extensive re-tooling prior to hitting the air again.

Russell Brand Wants Out of 'Katy Perry: Part of Me'

by Shauna Wright May 30, 2012 @ 4:21 PM
Christopher Polk, Getty Images
When Madonna made her concert documentary 'Truth or Dare' in 1991, her then-boyfriend Warren Beatty was featured in a few scenes, but he didn't look all that happy to have the cameras in his face.
Now a somewhat similar situation is playing out between Katy Perry and her ex-husband Russell Brand as she prepares for the July 5th release of her own concert film, 'Part of Me.' But while Brand didn't mind being in the movie when it was shot, he's now reportedly upset that he won't have a say in how the couple's relationship will be depicted on-screen.

Russell Brand to Host 2012 MTV Movie Awards

by Shauna Wright May 10, 2012 @ 9:49 AM
Christopher Polk, Getty Images
Russell Brand famously hooked up with Katy Perry during his 2009 stint hosting the MTV Video Music Awards. That relationship resulted in a short-lived marriage, but single ladies, take note: Brand has just been tapped to host this year's MTV Movie Awards, so maybe you'll have your shot, too.

Full 'Rock of Ages' Trailer Goes For Hair-Rock Medley

by Damon Houx April 2, 2012 @ 7:43 PM
Warner Brothers
Journey, Joan Jett, Poison, and Bon Jovi. What do these artists have in common? They're now music that middle-aged people grew up with. They're also featured in the trailer for 'Rock of Ages' the Adam Shankman-directed musical starring Malin Ackerman, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Bryan Cranston, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and one Mr. Tom Cruise.

Russell Brand Arrested After Smashing Window With an iPhone

by Shauna Wright March 16, 2012 @ 12:18 PM
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office
If this whole actor/comedian/divorcer-of-pop-stars thing doesn't work out for Russell Brand, he may have a secondary career as a baseball pitcher. Seems Brand, 36, got a little testy on Monday when a paparazzo began snapping photos of him with an iPhone, and he showed his displeasure by grabbing the device and slinging it through the window of a New Orleans law office. And now he's in hot water with the police.