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Drug Prohibition Not Working, Brand Testifies

He speaks to British lawmakers about addiction

(Newser) - Drug addiction should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal one, Russell Brand told lawmakers in Britain yesterday. The flamboyant actor, wearing a torn vest top, testified before a parliamentary committee, saying he had beaten his own addiction to heroin but had been arrested around a dozen times... More »

18 Completely Insane Celeb Gifts

Jennifer Lopez buys Casper Smart a truck, and more

(Newser) - While your friends are all giving you $20 gift cards on your birthday, celebrities are giving each other $250,000 cars and entire vineyards. Celebuzz rounds up 18 of the most insane celebrity gifts ever given:
  • Jennifer Lopez: J.Lo is the latest, this weekend giving her 25-year-old new boyfriend,
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Russell Brand Arrested

Celeb accused of tossing photographer's iPhone through window

(Newser) - Russell Brand is a wanted man no more: He turned himself into New Orleans police today to face charges that he grabbed a paparazzo's iPhone and threw it through a window, reports the Times-Picayune . The misdemeanor warrant for simple criminal damage to property was issued last night, TMZ reports.... More »

Did Katy Perry Just Diss Russell Brand at Grammys?

"Part of Me" includes suspicious "diamond ring" lyric

(Newser) - Katy Perry debuted a new song at the Grammys tonight, and she may have also debuted a little message for her ex, Russell Brand. The song, "Part of Me," includes the lyrics, "Now look at me, I'm sparking/A firework, a dancing flame/You won't ever put... More »

Katy Perry Wants to See Tim Tebow's 'Peacock'

Dedicates song to him at pre-Super Bowl performance

(Newser) - Apparently Katy Perry is on board with her parents' plan to hook her up with Tim Tebow . The singer played up to the rumors at a pre-Super Bowl performance Saturday night, dedicating her song "Peacock" to the famously Christian quarterback, E! reports. The song includes such subtle lyrics as,... More »

Russell Brand and ... Zooey Deschanel?

British comic woos Katy Perry look-a-like

(Newser) - British funnyman Russell Brand is apparently bouncing from one blue-eyed cutie brunette to another. Brand has "had his eye" on New Girl star Zooey Deschanel "for a long time," an insider tells OK! "And he's been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can... More »

Russell Brand in LA to Meet With Katy Perry

British comic wants to finalize divorce details

(Newser) - British funnyman Russell Brand has arrived in Los Angeles for tonight's Golden Globes and a last sit-down with soon-to-be-ex Katy Perry, the Daily Mail reports. But a source close to Perry says she hopes to save their 14-month marriage, while Brand, who filed for divorce , wants only to iron... More »

Katy Perry and ... Tim Tebow?

Parents reportedly contact Broncos quarterback

(Newser) - Will Katy Perry rebound from a recovering sexaholic atheist by dating an all-American, Christian quarterback? Yes, she'll be dating Denver Broncos star Tim Tebow if her parents have any say in it: “Katy’s mom firmly believes the best cure for heartache is to quickly fall in love... More »

Katy Perry: Mom, Dad Don't Speak for Me

Tweets rebuke to folks after controversial sermon

(Newser) - Katy Perry spoke out for the first time since her divorce from Russell Brand was announced , tweeting an apparent reprimand to her parents on Saturday. "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family,... More »

Katy Perry's Parents: Her Divorce? God's Gift...

Because it got people to come to their church, mom says

(Newser) - Katy Perry's divorce happened for a reason: to bring more people to church, her parents—both pastors—said Wednesday at their first service since the split was announced. "I'm sure Katy is trending on the Internet just to get you to church tonight," mom Mary told... More »

11 Celeb Couples Who Skipped the Prenup

Katy Perry, Russell Brand certainly not the first

(Newser) - Russell Brand and Katy Perry didn't have a prenup—a romantic notion, until now, when it turns out Brand may be entitled to quite a bit of cash from Perry. The Frisky rounds up 10 more celebrity couples who skipped all that un-romantic paperwork:
  • Kelsey and Camille Grammer: It
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Hindu Leaders Not Happy With Katy, Russell

Couple should have taken Hindu marriage seriously, says one

(Newser) - Hollywood was probably impressed that Russell Brand's marriage to Katy Perry lasted an entire 14 months—but Hindu leaders, not so much, the New York Daily News reports. Brand and Perry married in a Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, India, and as such, "they should have taken marriage more... More »

What Drove Katy, Russell Apart?

Insiders say the two feuded over starting a family

(Newser) - Let the speculation begin over what killed Katy Perry and Russell Brand's marriage . Brand insiders tell the Daily Mail that it was all about family: He wanted her to leave work behind to focus on raising kids, but she wasn't ready. "This wasn’t one of those... More »

Perry Wanted Brand to Divorce Her

Pop singer worried about upsetting religious parents

(Newser) - Looks like religion actually did play a role in the Katy Perry-Russell Brand divorce filing yesterday—but more in the timing of it. Details are trickling out on the long-rumored celebrity breakup:
  • Perry wanted Brand to file the divorce papers so as not to upset her religious parents, sources tell
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Russell Brand, Katy Perry Divorcing

'I know we'll remain friends,' says Brand

(Newser) - Big news in the celebrity splitsville department: Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry, reports TMZ . The Brit actor, who had denied rumors of marital trouble earlier in the month, confirmed in a statement: "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her... More »

Is Religion Tearing Katy, Russell Apart?

Rumors of marriage trouble continue to swirl

(Newser) - The Katy Perry-Russell Brand divorce rumors have been flying for a while now—both Perry and Brand have refuted them within the past month —but now things are (maybe) getting serious. The latest:
  • On Wednesday, Us reported that Perry and Brand had spent Christmas apart. After a "massive
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Larry King: Freeze Me

He drops the news in a dinner interview with celebrities

(Newser) - Larry King doesn’t believe in an afterlife, and hence wants to be frozen when he dies, he reveals in a new special airing tomorrow night. Dinner with the Kings sees Larry sit down with a gaggle of celebrities—namely Conan O’Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O’Neal, Seth MacFarlane,... More »

Japan Gives Russell Brand the Boot

Katy Perry says hubby deported for prior convictions

(Newser) - Russell Brand probably won't be extolling the virtues of Japanese hospitality anytime soon: The 35-year-old British comedian arrived in Tokyo to watch wife Katy Perry perform, only to get tossed from the country, reports Fox News. "So...my husband just got deported from Japan," tweeted the singer.... More »

Arthur Remake Just Plain Awful

Russell Brand stars in Jason Winer's remake

(Newser) - Arthur, a Russell Brand-powered remake of the film about a drunken billionaire man-child, fails miserably at recapturing its predecessor’s magic:
  • It’s a “grim load of mediocrity,” writes AO Scott, “made according to a lazy and cynical commercial blueprint” of Brand's “patented shtick,” “
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SNL: Russell Brand Is British, Get It?

Accent seems to be only joke of the evening

(Newser) - Russell Brand bounded across the Atlantic to host Saturday Night Live last night, and not everyone is glad he made the trip. Some reactions from around the blogosphere:
  • Brand's presence "(begat) a gaggle of English-themed content, and not one but two period sketches. (Sort of.) We just can't
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