Comedian Russell Brand was reportedly thrown out of the GQ Men of the Year Awards after he made a jibe about the show's sponsors Hugo Boss and its links to the Nazis.
He criticised the German firm for making uniform's for Adolf Hitler's regime and said the magazine's initials stood for "genocide quips", before adding: "I mention that only to make the next comment a bit lighter.
"If any of you know a little bit about history and fashion, you'll know Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. But they did look f****** fantastic, lets face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality."
Brand then took to Twitter and wrote about an exchange he had with GQ editor Dylan Jones.
In 1999, GQ editor James Brown resigned after the magazine published an article on the top 200 stylish men in the 20th century, which included the Nazis and Field Marshal Rommel.
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Russell Brand has cancelled several gigs in the Middle East after promoters said they could not guarantee his safety.
The comedian's Messiah Complex world tour includes routines inspired by historical figures including Malcolm X, Gandhi, Che Guevara and Jesus.
It originally included dates in Abu Dhabi and Lebanon, but they have now been pulled.
Brand told Radio 5 Live's Richard Bacon show: "The venues contacted us to say we can no longer guarantee your safety."
US singer Katy Perry has revealed that Russell Brand told her he was divorcing her in a text message.
The couple split in 2011, just 14 months after getting married in India in 2010.
Perry, 28, told the US edition of Vogue magazine: "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31 2011".
She also said that Brand, 38, was not comfortable with the singer being his equal.
"I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're, like, I can't handle the equalness. He didn't like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour".
"So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can't necessarily disclose", she added.
The show, Messiah Complex, centres on a "mental disorder where you think you might be the messiah" and the tour, which kicks off in Abu Dhabi in August, will be dedicated to the four men that are its subject: Che Guevara, Ghandi, Malcolm X and Jesus. He explained:
“I am going to tour the world with Messiah Complex, causing bother and excitement and offering opinions that have not been either solicited or thought through.
"Of course I'll be in English speaking countries (UK, Ireland, US, Canada) but also Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine; anywhere that will have me to be honest and that are relaxed about free speech.
"As well as theatres I will be appearing in prisons, drug rehabs, social network HQs, universities, nationalist organisations, Mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sites, Synagogues and in people’s private homes.”
The father of Amy Winehouse will launch a major new drug and alcohol education programme today.
Mitch Winehouse will demand changes to the way children are taught about drugs and alcohol in school.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme will be rolled out to 50 secondary schools across the UK.
Singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011.
The comedian and former drug addict Russell Brand has admitted that he is still tempted to take heroin.
The 37-year-old was speaking ahead of his show, Give It Up for Comic Relief, being held tomorrow at Wembley to raise awareness of drug and alcohol addiction.
Speaking about drug use, he told Channel 5 News: "It's a natural state for me to be on drugs. When I'm not taking drugs, you know it's a little bit edgy for me.
"Recently I had an experience that was a little bit stressful, a week or two ago, and I thought 'Ah God, it wouldn't half be nice to have some heroin and just relax', but then I realised it would come at a terrible social consequence."
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This image of Russell Brand was released by police in New Orleans after the incident which saw a photographer's phone thrown through a window.
At the time of the phone-throwing incident, Russell Brand attempted to explain his actions on Twitter. Here's his tweet from March 14:
Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.