07:18 PM EDT 03/10/2014
Originally posted 03/09/2014 12:30PM
Russell Brand has canceled two dates of his Messiah Complex tour following news of his mother Barbara's breast cancer diagnosis.
Originally posted 02/09/2014 02:30PM
While Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death is the most recent to make headlines, heroin claimed the lives of many beloved artists, including Cory Monteith, Janis Joplin, River Phoenix and Chris Farley.
Other stars – from Angelina Jolie and Nicole Richie to Samuel L. Jackson – have admitted to dabbling if not struggling with the drug. And many have offered chilling personal accounts of their heroin use.
Here are six celebrities who have shared their experiences with the dangerous drug over the years:
Originally posted 02/08/2014 12:00PM
In a column filled with fiery criticism, British comedian Russell Brand partly blames drug laws and society's treatment of addiction for the apparent overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Writing in the U.K.'s The Guardian Brand, 38, a recovering addict himself, decries celebrity culture and media seeking to popularize a star's public fall from grace, but argues that drug prohibition and the criminalization of drugs exacerbate the problem.
"Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is a reminder, though, that addiction is indiscriminate. That it is sad, irrational and hard to understand," Brand writes.
Originally posted 10/22/2013 10:00AM
Originally posted 09/28/2013 04:45PM
Got an interview with Barbara Walters? Here's a tip: Don't be late.
Katy Perry learned that the hard way when, during a scheduled sit-down with the veteran journalist, she happened be running behind schedule ... only to run straight into Walters's ire when the interview finally got under way.
In the latest issue of Billboard, the "Roar" singer, 28, looks back on the encounter, which happened to coincide with the demise of Perry's marriage to her then husband, Russell Brand.
Originally posted 06/18/2013 02:20PM
Katy Perry says Russell Brand was "a magical man" when they met four years ago, but the spell wore off shortly after their Indian wedding in October 2010. And it bottomed out when the actor sent her a text 14 months later informing her he planned to file for divorce.
"He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," Perry tells Vogue in a revealing cover interview for its July issue. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."
Perry, 28, says that Brand, 38, seemed to have difficulty accepting her role as a successful musician and businesswoman – even if that's what he thought he wanted.
Originally posted 09/05/2012 12:50PM
That was fast!
Fewer than two weeks after they had stopped dating, John Mayer, 34, and Katy Perry, 27, have rekindled their romance.
"They are seeing each other again," a Perry pal tells PEOPLE.
The pair were spotted leaving the Los Angeles restaurant The Little Door on Tuesday night. And, over the weekend, they stepped out with Perry's friends for the FYF Fest in L.A., where they checked out indie bands such as M83 and Simian Mobile Disco.
Originally posted 08/30/2012 01:00PM
Looks like he's paying house calls!
The British press has reported that Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell – a.k.a. Ginger Spice – are a hot new item, and on Wednesday night, the two were photographed together outside her London home.
Brand was also snapped, solo, leaving her house, and he was carrying a plastic bag full of books.
According to reports, the two have reportedly bonded over their love of yoga, and a source told The Sun, "Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga and they practice asana together."
Originally posted 08/24/2012 03:45PM
Katy Perry and John Mayer's coupling appears to have ended before it ever really began.
So what sort of relationship did they have? "They weren't serious, but she was really starting to fall for him," a source close to Perry, 27, tells PEOPLE.
"She wasn't seeing forever with him, but saw it lasting longer than it did," says the source of the singer, whose husband Russell Brand filed for divorce in December.
Originally posted 08/13/2012 11:30AM
The closing ceremonies are over, the Olympic flame is extinguished and all's quiet over London. Sunday night, however, was a different story, with pop stars from the Spice Girls to George Michael to Oasis paying tribute to the games in a star-studded closing ceremony. It was a Who's Who (featuring The Who) of British pop stars!
Need a little U.K. this a.m.? Spice up your life this Monday morning with our Spotify playlist of the best songs of the Olympics closing ceremonies. And we're leaving out Russell Brand singing The Beatles. You're welcome.
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