'He'd take a bra for me...’

WTF: Weekly Triva File

  • Russell Brand is happy he no longer has to conceal his genitals. During filming of nude scenes in Get Me To The Greek, he had to wear a stocking over his rude bits to preserve his modesty (as if he had any). But now that shooting is over, they can again be exposed. ‘The Nut Bag 3 are free!’ he said. ‘They came blinking into the light like hostages. Now they have known incarceration they will devour liberty.’

  • Flight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby has reluctantly signed up for Twitter, but only because he got fed up of imposters posing of him. His first Tweet on @rhysiedarby was: ‘I've just signed up to twitter. I tried to hold off as long as I could but the 2 rhys darby fakers got me angry. So I'm here for real. RD’

  • People, of course, Twitter about the smallest things. Stephen Fry told his 600,000-odd followers that he was dying for a pee as he travelled home in a taxi one night. ‘Clenched thighs so hard my testicles have shot up my neck. Dear me.’

  • Jasper Carrott has bought a £2.15million mansion, with 15 acres of land, in the upmarket Birmingham suburb of Knowle.

  • UK TV's digital channels have bought the rights to a batch of Channel 4 programmes such as Star Stories, Green Wing and Smack The Pony. Announcing the deal, company director Keith Porritt proudly said: ‘It was designed to be amphibious for the linear and nonlinear space.’ Whatever that means. Does anyone here speak Twat?

  • Sacha Baron Cohen said the only bodyguard he could find to accompany him when his Bruno character interviewed a terrorist was Enrique Iglesias’s former security man. ‘Everybody said no way and eventually I found one guy… who had done the Enrique Iglesias Hero tour,’ he told David Letterman. ‘His main job had been protecting Enrique from flying underwear. I knew, if it came to it, this guy would take a bra for me.’

  • Musical comic Tim Minchin has become a father - to little Casper.

  • The Only Fools and Horses prequel is to be titled Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Chips, which seems to be missing an ‘and’ to properly work as Ian Dury-based wordplay but never mind. But it also bears a remarkable similarity to another Sixties-set programme which aired on BBC One a decade ago: the Manchester-based mini-series Sex, Chips & Rock ‘n’ Roll.

  • Charlie Brooker has thought about a sequel to his zombie miniseries Dead Set, but set in The Apprentice: ‘Then you could have ten really ruthless, foul-mouthed people.’

  • Ricky Gervais went to dinner at The Ivy with Ben Stiller and had Caesar salad, fish and chips and chocolate pudding. God, it’s been a slow week for comedy gossip…

SOURCES:Daily Mirror, Twitter, Twitter, The Mail on Sunday, Broadcast, You Tube, CBS, Twitter, Broadcast, Metro, Rickygervais.com

Published: 10 Jul 2009

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