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Russell Brand and Katy Perry might as well be teaching Celebrity Breakups 101.

Proving that a split doesn't have to be bitter or contentious just because it's painful, the comedian opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his recent divorce and had only positive things to say about former wife Katy Perry.

"I still love her as a human being," he said. "But, sometimes when you're in a relationship I suppose it doesn't work out, does it? You can't absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. But that doesn't mean I regret it or anything."

"Sometimes things are just different and then you move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other."

"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."

Perry has since rebounded with Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, with whom she was spotted packing on the PDA at Coachella.

Still, it's time to move on. Last week, Brand finally unfollowed her on Twitter.

Also on Ellen, Brand weighed in on various newsworthy items of the day, including the Time Magazine breastfeeding cover. You gotta watch.

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The man, the myth, the legendarily zany Russell Brand will host the MTV Movie Awards on June 3, the cable network officially confirmed this week.

The comedian, who has hosted the MTV VMAs twice, will front the ceremony for the first time at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.

Brand said, "This MTV Movie Awards will be more impressive than The Avengers and you won't have to wait an hour for someone to Hulk out."

Russell Brand Testifies

MTV President Stephen Friedman also said of the 36-year old's involvement:

"With his amazing ability to span the full spectrum of comedy from the most high to low-brow, Russell's smart, unpredictable wit uniquely connects to our audience."

"His rock-n-roll sensibility and fearlessness give us the perfect partner with whom to take a leap of faith with as we meld the worlds of movies and music on one very special night."

Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Mila Kunis will all present at the bash. Check out our list of 2012 MTV Movie Award nominations to see who's up for the golden popcorns.

Also, you gotta see Russell destroy a heckler at his recent stand-up gig.

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Russell Brand absolutely shut it down during his stand-up show in Atlantic City, N.J., just annihilating a heckler who had been taunting him about Katy Perry.

The heckler had been yelling Perry-related comments at the Borgata on Saturday, most of which went ignored by Russell, who split with Katy last winter.

But it was his yelling "God save the queen!" during a bit about the British royal family that sent the zany comic into full-scale verbal attack mode:

"What, mate?" Russell tentatively began. "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."

The audience was all too happy to direct Brand.

"Let's see how your mental illness looks in the daylight," Russell said, ushering the man forward. "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."

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Russell Brand is doing well, thank you.

Returning to his roots - bachelorhood, plus standup comedy - is the ideal way to move on from his marriage to Katy Perry, which ended this winter after 14 months.

To hear Russell tell it, he has no reason not to be well.

Waxing philosophical about life, he says, "You don't need to brush it off if you don’t get it on you in the first place," he says, not specifically defining what "it" is.

In Good Spirits

The 36-year-old sounds downright zen in adding, "I don't have to let anything go. I don't hold on to anything negative. It's the same as zero-ness."

Asked if that's part of his yoga philosophy, Brand notes. "It's not about letting it go," he says. "You can't let go of something you don't hold, you know. It's meaningless, [and] much of our world is predicated on meaninglessness. And I just don't do that anymore."

As for his upcoming late-night show, which is due later this year on FX?

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Russell Brand is in hot water over his recent iPhone flinging.

New Orleans police issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for Brand in connection with the zany British funnyman's run-in with a photographer earlier this week.

Russell turned himself in Thursday and is in police custody.

Brand has been accused of grabbing a photographer's phone on Monday and throwing it through the nearby window of a law firm in downtown New Orleans.

Russell Brand = Jesus?

Brand, in town filming a movie, hasn't denied that he grabbed and hurled the phone. In fact, he Tweeted "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."

Brand has reportedly offered to pay for the broken window at the law firm, but the "victim," celebrity gossip photographer Timothy Jackson, filed a police report.

Jackson had been posted up along with several others to take pics of the 36-year-old, who is in NoLa shooting Oscar-winning swriter Diablo Cody's new film.

Last month, Chris Brown was accused of "robbery by sudden snatching" after Christal Spann claimed he reached out his car window, grabbed her phone and peaced.

Though a report was filed in that incident, no warrant was issued.

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Russell Brand has Tweeted a hilarious confession to recent allegations that he ganked some paparazzi dude's iPhone and hucked it through a window.

The zany British comedian is accused of ripping an iPhone right out of the hands of a paparazzo in New Orleans and firing it toward a local law firm.

Police are investigating, but Russell Tweeted the following mea culpa:

Russell Brand Tweet

Wonder if that would hold up in court. Genius, in any case ... but THG does not condone window assaults via iPhone every time you see one misused.

Unlike Chris Brown, who's also being investigated for stealing an iPhone, Brand has since offered to pay for the device, as well as the window he broke.

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Russell Brand recently broke up with Katy Perry.

And, according to an irate paparazzo, a window.

A Splash News photographer, Timothy Jackson, filed a police report against Brand, who allegedly approached Jackson's car, wrestled away his iPhone and heaved it through a window of nearby law firm, shattering the glass.

That's some arm, if true!

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Splash has a series of photos showing Russell snatching the iPhone and the apparent aftermath of broken glass at the offices of Deutsch, Kerrigan and Stiles.

New Orleans Police are still investigating, but no charges have been filed and there's no warrant out for Brand. Heck, the NOPD is still trying to ring him up.

"We have had several attempts to get in contact with Russell Brand in the past day, all of which were unsuccessful," a department spokesman tells E! News.

Maybe Russell disposed of his own phone through similar means?

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Despite some lyrics that make clear reference to a relationship falling apart and love gone wrong, Katy Perry insists "Part of Me" isn't about Russell Brand.

"I wrote it two years ago, which is funny because everybody is like 'God, it sounds so current,'" the pop star, 27, told MTV News about her latest single.

The song is full of jabs - "You can keep the diamond ring/It don't mean nothing anyway" etc. - leading many to conclude that it was a dig at Russell.

Not the case, says Perry, whose split with Brand remains amicable.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand Photo

Katy and Russell wed in October 2010 and split in December 2011.

"Some people that I work with were like, 'Just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago,'" she says. "I'm like, 'I'm not a d---, I'm going to tell the truth.'"

"I wrote it two years ago when I was writing and recording Teenage Dream, [but] it didn't feel right on the record. It's not about [Russell Brand]."

Still, Perry admits that the timing is eerie in a sense.

"Sometimes I'm like, 'Am I living in The Truman Show?' It just feels like sometimes I'm caught in this movie where my life is paralleling my music!"

"It seems very serendipitous, but, as un-fun as it sounds, I prepare everything. I'm overly prepared and kind of a control freak in the best of ways."

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It's been just two months since Katy Perry and Russell Brand split, but rumor has it he's moved on already - with 25-year-old model and artist Oriela Medellin Amieiro.

"It was about 9:30 in the morning, and I saw them getting into a Range Rover," a witness dished to Life & Style, which made Katy's heartbreak its new cover story.

"She had obviously stayed over at his house because she was in evening clothes and high heels. She threw her head back and laughed - she was having a good time."

Not having a good time these days? KP.

Katy Perry: Stabbed in the Heart!

Katy Perry now wonders, according to a "lifelong pal," whether Russell really was the "changed man" he claimed to be when they married in October 2010.

"I'm such a fool," Katy recently confessed, allegedly. "I believed in him."

Sources say that Russell Brand has been "on a tear" recently, partying, clubbing, coming on to women all over LA, a harem of babes that apparently includes, but is not limited to, the Mexican-born Oriela Medellin Amieiro.

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Their divorce is amicable and we don't normally like to read into things like this, but Katy Perry's new song, "Part of Me," sure sounds like a dig at Russell Brand.

The newly Katy started off her 2012 Grammy Awards performance singing her hit "E.T.", but then the music suddenly stopped and she burst into "Part of Me."

Aggressively, she sang lyrics like:

“You chewed me up and spit me out / Like I was poison in your mouth / You took my light, you drained me down / You ripped me off, your love was cheap.”

Easy to interpret it as bitterness toward Brand, no? Watch Perry perform in a ridiculously tight, form fitting rubber cat suit of sorts with her blue hair below:

Perhaps the strongest indication that this was aimed at Russell? The original song lyrics include, “You can keep the dog from me, I never liked him anyway.”

But last night, Perry sang: “Keep your diamond ring, in fact, you can keep everything – except for me.” Ouch. That's got to hurt, R ... amicable split or not.

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Russell Brand, Teresa Palmer Russell Brand is a British comedian, actor, columnist and presenter of radio and television. You may remember him for hosting the 2008... More »
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