Russell Brand is known for having an edgy sense of humour, but he may have gone a little too far last night with his jokesabout Hollywood superstar John Travolta.
The comedian, who was hosting the MTV Movie Awards joked that he had been massaging Travolta before the show, remarking that the actor had been particularly "stiff", a reference to unproven accusations that Travolta sexually assaulted a male masseuse.
Travolta is vigorously denying the allegations, and has many friends throughout Hollywood due to his connections with the church of Scientology, as well as many friends in the industry due to years as one of the US's biggest name actors.
Another British comedian with a taste for the controversial, Ricky Gervais, landed himself in hot water after his own hosting effort at the Golden Globes wasn't universally well received by those who he decided to mock.
Brand may have to apologise to the actor and smooth things over with him due to the sensitive nature of the accusations against Travolta.
At the MTV Movie Awards The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson and Jenifer Lawrence were succesful in the acting categories, with 'Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 1' taking home movie of the year.
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