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2010-05-12 18:36:00

LOS ANGELES, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Infant Sorrow and Friends is a live one-night-only concert by performers from the upcoming comedy GET HIM TO THE GREEK at The Roxy on Monday, May 24. The evening features songs from the film and forthcoming album as performed by Infant Sorrow, Russell Brand, Carl Barat of the hugely popular U.K. band The Libertines, with special appearances by Jonah Hill and other surprise guests. The events begin at 8:00 PM, and the first 100 people to arrive at The...

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2009-07-14 12:32:23

British comedian Russell Brand has agreed to act as host of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards show in New York, the network announced Tuesday. This will mark the second year in a row Brand presides over the star-studded event. The 2009 VMA show is to take place Sept. 13. The evening will feature unprecedented performances by today's most popular artists, staged all over Manhattan, including Radio City Music Hall, and will feature appearances by the biggest names in music, television and film,...

2009-07-14 09:07:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV is back to take over New York City and the world should prepare for chaos as comedian Russell Brand returns as host of the most important evening in music and pop culture, the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards." The evening will feature unprecedented performances by today's most popular artists, staged all over Manhattan, including Radio City Music Hall, and will feature appearances by the biggest names in music, television and film. MTV's 26th annual...

2009-05-22 20:38:34

Jonathan Ross's British radio show is now being pre-recorded, the BBC said. Although the decision to tape it in advance comes after Ross was suspended from his TV and radio shows last year for an unpopular on-air prank he perpetrated with fellow comedian Russell Brand, a spokeswoman for BBC's Radio 2 said the move was unrelated to one incident. She went on to say recording Ross's Saturday morning show at least 24 hours in advance enables us to ensure the program is watertight. The Radio 2...

2009-04-27 14:52:00

Bonus Material Include The Notorious 2008 MTV "Video Music Awards" Monologue, Man-On-The-Street Interviews By Brand And Deleted Scenes From The Special NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Russell Brand, who The New York Times recently called "irresistibly salacious," rocks the stage in this first original COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up special. Filmed at the theatre at El Museo Del Barrio in New York City, Brand details the difficulty of handling his newfound fame in America, recounts the time he...

2009-04-19 13:00:06

British comedian Russell Brand said Sunday his attempted radio comeback will include an appearance by TV host Jonathan Ross. Brand, who quit his Radio 2 series following a controversial prank of actor Andrew Sachs, said the former co-host will be joining him and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher for Sunday's talkSPORT program, The Sunday Telegraph reported. Tonight at 9 p.m. GMT, I will be on talkSPORT with Noel Gallagher, Brand, 33, said in a Twitter message to fans. There is a special guest...

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2009-04-03 11:40:06

England's broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined the BBC $220,000 for Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross's infamous on-air prank call to actor Andrew Sachs. Brand and Ross left sexually explicit messages about the 78-year-old Fawlty Towers actor's granddaughter on Sachs's voicemail during Brand's Radio 2 show in October. The BBC suspended Brand and Ross, and Brand and the station's controller, Lesley Douglas, ultimately quit after the stunt drew thousands of complaints. Ross publicly apologized...


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