RIP, marriage: Russell Brand and Katy Perry are dunzo.
Russell Brand filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing “irreconciable differences,” and released the following statement: “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
The couple married in October 2010, but rumors of a rocky, argument-fueled relationship have long dogged them. They raised eyebrows by spending Christmas this year apart: Russell in England with his friends, Katy in Hawaii with her friends. Both were photographed without wedding rings.
I’m sorry to see these two split … but I’m eager to see what the world looks like with both Rihanna and Katy Perry single and on the prowl! [TMZ] Keep reading »
Katy Perry, dare I say it, is rocking a rather subtle looking new ‘do. The pop star has bleached away most of the hot pink hair she’s been wearing for the last few months in favor of a white blonde bob with a powder pink hue. I think the look is totally sleek and sophisticated, but still very her. I like! What say you? (Oh, and despite the rumors, it seems that her and hubby Russell Brand are doing a-okay. Glad to hear/see it!)
Contrary to rumors, Katy Perry and Russell Brand don’t appear to be getting divorced, at least if you believe the old adage, “The couple that gets inked together, stays together.” (What? People don’t say that?) Katy and Russell recently stopped by a tattoo parlor in LA and got new tattoos — she got a peppermint inked on her foot, while Russell got the badge for his favorite soccer (excuse me, football) team. Their tattoo artist also braved going under the gun at Katy’s hand, letting her ink his calf with the same peppermint. I thought it was illegal for people without a license to tattoo? Eh, whatever, she seems to have done a decent job. Check out a bunch more photos over at TMZ.
“…As I made my way to the audience through the plastic smiles and plastic cups I heard the rolling, wondrous resonance of a female vocal. Entering the space I saw Amy on stage with Weller and his band; and then the awe. The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie [Holiday] and Ella [Fitzgerald], from the font of all greatness. A voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine. My ears, my mouth, my heart and mind all instantly opened. Winehouse. Winehouse? Winehouse! That twerp, all eyeliner and lager dithering up Chalk Farm Road under a back-combed barnet, the lips that I’d only seen clenching a fishwife fag and dribbling curses now a portal for this holy sound. So now I knew. She wasn’t just some hapless wannabe, yet another pissed up nit who was never gonna make it, nor was she even a ten-a-penny-chanteuse enjoying her fifteen minutes. She was a f**king genius.”
– Russell Brand, a former drug addict who’s been sober since 2002, penned an absolutely beautiful tribute to his friend Amy Winehouse, who passed away this weekend at age 27. Read more, after the jump… Keep reading »
For 10 years now, PETA has crowned one man and one woman as the Sexiest Vegetarians of the Year. And for their decade-iversary, the organization has chosen two of my favorite celebrities for the honor—Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig. Brand has apparently been a vegetarian since age 14 and when asked recently by Kelly Ripa if he took a fish oil supplement said, “I’m vegetarian. I think it’s cruel to squeeze oil out of a fish. Cause they’re lovely little guys, aren’t they?” Meanwhile, Kristen credits her vegetarian diet with her rockin’ body. I’d like to offer a meat-free congratulations to Russell and Kristen, who will be succeeding the honor from Olivia Wilde and Cobra Starship’s frontman Gabe Saporta last year and Kellie Pickler and Milo Ventigmiglia the year before that. [PopEater, PETA] Keep reading »
No, you are not looking at a picture of Russell Brand with his stoner Uncle Ned. (Also, I have no idea whether Russell has an Uncle Ned.) That is, however, Alec Baldwin in costume for the upcoming flick “Rock of Ages.” Who knew he could do rock star? [People] Keep reading »
“Planning escape from Japanese custody. It’s bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick … Stockholm syndrome kicking in. Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled … Alcatraz! Shawshank Redemption! And now this! Ah, sweet blue bird of freedom!”
—Russell Brand‘s tweets on Sunday morning about being barred from entering the country of Japan to see wife Katy Perry perform. The problem was apparently several “priors” in his past. [Huffington Post]
While Russell seemed to have a sense of humor about the situation, Katy wasn’t so amused. See what she tweeted after the jump. Keep reading »
So many ridonkulous things are said about celebrities on a daily basis that their normal course of action is just to ignore. But every now and then, a magazine or website publishes a story that pisses off a celebrity so much that they decide to sue. For Katy Perry, Australian gossip rag New Weekly Magazine crossed the line when they ran a story alleging that she cheated on her new hubby Russell Brand with her producer, Benny Blanco. The article they ran gave very little in the way of proof. All it did was quote one of Katy’s former friends, Angela Summers, who said Katy liked to flirt with wild-haired Benny. Keep reading »