Russell Brand deported from Japan
May 23rd, 2011
04:14 PM ET

Russell Brand deported from Japan

There's a good reason Russell Brand wasn't cheering on wife Katy Perry as she performed in Japan over the weekend—he was too busy getting kicked out of the country.

"So… my husband just got deported from Japan," the singer, who is currently touring Asia, wrote on Twitter on May 22. "I am so sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place #tokyodreamscrushed."

Though Perry added, "It was for priors from over 10 years ago!" she didn't specify what Brand's offenses were, according to Billboard.

Meanwhile, Brand kept his sense of humor about the situation.

"Planning escape from Japanese custody," he tweeted. "It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick."

While Perry may have been upset about Brand's deportation, she didn't let it affect her performance. "But of COURSE I ♥ my Japanese fans & the show #MUSTGOON no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings! #it'snotrightbutit'sokay," she wrote. Then, referring to Brand's Twitter handle, she added, "#FREE@RUSTYROCKETS! RT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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  1. SophieCat

    Some people don't know how to act when they get too far away from mama. You can't take 'em anywhere and be proud, they'll act a fool wherever they go.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Donna

    #Mustgoon? I don't even know what a mustgoon is. Why would I want to pound one?

    May 26, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. pnyrpbcan

    bad comment on the chopsticks douch3bag. You got a karate chop on the neck back to the US. "Cha!"

    May 25, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tussel with Russell

    May 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. KentoofHardrock

    I am of the opposite opinion of the majority of these comments. I think Mr. Brand is hilarious, and that Katy Perry's music is terrible, and unoriginal. Also, is being a comedian not "doing something for other people"? I mean, sure you make money, but I think making people laugh is one of the most important things you can do for them.

    May 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @N

    i saw a pic from a mag with russell brand makin with justin bieber.dis man is a british g@y.his hair-dresser is g@y with long ugly blonde mohaoke.

    May 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Beautiful Vixen


    May 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jersey Dude

    Yeeesh!...that guy gives me the heebee jeebees!

    May 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kuan lee

    Wow are not even a bit humble are you? I wonder how rich and smart we have to be to degrade normal folks like you just did. but im a firm believer in what goes up must come of these days even the most stubborn and arrogant people will learn some humility.

    May 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    No wonder she kissed a girl.

    May 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. B

    Sounds rather stupid on their part. Don't they kind of need celebrity tourism right now?

    May 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Melina319

    If you guys hate him so much, why did you bother to select an article about him, then take the time to comment? I think he's pretty funny, but it's all a matter of personal preferences. Your lives must be pretty lame if all you have to get up in arms about is an actor you claim not to like. Grow up.

    May 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JP

    What a loser... Katy deserves better !

    May 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Greg

    I need a life. Have been reading idiotic comments from idiots & now have become one.

    May 24, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. Movitar

    Who else wants to
    get a $829 iPad2 for $117.37. Or a brand new i7 macbook pro worth $1799.00 for under $200? Forget about retail stores with thei
    r jacked up prices. I already sold an HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $78.24. I use ...

    May 24, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Movitar

    Who else wants to get a $829 iPad2 for $117.37. Or a brand new i7 macbook pro worth $1799.00 for under $200? Forget about retail stores with their jacked up prices. I already sold an HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $78.24. I use ...

    May 24, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  17. Yakobi.

    I wish we could deport all the unfunny, annoying celebrities from THIS country!

    May 24, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  18. She-Ra

    It's refreshing to know that a gov't enforces it's consequences on anyone w/o prejudice or special treatment due to status. Unlike the US whereLindsay Crackhead Lohan & Paris Crybaby Hilton pretty much both spat on the the California judicial system.

    May 24, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  19. bezerkur

    she obviously prefers personality over looks. brand looks like the missing link. hes a lucky man

    May 24, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  20. Sweet T

    He can shine my knob.

    May 24, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  21. PssttCmere

    One can only hope they deport him from America next....his boorish behavior is annoying and imo he is not funny on even the lowest level. How they picked him to reprise Dudley Moore's "Arthur" os beyond me. He is not fit to shine Dudley Moore's shoes (and yes I know Moore is dead).

    May 24, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  22. Mike

    Could we please deport him from America, too?

    May 24, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  23. Dick Fairy

    I love me some MUSTGOON!

    I bagged 2 last season and I'm still enjoying the MUSTGOON-jalepeno-cheese sausage to this day!

    May 24, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  24. He's nobody special...

    Russell Brand is an idiot and he isn't funny at all. Katy Perry on the other hand...I would go bananas on that rump-shaker.

    May 24, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. oy vay

    Who is this drag queen? One of Lady Gagas cronies?

    May 24, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  26. darkie

    Haters. I b git awl my newb on twippa.

    May 24, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  27. Will

    Arabs throw acid on womens faces for not wearing a veil.

    May 24, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  28. Rock

    They obviously get their hair done at the same place with the same dyes.

    May 24, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  29. Mel

    The bigger issue is that this piece of "news" was written entirely based on Tweets. Since when does that qualify as in depth journalism. Shame on CNN for not trying to get information to report on the facts of the situation.

    May 24, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  30. charlie crack

    @amazing- thats a very good point!

    May 24, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  31. Amazing

    Wow – stellar reporting! So now we are getting all of our information from Twitter? Journalism at it's finest! Way to go above and beyond in your new coverage

    May 24, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  32. charlie crack

    He couldve taken care of the drunken/disorderlies from before though.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  33. t. turner

    He's not even funny!

    May 24, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  34. charlie crack

    They dont want his $$$ or tourism? Huh....ok

    May 24, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  35. charlie crack

    He is hilarious! Katy Perry is HOT!

    May 24, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  36. rift

    Never heard of him till I read this.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  37. ageofgravity

    All you people who call "jealousy" because people don't like Russell Brand: I have a question for you. Do you have zero criticism for every successful entertainer in history? Because if you don't like some actor, singer, comedian, writer, etc. with a successful career does that mean you're "jealous" of them? I mean, is there no legitimate criticism to be had of anybody who also happens to be successful? Here's your way of thinking in a nutshell- You have to have at least as much money in your bank account as anybody you want to bad mouth or else it's jealousy. Looks kind of stupid when it's put like that doesn't it? But that's what you're saying.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  38. David Linderman

    I didn't even know she was married to that dude. Wow your telling me I had a chance with her. If she would marry that dude she would marry anybody lol

    May 24, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  39. johnnyb

    Katie Perry. I'd hit it

    May 24, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  40. haterr

    I cannot stand Katy Perry.
    But on the other hand, Russell Brand is hilarious.

    May 24, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  41. getabrain

    I was a fan of Katy Perry until she chose to wear something ridiculously inappropriate during her song with L

    May 24, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  42. Oh No She Didn't

    Shut up Tim! How's that for offending a majority (soon to become a minority)?

    May 24, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  43. cornholio

    xfd at all the butthurt basement dwellers in this thread.

    May 24, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  44. corrina

    C'mon people , people get deported allthe time for one reason or the other. you guys claim he has no talent? please compare your bank account with his and shut up.

    May 24, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • ageofgravity

      I feel sorry for people like you who measure everything in terms of the dollars attached. I mean, literally, a calculator can do that.

      May 24, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      My wife is hotter than she is so Im good, thanks

      May 24, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      Can I compare bank accounts with you? I bet my bottom dollar that it's more than yours. I'll be the whole stack that I really don't give a crap if he makes more than me. Willing to take that bet? No? The STFU/STFD and let people air their opinion. It is America after all.

      June 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jack

    They'll be split up in less than 2 years...guaranteed. They're using each other for their careers. Sad and transparent...ex-junkie with the hook-up for as long as he can hang. L.A. fabulous.

    May 24, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  46. Dewey Cox in L.A.

    So they saw Arthur too. . .

    May 24, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  47. James

    What is a goddess like her doing with that missing link of a thing? Sad really that people in celebrity feel the need to marry "on the status"

    May 23, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. rosco

    So many haters

    May 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  49. popcorn

    I want her brown ring around the speaker.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  50. NotYou

    Although I do have to raise my glass to his reference of George Bush as a retarded cowboy!

    I raise my glass of sake to you RB! Now back to Hollyweird with you!

    Domo arigato!

    May 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  51. RZ70

    So first of all, is anybody REALLY that shocked that he could get deported? That's kind of like being shocked that the cat fell in the acquarium. I mean sure, it's not likely any single time, but was bound to happen eventually, and he's probably the first one to agree with that. Second, wouldn't it be refreshing for at least one of them to actually tweet what they were really thinking. Yeah, I'm sure those tweets really reflect it all. Where's Gary Busey when you really need him?

    May 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Freese42

    Really, Ren? I'm a Nuclear Physicist. My I.Q. would make you cry. My bank account would make you kill yourself. And that we've established that I am also funny, you can consider yourself...retarded.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ren

      Sure, you are so smart you need to publicize it. Inferiority complex? And no sir, your bank account won't impress me because to me money is irrelevant. You sir, with that 'high IQ' of yours should know better.

      May 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ren

      Smart nuclear physicists won't base their opinions on assumptions. You don't have a clue who I am and how much I earn and you are already assuming you are smarter and wealthier than me. For this country's sake, I hope you are unemployed.

      May 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      you are NOT fvnni.

      May 24, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • kill yourself

      You 2 should kill yourselves for having arguments over the internet....

      May 24, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • ron

      you might be smart and have the cash flow but I bet you call rosie palm and her five friends every night..

      May 24, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  53. Omar, Riverside, California

    Well I really hope the two do not repoduce.
    Him for the insensitive racist remarks
    "It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick."
    her for being that ignorant.

    And if anyone thinks I am wrong. Look what happened to Godfrey and 50 cent a couple of months ago.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristy

      Ever heard of a joke??? Dang get the chopstick out your a$$ and lighten up!!! Can't even make jokes anymore without people getting p p harded! Seriously!!!

      May 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Ren

    RB is smarter and funnier than all the people that criticize him on this block (together).

    May 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • ageofgravity

      He's certainly smarter than you. No doubt about that.

      May 24, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Ren

      Maybe maybe not, but based on your response we are both almost certainly smarter than you. I state 'almost certainly' because you could be Stephen Hawking FWIK. Peace.

      May 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Face Palm

      Smart people don't let other people's opinion ruin their day. Smart people also don't have to brag about being smart for confirmation. Seems like you haven't met many smart people.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Britney Spears

    I hope they never reproduce.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Tim

    Now yall dont need to be saying negative things You might be offending someone. You might be hurting the feelings of a minority. One of his fans might be black or gay or fat. We dont need to be offending people. They might think we are prejudiced, now.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ZweiStein


    May 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jeff

    Could have been an old drug beef. I think he's very talented and funny. I think I can forgive him for the "Arthur" redux.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |

    Whats the big deal nobody gets deported unless they comitted a crime or is a terrorist threat big deal

    May 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  60. mejazzbo

    Not to many years ago you could be turned back at the border when trying to enter the US if you were gay. You still can for minor drug use offenses among other things. But come on in if you have a visa for flight school training. You know the reference.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mr. Ed

    We don't want this flamer here as well.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Old School

    LOL @ some of these comments

    Honorable LOL mention: Superhiro Mark Silvers and Norman (nomoregreasyhaireduntalentedbrits). ROTFL!

    May 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  63. armchaircritic

    "Talentless"? Who are you and what have you achieved? I guess when you can fill arenas with tens of thousands of fans then maybe your opinion might count for something.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • disc jockey

      Just because you sell some records and have suckers buy tickets to see you prance around on stage in your underwear singing out of key, that does not make you talented. Milli Vanilli sold out arenas and sold millions of records.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted Nugent

      What a stupid thing to say. The guy is a worthless hack and you're an idiot to stick up for him.

      May 24, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • jack

      you buy her music? your's a free country to dump on anyone you want. what do you care?

      May 24, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  64. Rolph

    She is much too cool and beautiful for an idiot like RB

    May 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  65. the_dude

    This guy was awsome as the voice of r2d2 in the new stars war movies

    May 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  66. O.J. SIMPSON

    Anybody seen my gloves

    May 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Sarasota c

    A talentless man with a talentless lady - kick them both out

    May 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Norman

    It was for doing that atrocious movie Arthur-theres a movemnt now to get him kicked out of the US-sign up now-

    May 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |

    I bet he pooped his pants.

    May 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  70. MadCityBabe

    as a normal person I would be mortified to be deported from anywhere – yet celebs treat this as another press op....rather scewed!

    May 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Sha Na Na Groupie

    So many jeelous losser babies here

    May 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      Dude you can't spell. Stop writing. Become hermit.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • saonara

      This coming from someone who cannot complete a sentence.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Jealous of a junkie etc...not. Be jealous of someone who does something for other people, with no publicity.

      May 24, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • ageofgravity

      "jeelous losser"

      Holy $#!+!!! What a great way to start the day; with a great laugh at a moron's expense. This should be a on T-shirt- "I'm a jeelous losser. I hayt ritch peepole."

      May 24, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  72. Mark Silvers

    I wonder if he went to Iran or North Korea if they would keep him or kick him out (I say they would drop him like a bad transmission).

    May 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  73. art vandolaye

    Now how can we keep him out of the US? Let him move to Amsterdam, I say. -Art

    May 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  74. TED

    I wish we could find out what he did. It may be a publicity stunt though.

    May 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  75. me

    Well, of course they allowed in Katy Perry. She's the queen of karaoke!

    May 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Superhiro

    They probably saw one of his films. They're offensive enough to warrant deportation.

    May 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ItsDaPoleece

      He was hilarious in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and his character was interesting enough to give him his own movie, Get Him to the Greek, which was seriously awesome. P. Diddy and Jonah Hill obviously co-starred with him so he wasn't alone, but the only 2 movies I've seen him in were great. In comedy, you don't have to be able to perform a tearjerking emotional scene or represent any significant character or role to be considered talented. All you have to do is make your audience laugh, and those 2 movies did it for me.

      I'm not dumb enough to see any movie called Arthur. Whether it's about the Arthur cartoon, a remake of a movie I've seen a million remakes of, or a biography of President Chester A. Arthur. Greedy guy has rich relative, rich relative makes greedy guy jump through hoops to get money, hilarity ensues. Been there, done that. If you didn't know better, lesson learned now.

      May 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russell Stover

      You consider Get Him to the Greek to be "seriously awesome"? That comment just ruined my fantastic monday.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superhiro

      Gonna have to agree with Mr. Stover.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snort Farmer

      Boo hoo. Just pet the furry wall and get over it.

      May 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaos

      Another "like" for Mr. Candy Guy's post.

      May 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Beautiful Vixen

    Lmao!! It must be pretty sad when one gets kicked out of a country. One must be a real loser that not even a country wants you in it.

    May 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • E.Money

      I don't know that it's sad per se. He probably had the time of his life 10 years ago when he acquired the priors. Would you risk exile from a country you don't live for a chance to party like a rock star? I would, but I'm not repressed.

      May 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • i cant believe is not butter

      can't stand that dude! Don't know why people find him funnyyyy

      May 24, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • EricLr

      Well, on the upside, he has a lot less risk of getting cancer now.

      May 24, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Don_J

      Could not have happened to a better only wish is that the deportation process was as "physically abusive" as a deportation could possibly be (oh, he fell down the steps...or he slipped in the shower).

      May 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russel Brand

      All of the bloody people that don't like me are what makes me famous. Thanks Hater.

      June 2, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |

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