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Katy Perry 'Was Starting to Fall for' John Mayer: Source | Katy Perry

Katy Perry 'Was Starting to Fall for' John Mayer, Says Source

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.

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Listen: 20 Pop Hits of the Olympics Closing Ceremonies | Spice Girls

Olympics Closing Ceremonies Spotify Playlist: 20 Best Songs

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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Spice Girls, One Direction Bring Olympics to a Dazzling End | Spice Girls

Spice Girls, One Direction Bring Olympics to a Dazzling End

Originally posted 08/12/2012 06:00PM

The London Olympics came to a close Sunday with a star-studded ceremony full of music, dance and fashion – and a dash of Spice.

After 16 days of awe-inspiring athletics, the Closing Ceremony seemed more like a music festival than a farewell.

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Katy Perry Feels Strongly About Being Courted | Katy Perry

Katy Perry Feels Strongly About Being Courted

Originally posted 08/01/2012 09:45AM

A recent divorce from Russell Brand hasn't caused Katy Perry to give up on love.

The "Teenage Dream" singer, 27, who is currently dating Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, tells the September Elle that she is "a woman who likes to be courted – strongly."

When it comes to giving marriage another go, she says simply, "Never say never ... I'll let love take the lead on that."

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Katy Perry Is 'Totally Not Looking' for a Boyfriend | Katy Perry

Katy Perry Is 'Totally Not Looking' for a Boyfriend

Originally posted 07/06/2012 04:30PM

With a new movie out and a new album in the works, Katy Perry is juggling a lot. But there's one thing she definitely won't be making time for: a serious boyfriend.

"For me, right now, I'm totally not looking," says Perry, 27, in an interview with USA Today. "I'm just looking to heal. And I'm on that path. I'm not down on love."

Perry, who recently finalized her divorce from Russell Brand, also skirts questions about her relationship with Florence and the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd.

"That's not even appropriate to label," she says. "There are times I go out and meet people and flirt, but it's not really appropriate to have anything serious."

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Katy Perry: Watching My New Movie Was 'Not Always Very Fun' | Katy Perry

Katy Perry: Watching My New Movie Was 'Not Always Very Fun'

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.

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Katy Perry Opens Up About Her Split from Russell Brand | Katy Perry, Russell Brand

Katy Perry Opens Up About Her Split from Russell Brand

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.

Until now.

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.

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Russell Brand Is Proud of His 'Sexy' Rock of Ages Kiss with Alec Baldwin | Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand

Russell Brand Is Proud of His 'Sexy' Rock of Ages Kiss with Alec Baldwin

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]."

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Will Katy Perry Sing About Russell Brand at Billboard Awards? | Katy Perry

Katy Perry to Sing About Russell Brand at Billboard Awards?

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."

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FIRST LOOK: Tom Cruise Rocks Chiseled Abs

Tom Cruise Bares Abs in Rock of Ages Poster

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.

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