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Is Russell Brand Moving On From Katy Perry With Zooey Deschanel?

Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel
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Though the ink is probably barely even dry on his divorce papers, OK Magazine reports that British funny man Russell Brand is way past his break up with Katy Perry … So much so that he’s pursuing her doppelganger, Zooey Deschanel.

The mag claims that Brand is “desperate” to snag the ‘New Girl’ starlet, who filed for divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard only a few days before Brand and Perry split. A source claims, “Russell has had his eye on Zooey for a long time and he’s been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together.”

Apparently Brand’s interest isn’t only romantic, but also professional, as the source said Brand wants to work the She & Him singer. “He thinks she’s hysterically funny and cute, too,” the source dished. “He loves her quirky sense of humor, and thinks they’d be great together both on-and off-screen. There’s a real spark there.”

So how does Deschanel feel about all this? The source says she’s “intrigued” at the thought of working with Brand, but that anything beyond that sounds risky to her. “She’s heard about his reputation as a womanizer,” the source said, “and isn’t sure whether she’s ready to rush into another relationship so quickly.” The source also notes that Deschanel is “very aware that she looks strikingly similar to Katy and has been mistaken for Katy by fans.”

We’re going to take this entire story with a huge grain of salt, if only because so many conflicting reports about Brand and Perry’s breakup have come up since December. Two weeks ago it was reported that Brand had already moved a new woman into his bachelor pad. We have a feeling if it was Deschanel, there would have been much more noise about it!

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