Russell Brand: Keeping Katy Perry Tattoo, Waxing Philosophical About Life

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Russell Brand is doing well, thank you.

Returning to his roots - bachelorhood, plus standup comedy - is the ideal way to move on from his marriage to Katy Perry, which ended this winter after 14 months.

To hear Russell tell it, he has no reason not to be well.

Waxing philosophical about life, he says, "You don't need to brush it off if you don’t get it on you in the first place," he says, not specifically defining what "it" is.

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The 36-year-old sounds downright zen in adding, "I don't have to let anything go. I don't hold on to anything negative. It's the same as zero-ness."

Asked if that's part of his yoga philosophy, Brand notes. "It's not about letting it go," he says. "You can't let go of something you don't hold, you know. It's meaningless, [and] much of our world is predicated on meaninglessness. And I just don't do that anymore."

As for his upcoming late-night show, which is due later this year on FX?

"It's a standup comedy show. We'll talk about current affairs and analyze and deconstruct the media of the day and approach news from a humanitarian and spiritual angle, whilst keeping it simultaneously and continuously humorous."

It will be Brand's first major foray into American TV, though he's done guest spots and hosting gigs such as the MTV Video Music Awards.

Two weeks ago, Brand also made news when he was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly grabbing a photographer's iPhone and tossing it.

That, too, he says, is "meaningless to me. It's like it never happened. It's meaningless." And reports that he's had a "Katy Perry" tattoo removed? "Nope," he says. "Never had a tattoo removed. Never happened."

This concludes our Russell Brand update. It's been a good one!

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