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Russell Brand: A new brand
Russell Brand: A new brand

It can be exhausting, admitted Russell Brand, being on all the time. Constantly looking for the laugh, thinking up witty comebacks, exuding rakish charm. So last week, when the star of the new "Arthur" remake knew he had no audience to impress, he took the rare opportunity to taper his manic energy. "If we were doing this interview on camera," he said, "then I would be looking for every single opportunity to say something funny to make you laugh," as he has in every late-night talk show interview he's given in the last month, in which he's bounced around delivering rapid-fire punch lines. "It's difficult to say this without seeming...

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