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GQ Men of The Year awards get snippy

Prickly quips from presenters take centre stage at the GQ awards, as Brydon, Brand and Gallagher steal the show with their icy remarks.

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Mitch Winehouse launches drug and alcohol programme

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.

Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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.

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Russell Brand admits he is still tempted to take heroin

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.

Russell Brand
Russell Brand Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

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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Russell Brand to join Dalai Lama on stage

The comedian and actor will act as master of ceremonies when the Dalai Lama addresses thousands of young people in Manchester today.
The comedian and actor will act as master of ceremonies when the Dalai Lama addresses thousands of young people in Manchester today. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Dalai Lama will be joined on stage today by comedian Russell Brand as part of the Tibetan leader's UK tour.

Brand will act as master of ceremonies at Manchester Arena when the Dalai Lama addresses thousands of young people, giving a talk entitled Century of Dialogue - Stand up and Be the Change.

His latest tour of Britain aims to spread the 76-year-old Buddhist's teachings of peace and understanding to youngsters.

The 1989 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will present a Youth Compassion Award to a young person as part of this afternoon's event where tickets for under-25s are free.

Russell Brand brings mum along for interview

Russell Brand brought along his mum to an interview while promoting his new film.
Russell Brand brought along his mum to an interview while promoting his new film. Credit: ITV London

Russell Brand isn't keeping mum about his new film. In fact, he's bringing his mum along with him while promoting it.

At a press junket the actor brought his mother, Barbara Brand, to vouch for his new movie "Rock of Ages", which hits cinemas on 13th June.

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