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Katy Perry: Russell Brand really wanted children

December 9th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Russell Brand wanted kids with Katy Perry when they were married.
The pair tied the knot in October 2010 following a whirlwind romance and although Russell was ready to start a family, Katy wasn't as keen because she didn't want to sacrifice her pop career.
Katy - whose divorce from the comedian was finalized in February 2012 just a few months after Russell filed legal separation papers in December 2011 - said: "[Russell] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn't ready.
"I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, 'If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice ...

Simon Cowell tells Russell Brand to give up his pay

December 5th, 2013 6:20am EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has told Russell Brand to give up his multi-million pound salary if he's serious about his new political beliefs.
The music mogul has criticized the comic star for accepting large salaries for his Hollywood films, while also campaigning against the political system in the UK.
Russell, 48, recently joined a protest with British activist group Anonymous as part of a worldwide protest against austerity cuts and the disadvantages of the current socio-economic system.
But Simon thinks Russell is a hypocrite who doesn't do what he says and has actually greatly benefited from capitali...

Katy Perry is terrible at cooking

December 4th, 2013 1:20am EST
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Katy Perry admits she's terrible at cooking and can't even boil an egg.
The 'Roar' hitmaker, whose 14 month marriage to comedian Russell Brand ended in divorce in 2012, is in no hurry to fulfill the stereotype of being the perfect American housewife.
The singer told German magazine Joy: "The first thing you should know about me is that I can't even boil an egg.
"Secondly, I'm always late. I can't help it; I get it from my mother. Also I find it hard to turn down sweets if there are some in the studio."
The 29-year-old is not always "immaculately styled" and said she has her bad skin days...

Katy Perry doesn't blame exes in songs

November 20th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Katy Perry won't hit out at her former lovers in her music.
The 'Roar' hitmaker's third album, 'Prism', deals with her emotional state after her split from ex-husband Russell Brand in 2012, but she insists she tries not to make her former flames look like the bad guy in her tracks.
She told MTV: "Well, I never try to make people out to be villains, too much. There's a lot of empathy in my writing, even if there is pain and sadness. I think I'm not always trying to point the finger.
"I think on this record, the whole 'Prism' record, it's very self-reflective and you hear that I've kind of go...

Ferne: I'm not meeting Russell

November 19th, 2013 6:20pm EST
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Russell Brand's fling Ferne McCann has denied planning a reunion with the star in Los Angeles.
'The Only Way Is Essex' beauty, who has confirmed she was romantically involved with the stand-up comedian in the past, has reassured her boyfriend Charlie Sims she is no longer involved with Katy Perry's ex-husband.
In her column in Star magazine, she wrote: "The whole thing that has come out about Russell Brand and me happened a long time ago.
"For Charlie's sake, I just want to set the record straight on all the stories that have been put out there."
She clarified: "I will not be meeting up ...

Russell Brand meditated with model after night together?

November 17th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Russell Brand made a glamour model meditate for an hour at 6am after she spent the night at his home.
According to Sophie Coadie, 23, the 38-year-old comedian didn't make love to her the first night they spent together earlier this year, instead drinking "lots of tea" and practicing relaxation the morning after.
She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "We just hung out, listened to cheesy music like Lily Allen and drunk lots of tea ... At one point he walked over, pushed my shoulders back to correct my posture and told me, 'Good Girl'.
"And at 6am he woke me up to meditate for an hour ... He ...

Russell Brand wants Jemima Khan to move to Los Angeles

November 16th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Russell Brand has asked Jemima Khan to live with him in Los Angeles.
The 38-year-old comedian wants to prove he is committed to his on/off girlfriend and has reportedly told her he wants her to move to the US.
A friend told the Daily Star newspaper: "Russell finally won Jemima back after a rocky start and now he doesn't want to let her go.
"He's due to be back in LA before Christmas for work commitments and he wants Jemima to go with him so they can spend time at his place in Beverly Hills.
"If she likes it, he wants her to move there full-time with him. Russell ultimately wants them to div...

Russell Brand refused entry to South Africa

November 15th, 2013 6:20pm EST
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Russell Brand has been refused entry to South Africa.
The 38-year-old comedian was forced to cancel a stand-up performance in Johannesburg on Friday (15.11.13) as part of his 'Messiah Complex World Tour', after authorities banned him from boarding a flight.
Russell tweeted: '"Tonight's J-burg show cancelled. SA authorities REFUSE TO LET ME INTO YOUR COUNTRY. Trying to resolve it. (sic)"
The star later believed the situation had been resolved and told his fans he would be able to make it for Saturday's (16.11.13) show.
He explained: "South Africa! I'm allowed in! AUTHORITY YIELDED TO YOUR ...

Demi Moore on 'divorce cleanse' holiday

November 13th, 2013 1:20am EST
Demi Moore
Demi Moore has been on a "divorce cleanse" holiday.
The 51-year-old actress embarked on a three-day trip to India with her spiritual guru Hargopal Kaur Khalsa last week amid reports she and estranged spouse Ashton Kutcher have finally filed divorce papers.
A source said: "Demi says she's now at peace with the divorce but she felt she needed to clear her head of any negative energy.
"Demi now insists she is fully cleansed of Ashton and is even ready to welcome Mila into her life."
The 'Margin Call' actress undertook the trip on the recommendation of her friend Russell Brand, who embarked on ...

Russell Brand and Jemima Khan reunite

November 7th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Russell Brand has confirmed his reunion with Jemima Khan.
The comedian - who announced he was "in a relationship" at a talk in London earlier this week - was seen with on/off partner Jemima looking loved up at a film screening last night (11.06.13).
The 'Arthur' actor looked happy as Jemima put her arm round him at the screening of new documentary 'Unmanned: America's Drone Wars', which she co-produced.
Jemima - who is the associate editor of the New Statesman magazine, which Russell recently guest edited - also posted a photograph on Twitter of the comedian posing in front of a wall with...

Russell Brand: I'm in a relationship

November 5th, 2013 4:30am EST
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Russell Brand has confirmed he is "in a relationship".
The 38-year-old comedian has been in an on/off relationship with Jemima Khan for the past couple of months and although he did not name the socialite he revealed at his 'A Brand New Politics' talk last night (11.04.13) that he is "in a relationship at the moment".
He made the revelation to Huffington Post UK Political Director Mehdi Hasan at Shoreditch House, east London, during the intimate event hosted by the online news website.
After the talk, Mehdi asked if he was rushing to catch a flight back to Los Angeles, to which Russell rep...

Russell Brand set for romantic reunion with reality star

November 3rd, 2013 6:20am EST
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Russell Brand is planning a romantic reunion with British reality TV star Ferne McCann after it emerged they secretly dated years ago.
The 38-year-old funnyman previously went out with the 23-year-old stunner - who appears on reality show 'The Only Way is Essex', on which she recently split with boyfriend Charlie Sims - before he married Katy Perry and moved to the US, but they are planning to meet up in Los Angeles next month.
A source said: "They clicked straight away when they met a few years back and went on quite a few dates.
"Things only fizzled out when Russell moved to LA and Ferne...

Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher to open a bar

October 31st, 2013 7:20am EDT
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Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher are planning to open a talent bar.
The comedian and the former Oasis star want to give upcoming artists the opportunity to showcase their skills in a new private members spot in north London.
It's thought the pair are hoping to replicate the success of arty club Boogaloo in Highgate which is known for its trendy atmosphere and live music.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "The plan is to start a private members forum that will attract young professionals and upcoming artists to show off their talents. It was Russell's idea but Noel is fully behind it....

Katy Perry sent John Mayer love letters

October 31st, 2013 12:20am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry and John Mayer exchanged love letters before they started dating.
The 'Roar' hitmaker has revealed she and the singer-songwriter, 36, "had a long courtship" before they first went public with their on/off relationship in June 2012, and it inspired her new track 'Legendary Lovers.'
The 29-year-old star told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I actually wrote it in an email one time, and after I wrote it I looked -- we had a long courtship before anything was [public], just writing letters to each other -- and seeing 'legendary lovers,' it sounded so nice. Some things float into my mi...

One Direction booked for Branson's New Year party

October 29th, 2013 3:20am EDT
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One Direction have been booked to perform at Richard Branson's New Year's Eve party.
Business mogul Richard is starting his commercial space flights next year and planning to launch them with a huge party at his Necker Island home in the Caribbean, where the 'Best Song Ever' boy band will perform.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "One Direction have been asked to be the main attraction and perform at the party.
"Officially the bash is being thrown to celebrate the start of space flights with Virgin Galactic which are due to be launching by the end of 2014, but it will not be a 'wor...

Katy Perry 'depressed' after Russell Brand split

October 23rd, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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Katy Perry was "very depressed" after splitting from Russell Brand.
The 'Roar' singer parted ways with her ex-husband in December 2012 after just 14 months of marriage, and says she channeled her feelings from the heartbreak into penning 'By The Grace Of God', which features on her new album 'Prism'.
She told Entertainment Weekly: "Well, imagine what you go through. Imagine what happens when you go through a break up. We all go through break ups and we all get very depressed and desperate. The lyrics are very exact and autobiographical.
"That's how I write. But the one thing about those ly...

Katy Perry always had a crush on John Mayer

October 22nd, 2013 6:20am EDT
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Katy Perry says John Mayer is her biggest crush.
The 'Roar' hitmaker harboured secret feelings for her singer/songwriter boyfriend long before they got together and still can't believe she is dating her dream pin-up.
Quizzed if she has a cinematic crush, Katy quipped: "I actually am dating my crush. I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great."
The 28-year-old star likes snuggling up with John to watch romantic movies, but always ends up sobbing into his shoulder - which can prove embarrassing during long-haul flights.
Discussing her favourite films, s...

Katy Perry spent two weeks in bed after marriage breakdown

October 21st, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Katy Perry spent two weeks in bed battling depression after her ex-husband Russell Brand filed for divorce at the end of 2011.

The singer has previously admitted she felt suicidal following the marriage breakdown and now she's opening up about the experience that left her at her lowest point in a new interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Times.

The Roar singer admits she was hurt and stunned when the funnyman announced his plans to end their 14-month marriage and tells the publication, "I was in bed for about two weeks. I was pretty f**ked. It hurt a lot. I got a good knock.

"Although I had t...

Katy Perry says heartbreak is like a punch in the face

October 21st, 2013 1:20am EDT
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Katy Perry says her break-up from Russell Brand felt like being "punched in the face and kicked down the stairs".
The 'Roar' hitmaker - who split her from ex-husband in 2011 after he ended their marriage via text - has written about her suicidal thoughts in her new song 'By the Grace of God'.
She told The Sunday Times newspaper's Culture magazine: "I'm not the kind of person who is always like 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger'.
"I was in bed for about two weeks. I was pretty f***ed, yes. It hurt a lot - I got a good knock.
"What I wanted to call this record at first was 'Adult Real...

Katy Perry: 'Writing new album helped me out of depression'

October 17th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has confessed writing her new album, Prism, helped her get out of the depression she was under after divorcing Russell Brand.

The Roar hitmaker found herself in a deep slump last year (12), after the British comic filed for divorce in December 2011.

She previously admitted to Billboard that she had suicidal thoughts after her marriage breakdown and now she's opening up about what helped her come out of the dark time in her life.

Perry tells Entertainment Tonight, "I came out of a small depression by writing this record. There's a song called By the Grace of God which is a vuln...

Russell Brand wants to woo Cheryl Cole

October 15th, 2013 6:21am EDT
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Russell Brand wants a date with Cheryl Cole.
The long-haired lothario - who recently split from magazine editor Jemima Khan - has his sights set on the newly-single 'Call My Name' singer and sent her some free tickets to his stand-up show in London in the hopes of wooing the brunette beauty with his comedic talent.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Russell asked staff to send Cheryl two tickets for tonight's (15.10.13) 'Messiah Complex' show in London. He even said he hopes she will bring her mum, Joan, along too, because he thinks she's the key to winning Cheryl over.
"Russell reck...

Russell Brand guest editing New Statesman

October 15th, 2013 3:01am EDT
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Comedian Russell Brand has landed a new role as the guest editor of British politics and culture magazine the New Statesman.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star's upcoming issue will explore the theme of revolution through articles on climate change, gay rights, transcendental meditation and drug addiction.

In a statement, the reformed wildman jokes, "I am honoured to be editing an issue of the New Statesman. My first act is to edit the name of the magazine to the Nude Statesman, which will allay fears that this populist move will descend into puerility.

"This issue will either recapture ...

Russell Brand treated Paradise cast and crew to yoga session

October 14th, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Funnyman Russell Brand bonded with cast and crew on his new film Paradise by taking them to a very strange yoga class.

Co-star Julianne Hough was among the group who decided to check out Brand's yoga mecca in New Orleans, Louisiana and she admits it wasn't what she expected.

She tells WENN, "He took us to a very strange yoga session in New Orleans with some other people from the crew. It was a house and there were cats and dogs everywhere. Everybody was hugging and loving each other and the teachers wouldn't accept any payment.

"I thought I was gonna sweat and work out but we sat there a...

GQ Removes Russell Brand From Magazine Following Nazi Comments

October 11th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
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GQ has removed Russell Brand from their Man of the Year issue after he made connections to the awards show sponsor's ties to Nazi Germany.

Last month, Brand took on fashion Brand Hugo Boss for making Nazi uniforms in the 40s. "Also glad to grace the stage where Boris Johnson just made light of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, meaning that GQ can now stand for 'Genocide Quips.' I mention that only to make this next comment a bit lighter. 'Cause if any of you know a little bit about history and fashion, you’ll know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. And the Nazis did have f...

Russell Brand buys Hollywood Hills mansion

October 9th, 2013 4:20am EDT
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Russell Brand has bought a mansion in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.
The 38-year-old comedian's new home boasts high ceilings, white washed walls, five huge bedrooms with five bathrooms, and an amazing view of the Los Angeles skyline from his own balcony, which also has space to cater for outdoor dining.
According to the Los Angeles Times newspaper, the property which spans across 4,800 square feet of interior space was built in 1926 and designed by architect Roy Selden Price.
Russell isn't the first celebrity to be housed in the gothic style home since late actor Laurence Oliv...

Katy Perry tells Daniel Radcliffe to call her

October 7th, 2013 4:20am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry wants Daniel Radcliffe to call her.
The 'Harry Potter' star confessed to a crush on the 'Roar' hitmaker during a TV last month, and while Katy is dating singer John Mayer, she has urged her celebrity admirer to get in touch so they can be pals.
She is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: "Oh please, this isn't the third grade. Just ring me, Daniel. Don't be shy, or get your people to call mine if you like.
"I am totally taken so it's not about that. I think he's cool and I'd really like to get to know him. We'll all go out and party."
Daniel, 24, opened up about his crush on Ka...

Katy Perry Had Suicidal Thoughts Following Split From Russell Brand

October 1st, 2013 7:04pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry went through a dark spell following her split from British comedian Russell Brand.

The singer reveals in a new interview with Billboard magazine promoting her upcoming album "Prism" that new track "By The Grace Of God" deals with the low point in her life during the days following Brand's divorce filing in December 2011. She even hints that she considered suicide.

"That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, 'Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?'" She tells Billboard.

"All the songs are real-life moments," she adds. "I can only...

Barbara Walters Apologizes For Scolding Katy Perry During 2011 Interview

October 1st, 2013 4:12pm EDT
Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry has received an apology from Barbara Walters over a 2011 interview prior to which Walters scoldedthe singer for being late to their scheduled chat.

Katy shared the story with Billboard magazine, prompting The View host to offer a half-hearted apology.

"When I got there, I apologized immediately (for being late)," Katy said, "but then she said to me, 'You know, I've only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?'"

The interview was held just weeks before husband Russell Brand filed fo...

Katy Perry opens up about suicidal thoughts after marriage breakdown

September 30th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has confessed she suffered dark thoughts about ending her life following the breakdown of her marriage to Russell Brand.

The Firework hitmaker has opened up about the months after the British comic filed for divorce in December 2011, branding them the lowest point of her life.

She also reveals new track By The Grace of God, which features on her upcoming album Prism, explains how bad her mood got.

In an interview with Billboard, she says, "That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, 'Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?'

"All ...

The Strangest Celebrity Couples

September 29th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Carmen Electra and Simon Cowell
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...

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