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have you? its a bit like a "i had your mum" jibe.
but it's more a laugh of complete disbelief given his relative lack of talent and his insistence to have Ricky Gervais ON EVERY FUCKING SERIES OF HIS CHAT SHOW!
though he's done one or two decent shows about Japanese culture and comic books and the like - not enough to justify his crazy salary of course and his chat show is pretty tired these days. But this tabloid hysteria is now beyond stupid, and I don't even like Brand or Ross that much.
Not very funny on any level really.
that's it. That's all that needs to be said. This shouldn't be headline news
that he has had sex with that bird
at the start he says about a million times "no i didnt he's lying".
Watching the news last night, the BBC sampled an audience who were outside waiting to go in to watch some Alan Titchmarsh show. Like any of them have listened to it. About 20 packs of boiled sweets between em.
I read the transcripts last night and I didn't find anything like that though the papers keep saying they did.
but wasn't it that they said 'oh he might hang himself when he hears this'... not actually telling him to hang himself.
to be honest, my favourite thing in this whole stupid overblown dramarama is the slutty granddaughter! she's in a burlesque troupe called 'Satanic Sluts' and the photo of her in the paper yesterday was hilarious, it was a really crap stripper like photo. Russell Brand probably HAS fucked her.
In my mind's eye I could be like that.
In reality, it's more Sally Webster.
David Baddiel was talking about how he'd been round Brand's house where she and another member of the troupe were sitting round waiting for Brand to finish his conversation with Baddiel so's he could give them another going over. I'm assuming that's why it came up again the following week..
listen and make your own judgement
Brand is a try hard cunt, who must be such a boring person, that he needs to cover it up by creating this persona of his.
that he imaginatively created this outspoken and outgoing character. yup.
They mentioned his granddaughter the week before on the show he must have had a hint as to why they were planning on having him as a guest... He should stop being so miserable.
what did he expect? the week before russell was talking about his grandaughter and "satan's sluts". why did his agent agree to it?
and i don't know why he was expecting to be treated like a national treasure, he was fucking manuel
I don't think that's too much to ask.
he should have gone on parkinson if he's going to boring. except parkinson wouldn't want to interview a man who is only famous for playing a borderline racist minor sitcom character in the 70s
Anyway, ignorance about Andrew Sachs's career aside, your point seems to be something like "It's fair game to ring someone up and leave a load of abuse on their voicemail unless they've played Hamlet at the RSC" or some shit like that, so I'm not really that bothered about pursuing the argument.
why did he expect to be treated any differently to anyone else on the russell brand show?
that taking the piss out of someone in an interview is one thing, as they're able to answer back. This isn't really the same, is it.
But the BBC has apologised, both Ross and Brand have apologised. Do people genuinely think this justifies them being sacked?
The BBC obviously can't sack Jonathan Ross. He's too important to them. I'd imagine they'd be a lot more willing to sack Russell Brand, but they can't punish him and not dish out the same to Ross, as if you listen to it, it's him that pretty much instigates the whole thing
Also, the actual girl seems like a bit of a dick. "My grandfather just wants this all to go away". Fair enough. Thing is, she's called Max Clifford in, and no doubt she'll be on the front of the News of the World this Sunday, cashing in and dragging this thing out for another week
that whole article is ridiculous.
"Georgina, 23, told Charles: "It's a real kick in the teeth. I won't be letting him back into my life - even if he begs me to forgive him."
i'm sure he was desperate to settle down with one of satan's sluts
The entire world is collapsing around our ears and all the fucking Mail and Sun can go on about is this bollox! And now Gordon Brown's sticking his oar in; "Oh look Labour Party: the tabloids are escalating a piece of irrelevant celebrity 'scandal'! Let me at it - its just the distraction we need!" Conspiracies! - their everywhere!
he's their rising star
So you might wanna take this with a pinch of salt, but they said that only about 4 complaints had been recieved. Now all of a sudden its up2 10,000. Now given that this was aired on the 18th october how come all these other people suddenly decided to complain? Assuming they listened to it, (which they probably havn't) if it annoyed you when you 1st listened to it you would've complained within a day or two. Not ten days later. So it's really blown out of the water. And I don't think the bbc will sack anybody, maybe the person whom edited the show and said it was okay to air but not ross or brand.
they complained because jonathan ross said "fuck" and it wasn't beeped out. then another 10,000 complaints came over a week after, when it was publicised in the mail
Or have I forgotting something? He seems to have more ties to Channel 4. Also, MTV sacked Russell Brand, and then took him back again. If they were to get rid of him from Radio 2 (which, to be honest, I'm surprised he still does anyway, given how his acting has taken off), then I'm sure the BBC would just bring him back again before long
I missed that bit. Oh, classy.
To be expected really. She spends the week going over how distraught she is, how horrible it's been for her family, and then Sunday rolls round and she's legs akimbo in a red top, telling us that "Brand was a rubbish lover anyway"
Ross is a boor, trying to hang on to his youth and his marriage and looking like a total pillock in the process.
Russell Brand is far too impressed with his limited intellect, and has cooked up his current persona in a really distastefully calculating way. He's an overgrown 6th former, and as such, should be subjected to perpetual bogwashing until his 'individuality' is cleansed from him. Anyone else remember when he was a woefully unfunny drug-gonk satellite rave show presenter?
If you watch it back now, it's essentially just him interviewing sweaty kids who are gurning their faces off
it was brilliant.
Actually makes me want to leave the country
it showed footage of Jon Ross being introduced to him - "ah Mr Z, delighted to meet you. I just listened to the Blueprint album, what a fabulous piece of work. if you're having girl problems i feel bad for you son, I got 99 problem's but a bitch aint one! marvelous stuff."
“I am shocked and disappointed that the BBC felt it appropriate to offend one of Britain’s most respected actors with such a base and vulgar attack"
I didn't even know his name until last week.
compared to what he used to put up with from basil
and ran off to throw the suitcases in the bath anyway
Now I get it
So Brand actually DID go out with her
She IS as suggestive dancer.
So they havnt just done all this out of the blue.
Andrew Sachs was going to be on the prog and there was a connection that Ross mentioned on the phone and then Ross kind of encouraged Brand to continue.
Of course its not nice that they did this, but it was something that escalated between the two of them till they did something irresponsible and a bit mean.....which is the sort of things that male freinds do do sometimes.
They both apologised and Andrew Sachs said that Brands was deep and sincere sounding.
but then "Brand left his home and said Hare Krishna whilst SMIRKING" oooh the devil (sounds like an excerpt from one of his stand ups)
Seriously I would never have known that Sachs daughter did risque dancing and really had been with Brand were it not for the publicity that the complainers, the papers, the BBC and Prime minister and the leader of the opposition have given this.
My god talk about making matters worse.
Dont people think Sachs is far more dismayed that everyone has now blown this across all headlines...that his grand daughter dances rudely and went with the 'unwashed smirker Brand'?
We are doomed :(
Imagine a guy leaving an answer message on your grandad's phone bragging, singing and chanting about how he'd has sex with his grand-daughter (your sister)... You'd be furious. I can see why so many people have gotten angry about this.
given that it's been on the front page of newspapers all week
It is in very poor taste. But 10,000+ complaints? MPs commenting on it? The Prime Minister commenting on it? FIND SOMETHING MORE PRODUCTIVE TO DO WITH YOUR TIME
the prank was stupid and childish, and that they don't much like Ross and Brand anyway. But they've apologised and it's been blown out of all proportion now. It's just another excuse for the Sun and the Mail to bash the BBC. There's little to no chance they'll sack either of the two anyway.
over the situation. Yeah the phone call isn't clever, they apologised, he accepted the apology that should be it really. Front page news on every paper, mentioned on every news broadcast at the top of the bulletin is slightly blowing it out of proportion.. Not not slightly, massively !!
BRAND LEAVES HOME AND MAKES HIS WAY INTO WAITING CAR
and the Fawlty Tower's guy was your grandad, and you found out about this... you'd be steaming with rage, surely?
And that's where I can appreciate the "public's" outrage about this.
Manuel and his family are of course entitled to be angry. However, Gordon Brown - the FUCKING PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN - should NOT, in any circumstance, be wasting his time commenting on anything as frivolous and utterly stupid as this.
You his publicist?
But he shouldn't be spending even a second of his time on this nonsense.
Once one person is "outraged" by something, another thinks "I can't keep quiet, people will think I condone this!" (as if anyone gives a shit) and so on until it's given more news coverage than the economic downturn which is fucking affecting half of the world.
Tried listening to it on YouTube: Got bored
I like Andrew Sachs though. He once winked at me when I saw him in a panto.
What the fuck is going on?!
When a story breaks out prevaricate for ages, then DISCIPLINE EVERYONE IN SIGHT.