Katy Perry and Russell Brand have been divorced for about a year now, but reporters are still acting like that shit happened last week and pussyfooting around questions that might mean she has to talk about him. On one hand, way to go for the sensitivity, media? But on the other: what? Why not keep your nose out where it actually matters?
In any case, Katy doesn’t really care all that much about discussing her split from Russ, and took it on the chin when asked at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo about her bonus tracks from Teenage Dream – ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Part of Me’ – which seemingly applied to their marriage (even though any Katy fan knows that they were B-Sides from 2010 when the album originally came out, but whatever).
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“It’s a very tiny elephant. … It’s like a little Tchotchke now.” That would be the elephant in the room: her divorce from Russell Brand. “The Big D — you can say it,” Perry downplayed when asked about the additions to the deluxe edition of Teenage Dream, “Wide Awake” and “Part of Me.” Clearly, she’s over it.
Well, good for her, I guess? On the music front, she’s making a new record and hopefully it’ll be as good as the last.
“What a schizophrenic record this next record’s gonna be…” Among the songwriters that Perry has been working with “a lot” is Sia. “She makes me laugh more than any human,” said Perry. “I can’t do vocals because I fry my voice from laughing.” Perry revealed that one such song is called “Double Rainbow.” When the title elicited laughs from the audience, Perry cracked: “Sounds insincere, but wait for it, OK?”
Double Rainbow? Uh… yes, please!
More pics from the ASCAP event below.
April 23, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Russell Brand is a zany prankster and generally a pretty bizarre dude (but a chill one I’ll give him that). So it’s no surprise that while working with Tom Cruise on that horrendous shit show that is Rock of Ages, Russell thought it would be fun to see if Xenu’s right hand man might be interested in bringing him into the fold. The short answer? He totally wasn’t.
“Firstly, he’s a glorious man and he’s very kind and sweet – that’s what you say if you want to continue to work in the film industry.”
“But I was thinking, ‘He’s a member of that religion Scientology, I’m interested in that’. So every so often I’d say things like, ‘Oh Tom, sometimes I’m a bit lost in life’, to see if he would try and get me in. He’d go, ‘I dunno, read the Bible‘. Or, ‘Tom, I wish I had a way of thinking more positively about the future’. That man had no interest in getting me in Scientology at all.
“If there’s a cult that doesn’t want me, I want to know why!”
LOL, I love that Tom Cruise told Russell Brand to read the bible. Like, what? Also, Tom might be batshit insane, but he’s not unintelligent and he probably knew what Russell was trying to do, which is why he got the answer he did. Poor Russell, though. It’s a dark day when not even Scientology will take you in.
April 19, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Perez Hilton is a champion shit spewer who some celebrities apparently really like and consider a friend for reasons I can’t fathom. Well, cross Katy Perry‘s name off that list, because she was none too pleased when he posted a story on his site earlier this week claiming that she had reunited with ex-husband Russell Brand and that they’d been spotted kissing.
What say you to that, Katy?
Gross! As if!
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) April 10, 2013
Ah, yes. Perez, of course, relented soon after, being the ass kisser he is, and removed the entry, replacing it with an apology about how his “sources” were wrong. And by sources, he obviously means whatever 18-year-old LA transplant he hired as an intern came up with that day.
Oh no! Our sources were 100% wrong!
We’re so sorry for jumping the gun on this one, KatyCat and Russ!
We were just so excited to imagine two of our favorites were rekindling an old flame, we must’ve been blinded by our love for you guys as a couple!!
Oh, f-ck off.
April 12, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Russell Brand might be a generally cool dude, but he’s also a f-cking weirdo who says some bizarre shit sometimes that makes me wonder what in the hell he was thinking, if he was indeed thinking anything at all. His latest foray into nonsense included joking about wanting a foursome with the Kardashians three – Kim, Kourtney and Khloe – and yes, that’s in spite of Kim being heavily pregnant (which seems to be even more of a turn on).
While guest hosting Chelsea Lately, the Kardashians interviewed Brand, during which he said (via DigitalSpy):
“I’m vulnerable to the concept of a KKK threesome,” Brand quipped, leading Khloe to say to the pregnant Kim: “Well, I heard pregnant p***y is the best p***y.”
The comedian went on to say: “I think pregnant women are radiant and beautiful and the idea of lactation is an interesting one.”
Brand went on to tease that his sexual experience with the Kardashian siblings would entail a “limitless, foaming river of milk and orgasm”.
Uh… I don’t consider myself to be easily grossed out, but that gave me shivers, and not in a good way. I mean, “the idea of lactation is an interesting one”?? Whatever floats your boat, bro, but keep it to yourself.
April 10, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
David Lynch and Russell Brand have one thing in common: their love of transcendental meditation. Seriously. The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles screened a documentary titled Meditation, Creativity, Peace that stars Mr. Lynch. He and Russell Brand did a Q&A after the screening that had a record number turn-out for any event the museum has thrown, including a Patti Smith concert.
The Daily Beast reports:
The 67-year-old director of Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive politely answers the odd question about his films, but mostly he talks about Transcendental Meditation.
A flurry of flashbulbs and TV cameramen signals the arrival of Lynch and his team from the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace … Accompanying the group is the gangly British comedian Russell Brand, whom Lynch introduced to TM three years ago, and who’s here to moderate the evening’s Q&A. They are a pair designed for maximum contrast: Lynch with his Jimmy Neutron updo, Brand with his rock-star ringlets.
Lynch avoids the packed Billy Wilder Theater to wait backstage, while Brand sits in the front row, bantering with his neighbors.
“Have I told how much I love you?” says one man.
“You have. You’ve made it very clear. But I can always take a little more.”
The documentary opens with Lynch holding a jelly doughnut. “Transcendental Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than the sweetness of this doughnut,“ he says in his best Northwestern drawl. “It gives the experience of the sweetest nectar of life, pure bliss consciousness.”
During the Q&A afterwards, Brand mentions sex after one minute, 52 seconds. “Sometimes, I find myself in a situation, alone, late at night,” he says, “and in this situation I have the opportunity for masturbatory activity or meditative activity, and I said to David, ‘Often in this situation, I will choose masturbation. Why is this?’ And David goes, ‘That’s because you love to masturbate!’”
Lynch is quite happy to be the counterpoint to Brand’s naughty schoolboy antics.
“Excuse me, David, I think I have a clever thing to say. Can I say it?” Lynch nods indulgently as Brand launches into an epic, serpentine definition of the benefits of TM.
“We’re making a little CD of this,” Lynch tells the audience. “And you can hit half-speed.”
I would be so down for a reality show starring David Lynch and Russell Brand who are forced to be roommates for some reason. Wacky adventures would of course ensure. Whether you like Russell Brand or don’t, you have to admit that he’s very quick thinking and always ready with a quip.
April 8, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Russell Brand made some funny and self-aware jokes about his failed marriage to Katy Perry on his radio show. He’s done this before, but it’s pretty direct here, and I think it’s done without being disrespectful to Ms. Perry. Also his show raised money for the Teen Cancer trust, so there’s that upside. His co-hosts Noel Gallagher, Matt Morgan, and Trevor Lock started it, by revealing on air that they all made bets on how long Mr. Brand’s marriage would last. EOnline has the details.
“Don’t cackle; I tried my hardest,” the actor said after Matt mocked Brand’s entrance to thelavish Indian wedding on an elephant. “How come you know exactly how long my marriage was—was you timing it?”
“For the record, in the sweepstake I came the closest,” Gallagher replied, ‘fessing up to the bet.
To which Russell provides a quick comeback:
“Let me tell you a thing about marriage. Marriage is a bond that can last up to 14 months…This is a sacred, 14-month arrangement. Begins on an elephant. Ends in a newspaper.“
There’s something very Hunter S. Thompson about that statement.
P.S. I had to include that photo of David Lynch with Katy Perry and Russell Brand. Because, wtf. In the best possible way.