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RUSSELL BRAND & KATY PERRY’S WILD WEDDING WEEKEND!
Russell Brand had said that he wanted his wedding to singer Katy Perry to be “just about me and her loving each other…keeping it normal.” Their version of “normal”: a four-day extravaganza with a tiger safari, a Bollywood party, an Indian bazaar and a pair of pachyderms named Laxmi and Mala. On October 23, beneath a full moon at India’s remote Aman-i-Khas resort, with traditional Indian music in the air and trees sparkling with white and gold lights, Brand, 35 (who proposed in the same country last January) and Perry, 26, said their much-anticipated “I dos.” With the media absent from the supersecret festivities, Perry herself tweeted the news: “We did!” A rep also confirmed, saying, “The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couple’s closest family and friends, was performed by a Christian minister and longtime friend of [Katy’s] family.” The elephants did their part as well: “Mala is a bit skittish and hates crowds,” a source told PEOPLE. “But she managed to behave.”
TAYLOR SWIFT & JAKE GYLLENHAAL
A NEW ROMANCE?
Taylor Swift told PEOPLE this month that “being single is wonderful,” but has the country crooner changed her tune? On Oct. 23 Swift, 20, surprised guests at Saturday Night Live‘s taping in New York City by showing up with Jake Gyllenhaal, 29-although the pair were careful not to be seen too close. The twosome’s cozy weekend continued on Sunday, when they brunched with pals at Al Di La and took a stroll around Brooklyn. Reps for both won’t comment, but perhaps a Jake-inspired love song is in Taylor’s future!
LINDSAY GETS MORE REHAB
This holiday season will be a quiet one for Lindsay Lohan. After failing a recent drug test, the actress, 24, was court-ordered to remain at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., until at least Jan. 3. Although she was spared jail time, the famed clinic is no country club. “There’s no horseback riding or art therapy there,” says a former patient. “They don’t do New Age-y stuff at Betty Ford.” According to her probation report, Lohan “is very willing to participate in the program.” That is, if she can afford it. The actress claims that her clothing line “is falling apart” and she is struggling to pay the $53,000 it will cost for a 90-day stay. But it may be worth every penny. In the report, her psychiatrist said Lohan “needs to continue to work on her issues in order to save her life.”
REAL OR RIDICULOUS?
MEZHGAN HUSSAINY & SIMON COWELL
Cowell’s mom told a UK paper he and the makeup artist are on “a break,” but his rep insists, “There is no split. Everything is fine.”
“She’s just friends with John,” a source tells Scoop, shooting down reports the pair recently went on a date in N.Y.C. “They’ve known each other for a while.”
CHRISTINA AGUILERA & BENJI MADDEN
A report that the rocker and newly single pop star are more than friends “is laughable,” says an Aguilera pal. “They’ve maybe met twice.”
KAT VON D & NIKKI SIXX
She reunited with the rocker and radio host in October, but Von D was back with Jesse James in L.A. by Oct. 23. Says a source: “Nikki doesn’t have time for crazy.”
THEY DID WHAT!?!
From too much bling to too much skin, the lowdown on the week’s most eyebrow-raising Hollywood antics
We’ve heard of a casting couch, but a casting pole? The actor, 38, reportedly chose a girl for his band’s new video among the dancers at an upscale New York City nightclub.
It was no wardrobe malfunction: The Gossip Girl star, 17, flashed a stunned N.Y.C. crowd Oct. 21 while fronting her band the Pretty Reckless.
Not satisfied with letting her young costars have all the racy-photo-shoot fun, the Glee star, 50, posed for More magazine in her own skintastic spread (one Sue Sylvester would have done with gusto-before making the models cry).
They are real, and they are fabulous. The singer, 33, recently revealed he had his bottom row of teeth replaced with gold and diamonds. Why the priceless chompers? Simple. “I just thought [it] looked cooler,” he told Ellen DeGeneres.
In need of a celebrity? These TV stars may give your pocketbook a reality check if you try to book them for a party …
Khloe Kardashian commands similar fees as sister Kourtney (but not as much as Kim).
Snookie rarely does appearances with Jersey Shore castmates.
With hair freshly coiffed, Pauly D will deejay the party too.
Two for one! Heidi Montag often brings Spencer Pratt.
Bethenny Frankel will sign autographs during appearances.
GiveLove, a nonprofit supporting relief in Haiti, and the Everlon Diamond Knot Collection hosted a private dinner Oct. 23 in Beverly Hills. Cohosts Rosetta Getty and Patricia Arquette, along with friends Debra Messing and Joaquin Phoenix, raised funds.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
• 10/21, N.Y.C.: Jon Hamm and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt cuddled and bowled at the Project A.L.S. benefit at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge.
• 10/14, N.Y.C.: Tina Fey hit the 30 Rock afterparty for their live episode at Bill’s Bar & Burger. Alec Baldwin high-fived staff on the way out.
• 10/20, Miami: Beyoncé supported hubby Jay-Z for his Bing Decoded search experience at Delano.
• 10/20, N.Y.C.: Elizabeth Banks mingled at the Ann Taylor Spring Preview at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
• 10/24, Miami: Alex Rodriguez and Edward Norton partied at the opening of Arkadia at the Fontainebleau.
• 10/23, L.A.: 90210‘s Shenae Grimes and costar Jessica Stroup celebrated their 21st and 24th birthdays with a performance of David Arquette Presents Beacher’s Madhouse at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
• 10/9, L.A.: Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Laraine Newman filmed sketches for a special on the women of SNL.