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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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Timothy Olyphant & Charlie Sheen Attend a Bowling Party in N.Y.C. | Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant & Charlie Sheen Attend a Bowling Party in N.Y.C.

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

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Russell Brand 'Doesn't Hold on to Negative,' Kept the Katy Perry Tattoo | Russell Brand

Russell Brand 'Doesn't Hold on to Anything Negative'

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."

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Katy Perry Transforms Into a Marine for New Music Video

Originally posted 03/22/2012 01:05PM



In her latest music video, Katy Perry is laying off the sweets. No cotton candy and no cupcake bra.

Instead, she cuts her hair, wraps down her breasts and joins the Marine Corps.

The video for Perry's power-pop breakup anthem "Part of Me" – a song she says is not about her ex-husband Russell Brand, from whom she split in December 2011 – shows off her sugar-free, tough-tom boy side.

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Russell Brand Arrested in New Orleans | Russell Brand

Russell Brand Arrested in New Orleans

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.

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Katy Perry: Breakup Song 'Part Of Me' Is Not About Russell Brand | Katy Perry, Russell Brand

Katy Perry: Breakup Song 'Part Of Me' Is Not About Russell Brand

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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Russell Brand Cozies Up to Someone New | Russell Brand

Russell Brand Finds Comfort in the Arms of a Rescue Puppy

Originally posted 02/22/2012 06:30AM

How about some wee-tail therapy?

Russell Brand went looking for love Saturday when he stopped by an adoption event organized by Ace of Hearts, an animal rescue group in Beverly Hills.

The newly single actor, sporting a beard and looking casual in loose pants and a flowing shirt, spent some time with fans but zeroed in on – what else? – the dogs.

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Five Things to Know About Russell Brand's Yoga Pal Oriela Medellin | Russell Brand

Russell Brand's Yoga Pal Oriela Medellin: What to Know

Originally posted 02/21/2012 02:05PM

They share a interest in meditation, yoga, vegan food, and – it seems – each other.

In the wake of finalizing his divorce from Katy Perry, Russell Brand, 36, has been spending some quality time with artist and model Oriela Medellin.

Since the two started taking classes together at a yoga studio in Hollywood, Medellin, 25, has been spotted out with the Get Him to the Greek star, including on the night of Feb. 18 at Bar Marmont.

Here are five things worth knowing about the lady keeping Brand's company:

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Was Katy Perry Singing About Russell Brand at the Grammy Awards? | Katy Perry

Katy Perry Debuts New Song 'Part of Me' at Grammys

Originally posted 02/12/2012 10:45PM

Talk about bringing the heat!

Katy Perry, who has already sung about fireworks and sunny California, took a fiery turn on stage inside the L.A.'s Staples Center during the Grammy Awards Sunday night with her new song, "Part of Me."

The singer, 27, who signed her divorce papers last week, first launched into her hit "E.T." while green beams lit the stage.

But then the stage blacked out, as a blue-haired Perry emerged in a leather-like, silver and gold body suit – a different look than the dazzling gown she walked the red carpet in earlier – to perform her new tune while flames shot up around the stage.

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