Katy Perry went from divorcing off-beat British comedian Russell Brand back in early 2012 to dating musician John Mayer, who once famously compared Jessica Simpson to "sexual napalm."
With both relationships a thing of the past, the 28-year-old pop singer and Vogue cover girl dished about her exes in a new interview for the magazine's July issue.
Perry said that her relationship with Brand ended 14 months after their 2010 marriage, when the 38-year-old comedian asked for a divorce via text message.
"He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," Perry said. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."
Perry also said that Brand wasn't comfortable with her career.
"At first when I met him, he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're like, I can't handle the equalness," she said.
Perry started dating Mayer shortly after her relationship with Brand ended. She called the 35-year-old singer-songwriter a "broken bird."
"I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him," she said.
"All I can say about that relationship is that he's got a beautiful mind. "Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds," she added.
July Vogue hits stands June 25.
"Girl Meets World," the highly anticipated spinoff of 90s sitcom "Boy Meets World," has finally been picked up.
The Disney Channel announced Monday it would officially start production of the show for a 2014 premiere. Filming will begin this summer in Los Angeles.
Congratulations to @BenSavage! C & T have always had a beautiful story & I can't wait 4 everyone to see the life they have created together.— Danielle Fishel (@daniellefishel) June 17, 2013
The show is seen through the eyes of tween daughter of "Boy Meets World" characters Cory and Topanga, who are played by original-series cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel. "Spy Kids" actress Rowan Blanchard, 11, plays their daughter Riley.
Cory now teaches history, and Topanga owns a pudding cafe where Riley and her seventh-grade friends hang out. Michael Jacobs and April Kelly, the original creators of "Boy Meets World," will produce this show as well.
Mr. Feeny, played by William Daniels in the original series, is expected to make at least one cameo in the show. Several former cast members have dropped by the set, including Rider Strong, who played Cory's best friend Shawn.
A reunion panel last week at the ATX Television Festival in Austin sparked rumors of other cast members being part of the spinoff. Disney has not announced whether Rider or the other castmates will join the series, but "Sister, Sister" star Jackee Harry is set to star in the pilot.
Savage said that "Girl Meets World" will honor the old show while "trying to work in this new dynamic and this new time we're all living in."
A volcanic alert has been issued after the Popocatepetl volcano erupted an enormous cloud of gas and ash.
The blast could create an ash cloud bound for Mexico City, which is about 40 miles south of the volcano.
The volcano has been restive since last year. The blast was captured on film stretching high into the sky and dumping bits of rock into neighboring areas.
If Popocatepetl continues to erupt, the area will likely be evacuated. Evacuations were planned in mid-May during another active period, but were never enacted.
The volcano is under constant monitoring for activity using cameras, satellites and sensors to track changes in temperature and ground movement.
The volcano is the second-highest volcano in Mexico, and it had its last major eruption in 1947. It was dormant from the 1950s until 1994, when it began to erupt intermittently. A large eruption in December 2000 caused damage, but evacuations and monitoring kept residents from getting hurt.
Lil Wayne said in a Facebook post Tuesday he didn't mean to "desecrate the flag of the United States of America" during a recent video shoot in New Orleans.
Wayne, 30, came under fire Monday after footage of him stepping on the United States flag was unveiled by TMZ.
When the clip went viral, many fans were quick to reprimand the rapper via social media for what he had done. Nevertheless, Wayne stood strong behind his position that he meant no harm.
Congressman Michael Burgess, a former OB/GYN, said Monday that he opposes abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy because male fetuses can put "their hand between their legs" for pleasure.
“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” said the Texas Republican.
Burgess' remarks spread online where the idea of "fetal masturbation" took hold -- an idea many found not only distasteful, but impossible.
The rationale for the Republican bill, which advanced through the House Judiciary last week on a near-total party-line vote, is one oft-disputed study that asserts fetuses can feel pain as early as 20 weeks after conception.
In 2010, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Britain said of fetal awareness that, “Connections from the periphery to the cortex are not intact before 24 weeks of gestation and, as most neuroscientists believe that the cortex is necessary for pain perception, it can be concluded that the fetus cannot experience pain in any sense prior to this gestation.”
The 20-week ban was initially meant to apply only to the District of Columbia, but the arrest and murder conviction of Kermit Gosnell, who ran an illegal abortion clinic in Philadelphia, has given conservatives new momentum.
The White House has already vowed to veto the abortion bill if it should pass Senate.
The Kentucky 14-year-old that was suspended for wearing an National Rifle Association shirt to school may now face up to a year in jail.
Jared Marcum was charged Tuesday with obstructing an officer, and now faces a $500 fine and jail time. He had no criminal background prior to the arrest.
In April, Marcum got into an argument with a teacher over his NRA shirt, which read "Protect Your Rights" with a gun graphic below it. He was arrested for disturbing the education process and obstructing an officer. His school suspended him.
The charge came after Marcum refused to stop talking as he was being arrested, which the police report says hindered the officer's ability to do his job.
The report did not mention any threats or violent activity on Marcum's part.
"In my view of the facts, Jared didn't do anything wrong," Ben White, Jared's attorney said. "I think officer Adkins could have done something differently."
White has until July 11 to get Marcum's charges dismissed. If the charges are not dropped by then, Marcum will appear in court again.
Labour councillor Simon Parkes, who represents Stakesby on Whitby Town Council, has previously claimed he has not only fathered an alien child named Zarka, but that his "real mother" is an extraterrestrial as well.
The driving instructor, who has three children with his human wife, said sexual intercourse with the alien he refers to as the Cat Queen happens about four times a year. And now he says his alien relationship is causing marital strife.
"My wife found out about it and was very unhappy, clearly," Parkes said. "That caused a few problems, but it is not on a human level, so I don’t see it as wrong."
“What will happen is that we will hold hands and I will say ‘I’m ready’ and then the technology I don’t understand will take us up to a craft orbiting the earth," he explained.
He explained in a YouTube video that his "real mother" is a green alien with eight fingers who is nine feet tall. Parkes also said on the Channel 4 documentary "Confessions Of An Alien Abductee" his first recollection is of being lifted out of his cot by an alien.
"There are plenty of people in my position who don’t chose to come out and say it because they are terrified it will destroy their careers," he said.
But Parkes, who was also councillor for Hackney in the 1990s, says his experiences with aliens don't hinder his ability to serve. "I’m more interested in fixing someone’s leaking roof or potholes," he said.
Parkes says he is followed and monitored by the extraterrestrials, and that they told him "you will never be hurt, you will never be harmed."
Fellow councillor Terry Jennison said "I am completely in the dark about this.”
A team of Australian researchers have uncovered a 1,200-year-old city buried beneath the jungles of Cambodia thanks to new technology that allowed them to create a detailed archeological survey.
The city, which predates the famous Angkor Wat by several centuries, indicates the previously known temple complex was a part of a much larger, sprawling city rather than a walled-in city.
A study led by the Archaeology and Development Foundations Phnom Kulen program and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences relied on LiDAR -- light detection and ranging -- airborne laser scanning to across a swath of about 140 square miles in northwestern Cambodia.
The images revealed, "with exceptional clarity," "a vast, low-density urban periphery stretching far beyond the major Angkorian temples."
Most of these structures were only revealed thanks to LiDar's "unparalleled ability to penetrate dense vegetation cover and map archeological remains on the floor," the researchers said.
In video footage of the team trooping through the jungle, only a few stones are visible, as much of the archaeology is encased in the ground.
Sofia Vergara posted a revealing selfie on her WhoSay account on Monday.
In the photo captioned, "Where @keegankillian and @luisbalaguer [her manager] cant find me!!!," the "Modern Family" star is all smiles as she sunbathes by a pool in a pink bikini bottom.
Vergara, 40, has become an international icon for her curvacious figure that contradicts the current standards for women in the entertainment business.
However, the brunette bombshell -- who is actually a natural blonde -- is as self conscious about her body as everyone else.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (GPI)--The dim light of the cafe in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, invites confession. At a table next to a window overlooking a street corner, residents withdraw from the autumn evening to focus on the group discussion.
Participants exchange markers to the beat of the words. They color the mandalas distributed by Zulma Fuentes, who runs this workshop, Puerto de Ilusiones, to promote mental health.
“Here we have the opportunity of expressing what we feel and what we think,” Fuente says. “What I highlight and what I love about this program is that it is fundamentally mutual aid. This means that we all help each other with our experiences.”
While some talk about their problems, others color the patterns. Coloring is a way to reduce anxiety, says Fuentes, a social psychologist who has led this workshop for five years.
The objective of the workshop is to provide a space where one can chat with friends. Participants meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Monday in a cafe in the center of the city to share their experiences from the past week.
The workship is one of many under the Programa de Salud Mental Barrial del Hospital Pirovano, a community organization that promotes mental health. It operates under Hospital General de Agudos Ignacio Pirovano, a public hospital run by the city government’s Ministery of Health.
The mental health program is unique because local residents conceive and lead its free workshops, which offer participants the opportunity to discuss their problems in an accepting environment. The design also departs from past handling of mental health by promoting the complete physical, mental and social well-being of the entire community, and not merely preventing illness. In pursuit of this objective, the program builds community to erode the anonymity and isolation in a big city like Buenos Aires.
Argentine psychologist Carlos Campelo launched the program in 1985 while working in mental health at the hospital, says psychologist Miguel Enrique Espeche, who currently runs the program. Campelo gathered residents who had similar problems so that they could share them with each other. In hardly a decade, the prestige of the program grew thanks to the number of participants, the originality of the topics and the benefits for the community.
The program now consists of 200 workshops that draw 3,000 participants in various neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and its suburbs. They meet in unused spaces within the hospital, outdoors or in cafes to promote mental health and to restore a sense of community in the massive city.
The program is unique because local residents, “called animators,” conceive and lead the workshops for their fellow community members based on topics they want to work on or share with their neighbors. The only requirements are that they attend a three-month preparatory course and then participate in a weekly meeting of animators to supervise their work.
In this way, the program provides an essential role for the city's residents as promoters of their peers’ health. The animators of the workshops are the heart of the program, Espeche says.