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The Internet may be a "wicked little liar," to use Russell Brand's words, a great deal of the time. But apparently not in this sad case. He's divorcing Katy Perry.

Just 24 hours after Russell was spotted sans wedding ring in London, with Katy 7,000 miles away with friends in Hawaii, the actor filed the papers this afternoon.

Brand personally confirmed the news, saying in a statement: "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."

Katy Perry, Russell Brand Picture

Brand cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split in the official divorce documents, filed in Los Angeles Friday. The couple married October 23, 2010.

The documents list "community property assets," which may indicate a lack of prenup, or one that does not account for all their earnings and other assets.

The news is surprising and yet not, given recent reports that the couple had been having problems and spending time apart, possibly following a massive fight.

He does not list a date the couple separated, but TMZ reports that Russell Brand may have blindsided Katy Perry by filing the divorce petition. Stay tuned.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are so in a fight.

No, seriously, it's bad. So much so that the spouses of a little more than one year parted on expletive terms and spent the holidays 7,000 miles apart.

After planning to fly her family via private jet to husband Brand's London hometown for the holidays, Perry changed course, opting to fly to Hawaii.

The reason? "They had a massive fight," an insider says. "She was like, 'F--k you. I'm going to do my own thing.' Russell replied, 'Fine, f--k you too.'"

Perry and Brand

Which explains why, come December 25, the record-setting singer was seen splashing in the Pacific Ocean off the island of Kauai sans wedding ring.

Meanwhile, Brand was catching up with some pals in a pub in chilly Coverack, Cornwall, without his ring on either. They're definitely having problems.

"They haven't split up just yet, but things aren't good," acknowledged the source, adding that the divorce rumors are untrue, but rooted in reality.

"The fighting is getting worse."

At issue? Among other things, explains another source: "Katy doesn't think that Russell respects her parents' Christian beliefs or her friends."

UPDATE: Looks like it's officially over, as the actor filed divorce papers today. Follow the link for the scoop on Russell Brand and Katy Perry's divorce.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

This does not sound good.

As we know, the rumor mill has been swirling in recent months with speculation that things aren't going well between Katy Perry and Russell Brand.

Looks like it may not be just rumors.

A source confirms to E! that Katy and Russell have been "having problems" and that they've been spending "a lot of time apart," including Christmas.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand Picture

The "Teenage Dream" singer was spotted swimming in Hawaii over the holiday with her friends, while Russell was reportedly in England for the weekend.

Perry and Brand wed in India in October of last year.

A source adds that things began getting more and more tense between the two in early December and that Katy Perry has been "a mess" about it at times.

The couple shrugged off the divorce rumors at the time, but clearly there's trouble in paradise. Can they work it out? We can only hope for their sake.

As big fans of both, we can only wish them the best.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

If Twitter had its way, Katy Perry would have been pregnant and divorced several times by now, so why did the latest rumor of her impending split with Russell Brand gain traction? Several outlets running with the supposed impending split as fact, for one.

Also, neither Katy nor Russell directly addressed the reports ... and she Tweets A LOT.

A rep for Russell even denied it to a UK paper, but still it raged on. What gives?

Katy Perry, Russell Brand Pic

Katy and Russell as we like to picture them.

Most outlets that repeated the rumor seemed to credit none other than celebrity gossip kingpin TMZ with the supposed scoop, claiming that the site posted, and then quickly removed, a story claiming that divorce was nigh between the couple.

However, TMZ chief Harvey Levin, took to Twitter himself to shoot that down.

"A news outlet saying TMZ posted a story Katy Perry is getting divorced," he tweeted. "We did not post such a story ... just made a call ... 100% NO DIVORCE."

Phew. Unlike Twitter trends, if Harvey says it on Twitter, we believe it.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Russell Brand might want to place a quick call to customs next time he plans on traveling internationally. The crazy comic/actor found out he's BANNED from Canada!

Brand Tweeted yesterday, possibly while still traveling:

"HELP! I'm gonna be late for Casino Rama show unless somebody can force the Canadian customs officials to let us land in Orillia!" Spoiler alert: They did not:

Russell Brand Twitter

He Tweeted this deep message a few hours later that his concert tonight was cancelled (above) because he couldn't get into the Great White North.

Russell was denied entry for unknown, but still easily imaginable reasons.

You may recall that Russell was deported from Japan back in May while trying to visit with his wife, Katy Perry, who was touring the Pacific nation.

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Russell Brand and Katy Perry have been subjected to headlines about their supposed trouble in paradise recently ... heck, since the day they got married.

But in the wake of the most recent groundswell of speculation - Russell reportedly cavorting with brunettes not named Katy - the couple is fighting back.

"Just cause we don't flaunt our relationship doesn't mean there's something wrong," Katy wrote. "Privacy is our luxury. #tabloidsrtrash #gossipisgross"

Russell echoed his wife's sentiments and cheered her Tweets.

The Brands

This time around, it was the Daily Mail (UK) and the British weekly magazine Heat that took the lead on spearheading the newest round of reports.

While the Daily Mail reported Brand was seen with a "Katy Perry lookalike," it's Heat that went a step too far, saying they're on "a trial separation."

Citing unnamed sources (obvi), the rag blamed conflicting work schedules and said they've seen each other four days in the past six months.

Perry is far from pleased. Just recently, her legal team hit back at NW, an Australian tabloid, for claiming that she was unfaithful to Brand.

You could be next, Heat.

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They are more than just two of the funniest stars on the big screen.

Kristen Wiig and Russell Brand are also a pair of sexy folks who refrain from eating meat. As a result, the duo has been crowned PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2011!

Brand, Russell

Mr. Katy Perry has a simple philosophy for why he sticks to veggies, telling the organization: "You shouldn't eat animals, it's mean to them."

Wiig, meanwhile, appears to base her dietary selections on health. She told Women's Health this year that she maintains her lifestyle by running, doing yoga and "eating lots of tofu and soy."

She also may have watched her own movie, as some of the funniest Bridesmaids quotes emanate from a scene in which the ladies get food poisoning as the result of eating meat.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Russell Brand is accustomed to looking flat-out ridiculous. In fact, it'd be strange if he didn't. Alec Baldwin, though? We're used to seeing him as buttoned-up exec Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, making the image below even more awesome.

This photo from the set of Rock of Ages pretty much speaks for itself.

"On the set with the one and only Russell Brand," Baldwin Tweeted:

Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin

The duo play a music club owner and his assistant in the film, but we really think they should consider adopting these respective hairstyles full-time.

Katy Perry wouldn't mind ... would she?

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Russell Brand flew to Japan to accompany his new wife Katy Perry to her concert there. Unfortunately for the spouses, only one of them was allowed entry.

Katy is in the middle of the Asian leg of her tour and Russell came along for the ride ... until Japanese officials detailed Russell and later sent him packing!

Perry explained that it was all due to "priors from over 10 years ago!" Since Brand has been arrested many, many times, that's a logical assumption.

In Good Spirits

Russell, who's anything but shy about his past, took the incident in stride, Tweeting absurd pictures like this one while being held at the Tokyo airport.

The British comedian even Tweeted at one point that he was "Planning escape from Japanese custody. It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick."

Then, moments later, he followed that up with: "Stockholm syndrome kicking in. Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled."

For her part, Katy wrote: "Of COURSE I ♥ my Japanese fans & the show #MUSTGOON no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings!"

These two rule.

by Free Britney at . Comments

In this weekend's THG Caption Contest, we asked you to come up with the best one for this photo of Russell and Katy Brand living it up at the casino.

Our winner is the incomparable randyjacksonsbutt. Congrats! We hope he's wrong, of course. We wish the couple the best. But the caption is funny.

Thanks to all and best of luck in the next THG Caption Contest ...

Russell and Katy Brand

"How much do you wanna bet that we are divorced by this time next year?"