Womanising British TV host RUSSELL BRAND has hit back at being called a "vile predator" and confesses he really wants a longterm girlfriend. The star, who has been linked to a string of women over the past months, was slammed by Australian pop singer Danni Minogue after she rebuffed his advances. He says, "That's a bit out of order. I'm just a man. I like girls. "'Vile predator'? If that's the language you're going to use about someone who really ought to be described as 'having an eye for the ladies', then what sort of language are you left with for (rapist) PETER SUTCLIFFE and (child killer) IAN HUNTLEY? "You know, I'd like to get a girlfriend."