Russell Brand has joked about his "sacred" marriage to Katy Perry - insisting 14 months is long enough to be married.
The 37-year-old funnyman made his return to radio on British station XFM on Monday night, joined by special guest Noel Gallagher along with regular presenters Matt Morgan and Trevor Lock, and was surprised to learn the former Oasis rocker knew the exact length of his matrimony to the "California Gurls" singer.
After being told his friends made a bet on how long his wedded bliss would last, which caused Noel to erupt with laughter, Russell exclaimed, "Don't cackle, I tried my hardest. How come you know exactly how long my marriage was. Was you timing it?" Noel responded, "For the record, in the sweepstake I came the closest."
Russell then continued to give humorous marital advice, making gags about his relationship with Katy, with whom he tied the knot in a traditional Hindu ceremony in India in October 2010 and filed for divorce from in December 2011. "Thanks, nice to know you're all behind me, very supportive, nice to know you're all supporting me. 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," he joked.
Katy Perry has signed a $3 million deal to write her autobiography.
The "Firework" hitmaker - who is currently dating John Mayer - is expected to discuss in detail her 14-month marriage to British comic Russell Brand in the tome, which will be called Part of Me because she wants to put out her side of the story before her former spouse releases the next installment of his My Booky Wook autobiographical series.
"Several publishers have been after Katy for a while. She decided to go ahead so fans don't have a one-sided story when Russell publishes another Booky Wook," a source told The Sun.
The news comes weeks after Russell - who has written two books about his life, My Booky Wook and Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal - confirmed he was discuss his relationship with the pop star in his third literary offering because he knows he can't ignore something that was such a huge part of his life.
Russell Brand is being sued for $185,000 in damages by a pedestrian. The comedian - who was first sued for $25,000 by Victor Sneed last year - has now been hit by an even bigger legal claim as the alleged victim claims he needs greater financial compensation after being mowed down by a car last October, which he says Russell was driving.
Victor alleges his mammoth medical bill needs to be paid for injuries to his left hand, left arm, left hip, neck and left wrist. He claims he's already spent $45,000 in medical expenses and will need yet another $140,000 for future surgeries.
However, Russell has strongly denied the claims and refuses to cough up the cash, believing Victor's "own negligence" was to blame for the accident. A court document reads, "Under the provisions of the California Code of Civil Procedure, [Russell Brand] denies both generally and specially each, every and all of the allegations contained in the Complaint, and denies that plaintiff [Victor Sneed] sustained damages in the sum alleged, or in any other sum or at all. Plaintiff is barred from any recovery on the basis that the plaintiff's own negligence was the sole and proximate cause of the accident and injuries he sustained."
Russell Brand wants to get married again. The Arthur actor says he is open to tying the knot for a second time even though his first marriage, to Katy Perry, ended in divorce after just 14 months.
"I suppose [I will get married again], if I meet the right man or woman," he told E! News.
Before marrying Katy in October 2010, Russell, 37, says he was so obsessed with sleeping around, it took over his life: "I was once so devoted to 'sh**ging' I would forget to eat. I was like those people in China who die because they're so into their Xbox they stop having dinner. I focus on other things now, like meditation and yoga. I spend more time meditating than having sex. Isn't that good? It was unthinkable five years ago. I think the quality of the sh**ging has improved, though. Yoga gives you an understanding of chakras and energy and how to umbrella the G-spot."
While he has been linked to a string of women since his marriage ended, Katy, 28, is in a serious relationship with singer John Mayer.
Russell Brand is training to become a yoga teacher. The Get Him to the Greek star is a huge fan of the Indian exercise and wellbeing practice and even thinking of opening his own studio in Los Angeles with the help of his instructor Tej Kaur.
"His teacher at Goldenbridge Yoga is in charge of teacher training at the center and has encouraged Russ to take the course. He decided to give it a go. The pair have become good friends and Russell relies on Tej to bring calmness into his often crazy life. Once he's finished his course next Spring, he'll set up his own studio in Los Angeles," a source said.
Former sex and drugs addict Russell, 37, may even use the center to help those less fortunate than himself. "He has this idea of an all-giving studio where teachers work for their own fulfillment and those in need such as the homeless and addicts in need of finding their spiritual soul. He wants to create his own mantra and take his teachings round the world like other renowned teachers he's learned from in the past. It's all part of his dream of building his own community and he would like to offer free classes to those in need. It would also include meditation, cooking classes, lectures and aromatherapy classes," the source added.
Katy Perry is planning a divorce party.
The "Part of Me" singer - whose divorce from Russell Brand was finalized in July - would have been celebrating her second wedding anniversary on October 23 so instead of getting upset about it, she is planning to threw a huge bash, which will also mark her 28th birthday.
"Katy has been dreading October 23 for weeks now and has been trying to think of ways to turn it into something positive. It's her birthday two days later and the last thing she wanted to do was spend that week depressed and miserable, which would then mean not doing anything to celebrate her birthday. Her pals have been persuading her to have a huge party or go to Vegas for a few days but Katy decided on throwing a small gathering at her home. She has decided to call it her divorce party and it will be a day of doing what she loves with her favorite people," a source told The Sun.
Katy is now dating singer John Mayer, while funnyman Russell has been linked to a string of different women.
Russell Brand took a group of homeless people for breakfast yesterday.
The British comedy actor took a small group of people to the Newsroom Cafe in West Hollywood for a nourishing early morning meal. Russell himself was very casually dressed for the occasion in an oversize woolly hat, red trainers and a baggy pair of pajama bottoms.
It is the second time this month Russell has been spotted helping the homeless, as he helped a street dweller by giving him water and having a chat with him after he left a yoga class. He also gave the man - who was topless at the time - a white t-shirt to protect from the heat of the Californian summer. Russell offered him a car ride to destination, which was accepted, and the Rock of Ages star was reportedly overheard saying they were going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Beforehand, the rescued man was apparently seen rolling around in the dirty parking space and appeared to be under the influence of some kind of narcotics. Russell himself is a recovering sex addict, heroin user and alcoholic.
Russell Brand is hoping to imitate Hugh Hefner by dating Playboy twins.
The British comedian - who has been linked to a string of women since ending his 14-month marriage to pop princess Katy Perry last December - tried to secure a wild date with Playboy models Carla and Melissa Howe after his stand-up gig in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.
Russell Brand thinks he and Katy Perry were "incompatible."
The British comic split from the "Teenage Dream" hitmaker last December after just 14 months of marriage and he thinks they were just too different for their relationship to work.
"Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn't. But if you sort of sense there's an incompatibility, then in any relationship, regardless of the status of the individual, it is kind of best to go separate ways," he said.
The Arthur star - who has been liked to several women, including Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell, since splitting from Katy - believes it is very important for couples to share interests. "I think if you're someone who is really into mountain biking, it would be good to go out with someone else who's into mountain biking, and if you're really into Eastern mysticism, go out with someone else who into Eastern mysticism. I think if you're a devoted tennis professional and you get married to a crystal meth addict, you might have trouble. I've been in a lot of trouble!" he said.
Russell Brand is terrified of Victoria Beckham. The 37-year-old actor has been avoiding Victoria's local haunts in Los Angeles, where they both live, because he is worried she will confront him about dumping her Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell after a brief fling.
"Russell's avoiding Victoria at all costs. He's scared to visit the places where he used to bump into her. It's got so bad he's even changed his regular coffee shop because she goes there, and now goes to one that's two miles from his home in west Hollywood. He knows he didn't treat Geri too kindly, and is convinced Victoria will kick off when she sees him," a source told The Daily Star.
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