The Daily Star reports that the Los Angeles marital home shared by Katy Perry and Russell Brand, which Perry still resides at, is being drastically altered by the pop star to the tune of $1 million in refurbishing. “Katy’s fed up of having memories of Russell everywhere,” a source told the British tabloid. “They bought the house together last year after getting married but she’s decided to completely refurbish it.” Changes include changing the color inside and adding “crazy decor and furnishings.”
The Sun profiled how the music career of Jessie J hasn’t meant a windfall of cash for the British pop star, despite the chart success of ‘Price Tag’ and ‘Do It Like A Dude’. Documents filed at London’s Companies House for the year ending last August show the 24-year-old had nearly £20,000 in losses. Performing smaller gigs and suffering a leg injury contributed to the shortfall, but things are looking brighter in 2012.
“But these days Jessie has deals with drink firm Vitamin Water and MasterCard, plus her fees from this year’s #1 single ‘Domino’ and her work on ‘The Voice’ have delivered serious boosts to her bank balance,” a source told the paper. Read more.
According to TMZ, Demi Lovato has signed a deal to be a judge and mentor on the second season of ‘The X Factor’. The singer and actress will be in New York City on Monday (May 14) to announce she’s joining the show during the FOX Up Fronts. The 19-year-old will reportedly be joined in the Big Apple by Britney Spears, who will also be introduced to the ‘X Factor’ team that includes Simon Cowell L.A. Reid.
Katy Perry has been linked to Florence and The Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd, and a source tells Look magazine that the new romance is positive for the pop star after ending her marriage with British comedian Russell Brand. “He’s a super-lovely, sweet, romantic guy who will treat her like a princess,” the insider explained. “And after everything that happened with Russell, that’s just what she needs – but he’s also got this bad boy side and that’s exactly her type.”
Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that sources close to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are convinced that the teen couple could be getting engaged soon. 18-Year-old Bieber and 19-year-old Gomez were seen at a couple of major jewelry stores looking at “major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger.”
A friend of Katy Perry tells UsMagazine.com the pop star is already pining for her ex-husband Russell Brand, despite displaying a completely different emotion on her song ‘Part of Me’. “Katy’s been trying to get him back,” the pal insisted. “She’s a lost soul right now.”
Triggering Perry’s feelings was a trip to India earlier this month, the location where the 27-year-old married the British comic in 2010.
According to E! Online, Katy Perry may have to be shelling out millions to Russell Brand in wake of their divorce, since the pop star made about $45 million during the marriage thanks to touring and endorsements, while the comedian made between $6 million to $8 million during that time frame. Presuming the couple had a California marriage license after their Indian wedding, the state’s laws say Brand is entitled to half of their joint earnings during the marriage.
According to The Sun, Katy Perry’s mother Mary Hudson joined her husband Keith for their first church service since the pop star divorced comedian Russell Brand, greeted by a packed crowd of 300 worshipers. Mary, 63, joked to the Church on the Rise congregation in Westlake, Ohio: “I’m sure Katy is trending on the internet just to get you to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012.”
According to Us Weekly, on/off couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are now engaged after the former *NSYNC star popped the question in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming last month. “Justin knows how much she loves snowboarding and the mountains, so it was the perfect place,” a source told the mag. Timberlake has “never been happier” according to a source close to the 30-year-old. Read more.