Well, after much speculation around their secret wedding plans, Katy Perry and Russell Brand finally tied the knot, and it was ... well, pretty much exactly what the speculators claimed. Just as many reports predicted, the pair were married in a lavish ceremony in India after treating their loved ones to several days of festivities.
The pop star and the brash comedian “were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Brand on Saturday, Oct. 23,” a rep confirmed. “The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couples’ closest family and friends, was performed by a Christian minister and longtime friend of the Hudson family.” (Hudson is Katy’s given last name, and her parents are devout Christians.)
The bride and groom entertained wedding guests staying at a resort near the Ranthambhore wildlife sanctuary with a safari, folk music performances and a bazaar where a parrot read fortunes, People magazine reported. On Friday, the night before the wedding, the happy couple hosted a Bollywood-themed party. For the ceremony itself, a pair of elephants were brought in to transport Katy and Russell to the altar.
So, how was your weekend?
LiLo’s Cash Flow
Lindsay Lohan was lucky to dodge jail after failing a court-ordered drug test while on probation — but completing her stint at Betty Ford, set to last until Jan. 3, could ruin her financially, she claimed.
According to the report prepared by her probation office, LiLo was in denial about her dependency issue, but “finally began to talk about feeling powerless and about being an addict” after testing positive for drugs. Her drug counselor from the probation office “states the defendant needs ongoing treatment and has a lot of growing up to do.”
“The probation officer feels that it is a positive step, that the defendant has acknowledged her addiction and is seeking additional treatment,” the document said. “Possibly removing herself from her lifestyle and its pressures for an extended period is exactly what is needed to preserve her health.”
According to the report, one of the “Machete” star’s doctors “feels that the longer the defendant is at the Betty Ford Center the better. He said the defendant needs to continue to work on her issues in order to save her life.” Clearly, the judge concurred.
The only problem? This life-changing treatment doesn’t come cheap. “She indicates that she cannot afford to continue to pay for the treatment program and she needs to work. The defendant stated her clothing line is falling apart because she is not available to monitor the product,” the report said.
At this point, shouldn’t Lindsay get some kind of frequent-rehab discount?
Keeping Up With Kanye
Just last week we heard a rumor that Kim Kardashian was interested in John Mayer (and vice versa). Now comes word that she’s been spending a lot of time with Kanye West. The socialite and the hip-hop star hung out several times this past week, including at a private dinner after his film premiere and on a yachting trip in New York.
But “Kim is just friends with” the outspoken rapper, a source told People magazine. “There is nothing going on romantically. Kanye and Kim are just friends and have been forever.”
Funny, we don’t recall ever seeing them hanging out together before.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.