September 23, 2014


Zayn Malik: Russell Brand Gave Me Birth Control Advice at the Olympics

File this one under bizarre news: Actor Russell Brand apparently gave One Direction's Zayn Malik life advice of the baby-making variety at the 2012 London Olympics. 

In the boy band's upcoming autobiography, Who We Are, the dark-haired dreamboat writes, "Backstage at the Olympics was one of the maddest times I've had with the band. These crazily famous people were coming up and talking to me. All my life I'd seen them on TV and here they were just chatting away to us."

The most interesting of which was Brand. "Russell was brilliant. He was saying, 'Your performance was sick.' Then he started giving me family planning advice! I was like, 'Russell, you shouldn't be giving me that sort of advice!' He was hilarious, a really nice guy."

Weird, right? If only we knew what his advice was...

Brand had a very public divorce from pop star Katy Perry, who wrote a few songs about their relationship including the up-beat "Hummingbird Heartbeat." The singer opened up about the end of their marriage to Cosmo early this year, saying, "Sometimes you have to go through all this sh-t to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate."

If Brand's advice was as wise, we think Malik would do well to take it!