In the wake of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby-tastic VMA love-fest, the comparison to relative newlyweds Russell Brand and Katy Perry was stark. People noticed too – and I mentioned it in yesterday post. They seemed… like they were moving at different speeds, like they have nothing in common and they’re just starting to realize that their marriage is based on… chance, availability and lust. My take was that Rusty didn’t want to be there, that he seemed uncomfortable and “over it”. Like, he didn’t even really want to touch her or kiss her – he pulled his hand away like she burned him. CB thought that he seemed guilty, especially when Katy won Video of the Year and she gave Rusty a shout-out:
At the end, it just looked like Rusty was “acting”. I don’t know. It’s just body language reading. Plus, Katy kept talking about how drunk she was, which I tend to think it one of the bigger problems in this marriage – Rusty doesn’t do anything anymore, no liquor, no drugs, no smoking. Katy does it all. Anyway, somebody’s publicist called around to push the story that Katy and Rusty had a lovely, romantic evening together:
Katy Perry was the belle of the ball at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Not only did the 26-year-old “California Gurls” singer pick up her first two Moonmen trophies, including Video of the Year (“Firework”) and Best Collaboration (“E.T.” with Kanye West), but she also turned the awards show into a romantic date night with hubby of 10 months Russell Brand, 36.
“Russell and Katy were by each other’s side all night,” an eyewitness tells Us Weekly. Seated in front of fellow lovebirds Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, the spouses “had their arms linked and their hands intertwined. They seemed really happy and were just smiling and beaming at each other.”
Throughout the show, the eyewitness notes, “they were whispering in each other’s ears and giggling — it looked like they had private jokes to share.”
Brand looked “genuinely touched, almost tearful” when his bride won her first award, and Perry was equally proud of the heartfelt speech her husband gave during the Amy Winehouse tribute.
“Not only was he providing the beautiful color palette that Amy was, but also providing a realistic point of view and giving hope to anybody out there that felt like they needed hope,” the singer told reporters backstage. “I thought it was really well-rounded and smart, and that’s why I married him. He is smart and I learn a lot.”
[From Us Weekly]
Russell is smart. Smarter than the average comedian and actor, smarter than most people, I tend to think. But he’s dumb about women. All he sees is T&A, and he doesn’t bother with the conversation, I think.
Anyway, maybe everybody is overreacting, maybe their marriage is fine. Maybe they were really and truly loved up the whole night. Maybe they were lovely-dovey because it was their first evening together in the same city in months?
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