What does it mean to live a charmed life? Russell Brand wasn’t alone in thinking that fame, money, sex, and drugs were the keys to unlocking happiness and contentment. He had everything that our society tells us we should want. He had (and still has) it all. But now, he’s using his fame to communicate that our desires and moral compass have been corrupted....more
This article popped up on the sidebar of a news article about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. It's by Russell Brand, whom I've always thought is incredibly articulate and hilarious. (No comment on the Katy Perry thing.) Brand is also a recovering drug addict. In this article, he talks about life after getting clean....more
My inner feminist says I shouldn't criticize Katy Perry's latest single Part of Me, but it is such a blatant, sophmoric stab at her recently minted ex-husband Russell Brand that it just comes off not as a paegn to female empowerment, but a whiny high school girl trashing her boyfriend on Facebook. The pounding disco beat and dopey lyrics don't help. Is Part of Me supposed to be an anthem?...more
By most standards, I am pop-culturally retarded. Or at least I thought I was until I started visiting www.perezhilton.com everyday. Now I’m Hollywood-rumor educated. Somehow that seemed to make watching MTV’s VMA’s (Video Music Awards) a good idea.
Perez Hilton summarized the VMA's in a 5 1/2 minute drunken v-blog, but it takes me a bit longer to do the play by play. And yes, you can now feel bad for the people who watch TV with me.