In happier times. (Joel Ryan / AP)


“I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day.”


— Katy Perry on her breakup with Russell Brand (she says they haven’t spoken since he texted her asking for a divorce) in a new Vogue cover story. Wow, “the real truth” — is that a threat or a promise? Looking forward to that post-recording career memoir. Other insight: “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.” Read more from Vogue: Katy Perry, beauty and the beat

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