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KATY PERRY TALKS ABOUT HER BRAND

We know, you're already crying on the inside that Katy Perry is marrying Russell Brand, but maybe August's issue of Esquire U.K. will cheer you up. (She does pose topless on the cover.) Oh yeah, there's an interview, too. Too bad she wastes it talking about the head case she's engaged to. "He used to basically be a professional prostitute - now he's not," Perry says about her betrothed. "So he's an extremist, which can be both good and bad. I always needed someone stronger than me." She also has an interesting anecdote about smoking with Snoop Dogg. "I was scared for my life to get off the hookah," Perry says. "Everyone else is smoking everything else. I was saying to myself, 'If that s--- still gets Snoop high, if I breathe it in I will die. I will be on a permanent balloon.' I was like, 'Hold on to the hookah.'"

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And another celeb marriage

Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean is now Mrs. Kyle Boller, after marrying the Oakland Raiders quarterback at a San Diego resort. The San Diego Union Tribune says the dethroned beauty queen and the 29-year-old quarterback tied the knot Friday in a private ceremony at the Grand Del Mar. Among the guests were Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The 23-year-old bride made headlines last year with remarks during the Miss USA pageant that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Prejean eventually surrendered her crown after pageant officials accused her of missing events, an allegation she denied.

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Jenna Fischer gets married

Not only was this weekend the 234th birthday of our great nation, but it also marked the wedding of The Office's Jenna Fischer. Surely you got your invite in the mail. Fischer, 36, and writer Lee Kirk got hitched on Saturday, People reports. There weren't many details, other than her rep's confirmation that "they were married on July 3 in front of family and friends in Malibu." So at least we know the mag isn't making it up. These two have been engaged since 2008, after all. "Went to the most beautiful wedding I've ever experienced," co-star Rainn Wilson said via Twitter. "Total Love, Jenna Fischer & Lee Kirk!" Awww, that's nice.

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Jessica dates another NFLer

Let's see: Jessica Simpson has put on a few pounds, is dating a football player and hasn't been working in months. Wow, is this 2008? We don't really care about minor weight gain, but People says Jess is dating former San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints tight end Eric Johnson. No, not the guitar-playing Eric Johnson. That would almost make some sense. "She is happy that she found a great guy," a friend tells the mag, which notes they've been dating since May. "She's really happy." We don't really think you can draw too many comparisons between Johnson and Simpson's former beau, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. For one, Romo has been playing in the NFL for the last two years, unlike Eric. But then, Eric went to Yale, so he has that going for him.

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Snoop, Holmes on 'Glee' next?

It's apparent that people are obsessing over the next season of Glee. Um, you have a few months, folks, but what's this? Snoop Dogg and Katie Holmes? Glee's Cory Monteith says the Doggfather is sniffing around a possible guest role: "I am pretty sure he is going to do Glee," he told News of the World. "That would be really cool." Cool; because when we think about a show about a gang of high-schoolers singing Madonna songs, we think Snoop. Meanwhile, people have been saying Holmes was negotiating a five-part guest role. "Katie is finalizing a deal to join the cast for a limited storyline next season," a source told the National Enquirer. "Katie's film career has stalled, and she desperately needs a career boost. She's hoping a stint on Glee will jump-start her standing in Hollywood."

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