Brand lands new Stateside TV show
Russell Brand is set to host his own topical TV show in the US.
Strangely Uplifting will see the Arthur and Get Him To The Greek funnyman air his views on current affairs and popular culture, The Sun reports.
The show, seen as a competitor to Jon Stewart's hugely successful The Daily Show, will also be broadcast in the UK on the Sky Atlantic channel.
Russell - who split from pop star wife Katy Perry in December - will soon be seen on the big screen alongside Tom Cruise in musical comedy Rock Of Ages.
He will also star in Michael Bay's new fantasy movie The Hauntrepreneur.