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Divorce might make Russell Brand richer by 20 million pounds

Last updated on: January 2, 2012 15:16 IST

Divorce might make Russell Brand richer by 20 million pounds



Russell Brand could make up to 20 million pounds from his divorce from pop star wife Katy Perry.

The 36-year-old comedian is in line for the huge lump sum in a 50/50 split of the couple's earnings even after just 14 months of marriage.

Brand and Perry hadn't signed a pre-nuptial agreement when they married in October, so under Californian law, he could be entitled to half of her fortune, the Daily Mail reported.
Brand had announced on Friday that the couple's marriage was over after they spent Christmas apart and his lawyers filed divorce papers at Los Angeles Superior Court citing 'irreconcilable differences'.

Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday, he hoped that things would be 'better in the next year'.

'I'm doing good. Everything is going to be better next year,' he said.

The Star reported that according to Forbes Magazine, the 27-year-old is worth 28 million pounds, a fortune that industry insiders said has rocked recently to at least 45 million pounds due to her non-stop touring and commercial ventures.

Brand, in contrast, has a net worth of about 11 million pounds from his stand-up tours and a string of hit movies including Get Him To The Greek and the remake of the Dudley Moore film Arthur.

Image: Russell Brand and Katy Perry
Photographs: Getty Images/Jason Merritt


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The website saw nearly 1 million CDs and DVDs traded over Christmas Day and Boxing Day by people looking to get rid of unwanted gifts.

Among the CDs were Lady Gaga's album The Fame Monster, The Beatles' Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and U2's The Joshua Tree, the Daily Express reported.

The Fame Monster is the third EP by Gaga and was released on November 18, 2009, by Interscope Records.

Image: Lady Gaga
Photographs: Getty Images/Jemal Countess

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The Ukrainian-born All-American girl with sultry eyes and a killer smile, Mila Kunis, has been named as Fox411's 2011 Celebrity of the Year.
Following the success of Black Swan and Friends with Benefits, the 28-year-old even went on a date with a US Marine.
Sgt. Scott Moore posted a 19-second video on YouTube back in June, asking Kunis to be his date to the annual Marine Corps Ball, to which she readily agreed.
Kunis also helped move the fashion magazine W, with the March issue enjoying a 15 percent increase in sales. The February issue of Cosmopolitan, which also featured her, sold an eye-popping 1.7 million copies.
Currently in Detroit filming Oz: The Great and Powerful, Kunis also keeps busy voicing Meg on the animated hit series Family Guy.
Despite her success, Kunis, unlike many of her Hollywood counterparts, hasn't let it all go to her head.
'I love what I do, but my theory is that it's people who doubt what they do and want to prove it to you, they're like 'It's art. I create art. It's art, art, art,'' Fox News quoted her as saying in the December issue of GQ.
'I'm like, Holy s**t, are you f**king kidding me? I run around and pretend I'm someone else for 12 hours; I record Family Guy. Then I get to go home and watch Jersey Shore,' she added.

Image: Mila Kunis
Photographs: Getty Images/Stephen Lovekin

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