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Katy Perry Took A Break From John Mayer To Deal With Feelings Over Russell Brand

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Katy Perry sat down with Marie Claire and told them everything about her love life, specifically, why she and now-boyfriend John Mayer took some time off. Personally, I’ve always thought that he broke up with her and not the other way around, but Ms. Perry makes it seem like she needed to take time away from Mayer to deal with feelings she had about ex-husband Russell Brand. From Marie Claire:

I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what led me to this new awakening, this realizing, If I don’t do some self-love, I’m not going to be able to keep the love that I want. I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn’t.

It’s almost like if I kept on talking about it [the Russell Brand relationship], it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don’t.

I still think she and Brand broke up because his sex addiction came roaring back, but it’s just a theory.

She also talks about having kids:

I’m definitely not there yet, and I can’t plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I’ll just want to be Mom for a little bit … [Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn’t ready—I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice—I’d have to be at home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, let’s have a kid because we’re in love.’

Photos from the magazine shoot are below. Enjoy!

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Simon Cowell Doesn’t ‘Get’ Russell Brand’s Revolution

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Simon Cowell isn’t really concerned with much in life besides money and how much of it he can make and, I suppose, now his love child with his soon-to-be shotgun wife. That being said, I’m not really surprised that he doesn’t “get” Russell Brand‘s political passion and call for change and that he thinks the best way for Russell to fight “the man” is to give back all his money. Uh…….

Here’s what Cowell told Shortlist magazine:

“A revolution? He’s getting $10 million per movie. I mean, come on! Well, give your money back then, Russell.

“I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on. Donate all the money back to the revolution and then I’ll believe it. I’m living in a 10 million dollar mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break.”

I sort get the point he’s TRYING to make, but I just don’t think it holds water. Here’s the thing: as Russell himself has pointed out, no one listens to the poor people. That’s the people he’s fighting for, and he’s doing it because while they’re fighting for themselves, it’s easy to shush people up who have no power. He’s using his platform – which, yes, comes with money – in order to try and MAKE the authorities listen. He’s much more visible than your average joe who works at a sanitation plant down the street.

Second of all, last I checked, Simon Cowell doesn’t have access to Russell’s personal accounts and therefore has no idea what kind of donations he makes or how much money he gives away to whatever cause. Saying that someone’s feelings are invalid because of how much money they have is absolutely ridiculous, so Simon Cowell needs to shut the fuck up.

Also, I’m shocked that I’m defending Russell Brand when I don’t even really like the guy very much, but I just feel like it was called for here. Oh, and below is the Newsnight interview Russell did that really kicked all this off – it’s well worth the watch.

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Russell Brand Not Allowed In South Africa

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Russell Brand? More like Russell Banned. Russell Brand is banned from entering South Africa, and he isn’t sure why. Some people think we ban him here at Evil Beet, but that’s totally not true — check out this Russell Brand appreciation post. So, we’re very sorry that Russell Brand can’t do his Rusell Brand thing in South Africa. There’s not a lot of details yet. Here’s what TMZ has:

Brand tweeted about the ban today saying his people thought things had been worked out with S.A. officials … but when Russell landed, airport staff said he couldn’t stay.

It’s unclear why he’s not allowed in South Africa … but the “Get Him to the Greek” star claimed the same thing happened to him in Canada back in ’11.

Oh man, Russell, what have you been up to?

P.S. Russell Brand.

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