These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question and answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
Oh, Russell Brand. Not only is he one of the funniest comedians in town, Brand is extremely bright as well, which made for a very interesting #nofilter challenge. The British motormouth stopped by HuffPost Live this morning (June 11) to discuss his new tour, "The Messiah Complex," but instead got into controversial conversations about sex, sexuality and monogamy. Plus, he got so frustrated with host Josh Zepps' computer, that he gave it the so-called H20 virus. (Yes, he dumped a glass of water all over Josh's laptop ... and it's my fault).
What's your guilty pleasure?
I don’t have guilty pleasures. If something gives you pleasure, don’t feel guilty about it as long as you’re not harming anybody else.
What's your best pickup line?
I don’t use pickup lines, that’s degrading to people. Interface with people as individuals, look at them, the information will come to you. You will see them as a fellow human being with their own individual facets and qualities and then you will interface with them and if you’re meant to be with them, you will, if not, you won’t. There’s no solution, there’s no formula and if you’re applying a formula to life, you’re going to live a formulated life.
Who's your ideal woman?
I like all women. All women. And you shouldn’t use ideals because that’s a philosophical form as opposed to a reality.
And from here it gets ... well, CRAZY. Watch the video above.
This is "the little lady in the box" (aka Leigh Blickley) reporting.