Did Russell Brand tell Katy Perry she wasn’t funny? 

Everyone’s a critic: Russell Brand reportedly dissed Katy Perry’s hosting gig on “SNL,” saying she “wasn’t that funny.” - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Everyone’s a critic: Russell Brand reportedly dissed Katy Perry’s hosting gig on “SNL,” saying she “wasn’t that funny.”

Contrary to TMZ’s claim that she asked him to file for divorce so her religious parents wouldn’t be too disappointed in her, a new report claims Katy Perry was blindsided by hubby Russell Brand pulling the plug on the marriage. And what’s worse: The caustic Brit funnyman allegedly dismissed his wife’s comedy chops.

The two weathered reports of trouble during their 14-month marriage when they spent time apart. But evidently there was some truth to those murmurs.

During the marriage, a source tells Us magazine, “there were so many times when he wasn’t there.”

And when she hosted “SNL” a few weeks ago, her hubby not only remained in L.A. rather than joining her in New York — but after viewing the show, he told the “Firework” singer that “she wasn’t that funny. That really hurt.”

OK, now … on the one hand, we don’t totally disagree with Russell on that point. On the other hand, we would never have said such a thing to Katy’s face after she was brave enough to take on a live comedy performance … and we weren’t married to her at the time!


Messing around

Debra Messing’s new romance is evidently a bit, well, messy. The former “Will & Grace” star only just revealed that she separated from her husband of 10 years some months ago … and now news has emerged that she’s dating her “Smash” co-star Will Chase. And oh yeah, he’s in the middle of a divorce too, having split with his wife just this month.

While playing love interests on the NBC show, which debuts in February, the pair have quietly been a real-life couple for six weeks, People magazine reports.

“They had so many scenes together and they were playing people with a romantic past so it didn’t seem odd,” a source explains. “Things only really started to heat up between them several weeks ago.”

Reportedly they have yet to decide what the future might hold. “This is all very, very new,” says the source.
One would hope so, considering he just split with his wife!


Marc makes a point

Marc Anthony is supposedly not thrilled about Jennifer Lopez’s blossoming romance with 24-year-old dancer Casper Smart — so he’s making a point of letting the world know that he, too, has a hot younger partner.

The singer tweeted a photo of himself smooching and embracing model Shannon De Lima, of Venezuela, as well as posting a romantic message to her in Spanish.

Marc split with J.Lo last year after seven years of marriage. Think this new romance is the real thing … or just his attempt to get back at his estranged wife for her hot hookup with a younger man? 

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