Russell Brand wants knighthood

Russell Brand wants a knighthood Russell Brand thinks he deserves a knighthood. The former drug and sex addict joked that he thinks he is in line for the honor and said his fans will be upset if he is not presented with one soon. He told The Sun: "They can't ignore me for much longer. I should have a knighthood. Otherwise the people will revolt." The comedian has been open about his love of Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, the Arthur star was disappointed about be missing out on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London earlier this month. He said, "It hurts my heart. It's a great time in our country and I'm devastated not to be there. I love the Queen and have never been so in love with her since I came to America." Russell -- who filed for divorce from singer Katy Perry in December -- added before the event that he would be celebrating regardless of his whereabouts. He said: "But we will be honoring the Queen in our own special way."

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  1. JR • June 12, 2012 @ 4:35 PM

    I think he deserves it after everything he’s gone through

  2. C-Dub • June 12, 2012 @ 8:38 PM

    Knighthood for what?? Being a relatively new Hollywood celebrity? What’s he done otherwise that really stands out to be honoured like that?
    Sir Anthony Hopkns, does some charity work, been around for eons and has a classical background and many awards.
    Sir Sean Connery, well he’s Scottish and fights publically for his country’s rights and freedoms, while still showing he represented Britan as 007 respectfully.
    Sir Bono (From U2)Humanitarian and rocker.

    See, they’ve been around for years, they are Scottish, English, and Irish, you can get knighted if you live in the UK, but you need to do noteworthy things. Not just quitting alcoholism or sexoholism and making a few bad movies and being in the public eye. Remember, wasn’t Brand a shock entertainer in Britan and didn’t he try to pie members of parliament? Hmm, might not get you too far in the knighthood race just because you don’t walk around with baked goods anymore.

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