Katy Perry Sues Tabloid Over Infidelity Story

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Katy Perry is suing an Australian tabloid for printing an article suggesting that she was not faithful to Russell Brand. Last month, NW magazine claimed Katy had an “intimate relationship’ with her record producer, Benny Blanco. The story quoted a “friend” named Angela Summers and a “source” named Marlon David; Katy says she does not know either of these people. [Daily Mail, Contact Music]

Steven Tyler is having a second — or third? — act. He’s on the cover of People and Rolling Stone, and says: “I’m really lucky right now. I’m on top of the world. I’m Hollywood’s little fucking sweetheart, basically.” Also, he’s “really proud to ride the sobriety train.” “It saved my life. It saved my life.” [NYDN]

In case you have not already been convinced that Alec Baldwin is awesome, know this: He did a recital of Edgar Allan Poe‘s poem, “Annabel Lee,” and brought Patti Smith to tears. [OMG!]

  • Justin Timberlake talks fuck buddies: “It’s a really good idea until it becomes a bad idea,” he told Ellen in a taped interview for her show. “If you’re going to be intimate with someone at some point somebody’s going to feel something.” If not, you’re doing it wrong, amirite!?!?! [People]
  • Some dude was arrested after trying to grab Paris Hilton‘s boyfriend as the couple arrived at the courthouse on Wednesday. Get your own man! [CBS News]
  • Aha. Here’s why there weren’t any pix of LeAnn Rimes‘s wedding in Midweek Madness: She sold the photos to People. Pretty dress. [People]
  • Will former co-hosts and unstoppable grinners Matt Lauer and Katie Couric work together again? Maybe! Katie says: “Matt and I have undeniable chemistry in the most platonic sense of the word. We are like an old, married couple. We finish each other’s sentences. He is very committed to the Today show. But who knows?” [People]
  • BTW, 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley will take over for Katie Couric on CBS News. [AP]
  • Jason Sudeikis will host the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards, which air live on June 5. MTV President Stephen Friedman says that “smart and funny is the new rock ‘n’ roll” for the network. But that does not explain Jersey Shore, Teen Mom or Real World Las Vegas. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Dr. Luke has been honored as songwriter of the year. Dr. Luke is responsible for “California Gurls” (Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg), “Dynamite” (Taio Cruz) and “Teenage Dream” (Perry), Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” and “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha. In other words, any nonsense tune that gets stuck in your head with lyrics involving throwing your hands in the air. [The Life Files]
  • Wait, Alex Pettyfer has a tattoo that reads “thank you” near his crotch? In case he forgets to say it? Is that blow job humor? WTF. [Page Six]
  • Alex Pettyfer: “L.A. is growing on me a little bit but it’s still a shit hole. I think it’s this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear. Geographically it’s fantastic, but socially it’s disgusting. I wish they’d run all the cunts out.” And: “Being an actor is like being in prison. You go, you serve your time, you try and replicate Johnny Depp’s career and then you move to Paris.” [E!]
  • An Alex Pettyfer defender says: “His lower abdomen tattoo says ‘Alex’ in Kanji. It was a joke.” [E!]
  • Michael Jackson fans! Did you always dream of visiting Neverland Ranch? Good Weird news: They’re recreating it in (where else) Las Vegas. [AP]
  • Jane Lynch has joined the cast of the Three Stooges film. [Contact Music]
  • Johnny Depp continues to win at life. [Contact Music]
  • Warren G — My Penis Ain’t Broke.” [TMZ]
  • Richie Sambora is checking into rehab. [Radar Online]
  • Justin Bieber and I are going to do a movie together. We’re putting it together. Yeah, we’re doing it at Paramount. We pitched them the idea, and we talked to him about doing it and he loved the idea… You want to know. I will not [be singing] and neither will he.” — Mark Wahlberg. [Contact Music]
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