Russell Brand starts Own Production Company

Russell Brand happy to announce his new production company

Funnyman Russell Brand has launched his own film production company.

The 36-year-old star teamed up with his business partner Nik Linnen to create the company, which has set up home at Warner Bros. studios in California. He has named his production company “Branded Films”.

“We at the newly founded Branded Films are very excited to announce our new company and the opportunity for puns that it affords us. Our offices will be on the (WB) lot, our sincere hope is that we’ll be in that water tower in which some of the Looney Tunes also live. For this we will expect a reduced rent.”- Russell Brand released a press statement to

The Arthur star, is currently shooting the movie adaptation of hit musical Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige. Funnyman Russell Brand revealed that he would prefer to star in most of the films shot at the new location:

“If you have any film ideas, send them to: Beau Bauman, the water tower, Warner Bros, Hollywood, America (care of E Fudd).

“We particularly welcome ideas that could feature a long-haired actor with an unintelligible accent (Rasputin/Tarzan/British Jesus). That’s all folks.”-he teasingly said about his production company.

Russell Brand and Jonah Hill in scene from "Get Him to the Greek". Maybe the comedian would get his fellow actor Hill to his new production company.

Katie Holmes Terrified of Raccoons

Katie Holmes admits she is terrified of raccoons on Leno's Tonight Show

Promoting her new movie Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, the 32-year-old actress Katie Holmes admits she’s terrified of raccoons. She revealed she gets so scared when near one of the furry mammals.

With Holmes spending a lot of the year living in New York City with husband Tom Cruise and their daughter Suri, Leno suggested the actress should be used to the creatures, to what Katie Holmes replied:

“I was recently sitting outside and this raccoon comes right up, like right there, and I’m expecting it to be more afraid of me and I’m staring at it and it’s staring right back like he’s gonna kick my butt and I didn’t know what to do so I just stood up and barked at it and he just ran away.”

Katie Holmes made everyone in the audience laugh, with Leno conceding: ‘He’s like, this lady’s crazy.’

Show no fear Katie, raccoons are just cute and harmless animals.

Beware Katie Holmes Crazy Raccoons are coming for you