Russell Brand on Sarah Palin: 'People want to f*** her'

Red top tales: Comedian explains why Palin is popular; Angelina Jolie 'eyes up' Fifty Shades role

LAST UPDATED AT 11:17 ON Tue 31 Jul 2012

RUSSELL BRAND would love to have former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on his show Brand X – and it is not because of her politics. The comedian told reporters in Beverly Hills this weekend: "I'd go straight to the subtext. People want to f*** her don't they? That's why they tolerate the other stuff. OK, that is a mad thing to say about seeing Russia out your window - but the dick don't lie." Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who was branded a 'slut' by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, described the remark as "completely unacceptable".
 
ANGELINA JOLIES WANTS TO PLAY ANASTASIA
Angelina Jolie is the latest actress to voice an interest in playing virginal Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, claims the Daily Mirror. Jolie was persuaded to start reading EL James's “mummy porn” novel on the set of her latest film Maleficent and is now eyeing up the role. Emma Watson and Scarlett Johansson have also been named as possible actresses in the running. The Mirror's source insisted: "Ange is dead-set on a major part. She's up for the challenge."
 
KATY PERRY HIRES A CAT WHISPERER
Katy Perry has reportedly called in "cat behaviour professionals" to sort out her two naughty moggies. According to a Daily Star source, Kitty Purry and Krusty the Cat have been "disappearing for hours" and "are not responding to [Perry] like they normally do” so she has hired in a cat whisperer - who is said to be "working with her cats to communicate with them and calm them down". The insider adds: "She often talks to Kitty and Krusty when she's feeling down, and they always manage to cheer her up. The fact they've been acting weirdly has really bothered her."

PM STOPPED BY SECURITY ON WHITEHALL
Prime Minister David Cameron was stopped en route to Downing Street by a soldier on Olympic security duty, who demanded to see his identity papers, reports The Sun. "I was stopped going down Whitehall by a soldier. I didn't have my papers," said the PM, who had been walking towards Number 10 after using the London Underground to visit the Olympic Park in Stratford. He later praised the squaddie for being "on his marks". · 

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