Tabloid Report: Sirius Talking To Russell Brand
June 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM (PT)
U.K. tabloid THE SUN's BIZARRE gossip column is reporting that comedian/actor RUSSELL BRAND is being courted by SIRIUS XM RADIO, which the tabloid says is "chasing" the controversial comic "with chequebook at the ready." BRAND was fired from BBC RADIO 2 after the infamous "SACHSGATE" controversy in which he and fellow BBC host JONATHAN ROSS left an explicit message on actor ANDREW SACHS' voicemail and played the message on the air.
The paper quotes "a pal" of BRAND's as saying that "RUSSELL has been itching to get back on radio for a while now. He has been off doing other things but radio is the one thing that still really tickles him. He is desperate to do something with JONATHAN ROSS again. JONATHAN will be free for more fun and games when his BBC contract ends next month. RUSSELL's sidekick MATT MORGAN is also keen to get writing and broadcasting again. The SIRIUS deal is in its infancy but RUSSELL is well up for it. He has been given the hard sell about how they could make him the new HOWARD STERN."