Russell Brand Probes Psyche In ‘messiah Complex’

Russell Brand jokes about sex with ex-wife Katy Perry: I’d be thinking, ‘think of anyone, anyone else’

“It’s a very different focus. Of course, jokes are a given.” He adds later, “Everything is a joke, really.” Controversy is a familiar companion of the 38-year-old Brand, whose flamboyant dress mirrors his personality. Early shows in Abu Dhabi and Lebanon were canceled because of fears for his safety as a result of his discussion of religious figures. Brand has been all over the news since Sept. 3 when he was booted from the after-party for the GQ Men of the Year awards. That’s because, instead of a sincere thank you, he used the podium to take a jab at Hugo Boss , the event’s sponsor, saying that the clothing company made uniforms for the Nazis . “Any of you who know a little bit about history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis,” Brand said. “The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look f**king fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.” Also last week, a headline in the U.K. Daily Express read: Celebrity Big Brother ‘s Transsexual Lauren Harries: “I slept with Russell Brand,” which includes the information that his pet name for her was “my sexy cow.” Brand denies this.. There also was the time he was fired from MTV for showing up dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after 9/11 . Or when he appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to promote “Messiah Complex” and criticized his hosts.

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In terms of a sex-life, being a monk is not that different than being married, he said. Russell Brand made an off-color joke about his sex life with ex-wife Katy Perry during a recent stand-up routine at a show in London. Speaking at a warm-up gig for his Messiah Complex tour at the Soho Theater on July 31, the funny-man joked that after his divorce he considered becoming a monk. PAUL HACKETT/Reuters Brand said Id be thinking think of anyone, anyone else, during sex with ex-wife Katy Perry. “When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone,” Brand reportedly said . “When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different.” To the 38-year-old comedian being married to one person is apparently no different than being celibate. He went on to quip that he would often have to fantasize about other women. PHOTOS: CELEBRITY BREAKUPS: THE EX FILES Chris Pizzello/AP Katy Perry, left, and Russell Brand divorced after a 14-month marriage. The comedian asked for a divorce in December of 2011, via text message.

Russell Brand: I live in a luxury prison

Russell Brand sees himself as living in a ”luxury prison” as his life is dictated by a strict daily routine. Russell Brand sees himself as living in a ”luxury prison”. The comedian and actor lives his life to a strict daily routine, which involves yoga and eating ”healthy food, like basically green slime and crap” in order to stop himself slipping back into his old addictions to sex and drugs. He told GQ magazine: ”I’m like this person who lives in a luxury prison. But I really like routine.” Russell says he achieves a great deal of peace and balance through meditation, which helps him to be unconcerned about wealth and fame. He added: ”[Meditation] is why I’m less concerned about money, less concerned about fame, less concerned about sex. Meditation nurtures an aspect which is not related to fear, desire or self-deception. In my case, where the tendency is in the contrary direction, and similarly extreme, a lot of work is required. And I meditate a lot. but those things [addictions] are still a part of me.”

Russell Brand took Jemima Khan on a date

05.07.13 Russell Brand reportedly took millionairess Jemima Khan out on a secret date on Thursday (05.07.13) and the couple enjoyed a bike ride and a ”cheap” meal at a Vietnamese restaurant. Russell Brand took heiress Jemima Khan out on a secret date. The 38-year-old comedian reportedly took the millionairess for a budget dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant to take her away from her usual ”showbiz trappings” so they could properly get to know each other. A source told The Sun on Sunday: ”He wanted to connect with Jemima without the showbiz trappings she’s used to. ”There’s a strong connection between them and they’re attracted to each other, especially on an intellectual level. ”Russell loves East London because it’s gritty and low-key – very different to Jemima’s usual haunts around Chelsea.” The ‘Despicable Me 2’ star have known each other for years and Russell set up a cheap date on Thursday (05.09.13) which included an afternoon cycling and a cheap meal costing around 6 each. The insider added: ”He suggested they go on a lengthy bike ride around the area. They even crossed Tower Bridge at one point, laughing and having a great time. ”Then he took her to the Song Que Vietnamese restaurant on Kingsland Road in Hackney. ”There’s nothing flash about it. Most main meals only cost six quid but the food is great and Russell loves the area.”