Articles tagged with ‘Katy Perry’
Posted on March 3rd, 2016 at 7:35 am by SBGLA
It looks like British actor Orlando Bloom and US singing sensation Katy Perry are officially, um… official!
While the couple has been spotted together here and there over the last few months, stirring up speculation of a romance, news sources have gone crazy this week as a series of pics showing the couple hiking together in sporty attire hit the tabloids, confirming, they are an “official couple.” Oo-er!
“Katy likes how down to earth Orlando is,” one insider said. “They seem to be getting serious and are an official couple. She calls him her boyfriend.”
This all makes sense considering the amount of time they’ve been spending together recently. Not only did they go on a Hawaiian vacation together last week, but upon their return, they’ve been staying together in New York City.
In fact, last Tuesday night, the couple was photographed leaving a romantic dinner date at The Polo Bar in Midtown Manhattan.
Perry literally dazzled in a sparkly black dress with drop earrings and bright red lipstick, while Bloom opted for a more casual style in gray pants and a black and leather jacket.
Another onlooker said, “It looked like Katy was very comfortable being her self in front of Orlando…They were sitting close to each other, [and] Orlando was a gentleman.”
During their two-hour date, the source told E! News, “Katy was smiling during their dinner, and Orlando could not keep his eyes off her while they were eating. The way it looked seemed like they had been dating each other for sometime now. They were very relaxed.”
One interesting point, was, the duo was notably absent from the 2016 Oscars as they embarked on their tropical vaca. The insider explains, “Katy and Orlando wanted to get away on their down time so they decided to go to Hawaii. They had known reason this year to attend the Oscars or the festivities around it.”
Instead, Perry and Bloom hiked along the Napili Coast over the Oscar weekend, holding hands as they took in the views. The singer donned a pink bikini with a pair of palm tree-printed shorts while the actor opted for a pair of red swim trunks that showed off his toned abs.
The photos of their dinner date in Hawaii show Bloom with his arm wrapped tightly around the “Roar” singer, both looking very happy and (dare we say it) in love!
But their recent photographs are only the continued proof of their blossoming romance.
Not only did the pair attend several 2016 Golden Globes after parties together, they also met up with each other at Stella McCartney‘s Autumn 2016 Presentation during fashion week and then enjoyed a fun night out in Los Angeles shortly after.
Most recently, they were photographed getting cozy at singer Adele‘s concert in L.A. and then again at a Grammys party the same weekend.
Another source added, “Katy and Orlando are doing really well. They have been hanging out a lot over the past two months. They are a very chill pair…They both communicate great and laugh when they are around each other.”
She must have a thing for Brits I reckon, after being married to Russell Brand… Let’s hope this one lasts!
Posted on July 9th, 2015 at 6:33 am by SBGLA
British soccer star Steven Gerrard is determined to follow in the footsteps of LA Galaxy greats like David Beckham as he prepares for his new adventure in America.
The 35-year-old central midfielder was officially unveiled to the media before a standing-room only crowd at StubHub Center’s Stadium Club on Tuesday.
Standing in front of the international press for the first time as a Galaxy player, the Liverpool FC icon stressed that he’s eager to earn the respect of Galaxy fans like club legends Beckham and Landon Donovan before him.
“It’s very exciting to be a member of the LA Galaxy,” Gerrard said. “David Beckham and Landon Donovan are two players who contributed very well to this football club if I can follow in their footsteps I’ll be very, very happy.
“David is hero of mine… who is a wonderful guy and a fantastic footballer. He’s someone that I leaned on for advice before I decided to come here,” he added.
“While Landon was the enemy for a short period of time at [Liverpool’s archrival] Everton, I’m sure that I’ll bump into him around the place and it’ll be good to bounce feedback off him as well. He’s a legend and a hero, I’ve seen his performances over the years and I know that’s the standard that everyone is looking for. I just want to follow in their footsteps.”
A quick adaptation to the rigors of MLS is vital for success in Gerrard’s stint with Galaxy, but to aid that process, the former Liverpool FC man has already begun to lean on former teammate Robbie Keane for advice.
Whereas in 2008, it was Keane joining Gerrard at a new club, this time around it is Gerrard who is “coming into a new school.”
But the presence of a familiar face like Keane has already proved invaluable for Gerrard’s acclimation to life in Southern California.
“It was very nice to have Robbie here on day one. He introduced me to all the players and the staff as well. I know Robbie very well from back home. He also lent me some factor 50 [sunscreen] so I didn’t burn on day one,” Gerrard said with a grin.
“He’s a good teammate and I’m looking forward to playing with him. He was the MVP last year and he’s on fire right now. He’s coming into a bit of form, and it’s my responsibility that Robbie keeps firing as well by keeping the service up for them.
Ultimately for Gerrard to become a success at the Galaxy, the veteran midfielder understands that it’s up to him to “do the talking on the pitch.”
“I’m not coming here to make excuses about needing months to be ready. I’m ready to fire from the beginning,” Gerrard said.
“Moving forward, it’s all about success. If there’s anyone out there who thinks that I’m coming out here for a holiday or my last paycheck, they’ll be proved wrong very soon.”
Gerrard ended his 17-year association with Liverpool this summer once his contract expired, deciding to move Stateside for a new challenge and seems to be fitting into his new life in LA rather nicely, he has just moved into a $25m mansion in a star-studded area where star such as Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Bieber live. The plush-pad will cost the star around $55,000 a month to rent.
The six-bedroom property is costing the Reds legend £35,000 per month after moving to LA last week with wife Alex.
It is set within a gated community in one of Beverley Hill’s most sought-after areas, Trousdale Estates where the late Elvis Presley lived just two streets away.
Earlier this year his wife, 32-year-old Alex jetted out to California on a house-hunting tripbut said that it was a difficult task.
She said: “House hunting has been really hard. The houses are so beautiful. I wish I could find one I didn’t like. You walk in them and you’re like ‘wow, this is amazing’.”
Oo-er… Bet they’ll be throwing some amazing parties up there!
Posted on June 20th, 2013 at 6:48 am by SBGLA
Pop Superstar Katy Perry has revealed how her former hubby Russell Brand cold heartedly dumped her by TEXT.
The singer claims she hasn’t heard from the lothario funnyman since he messaged her more than a year ago to say their 14-month marriage was over.
Katy told Vogue: “He’s a very smart man, a magical man and I was in love with him when I married him.
“Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.”
Although the 28-year-old star accepts her hectic touring schedule was partly responsible for the failure of her marriage, she cryptically hinted there was more to the split than meets the eye.
She said: “I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day.
“I let go and I was like, ‘This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me.’ So I have moved on from that.”
Since the split Katy has dated musician John Mayer, but has confirmed their on/off relationship is over for good.
She is currently linked to tween heartthrob Robert Pattinson. Oo-er!
Posted on June 6th, 2013 at 7:45 am by SBGLA
Despite his past battles with sex addiction, comedian Russell Brand insisted he never cheated on his ex-wife, pop star Katy Perry during their marriage, which ended in December 2011.
Adamant he was faithful, Russell told Esquire magazine: “When I’m in a relationship I’m diligently monogamous and stick to the principles agreed on within that relationship. You’ve got to, I think.
“But it’s going to be hard if I go into a monogamous relationship.
“I live a life where I have a lot of freedom, so if I meet someone and I go, ‘Right let’s be monogamous,’ that’s a f****** change.
“But I tried it and I loved it.”
Explaining the reasons behind their split, he added: “Some of it’s the fame, but I think getting married is… you’ve got a whole other person that you’ve got to make as important as you.
“It’s just hard isn’t it? She’s got a lot of options, I’ve got a lot of options, so you’ve got to really, really want it (to make marriage work).”
This is true Russell my dear… But clearly, Katie didn’t want it…(Ouch!)
Posted on July 16th, 2012 at 11:59 am by Sean Borg
Scruffy funnyman Russell Brand and popstar Katy Perry have officially reclaimed their single status.
The ex-husband and wife finalized their divorce today; just over six months after the British comedian surprised Perry by pulling the plug on their 14-month marriage, citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’
A split agreement was hammered out in February, and Brand is believed to have walked away from their prenup-free marriage without asking for any of Perry’s $40 million-plus fortune.
Their whirlwind romance that began when flirtatious Katy threw a plastic bottle at Russell’s head at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, they tied the knot in Oct. 23, 2010 at an elaborate, elephant-inclusive celebration in India.
However, rift rumors soon began with the speculation centering on career commitments and disagreements over family planning, Brand, 37, wanted to start a family, and Perry, 27, preferred to wait.
A source said: “Due to California law, it takes six months for a union to dissolve so things only became official today.”
Both have rebounded quickly from the fizzled romance. Russell, who told Ellen DeGeneres back in May that he still loves his former missus “as a human being,” has been seen with a variety of dark-haired model types, while Katy has been dating Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd.
Perry was recently quoted saying: “My fairy tale has absolutely changed,” Perry explained to USA Today earlier this month. “I don’t need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending. I can make the happy ending myself.”
Good luck to them both!
Posted on June 12th, 2012 at 7:51 am by Sean Borg
Russell Brand has always rather reckoned himself… Here’s the latest outrageous statement spouting from the scruffy funnyman’s very annoying mouth…
Russ believes the Queen of England should knight him. Oo-er!
The silly ex-hubby of pop superstar Katy Perry has convinced himself (for some bizarre reason) that he DESERVES to be awarded this honor… Um, not likely, Russ!
Brand was overheard saying: “They can’t ignore me for much longer. I should have a knighthood.
“Otherwise the people will revolt.”
Amusingly, the Hollywood wannabe, who is currently promoting his latest film, Rock of Ages – appearing with an all-star cast including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta Jones, went on to say, “It hurts my heart. It’s a great time in our country and I’m devastated not to be there.”
“I love the Queen and have never been so in love with her since I came to America,” he said. How patriotic!
After hearing these comments, I guess all we can do is laugh along with Brand (or at him)… I mean seriously, Russell Brand receiving a knighthood is about as funny as one of his stand-up comedies… Er, not very!
Here’s how Brand might look as a knight in my mock-up picture…
Posted on May 16th, 2012 at 4:42 pm by Sean Borg
Its been four-and-a-half months since Russell Brand and Katy Perry filled for divorce, and now it seems the last tiny part of their attachment has gone at the push of a button!
Yes, that’s right, Russell Brand has finally blocked his ex-missus from his follow list on the popular social media site – Twitter!
The scruffy British comic-turned-actor is thought to have made the complete break after sexy popstar Katy was pictured getting rather cozy with Florence and the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd as they partied at the Coachella Music Festival together. Since then, according to rumor, Perry and Ackroyd are now dating.
So, it’s not surprising Brand pushed the ‘unfollow’ button, because let’s face it, Perry didn’t hang around, she unfollowed the ex-hubby immediately after their split was announced.
And I doubt that the 27-year-old songstress will even noticed the dip in numbers; she still has another 19.2 million people following her!
Posted on March 20th, 2012 at 8:30 am by Sean Borg
Nice to that Russell Brand is moving on with his life after his divorce from singer Katy Perry, by spending some quality time house hunting, with the most important woman in his life… Er, his mum!
The scruffy British funnyman, 36, flew his mother Barbara to the states so that they could spend Mother’s Day together …ahh, what a lovely son he is.
Brand and his mum then went looking for a new home for the star, in the up market West Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Flying his mum half way across the world so that she can help with the house hunting, is quite a subdued act from Brand, considering that only last week Russell was arrested for criminal and charged with criminal damage to property due to throwing a paparazzo’s iPhone (inset pic).
Brand claims he was provoked by the pap, which led him to grab and fling photographer Timothy Jackson’s cell phone. Has anyone bothered to ask why the pap was using an iPhone and not a real camera to stalk celebrities with?
In true Russell Brand fashion, he tweeted his reasons for the phone-throwing incident claiming it was merely a tribute to the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.
Brand tweeted: “Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently. What I did was a tribute to his memory.”
However, now it seems he is doing his utmost best to put his legal troubles behind him. Brand had been in the process of becoming a naturalized US citizen through his marriage to Katy but recent events could put his status under consideration.