Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

 Katy Perry Opens Up About Her Divorce
Katy Perry has finally opened up about her split from hubby Russell Brand. In her documentary Part Of Me, the singer has revealed that her touring schedule took a huge toll on her relationship with comic Russell.
“I thought to myself, ‘When I find that person that’s going to be my life partner, I won’t ever have to choose [between the partner and my career] … they won’t be threatened or have weird motives,” Katy says. “Then I started to realize, that’s not true. That fairytale I had is not true for me right now.”
But while she gave an insight into what went wrong she held back from revealing all the reasons that the pair’s marriage ended in divorce.
“I didn’t get too detailed about the specifics because I believe that that’s only supposed to be between the two people that are in it,” Katy told Access Hollywood. “I just wanted to encourage people to let them know that it’s ok if they have problems. It’s ok if they’re going through a situation, they don’t have to lay down and die.”
Katy does say in the documentary that she did everything she could to save her marriage. “I have that same belief system with everything, from career to my life to my personal life, everything. And I will do everything it takes to not fail. And I did everything it took but it still failed.” Russell filed for divorce from Katy after 14 months of marriage.

Johnny Depp Living It Up As A Single Man
Just a month after denying that he and Vanessa Paradis had split, Johnny Depp has finally come clean and issued a statement that the pair, who were together 14 years, were no longer a couple. Johnny’s publicist Robin Baum stated that the couple had “amicably separated.” The statement asks that people “respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.” Regardless of when they split there have been rumours about the state of their relationship for over a year. The pair have not been seen on the red carpet together for at least 12 months and Johnny has been seemingly living the bachelor lifestyle.  The party he threw his 10-year-old son Jack was more rock ‘n’ roll than most kids, or even adults parties, with the likes of Aerosmith and Marilyn Mason playing at the bash. He has also been romantically linked to his Dark Shadows co-star Eva Green, his publicist Robin as well as his The Rum Diaries co-star Amber Heard, who he apparently bought a horse for recently so that they could ride together. But Eva Green has denied the link and bisexual Amber, while visiting him on the set of his new movie The Lone Ranger, brought her longterm girlfriend artist Tasya van Ree. So perhaps he really is single girls!

reese witherspoonReese Recognised For Her Movie Roles
She may only be 36 but Reese Witherspoon was recognised for being a renaissance woman in film this week. The achievement award was presented at an event in Chicago that profiled the actresses career. Reese, who was presented with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award, joined an esteemed list of actors who had received the award including Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.
A spokesman for the centre said: “Reese Witherspoon is truly a renaissance woman, demonstrated by her wide range of memorable roles in such varied films as Pleasantville… and the Legally Blonde films. Her extraordinary performance as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line earned her the 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, New York Film Critics Award, Broadcast Film Critics Award, People’s Choice Award in addition to 11 other honours.” The award comes as the pregnant star prepare for the birth of her third child, a son, with new husband Jim Toth.

Alex Pettyfer Magic MikeAlex Suggests Stripping To Make Women Happy
Brit actor Alex Pettyfer has admitted that he was embarrassed to play a stripper in his upcoming movie Magic Mike – but not for the reason you think. “I had never danced before. I find it very hard to put one foot in front of the other, let alone move to the rhythm,” the British actor told Cosmopolitan magazine. “And to dance with no clothes on, that’s a new level of embarrassment.” But it did teach him a little more about women. Alex, 22, who is engaged to Elvis’ granddaughter Riley Keough, said that women:  “like to have a good time as much as men do.” He even suggests that more men should consider performing sexy stripteases. “Listen, it worked for Jason Biggs and made him ultra-famous when he stripped in American Pie. So yeah, why wouldn’t a guy try it out in real life? I think most women can get their men to do anything for them,” he says. “We don’t need a lot of convincing.”

Guess Who – Secret Gossip
[The Morton Report]  Rumours abound concerning the marriage of a famous couple, yet there is a bewildering silence in the media.
Let’s call the pair Mr. and Mrs. VIP – I’m not even saying whether they are British. Recently, Mrs. VIP failed to turn up to an event that she might reasonably have been expected to attend. Strangely, the media scarcely mentioned the fact.
Meanwhile, the whispers say that Mr. and Mrs. VIP are no longer together and are using the excuse of busy lives as a cover. The theory is that they won’t announce the split for family reasons. Maybe, but a divorce would also mean the disentangling of considerable wealth and property interests…and a lot of secrets still bind this couple together.
There is already one privacy agreement with the media in place regarding a past incident, and the continuation of the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics might explain the reluctance of even the hardest-nosed British papers to expose the situation: so we have stalemate.
This suits Mr. and Mrs. VIP as they don’t want nosy parker journalists taking a close look at their life, or heaven forbid, some forensic biographer shining a flashlight into the dark corners of their union. The funny friends? The magic millions? Oh no! So expect a choreographed Hollywood-style loving couple appearance with cheesy smiles this summer.
And it’s not Charles and Camilla. The ‘$300 million divorce’ exists only in the fantasyland of US tabloids.
UPDATE: As for Mr & Mrs VIP in this report – well, would you believe it: a few days after TMR published my forecast ‘so expect a choreographed Hollywood-style loving couple appearance with cheesy smiles this summer,’ it was announced that Mrs VIP will soon be alongside her husband at a big event. Hope she recognises him- it’s a long time since they were seen together!

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