Russell Brand is reportedly dating the British television presenter Emily Hartridge, described as a Katy Perry "lookalike". The British comedian hit it off with the presenter as she quizzed him about forthcoming movie 'Rock of Ages', reports the UK's Sun newspaper.
Brand jokingly threw a cake at the 28-year-old at London's Dorchester Hotel and reportedly "tried to kiss her". When she protested, the comedian "licked" the cake off her arm, before asking an aide to get her phone number. Emily joked about the incident later on Twitter, telling followers, "Got to be a good day when rustyrockets licks your elbow mid interview". Since then, the pair have reportedly been texting, with a friend revealing, "Russell is definitely winning her over.Emily joked they had a love-hate relationship because he hurled food at her. Only Russell could get away with covering someone in cake then licking it off."
Brand, 37, will officially dissolve his 14 month marriage to Katy Perry next month. During a recent interview with Itv1's Lorraine Kelly, he admitted to still loving his ex-wife, but added, "This is a new time". There had been reports that the comedian was unhappy about being featured in Perry's forthcoming documentary 'Part of Me', asking the singer to remove his scenes.