Romance Report for Dec. 22: Diamond-Studded Edition
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Russell Totally Rocked His First Date With Katy
Russell Brand sure knows how to make a good impression when he's in wooing mode. The first time he went out with Katy Perry, the British funnyman made her swoon by presenting her with a sparkly necklace. "It's a Hindu hand of peace," the popster tells Grazia magazine (via the London Sun) while showing off the bauble. "But they're not beads; they are black diamonds. He gave me black diamonds on our very first date."
That wasn't the only item Perry walked away with after her introductory evening with her future hubby. She also received a copy of his bracingly honest autobiography, "My Booky Wook," after spying it in his car. "I asked him if I could have it," Katy recalls. "My hair was long and wavy at the time and he kept calling me a mermaid. He opened the book and wrote in it, 'You're a mermaid, and I'm drowning.' Then he put this necklace on me."