Russell Brand Arrested For Pushing Photographer

  • Russell Brand was arrested and charged with simple battery yesterday for pushing a paparazzo who allegedly attempted to take an upskirt picture of Brand's fiance, Katy Perry.

After being pushed, the photographer placed Brand under citizen's arrest; police then took Brand into custody, eventually charged him, and he was later released on $20,000 bail. [TMZ]

  • Katy Perry posted her thoughts about the incident on her Twitter page: "If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me. #standbyyourman #don'tfuckwiththeBrands." [KatyPerry]
  • In lighter Russell Brand news, he's apparently been swapping beauty tips with Jennifer Garner on the set of Arthur: "Russell offered Jennifer his favorite nail polish shade, OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark, and kindly bought her a bottle," says a source, "Another day they were chatting about shampoos and apparently Jennifer suggested Russell cut off his long wavy locks before his wedding day to Katy Perry, so he could, 'Look back on the pictures later and not cringe'." [DigitalSpy]
  • Lindsay Lohan took to her Twitter page to discuss the news that she'd failed a random drug test, admitting that the news was true and attempting to explain her side of the story: "Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future. This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences. I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that i am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful....Thank you all!!!" [Lindsay Lohan]
  • Michael Lohan, naturally, would like you to know that Lindsay failed her drug test because he's not allowed to be a part of her life. "Her manager and her friends failed, they failed beyond belief [and] I will do all that I have to call them out. I'm sorry, I'm really sorry. I wish she would just listen to me and just let me into your life. I'm telling you if you had me in your life this never would happen." [RadarOnline]
  • Kanye West says he's changed quite a bit over the past year: "I've become a way nicer person, way more empathetic, way more humility and I had to grow as a person because I was very spoiled, From the time that I dropped, I just had all these awards. And I needed some time to grow from the mistakes that I'd made and that's what happened and now it's all about the music. It just means not being rude and not cutting people off. It's very necessary." [DigitalSpy]
  • Beth Ostrosky Stern says that she and her husband, Howard Stern don't always agree on her clothes: "Howard helps me pick out my outfits. But he always likes short and tight — I like to wear things a little more classy, so I end up having to find a happy medium." [PageSix]
  • Kelly Osbourne's rep says that the rumor that Osbourne and Chace Crawford are dating is "not true." [ContactMusic]
  • This actually happened: the Osmond brothers called upon Chuck Norris to help them "toughen up" their dance moves. [PageSix]
  • "It's always been a relevant issue, for me and for [Robert Rodriguez], because we grew up with that reality and it just happened to be that a state did something really, really foolish and passed a very racist, foolish law... There's no way we can change it if we all just sit back and do nothing, so it's about engaging and getting people to stand up for their rights."-Jessica Alba on Arizona's immigration law. [ContactMusic]
  • Zac Efron says that Leonardo DiCaprio is "an awesome dude" who has offered him both friendship and advice: "It was kind of his way-out-the-door, last-minute advice. He said, ‘Oh, by the way, if you really want to mess this all up, try heroin.' I said, ‘Thanks', and he said, ‘No, seriously, that's pretty much the only way you're going to screw this up, and you shouldn't go down that road - it will mess you up without fail. Do not do drugs.' That was enough for me; that's all I needed to hear." [ShowbizSpy]
  • The new My Chemical Romance album will be called Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys. [DigitalSpy]
  • Gabourey Sidibe's mother, Alice Tan Ridley, on her daughter's recent Elle cover and the controversy surrounding it: "Look, there aren't that many black women who get on the cover of Elle, so, I'm really proud of my daughter because she is breaking down some doors there. Both Gabby and I are heavier-set women, so it is great that she is on the cover of Elle because it's usually much thinner women who get that spot. Gabby is acting as a good role model for normal and fuller-shaped women and that is great too - no matter the color of their skin." [RadarOnline]
  • Billy Corgan and Courtney Love continue their 20 year tradition of talking shit about one another—this time, it's Billy's turn: "She's rendered herself irrelevant. She's always going to be a great artist but she's betrayed the important things that made her great so all that's left is her fire." Also: "Courtney I don't mind kicking dirt on because she's just an idiot and she continues to slag me off. I'm enough of a gentleman not to talk about the things I've seen. She's literally making stuff up. Believe me, if I told people what I'd really seen, well, if she thinks she's got problems now..." [DigitalSpy]
  • Tim Gunn on Lady Gaga's meat dress: "I respect Lady GaGa and her work, but we've been here before. So, Lady, it's been done… be more creative." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Kelis may agree with that assessment: "Everyone is trying so hard to be different that it's contrived and unnatural. I find it hard to appreciate." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Awesome news of the morning: Community is planning a stop-motion Christmas episode. [EW]
  • "I used to keep it in my desk drawer, and I'd take it out and slap my friends in the face with it. I don't keep many things from my movies, but that just seemed to have personal significance."-Mark Wahlberg, on the fake penis he wore as Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights.[ShowbizSpy]