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Katy Perry has opened up about her failed marriage to Russell Brand and broken romance with John Mayer in the new issue of Cosmopolitan after becoming the first person to grace all of the magazine's global covers at once.
The pop superstar, who is reportedly back in the arms of her ex-boyfriend Robert Ackroyd, bares her soul in a revealing new interview with U.S. comedienne Chelsea Handler.
Speaking about her former husband Brand, she insists that their marriage seems very distant, explaining, "It feels like a hundred lifetimes ago, so it's like digging up an old grave. "A lot of therapy has happened and a lot of understanding and growth... Sometimes you have to go through all this s**t to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate."
And it appears she may have found that, at least for a short time, in ex-boyfriend Mayer. Perry tells the July (14) issue of the magazine, "I have a lot of respect for (John) still." The singer split from Brand at the end of 2011, and she ended her relationship with Mayer in February (14).
Katy Perry has reconciled with Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd almost two years after they split, according to a new report. The Firework hitmaker dated the British musician in 2012 following the disintegration of her marriage to Russell Brand the previous year (11).
Their romance fizzled out after several months and Perry began a new relationship with rocker John Mayer, but she has reportedly reunited with Ackroyd, with reports suggesting they were seen kissing at an afterparty for her Prismatic tour date in London over the weekend (30May-01Jun14).
A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Katy and Rob seemed to be very much back together at her party on Saturday night. They were inseparable, kissing, flirting and cuddling away in front of the roadies, celebs and friends at the bash. There were a fair few famous faces in the room but Katy and Rob only had eyes for each other."
Perry split from Mayer earlier this year (14).
Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams were among the stars who helped raise $2.4 Million (£1.5 million) at the Museum of Contemporary Art's 35th anniversary gala in Los Angeles. The glamorous event at the L.A. gallery on Saturday (29Mar14) attracted the cream of the art and entertainment world, with guests paying from $2,500 to $100,000 (£1,562 - £62,000) for tickets.
Stars including Perry and Williams attended, along with Glee's Dianna Agron, Owen Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, Jane Fonda, Ryan Seacrest and Chloe Sevigny, who all enjoyed a lavish dinner at the bash, organised by luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton.
The evening also featured a special performance by superstar singer Diana Ross.
Ticket sales and donations pulled in $1.2 million, which was matched by art collector Maurice Marciano.
After walking the red carpet sporting a glow-in-the-dark purse, Perry revealed she had set aside the whole day to learn more about art, saying, "Today we did an art crawl. We went to see some private collations and went to galleries. I got to meet with a whole punch of contemporary artists. I have a list."
Russell Brand's girlfriend has sparked engagement rumours after she was spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger during an outing with the funnyman. The actor/comedian has been dating British socialite Jemima Khan on and off since last year (13), and they fuelled gossip about the status of their relationship during a day out in London on Saturday (22Mar14).
Khan was photographed wearing a gold ring on her left hand, prompting speculation the couple is planning a wedding.
They have yet to comment on the rumours. Brand was previously married to pop star Katy Perry, while Khan previously dated actor Hugh Grant.
Actress Olivia Munn has become the new face of acne treatment brand Proactiv after suffering an embarrassing breakout while starring opposite Hollywood hunk Eric Bana in a new movie. The Iron Man 2 beauty reveals she had never suffered from spotty skin until she moved from Japan, where she was raised, back to her native Oklahoma at the age of 16 and experienced a nasty outbreak of acne.
She says, "I had this horrible outbreak and I never had acne before. On my skin, on my forehead, it was covered in acne and I didn't know what to do. I'm a new kid in school and so I felt really self-conscious and didn't really lift my head up until my cousin mentioned it.
"I hadn't even heard of Proactiv, and she said, 'You should just try this.' I used it and within like a week all of it was gone."
However, the acne recently returned while she was shooting upcoming crime thriller Deliver Us From Evil, much to Munn's horror.
She tells People.com, "I'm doing a movie with Eric Bana where I play his wife, and I've got this massive cystic acne on my neck, my cheek and on my forehead. And he's so charming and good-looking, and thankfully the first time I met him was at night. But I thought, 'No!' That's when I really went full force and tried and everything. Nothing was working."
Munn turned to treatments like acupuncture and steroid injections from a dermatologist, but nothing helped until her agent suggested she try a new Proactiv+ formula.
She explains, "I guess he had also noticed my pimples. I thought, 'Will it work? I'm an adult now!' Within two weeks it was completely cleared up and I haven't had a breakout again."
The actress jumped at the chance to join the likes of Justin Bieber, Adam Levine and Katy Perry and become a spokesmodel for the skincare brand, because she knows first-hand that it really works: "It's so crazy because I have this whole story with it. It was nice. It's something that's very easy to get behind because I know what it did for me in my life."
Katy Perry is following in the footsteps of fellow pop stars One Direction and Justin Bieber by launching a teen jewellery collection. The singer has teamed up with bosses at accessories chain Claire's to design a new line themed around her album Prism.
The pieces will include jewellery, novelty items and collectibles which will all be designed around her song titles and lyrics.
Claire's Inc CEO Jim Fielding says, "Katy aligns perfectly with our brand mission and resonates with our friends and customers around the world."
The Prism collection will launch in May, 2014. Other stars to launch lines through Claire's include One Direction, Bieber and British girl group Little Mix.
Katy Perry and Rita Ora became high-fashion models for a day, when the singers hit the runway during Milan Fashion Week on Thursday (20Feb14). A day after the pop pals were partying in London for the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (19Feb14), they jetted to Italy to support designer pal Jeremy Scott.
The newly appointed creative director for Moschino debuted his collection for the brand, and he enlisted the beauties to show off edgy outfits from his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection on the catwalk.
Perry donned a black leather mini dress, a matching coat and gold accent pieces, including the signature oversized Moschino necklace.
Ora soon followed down the runway, wearing a black satin large t-shirt dress, with a certificate of authenticity printed in large lettering on the front.
Scott later posted a photo sitting in between his two muses on Instagram.com, along with a caption that reads: "THANK YOU @katyperry & @ritaora FOR BEING THE BEST GAL PALS A BOY COULD DREAM OF I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH !!!"
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If we can learn anything from Miley’s tongue-lashing, no-clothes-wearing, twerk through 2013, it’s that celebrities have more media savvy than you’d think. Social media will make and break careers in the future. Viral videos have become the sex tapes of the 2010s. So it’s no surprise that a bizarre video Vin Diesel posted on his Facebook page has made him the talk of Hollywood.
To celebrate the early success of Riddick’s Blu-ray and DVD sales, Diesel decided to share a bit of a kooky video of him lip-synching “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry and Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love.” However, he randomly breaks into a frank business discussion after his own personal dance party. But the question is … what’s his thinking behind the video?
Diesel is the king of sequels. At first glance, Pitch Black and Fast & The Furious didn’t seem like they would spawn even one let alone multiple sequels. However, Diesel hasn’t starred in a film that wasn’t a sequel for years. Is this video an attempt at Diesel angling for more attention? It worked for Miley. Could his suggestive dancing and halfhearted crotch grabs be an attempt to get on the cast of Magic Mike 2? His Jersey Shore-reminiscent dancing is better than some of the cast members (Adam Rodriguez, Alex Pettyfer) of the 2012 male-stripper drama. After all, that was a huge boost to Matthew McConaughey’s notoriety.
Maybe he’s practicing lip-synching for Fast & Furious 7. Do the drag racers of the Fast & Franchise meet drag queens? Is Diesel going to go undercover as Lynne Diesel, or better yet Miss Diesel Ann-Gin to infiltrate drug runners at a drag show? As implausible as that plot may be that would be an epic storyline! It'd also would be great brand integration with RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6.
Either way, Diesel is laughing all the way to the bank. He won the Internet with a video that included bizarre celebrity behavior, a reference to something topical (The Grammys) and a plug. Achievement Unlocked! Now an entire cross-section of people who haven’t been thinking about Diesel is having second thoughts.
Pop star Katy Perry has been moved to tears by an orchestral performance of her hit song Roar during a visit to China. The singer was the guest of honour at a special show by the China National Orchestra in Beijing on Sunday (12Jan14), when just under 100 musicians took to the stage for a unique rendition of the chart smash - using traditional Chinese instruments.
Orchestra director Xi Qiang explains, "Katy Perry is a successful pop singer; our traditional music boasts a long history. This piece showcased the inclusiveness of our music traditions. We want to bring music to more people, both at home and abroad."
Cameras from local news network CCTV caught Perry wiping away tears as she listened to the reworked piece and after the set, she said, "Overwhelming! (It was) very emotional for me and made me cry. It made me really understand my love for music in its purist form.... (It was) so moving!"
She also expressed her thanks to the orchestra by presenting a guitar from her personal collection to the musicians, who gifted Perry with an ancient Chinese vessel flute called a Xun to the star in exchange.
Perry made her first trip to China to headline the 2014 Infiniti China Brand Festival on Saturday (11Jan14). She also took some time out of her work schedule to visit the Great Wall of China on Sunday, where she was photographed striking a pose, doing the splits.
Katy Perry rang in 2014 on a major health kick - the backstage demands at her New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas included fruit, vegetables and vegan treats. The pop star appears to have adopted her ex-husband Russell Brand vegan diet after requesting bosses at Caesars Palace fill her dressing room with meat-free food.
Her backstage catering demands included fresh veggies at all times, two large baskets of fruit and a vegetarian option for her crew at dinner, plus quinoa or couscous.
She also demanded that all meals were low-fat and health conscious, according to TMZ.com.
Her dressing room requirements were just as specific - Perry requested fresh organic grown fruit, fresh cut crudites (cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snap peas & celery), healthy granola, dried figs, a large bowl of hummus and fresh guacamole.
Perry rang in the new year by performing at a private show at Caesars Palace's Fizz on Tuesday night (31Dec13) with boyfriend John Mayer watching from the wings.