Russell Suddenly Blabbing About Katy
Is Brand still carrying a torch for Perry?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2012 9:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Russell Brand has been talking about Katy Perry quite a bit this week, the Huffington Post observes:

  • On Tuesday, Brand took his first shot at Perry since they split. While filming his new show, Brand X, the comedian started bantering with an audience member also named Katy. Eventually he said, "Enough of you, I’ve had enough arse-ache from people called Katy in the last year," according to the Sun.
  • Then, Tuesday night, he sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan and went a different way. "Of course I still feel great feelings of compassion and warmth for Katy," he said, "but like, I'm very happy with my life."

  • Finally, yesterday, he was interviewed by Howard Stern—and even Stern couldn't get him to say anything mean. "When we got married, I just thought, 'I’ve got to marry her, I just love her so much.' And then we got married and I thought, 'OK, this isn’t really working out,'" he said. He later refused to dish any more details on why they split, MTV reports: "I don't want anything to hurt her," he told Stern. "She's younger than me, she's a young woman and she's beautiful and she's sensitive and I care about her deeply ... I don't want to be too glib. She'll read it and she'll be sad and I don't want that."
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