I guess the fates decided that one more celebrity marriage had to go down in flames before 2011 comes to a close, and Katy Perry's inexplicable union with the likes of annoying British comedian Russel Brand is it. Big shock, I know, considering that the two of them haven't been seen together in awhile and spent Christmas on opposite sides of the world. What was somewhat surprising is that Brand actually did the divorcing, filing in LA this morning. That might seem like a boneheaded move for a guy with legal access to all the delights Katy offers. Yet, if the scuttlebutt going around before today's events is true, then I have to admit that I can understand where Brand's motivations were.
The rumor is that Brand and Katy's ultra evangelical family (i.e. batshit) didn't get along all that well, which created some tension in the marriage. I have no idea if that's true, though Brand's public comments on religion and traditional values would obviously be a big issue with such people. Based on her fashion sense alone, it's possible that at least some of her parent's "speaking in tongues" insanity (they really do, apparently) seems to have rubbed off on Katy, which might have put her in a tough position of choosing between annoying husband and delusional parents. Not a good place to be.
Nevermind, because this is back on the market. Have at it, gentlemen.