From Us Weekly:
She was the one that got away.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry seemingly didn’t have the most amicable divorce. The British comic, 36, surprised the “Firework” singer, 27, by filing for divorce after just 14 months of marriage Dec. 30 and then proceeded to have a series of flings with other women shortly thereafter.
But Brand had nothing but affectionate praise for his ex speaking with Ellen DeGeneres on a Thursday appearance on Ellen.
“I still love her as a human being,” Brand said. “But, sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it? But that doesn’t mean I regret it or anything.”
Perry has since rebounded with Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, with whom she was spotted packing on the PDA at the Coachella Festival.
“I was very happy to be married with her,” Brand continued. “She’s such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her.”
Reflecting on the bitter split, Brand said, “You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes thing are just different and then you to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other with any situation.”
He called Perry “a person I still consider to be beautiful . . . I have nothing but positivity for her.”
Still, late last week, Brand finally decided to unfollow his ex on Twitter.
And this is why I like Russell Brand so much more than Katy Perry. This seems like such a thoughtful, mature response, and I love that. Katy Perry, meanwhile, has chosen to react to the divorce through her dark, dark fashion and her gift of song, dedicating such powerful messages to Russell as “this is the part of me that you’re* never gonna ever take away from me (no).” For whatever reason, I don’t think that’s as classy.
*You guys, I’m so tired that I had to stop and think about where the apostrophe key was on my keyboard. I looked, even, and I couldn’t find it. I was like “I’ll just go back a few words and my fingers will go there automatically, but even that didn’t happen. I finally worked it out, but thank goodness I have a proofreader:
May 18, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
“I want to see what this person looks like, turn the lights on for me because I really want to achieve some sort of confirmation. Let’s have a look…Come here, let’s see you. Let’s see how your mental illness looks in the daylight. … It’s you, is it? Oh, dear. I was hoping that your personality was just a result of physical beauty. But then I saw you. I thought, ‘This guy’s confident, probably, because he’s incredibly handsome,’ but look at you. You look like somebody who’s fallen off the outside of a church. And what is it that you have rattling around your mind, some bizarre combination of alcohol and idiocy…some cocktail of nothing. And yet the confidence to continue shouting. They say of course, don’t they, that empty vessels make the most noise. What an enormous echo of nothingness from you. I know on some level, despite your physical appearance to an ape, that you’re a human being. I think silence is your friend. I think keep your lips firmly, firmly clamped together. Because everything that comes out of your mouth, from your idiotic announcements to your disgusting halitosis that’s coming through this room, is an abomination.”
That would be Russell Brand, or if we’re speaking frankly and plainly, “awesomeness embodied,” telling a heckler who yelled “Katy Perry” intermittently during the first half of Russell Brand’s comedy set at a casino in Atlantic City earlier in the week.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not a very big Russell Brand fan. And generally, I think anything that comes out of his mouth is contrived, empty, and for the gratifying benefit of hearing himself speak, but in this case, I think I’m willing to make an exception. Come on. Won’t you?
Update: Here’s the video!
May 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
Yeah, as you can see, Russell Brand did end up getting arrested for grabbing a dude’s phone and throwing it through a window on Monday. He actually moseyed on down to the police station himself, which was a sweet thing to do. And of course, he’s already posted bail and gotten out, and he’s already paid for the window he broke in his little temper tantrum, which is also sweet. What a nice, admirable little tale of jail time, right? It could have been so, so much worse.
But man, take a gander at that crazy-eyed mug shot, would you? Did Russell get arrested for throwing an iPhone or for assisting the Manson family in another murder? Really, he looks like Jesus with a darker past and higher cheekbones. I hope he’s doing ok with the divorce and the drama surrounding it, because he sure as hell doesn’t look like it. Hey, did I mention that already? That Russell Brand looks entirely too crazy here?
March 16, 2012 at 6:30 am by Emily
Oh God, what’s the arrest warrant for? For being too adorable while riding a bicycle and wearing a jaunty little hat? For crimes against humanity via fashion? Oh no, it’s not heroin, is it?
No, it’s none of those things. There’s a warrant out for Russell Brand because of that time he threw some dude’s phone through a window. Scandalous.
Ok, here’s the original story. See, Russell was hanging out in New Orleans, probably hooking up with ladies and doing yoga, when out popped a harmless group of paparazzi, a bunch of people who just wanted a picture. One of these dudes was a guy named Timothy Jackson, whose method of photography consisted of chilling in his car and snapping pics with his iPhone. Russell wasn’t too cool with what ol’ Timmy was doing, so he grabbed the phone and threw it, breaking a window in the process. Then Timmy called the police, and I guess Russell stormed off with his yoga mat or whatever. Scary stuff, right?
That was a few days ago. Since then, Russell has honorably stepped up and explained his actions on his Twitter:
“Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”
What a touching thing to do, right? Case closed! Except it’s not at all, because there’s still the matter of that pesky warrant:
Russell Brand isn’t out of the fire for tossing a paparazzo’s iPhone — New Orleans police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
New Orleans PD tells TMZ a misdemeanor warrant for simple criminal damage to property was issued tonight … following Brand’s run-in with a pap on Monday.
Brand is accused of grabbing the photog’s iPhone and hurling it through the window of a nearby law firm.
As TMZ first reported … people connected to Brand contacted the law firm and said the actor would be willing to pay for the damage to the window.
Russell is still in New Orleans filming a movie. We contacted a rep for the production … who refused to comment on the warrant.
Yeah, I don’t get this at all. I am seriously the least violent person, and I’ve never had the impulse to grab someone’s phone and throw it through a window, so I can’t really analyze this any further. I mean, earlier this week, I got super, super mad about something, which is weird in itself, because I usually don’t even get mad about things, I just get anxious or frustrated or sad. Anger is a really rare emotion for me, but oh my goodness, I was furious. I was so mad I was shaking, and you know what my first impulse was? To pet my guinea pigs and then lie down and watch a Lifetime movie. That’s all. So these people that throw phones and such, or those people who actually hit other people? That is absolute craziness to me. That’s a whole different world.
So how do you guys feel about this? Could you ever get mad enough to throw a phone hard enough to break through a window? Can you get where Russell is coming from? Do you have any good Lifetime movie recommendations?
March 15, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
What is this even? I’ll tell you what it’s supposed to be – an outfit. An ensemble, if you will. Otherwise known as “what Russell Brand wore after yoga.” But that leads me to wonder, who the hell is he doing yoga with, Mahatma Gandhi? Or maybe he’s taking tips from “tantric” Sting. This getup looks like something Sting’d rock back in the day.
But of course you’re thinking, “Why should I care about what Russell Brand is wearing, Sarah?” And I’m here to tell you that you’re not. Not really, anyway. And also, “I don’t know.” Showing you this photo of Brand was just my not-so-subtle way of saying “What a moronic freakshow of a man,” and “Katy Perry‘s really on the slow side of the track, isn’t she.” Also, Russell’s dating someone new, having moved on fast after his divorce. That chick Jenn told you guys about last week? It looks like it’s official – Russell Brand has figured out how to stick another hapless woman with his debonair, world-traveling pork sword. The Daily Mail confirms it:
While most of his contemporaries were out enjoying pre Oscar parties, Russell Brand was busy shopping with his new girlfriend. The 36-year-old comedian was spotted stepping out with his mystery brunette companion yesterday, in West Hollywood, California. The new couple were seen leaving the Crystalarium shop in what is the first major sign that the former Lothario is moving on from his failed marriage to Katy Perry.
The yoga loving pair picked up a small bag full of goodies from the store which specialises in rare gemstones, minerals, and natural crystals.
Oh jeez. “rare gemstones, minerals, and natural crystals.” That seems right up Russell’s alley, doesn’t it? Anyway, the chick was ultimately identified as the Oriela girl that we told you about, and it appears that he’s turning over a new leaf – maybe trying to heal his sexual addictions with, gosh, I don’t know. Even more unstable sex with women he’s just met and … oh, natural crystals, too? Can’t wait to hear how this pans out.
February 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
Meet 25-year-old Oriela Medellin Amieiro (you can just call her “Oriela,” if you like). She is a painter! She is an actress! She was recently spied sneaking out of a celebrity’s apartment! She also has—I think we can all agree on this—curves that don’t quit.
My work explores feelings of guilt, sensuality, sexuality and repression from a woman’s perspective.
In an era where gender roles and identities are blurred, my works express contradictions.
They portray strong and powerful females and their inner turmoil, as well as gentle and sensitive males.
Gentle, sensitive males, she says? Why, it’s little surprise, then, that Oriela might go for the likes of Russell Brand. Yep, that’s the rumor! Oriela is Brand’s new girlfriend!
And gosh, I hope so. I think I might like a couple of her paintings (NSFW?).
Also, it makes strange, total sense that Brand would go for a Latina painter. It’s this perfect inversion of that histrionic Katy Perry music video, “The One That Got Away,” except Brand has substituted Diego Luna with a super hot chick. Nice job, Russ.
As the story goes, the new couple met in yoga classes. I don’t have any hard evidence to support that rumor, but I will say that Oriela’s Tumblr (she has a Tumblr, you guys! That’s so cute!) is equal parts yoga and fashion photography. So yeah, she is into yoga, anyway.
Oriela’s acting reel is terrible, but I’ll just assume it all means she has a sense of humor:
(Image via The Sun.)