Russell Brand Arrested At LAX After Allegedly Defending What's Left Of Katy Perry's Honor
British funnyman and noted Dame Helen Mirren bathmate Russell Brand was arrested yesterday at Los Angeles International Airport after roughing up a paparazzo all in the name of chivalry. Or something.
TMZ has the footage of Brand and his fiancée Katy Perry braving a phalanx of paparazzi as they make their way into the airport. Seemingly out of nowhere, Brand begins shoving and smacking a photographer, and the paparazzi suddenly discover a code of ethics and tut-tut Russell for unnecessary roughness.
Russell was booked on a charge of misdemeanor battery and posted $20,000 bail. Meanwhile Katy Perry took to her Twitter to show that her fiancé was merely defending her well-worn honor from a paparazzo who tried to take an upskirt shot of her.
In TMZ's footage, there's no evidence any cameraman going for the upskirt shot. Which doesn't mean it didn't happen, of course, and if any one them tried for the shot, it's downright scummy of them. But, really, Katy Perry's been nearly nude in a multitude of magazine covers, music videos and cheesecakey photo shoots --hasn't she already shown us a thousand equivalents of an upskirt shot? I'm not saying she had it coming (no woman ever does), I'm just saying that Alleged-Upskirt-Cameradude, your work is both detestable and superfluous!