Kevin Mazur/WireImage As documented in her concert film Part of Me, Katy Perry struggled — unsuccessfully — to maintain her marriage to her then-husband Russell Brand while she was on the road supporting her last album. Later, she said he “didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour.” Now, it appears that Katy’s upcoming tour to support her new album may have been the thing that has come between her and her boyfriend, John Mayer . This week word came that the couple, who’ve been dating on and off since 2012, has broken up yet again, and a source tells Us Weekly that the tour may have been the catalyst. “She’s stressed about the tour, they’ve been fighting,” claims the source. “It is probably for the best, because she is going to be on tour for forever…for now they are done.” Another source says that John’s own recent tour tested their relationship, dishing, “They’ve had rough patches, but this may be for good.” Meanwhile, a source tells E! Online that the tour “was a big issue” for the couple, and that Katy was “putting her work first.” Katy’s Prismatic world tour kicks off in May, and she’s recently added a leg in Australia and New Zealand that will keep her on the road through November.
Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Hyundai (LOS ANGELES) — When Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus put on their twerk-tastic performance on the MTV VMAs last year, seemingly offending everyone in the known universe, many wondered how Thicke’s wife, Paula Patton, felt about it. At the time, she said she was fine with it. Now, that performance is being held up as one of the reasons Thicke and Patton have announced their separation. While sources tell US Weekly magazine that the split has been a long time coming, the VMA performance apparently brought things to a head
Hearst Magazines UK Katy Perry is nothing if not stylish, so it’s no surprise that she’s been crowned Woman of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards , held Tuesday night in London. As for why she received the honor, Elle magazine writes that it’s her “down-to-earth attitude, determination and talent,” adding, “She is the Everywoman, hear her roar.” The British paper The Mirror reports that Katy was presented with her award by Australia pop star Kylie Minogue . Other winners included Pharrell Williams, named International Recording Artist of the Year, and Harry Potter star Emma Watson , named Actress of the Year. The awards, presented by the U.K. edition of Elle magazine, are now in their 17th year.
Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic While Adele keeps mostly to herself these days, one thing that can get her out in public is a great concert. Last year, she made the scene at Beyonce , Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga concerts, and on Monday night, she stepped out to check out an intimate show by Prince . The British paper The Daily Mirror reports that Prince staged the gig at the legendary London venue Ronnie Scott’s, which only seats 140. The gig started at midnight and ran ’til 3am, but that didn’t stop Adele from turning up, along with the likes of Kate Moss , Michelle Rodriguez , model Cara Delevigne , actor Steven Fry and Nile Rodgers of Chic and Daft Punk fame
Image Courtesy Christina Aguilera via Twitter It was a Valentine’s Day to remember for Christina Aguilera : she got engaged. The singer tweeted on Friday, February 14, “He asked and I said….” along with a photo of her hand grasping the hand of her boyfriend, film producer Matt Rutler . A huge diamond ring is visible on her ring finger. This will be Christina’s second marriage: she and her first husband Jordan Bratman , the father of her six-year-old son Max , split in October of 2010. As US Weekly points out, the two finalized their divorce on Valentine’s Day 2011.
Marc Piasecki/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be eying a spring wedding. Sources tell Us Weekly the couple wants to tie the knot in Paris in May, two months earlier than they originally planned. One insider tells the magazine that Kardashian and West have been planning “lots of events leading up to the big day” for their guests. Another source claims the couple’s eight-month-old daughter, North, “will have a large role” in the wedding
Eric McCandless/CBS It was announced back in June that Adele would be receiving a special honor from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her worldwide achievements, and Thursday is the day she’ll be collecting it. The British paper The Mirror reports that Adele will make a rare public appearance to travel to Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE — which stands for “member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” — from Her Majesty. After that, she’ll formally be known as Miss Adele Adkins MBE. This award is given for “a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community.” Given that Adele has pretty much single-handedly boosted the British record industry thanks to her monster-selling album 21, plus won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and an armload of Grammys, the award makes sense. Adele’s certainly in good company
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images The Material Girl is now a single girl once again. After three years together, Madonna and her boyfriend, French dancer Brahim Zaibat , have separated, her rep confirms to ABC News Radio. Madonna, 55, and Zaibat, 25, started dating in 2010.
Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Actor Paul Walker , star of the Fast and The Furious movies, died in a car accident Saturday in Santa Clarita, Calif., his rep confirms to ABC News. He was 40. Earlier on Saturday, Walker had made an appearance at Autocon, a car and toy show, where he helped collect toys to be donated to his charity foundation, one of the organizers of the event told ABC News. Later that afternoon, the LAPD confirmed that two men had died in a fatal car crash; his rep later identified Walker as being one of the two men.
Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) — To the chagrin of millions of fans across the globe, David Beckham announced his retirement from professional soccer earlier this year. But Beckham, 38, has a new full-time role. “I’ve got four kids to chase around every single day, so I’m Dad,” he said during interviews for The Class of 92 , a documentary about Manchester United – a team he played for from 1991 to 2003. Beckham and wife Victoria’s four children – sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and daughter Harper – have the famous ex-soccer star pretty busy. “I take them to school, I pick them up from school,” he said.