The comedian has turned his $1.5 million Los Angeles bachelor pad into a meditation zone where he has invited up to 100 people all “filled with sexual energy” to practise his favourite Indian exercise and well being technique. Speaking in an interview with The Sun newspaper, he said, “The yoga centre I had been going to sacked our instructor, so I have moved everyone into my house. I had 30 people doing it in my house. I had all the crew on my TV show doing yoga in the studio the other day too. There were 100 people doing it. It’s not your normal yoga.”
Russell continued, “It’s like proper chanting, full-on stuff – not for the faint-hearted. It’s full of amazing women. That’s a fact. They are all filled with sexual energy. It has been brilliant.” Actress Demi Moore is one of Russell’s regular guests and although the 37-year-old joker is currently single, he won’t make a move on Demi, who is in the middle of divorcing Ashton Kutcher, and is more interested in pursuing the 60s ‘free love’ philosophy his favourite hobby has given him. Russell explained, “Demi Moore, as far as anything more physical goes – she’s just at yoga. I really like her, she’s really lovely. I just see her at yoga. She’s an older lady, she’s incredibly beautiful but that’s that.”
“I like the yoga thing, it’s the dawning of a wonderful new era. It’s proving to be an interesting new phase for me – yoga, transcendental consciousness, meditation, good-looking people. It’s the dawning of a new Sixties.” Former sex and drugs addict Russell was previously reported to have taken a yoga instructor’s class with his own meditation guru Tej Kaur in the hopes of setting up his own “all-giving studio” to help homeless people and addicts in need of spiritual guidance.
Russell Brand has bought his yoga teacher a new car. The Arthur actor and comedian is a huge fan and practitioner of the ancient Indian relaxation techniques, and wanted to express his thanks to “spiritual mentor” Tej Kaur Khalsa with a lavish gift. A source told the Daily Star newspaper “Russell wanted to thank Tej for being his long-term yoga instructor and spiritual mentor. So he decided to buy her a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, which cost him $33,000. He knew she wanted the car and was happy to stump up the cash for it. But Tej wasn’t too pleased initially when she found out, saying he should keep his money or give it to someone who needs it more. She was grateful for the gesture, though.”
Russell, 37, successfully beat heroin addiction ten years ago and is now more interested in going on yoga marathons than alcohol and drug binges. A source said of one recent session “Russell went on solo yoga enlightenment. He turned up alone at his local yoga studio at 2am, let himself in and meditated until 7am.”
The famous lothario, who was married to Katy Perry for 14 months until December last year, has also met a number of girls through his Los Angeles yoga classes, including Jordana Brewster’s sister Isabella and Mexican artist Oriela Medellin. Another source said “His antics are the talk of his yoga class. He was spotted with a girl after his lesson last week too. He had just left the class and was all over her in a nearby café.”
Katy Perry has sent ex-husband Russell Brand a congratulatory message to celebrate his 10 years off drugs.
Perry, who divorced the British comedian in December 2011 after 14 months of marriage, sent the 37-year-old actor an email detailing how “proud” she is of him for being sober for a decade and told him her heart is “finally healing” following their split.
A source told The Sun newspaper “Although they’ve broken up, Katy knows how important this milestone is for Russell. She wanted to let him know that she was thinking of him and that she was still proud of what he has achieved. She also wanted to drop him the email to wish him a happy 2013 and to let him know that her heart was finally healing.”
Russell, who previously battled a heroin addiction, recently took to his Twitter account to reveal he had been clean for 10 years and encouraged others to try to do the same. The comic, who also thanked Rock of Ages promoter Nicola Schuller for helping him with the musical movie, in which he plays Sunset Strip nightclub manager Lonnny Barnett, wrote “10 years clean today. Thanks for all your messages of love. Thanks@schullerinc for the film. Anyone can get clean, one day at a time. (sic)”
In August, Russell, whose divorce from Katy was finalized in July, starred in a TV documentary Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery in which he watched old footage of himself doing drugs and explained how his addiction blighted his life.
Russell Brand has told Jonah Hill he will marry him. The comic star hasn’t had a serious relationship since his divorce from Katy Perry was finalized in July and it seems he’s open to settling down with his friend. Jonah took to his Twitter page to tell his followers he is ready to commit and be a good husband to someone, tweeting “OK so I’ve decided I’m going to get married soon, I’m just not sure to who yet”, to which Russell jokingly replied “I’m free.”
The pair starred together in comedy movie Get Him to the Greek and became great friends on set. Russell and Jonah shared a kiss on screen in the movie and even locked lips at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards when a ‘Kiss Cam’ panned onto the comedians as they sat watching the ceremony. Jonah admitted afterwards he and the British lothario decided to kiss as a spontaneous joke. Hill said at the time “I thought it was great (the kiss) … it was graphic and hormone-filled and just real. I went to Russell, ‘They’re about to turn the camera on us – what should we do?’ And then he was like, ‘Let’s just do it.’ So we went for it.”
Jonah, 28, split from his last girlfriend Ali Hoffman, the daughter of screen legend Dustin Hoffman, in September after nine months of dating. Russell, 37, has dated a few women since his relationship with Katy ended and he recently enjoyed a brief fling with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.
Now that’s a wedding I would attend.
British comedian Russell Brand, who split with singer Katy Perry after just 14 months of marriage last year, thinks that soccer star David Beckham is a “god”, and believes an egg would be perfect to eat off him because it needs to be “mopped up”.
Said Brand, “David Beckham is a god. Just look at him in those underwear ads. I’m not gay but I would eat food off his body. Preferably something that needs to be mopped up, like egg. I’d eat it off his stomach.”
Russell has previously battled with both sex and drug addictions in the past, and he admits he still thinks about both vices on a regular basis.
Speaking while performing at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles on Tuesday, he said: “I think about drugs and sh***ing all the time. If I’m not thinking about drugs, I’m thinking about sh***ing or thinking about taking drugs and then having sex while high. Sometimes I think about the ‘Doctor Who’ theme tune too because I like how it sounds.” I’m not a Doctor Who fan, but I totally get the Beckham-love.