When Russell Brand announced on December 30 that he was divorcing Katy Perry, it wasn't just their fans that were caught off guard.
From Katy and Russell to Kobe and Vanessa, the stage is set for the most outrageous celebrity divorce wars of 2012.
Did Katy Perry and Russell Brand split? HLN's Susan Hendricks reports.
Katy Perry was spotted in Hawaii before Christmas without her wedding ring, which could be explained by the fact she was jumping around in the surf.
"I want to be frozen on the hope that they'll find whatever I died of and bring me back," Larry King told a shocked group of dinner guests gathered at his Beverly Hills home for a party hosted by him and his wife, Shawn.
Shaquille O'Neal joins Larry King and other "kings" of their industries sit down for a dinner party.
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Actor and comedian Russell Brand has led the tributes to singer Amy Winehouse following her sudden death at the weekend, and called for a change in how society treats those with alcohol and drug problems.
The actor sports a scruffy face, bandana and Levi's jean jacket for Rock of Ages
Katy Perry tweets about her husband's deportation, reportedly over old legal issues
"There's just a level of trust that we've built up," the singer says of her husband
Russell Brand says he may star in a movie with Tom Cruise, but not if it interferes with his new marriage.
"There's no more skeletons in my closet," Russell Brand told CNN's Piers Morgan. "I live in a haunted house."
Russell Brand and Helen Mirren talk about bringing back the cult classic "Arthur" and take your iReport questions.
"I'm discovering how lovely permanence and building an ongoing relationship can be," he says of life with Katy Perry
The funnyman also compliments the red-carpet host on looking very handsome
The Oscar night presenters list just got sexier
The pop star unveils footage from her Indian nuptials to Russell Brand during Sunday's ceremony
"She smashes you in the mouth," the comedian says of smooching his Arthur costar
The Oscar winner says she plans to hang his private gift to her "over my bed"
"I'm flowing down the freeways," the British actor and comedian tells PEOPLE of his unconventional approach behind the wheel
The pop singer also jokes that Helen Mirren, a big Russell fan, needs to "step off my man"
Russell Brand is taking lessons - but find out who else isn't comfortable behind the wheel
Russell Brand gives CNN's Larry King his take on the upcoming UK royal wedding, and tells of his own royal encounter.
Russell Brand is a newly married man, still joyously in love with pop star Katy Perry.
The British comedian wants to be an "independent husband" by finally getting his license
The British comedian talks about the expansive nature of his feelings for new wife Katy Perry
The pop star talks about her new husband's spirituality and humor - and whether she's a good girl or a bad girl
Did Brand buy a tiger for his bride? Plus other myths about their Indian wedding debunked
The couple wed in a traditional Hindu ceremony in India among friends and family
Safaris, traditional Indian performances, and shopping have been part of the pre-nuptial festivities
Perry asks for respect and love from fans, as she and Brand prepare to tie the knot this weekend
Joking aside, the comedian says his love for his fiancÃ©e has forced him to grow up
No charges have been filed, but Brand, along with the paparazzo, will attend a hearing for his brush with the law
"She's got that potency, doesn't she?" he tells PEOPLE. "That's why she can play queens and leaders"
The singer and 25 pals, including Rihanna, mark her dwindling days of the single life
The photographer makes the "private person's arrest" after an alleged tussle at LAX, police say
Plus: The singer talks about her "intense" summer and why she really named her album Teenage Dream
The singer debunks wedding rumors and dishes on her British husband-to-be
The "California Gurls" singer turns to her fiancÃ© when she needs a confidence boost
But before becoming parents, the engaged couple are just "excited to get married," she says
The pop star reveals a second cover option for Teenage Dream - but what do you think?
The engaged pop star calls herself a "strong elephant of a woman"
He wears more eyeliner than Adam Lambert, his voluminous locks put Snooki's poof to shame and one can only guess how long it takes him to get into his skinny jeans -- though there's a good chance he'd tell you if you asked.
Comedian Russell Brand claims he will marry pop star Katy Perry on 'Wednesdays.'
"She is just a pain in the arse, like all women," he says loving of his fiancÃ©e
The new film from producer Judd Apatow and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" director Nicholas Stoller is a raunchy, raucously funny rock 'n' roll comedy.
The stars of "Get Him to the Greek" answer questions from iReporters.
That doesn't stop other stars from suggesting the perfect gift for Russell Brand and Katy Perry
In a funny new video, the pop star takes issue when her fiancÃ© tries to give away her cat
Perhaps Las Vegas nuptials with an Elvis Presley impersonator, says Brand
Krusty the Cat joins the engaged couple's family
The Oscar winner will play the longtime nanny of the hero in the remake of Arthur
The singer and comedian throw a backyard BBQ on Sunday for friends and family
Turns out, the British comedian is the one who can't put down the bridal magazines
From elephant rides to smooching Justin Bieber (on the cheek!), the pop star has one wild weekend
Pals of the pop star and Russell Brand dismiss breakup rumors, though she does have her eye on Elmo
Russell Brand has absolutely no secrets to divulge about his upcoming wedding to Katy Perry. Well, maybe he can share a minor detail about the dress code.
Well, not really. But as the couple decide what they want to do, a man can dream, says Brand
Forget Russell Brand - see who Perry was excited to hang with at the award show
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Fergie celebrate with music's biggest names
â¢ Who knew Katy Perry and Russell Brand could be so traditional? The couple celebrated their new status - engaged! - with family and friends at Il Cielo in Beverly Hills. About 50 guests, including the singer's mom, Mary Hudson, came out for cocktails and cake at the couple's special bash, which, according to a source, was decorated with candles and red roses."They had a lovely soiree," a source says. For dessert there was a white chocolate cake adorned with fresh roses and a sweet message: "Katy [Heart] Russell."
Or just hungry? The newly engaged singer uses the term "prego-ed" and speaks of hamburger cravings
It took an elephant ride and a ring hidden in flowers in India to do the trick
The singer recalls her first smooch with the comedian, who is now her fiancÃ©
The comic's rep confirms that the pair, dating since autumn, plan to marry
After a whirlwind romance, Katy Perry and Russell Brand are headed to the altar, Brand's publicity firm MBC confirmed to CNN on Wednesday morning.
The couple Tweet their fans a vacation pic from India
He calls it "a deep craving within me â¦ I mistook for lust"
That cad-about-town Russell Brand is long gone. In his place: Russell Brand, the potential family man.
The singer's knickers at the MTV Europe Music Awards reflect her boyfriend's favorite soccer team
The rumored couple holds hands in the City of Love - even in a graveyard
The pop star and comedian both tweeted about vacationing in Thailand - and were spotted in London together
What are they tweeting and not telling?
"We all make mistakes in life," says the VMAs host, who calls West "a nice bloke"
Spears and the host of this year's show send subliminal messages in a new spot for MTV
The "Single Ladies" and "Poker Face" singers will face off for video of the year
The singer is ready to rock at MTV's big awards show on Sept. 13
The country star is the first artist confirmed to appear at MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards hosted by Russell Brand
The BBC has been fined £150,000 ($220,000) after broadcasting two episodes of comedian Russell Brand's radio show in which he left abusive phone messages on an actor's phone.
The comedian, whose mother is a cancer survivor, reflects on the reality star's "easy warmth"
Lewd telephone calls by two British comedians to a well-known actor, which were aired in a BBC radio program, were "grossly offensive" and should never have taken place, the public broadcaster's watchdog group said Friday.
The BBC's highest-paid celebrity has lost more than $2 million after being suspended without pay for a series of abusive telephone calls made by himself and another of the broadcaster's stars.
There's been a shake-up at the BBC after an on-air prank went very, very wrong. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
A furor over bad-taste pranks on Britain's public broadcaster ignites a national debate over standards of humor
The BBC's highest paid star has been suspended for 12 weeks without pay and a senior executive has resigned over a series of abusive telephone calls made by two of its stars, the broadcaster said Thursday.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) suspended one of its best-known stars while another resigned Wednesday for broadcasting a series of "gross" and abusive telephone calls.
The controversial Video Music Awards host is in trouble in England for leaving lewd voicemails
The singer says her purity ring defense at the MTV show "came out wrong"
The teen stars have no hard feelings about the British comedian's jokes at the MTV Video Music Awards
Highlights from the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The VMA host had a harem, was on heroin, wrote a bestseller – and has a bright future
"It's not bad to wear a promise ring," she says in response to host Russell Brand's jokes
MTV has set a high standard for the unexpected at its Video Music Awards, but on the show's 25th anniversary, the network instead settled for throwing its full support behind Britney Spears' comeback
See Spears laugh and joke with the show's host Russell Brand
The British comic – and host of MTV's awards show – anticipates "music and mayhem"
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