Perry talks Brand, Mayer with Vogue
NEW YORK — Katy Perry “goes there” with Vogue about two of her high-profile relationships in the magazine’s July cover story.
The singer says of ex-husband Russell Brand that she “was in love with him when I married him” in 2010. She adds that she hasn’t heard from the comedian since Brand sent her a text on New Year’s Eve 2011 saying he wanted a divorce.
Perry says she blamed herself for their breakup until she “found out the real truth,” which she “can’t necessarily disclose.”
She also opens up about her on-again-off-again relationship with John Mayer, saying she “was madly in love with him” and still is. She also says he has a “beautiful mind” and a “tortured soul.”
The July issue of Vogue goes on sale June 25.
Sportscaster Michaels working on memoir
NEW YORK — The sportscaster who once asked “Do you believe in miracles?” has a book deal.
Al Michaels, the longtime television play-by-play man, is working on a memoir that will be released by HarperCollins imprint William Morrow. The publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday that no title or release date has been set.
Michaels has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series to the NBA finals. His book will include stories about Pete Rose, Phil Jackson and other prominent coaches and athletes.
The 68-year-old Michaels is perhaps best known for the 1980 Winter Olympics and the “Miracle On Ice.” As the U.S. hockey team stunned the favored Soviet Union, Michaels exclaimed, “Do you believe in miracles? YES!”
‘Nightline’ anchor goes to London for ABC
NEW YORK — ABC News “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran is getting a new posting as the network’s London-based chief foreign correspondent.
ABC said recently that Moran will head overseas late this summer. Moran was ABC’s chief White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005.
NBC News to air Harper documentary
NEW YORK — Valerie Harper has agreed to give a first-person account of her battle with terminal cancer to NBC News.
The network says Meredith Vieira will host the documentary. No airdate has been set.
The actress gained fame playing Rhoda Morgenstern on television’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda.” She announced this year that she has been diagnosed with brain cancer. She was given as little as three months to live when diagnosed March 6, which she has already exceeded.