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 Spice Girls Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm, Russell Brand (middle), are pictured on Aug. 13, 2012. / Russell Brand talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of  Brand X on June 26, 2012. - Provided courtesy of twitter.com/officialmelb / pic.twitter.com/Aue3aIc9 / OTRC / AP Photo / Matt Dunham
08/28/2012

Is Russell Brand dating Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell?

The two British celebrities have not commented on recent romance rumors, sparked by reports by The Sun and The Daily Mail. The UK newspapers said the pair became closer after the 2012 Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony on August 12, which took place almost a month after Brand's divorce from Katy Perry was finalized.

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07/26/2012
Russell Brand appears in a mug shot taken after he was arrested and jailed briefly on March 15, 2012 in New Orleans. He was accused of tossing a photographers iPhone through a window of a law film office. - Provided courtesy of New Orleans Parish Jail

Russell Brand was charged with community service for allegedly throwing photographer's iPhone through a window in New Orleans in March.

The comedian must perform 20 hours of community service and pay a $500 court fee for the misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property. Brand did not appear at the court hearing, which was held in Municipal Court in New Orleans on the morning of July 26. His attorney Robert Glass entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.

06/29/2012
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Russell Brand - Provided courtesy of OTRC Russell Brand jokes around with OnTheRedCarpet.com and other outlets at the June 2012 premiere of 'Brand X.'
06/28/2012
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Russell Brand appears in a still from his FX series, Brand X with Russell Brand. - Provided courtesy of FX

Russell Brand's new FX comedy series, "Brand X With Russell Brand" premieres on June 28, but not everyone is a fan.

A massive promotional billboard on Sunset Blvd. received some editing from a fan of the comedian's estranged wife Katy Parry. The fan spray-painted, "I would rather watch the Katy Perry movie" at the bottom of the billboard, TMZ obtained photos.

06/25/2012
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Russell Brand appears in a still from his FX series, Brand X with Russell Brand. - Provided courtesy of FX

Russell Brand will take his debaucherous sense of humor to the small screen this week, premiering his FX comedy series, "Brand X with Russell Brand."

On the series, which will air in the 11 p.m. timeslot, the 36-year-old English comedian and actor will combine stand-up comedy with audience participation and divulge his opinions on Americans and pop culture.

06/14/2012
Alec Baldwin talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of Rock of Ages on June 8, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Alec Baldwin jokes that 'it was so easy to fall in love with Russell Brand' in the movie 'Rock of Ages.'
05/17/2012
British actor Russell Brand and wife, US singer Katy Perry, kiss on the red carpet as they arrive for the European premiere of Arthur at the O2 Arena. London, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. - Provided courtesy of AP / Joel Ryan

Russell Brand's 14 month marriage to Katy Perry ended in divorce, but the British comedian insisted that he has nothing but love for the pop singer on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week.

"Me and Katy got divorced. I still, love her as a human being. But, sometimes when you're in a relationship I suppose it doesn't work out, does it? But that doesn't mean I regret it or anything," Brand told DeGeneres on an episode which aired on Thursday. "I was very happy to be married with her. She's such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her."

05/10/2012
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 Russell Brand talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about an L.A. pop-up swap shop and his Happiness documentary produced by Oliver Stone in May 2010. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Russell Brand is set to host the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the cable network has announced.

The ceremony is set to air live on Sunday, June 3 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. The 36-year-old outspoken British comedian and actor is known for playing rock star Aldous Snow in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him To the Greek" and also stars in the new musical film "Rock of Ages" with Tom Cruise.

05/09/2012
Russell Brand appears in a still from his 2010 film, Get Him to the Greek. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures/Glen Wilson

Comedian Russell Brand confronted a heckler in the audience of his comedy show on May 5 in Atlantic City, New Jersey after the audience member made remarks about the comedian's ex-wife Katy Perry.

The heckler kept shouting Perry's name at Brand while he was performing at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, according to ABC News. In the video, which can be seen below, Brand asks that the light be turned up so that he can see the heckler.

04/26/2012
Russell Brand appears before the UK parliaments Home Affairs Committee on April 24, 2012. - Provided courtesy of UK Parliament / parliamentlive.tv

Russell Brand quoted slain rapper Tupac Shakur as he testified about his past substance abuse at a recent UK parliamentary committee session for a drugs policy inquiry and urged lawmakers to treat addiction as a disease and for those who suffer from it to be regarded with "love and compassion."

The 36-year-old British comedian and actor, who stars in films such as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Rock of Ages," is a former heroin addict who also battled alcoholism. He wants the government to approve more funding for treatment programs to help rehabilitate addicts who are arrested.

03/15/2012
Russell Brand appears in a mug shot taken after he was arrested and jailed briefly on March 15, 2012 in New Orleans. He was accused of tossing a photographers iPhone through a window of a law film office. - Provided courtesy of New Orleans Parish Jail

Russell Brand spent a brief amount of time in a New Orleans jail on Thursday, March 15, after he turned himself in following an arrest warrant that was issued over his confrontation with a celebrity photographer, who accused him of throwing his iPhone through a window.

The 36-year-old, who is in the state to film a Diablo Cody movie, had joked about the incident, which occurred on Monday. He was accused of tossing the man's cell phone through the window of a law firm office.

03/15/2012
 Russell Brand talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about an L.A. pop-up swap shop and his Happiness documentary produced by Oliver Stone in May 2010. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Russell Brand recently got himself into some legal trouble after a run-in with a celebrity photographer in New Orleans, where he is filming a movie, and the British comedian and actor is already joking about it.

The 36-year-old is accused of tossing the man's cell phone through the window of a law firm office. A local police spokesperson said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com that an arrest warrant was issued for a "simple damage charge for the amount of $700," but gave no further details.

02/09/2012
Katy Perry and Russell Brand appear in this photo the comedian Tweeted on  Aug. 10, 2010. - Provided courtesy of twitter.com/rustyrockets/status/20787341039 / Los Angeles Superior Court

Katy Perry and Russell Brand have reached a divorce settlement, more than a month after he filed the papers.

The 27-year-old pop singer and 36-year-old British comedian and actor "entered into a comprehensive written settlement of all issues," according to court documents filed at a Los Angles court on Tuesday, February 7. Perry signed the agreement on February 3 and her signature included a smiley face. The divorce is expected to be finalized within six months, in July.

02/01/2012
Katy Perry in a still from her 2010 Firework music video, from her official website katyperry.com. - Provided courtesy of katyperry.com

Katy Perry, who has laid low since her split from husband Russell Brand, is scheduled to give her first major performances following her split from Russell Brand, who filed for divorce more than a month ago.

Perry, 27, has been confirmed to sing at the 2012 Grammy Awards, which is set to take place in Los Angeles on February 12 at 8 p.m. ET and air on CBS. The singer is also set to perform on February 10 at the MusiCares Person of the Year Ceremony, which will pay tribute to Paul McCartney and feature other performers such as Tony Bennett, Coldplay and Neil Young.

01/07/2012
Katy Perry and Russell Brand appear in this photo the comedian Tweeted on  Aug. 10, 2010. / Pictured bottom right: Katy Perrys signature on her and Brands divorce papers, which she signed on Feb. 3, 2012. He filed them on Dec. 30, 2011. - Provided courtesy of twitter.com/rustyrockets/status/20787341039 / Los Angeles Superior Court

Katy Perry broke her silence following her husband Russell Brand's divorce filing on December 30, telling fans that "no one speaks" for her.

"I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again," Perry wrote on Twitter on Saturday, adding, "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family."

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