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Originally posted 06/27/2012 11:50AM
When putting together her new concert documentary Part of Me, Katy Perry revisited several memories from the past year – and not all of them were pleasant.
In the film, Perry opens up about her split from Russell Brand at the end of last year.
"It's not always very fun [watching the footage]," Perry, 27, told reporters at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie. "It's not like going out with your friends and having a drink and having a great time, but it's important to show that real people sometimes have to go through things in order to achieve things. Nothing great comes easily."
After a whirlwind few months in both her personal and professional life, Perry said she's ready for a break.
Originally posted 06/22/2012 02:30PM
It's been almost six months since Russell Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry and the pop star has largely been quiet on why things didn't work out.
In her new movie Part of Me, Perry, 27, pulls back the curtain to discuss why her marriage with Brand, 37, fell apart.
The biggest strain on their relationship, she reveals, was her busy touring schedule. As scenes in the movie show, Perry used days off from her grueling world tour to take side trips to see Brand. Yet the time apart still took its toll.
Originally posted 06/01/2012 08:00AM
There was quite the bromance brewing between Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin during the filming of Rock of Ages.
Brand, 36, who had nothing but wonderful things to say about the 30 Rock star, 54, even gushed – presumably jokingly – about smooching his pal in the movie.
"I get to kiss Alec Baldwin," Sunday's MTV Movie Awards host told reporters on Thursday. "He is [a good kisser]."
Originally posted 05/20/2012 12:00PM
Is Katy Perry trying to send a message to Russell Brand?
The singer, whose divorce from Brand is supposed to be finalized next month, is set to sing a revealing breakup song, "Wide Awake" off her latest album, this Sunday at The Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, PEOPLE has learned.
"It's obviously about Russell," a source said, though Perry has not publicly confirmed it.
The song speaks about being blinded by love, including the lyrics, "I wish I knew then what I know now – wouldn't dive in, wouldn't bow down."
Originally posted 04/20/2012 02:35PM
Who's the intense-looking dude in the shades, wide-brimmed hat and shaggy coat with the amazing abs peeking out? None other than Tom Cruise leading an all-star cast in the poster for the upcoming Rock of Ages based on the Broadway show and opening in movie theaters June 15.
Against a soundtrack that includes Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and Poison, Cruise stars as an aging rocker alongside Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston and soon-to-be groom Alec Baldwin.
Originally posted 04/02/2012 05:55AM
Timothy Olyphant seems to prefer pigskins to bowling balls. The Justified star was overheard talking about football at the FX Upfront party at Lucky Strike in N.Y.C. Thursday – when he was supposed to be joining his castmates at their lane. The event featured talent from seven series on the network (most of whom wore matching bowling shirts with their show names for a star-studded tournament).
One FX star who didn't don the uniform? Charlie Sheen, who talked about his show Anger Management with reporters and mingled amiably in a corner. Elsewhere, Archer's Judy Greer chatted with pals by her show's lane, and Louis CK made the social rounds as well.
Guests sipped cocktails from two open bars and nibbled on passed hors d'oeuvres like mac and cheese bites early, followed by warm chocolate chip cookies after 10 p.m. – right around the time that Russell Brand popped in to promote his new late night show, Strangely Uplifting. (No sign of the Brit in bowling shoes, however!) – Rennie Dyball
Originally posted 03/30/2012 06:50PM
Russell Brand is returning to his roots: bachelorhood and standup comedy.
"I'm doing well," Brand, whose marriage to Katy Perry ended in December, after 14 months, tells PEOPLE.
Waxing philosophical about life, the British comedian, 36, suggests there was no reason he shouldn't be well. "You don't need to brush it off if you don’t get it on you in the first place," he says, not specifically defining what "it" is.
But, he insists, "I don't have to let anything go. I don't hold on to anything negative. It's the same as zero-ness."
Originally posted 03/22/2012 01:05PM
Originally posted 03/16/2012 07:55AM
Not a pretty picture.
Russell Brand was taken into police custody Thursday in New Orleans after he allegedly grabbed a photographer's iPhone and threw it out a window, according to reports.
The comedian, 36, was released after posting $5,000 bail, New Orleans police spokesman Garry Flot told Reuters.
The alleged phone-tossing incident occurred Monday, when a paparazzi photographer filed a police report stating that Brand, whose divorce from Katy Perry was finalized last month, had grabbed his iPhone while the photographer was sitting in a car and hurled it out a window, breaking the window in the process.
Originally posted 03/05/2012 08:20AM
The devastating lyrics are about love gone wrong. But Katy Perry insists her latest hit, "Part of Me," isn't about her ex, Russell Brand.
"I wrote it two years ago, which is funny because everybody is like 'God, it sounds so current,' " the pop star, 27, who unveiled the song at this year's Grammy Awards, tells MTV News.
The song is full of jabs and barbs – the lines "You can keep the diamond ring/It don't mean nothing anyway" seemed particularly apt – but Perry isn't going to lie about the timing of it.
"Some people that I work with were like, 'You should just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago,' " she says. "I'm like, 'I'm not a d---, I'm going to tell the truth.' I wrote it two years ago when I was writing and recording Teenage Dream, [but] it didn't feel right on the record."
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