Katy Perry and Russell Brand: A bleeping blue Christmas?
Katy Perry and Russell Brand were exchanging four-letter words rather than hugs and snuggles at the holiday -- maybe. Unidentified troublemakers are insinuating that a huge, nasty argument occurred.
What seems sure is that Perry was in Hawaii and Brand was in England on Christmas Day. Multiple media outlets were reporting the separate holiday vacations Wednesday, although People had reported Monday that an "onlooker" saw Perry and Brand getting off a private plane in Kauai.
By beach time on Christmas, however, the two were thousands of miles apart. And neither was in hiding. Perry was swimming and showing a great deal of cleavage, as she is wont to do. She also reportedly wasn't wearing her wedding ring. Brand was on a beach in England, where he posed next to a different, not-unimpressive bosom, as shown in the Daily Mail.
Why, why, why?
No clue, so far. Us Weekly cited a couple of unnamed sources in its scoop -- first there were plans to take Perry's relatives to Brand's London hometown for the holiday. Then, supposedly, came the "massive" fight, with scuttlebutt about Russell and his feelings about Perry's parents and their beliefs.
The pair married just over a year ago, and arguing over in-laws ranks right up there with money and having kids as common fodder for newlywed fights.
Katy and Russell, here is some sage advice from About.com: "You might have different traditions or different ways of doing things. You might see your parents too little or too often. It takes a while to figure out what kind of relationship you should all have."
That's good advice for all of us, yes?
Still, the rumors could have one good outcome: They might prompt Brand to appear again on "Ellen," as he did earlier this month. The British comedian was hilarious on the talk show as he riffed on topics including divorce speculation, which popped up not long after the couple's one-year anniversary. (They wed Oct. 23, 2010). Heck, there was even a rumor in February that they were seeking couples counseling -- a notion whose plausibility Gossip Cop gave its "zero" rating.
"There are always rumors, aren't there," Brand told DeGeneres.
The host asked whether he wanted to have a family. "I really would like one," he said. "I love those little babies at the beginning. They're so lovely at that bit."
It was just in November that Perry visited DeGeneres and talked happily about "poppin' out" babies with Brand and even having more than one, "If it doesn't hurt the first time."
-- Amy Hubbard+
Photo: Katy Perry and Russell Brand at a charity event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Dec. 3. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images