Things look to be getting serious with Katy Perry and Russell Brand: They've already progressed to the airport pickup stage of their romance. Paparazzi snapped the comely popster as she surprised the hirsute funnyman at LAX on Thursday night. The London Daily Mirror says Brand thought he was going to be cabbing it from the airport, only to have Perry appear and plant a kiss on him. No word on whether the lovebirds, who were first spotted tangling tongues after the MTV VMAs last month and recently made the scene at Paris Fashion Week, are going to squeeze in a visit to Katy's family while they're in town. According to the London Sun, the singer is eager for her evangelical pastor parents to give her lady-killer new love the "once-over" to make sure he's "suitable" for their girl-kissing daughter. "Katy is as besotted with Russell as he is with her. However, her parents are extraordinarily strict Christians," an insider explains. "Katy is sure that, after a bit of getting used to him, they would approve of Russell, but she wants to get that initial meeting out of the way as early as she can."