Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What will Katy say? After his wife adds yet more tour dates, Russell Brand reaches out to a pretty crew member on set

By Daily Mail Reporter

Tactile: Russell Brand can be seen holding the hand of a pretty blonde crew member on set in Miami today

He's known for his tactile manner but Russell Brand will raise more than a few eyebrows with these shots of him holding a pretty girl's hand.

The reformed lothario, 36 , is on set in Miami where he's filming new movie Rock of Ages, and the fair haired maiden is clearly a crew member.

Russell is given to such displays of warm affectionate towards people that such tender gestures largely go unnoticed.

But the fact that the pair of them were holding in hands today in a manner normally reserved for romantic couples is striking.

It comes hot on the heels of news that Brand's wife of eight months, pop sensation Katy Perry, is extending her tour well into November.

A source told the Mail: 'Katy has only four days off until the end of September, when she’s in Brazil.’

Friendly touch: Brand cuddles up to the blonde in a break from filming

Busy schedules: Perry and Brand at the MTV Europe Awards in Madrid last year

‘She hopes Russell will join her but isn’t sure whether he will be allowed entry because of his criminal record. She is taking a few days off for their first anniversary in October which they plan to celebrate in the UK.’

The pair are even have even put their L.A home in trendy Los Feliz on the market, with friends reporting it is empty most of the time.

When Brand delivered his best man's speech at rock legend Noel Gallagher's wedding at the weekend in England, Perry, 26 , was unable to be by his side.

Brand is said to have brought the house down by affectionately lampooning the former Oasis great, and telling stories about his new wife, Sara McDonald.

But there was no chance to relive fond memories of his marriage to Perry on a tiger reserve in India last October.

And with the comedian's commitments on the film - which is being adapted from the Broadway hit and stars Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta Jones - destined to keep him in Miami for the foreseeable, it could be hard for the newlyweds to spend any quality time together.

But reports of trouble in paradise are unfounded, and it's likely that Brand is just being his usual touchy feely self.

Perry's tour takes her around the US and the UK over the forthcoming months, and Brand is so keen to see her despite their clashing schedules that he even flies with their pet cats.

She told the Daily Star: 'I miss my kitties. One time I asked Russell to bring the cats with him so we could all hang out. Putting a cat on a plane is strange, but I always make sure it’s in first class.'


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