Monday gossip roundup: Bobbi Kristina Brown tells Oprah she is visited by Whitney Houston’s spirit

Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen.
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It’s not easy being a single mother and having a career — not even for Madonna. “I’m not going to lie —  it’s hard work having four kids and doing all the work I do,” she tells the Sun. “It’s a challenge juggling everything — multi-tasking is my middle name. I try to express that.” As for coping with her struggle from ex-husband Guy Ritchie? “Sometimes I cope with it very well, sometimes it’s a struggle,” she says.

Matthew McConaughey recently moved his family from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, and he couldn’t be happier with the decision. “No one recognizes you and no one asks you, ‘Hey, what do you do?,’ because I don’t think anyone cares,” he explained during a speech at the Texas Film Hall of Fame awards, according to People magazine. “My mother-in-law from Brazil has traveled around the world and we’ve lived in Los Angeles and New York,” McConaughey said during his presentation. “She says to me the other day, ‘In L.A., people will walk on your back and stand on your shoulders to get where they are going, in New York, they will just pull out a gun and tell you they will kill you. Here in Texas, everybody walks together.’”

While most wouldn’t think of the British Royal Family as a humorous bunch, Prince Harry insists there are a lot of laughs out of the public view. “She is very funny, but I think she gets it from my grandfather. They are very funny together,” Harry tells the Telegraph about his grandmother, the Queen. “My family is the same as any other family when it comes to humor behind closed doors, though I’d like to think I was funnier than my grandmother.”

Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry have kept fairly mum on their engagement, but Martinez is happy to confirm the happy news. “Yes, of course we’re engaged,” he tells Miami.com. at the opening of his new restaurant, Villa Azur. There are some things that Martinez would like to clear up, though: “There is a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring and it’s a lie,” he says. “They have nothing to do with this.”

A month after Whitney Houston’s death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown says she still feels her late mother’s presence in the Atlanta home they shared. “Lights turn on and off and I’m like, ‘Mom, what are you doing?’” Brown tells Oprah Winfrey during an interview. “I can still laugh with her and still talk to her.” Brown is also planning to follow her mother’s path into show business. “I have to carry on the legacy,” she says. “We’re gonna do the singing thing. Some acting, some dancing. It’s a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it.”

It looks like Katy Perry’s split from Russell Brand really was amicable, at least according to the pop star’s dad, Keith Hudson. “There are no hard feelings towards Russell,”  Hudson tells Us Weekly. “I just received a text from him the other day in fact. He is a wonderful and smart guy.” Brand’s divorce from Perry will be finalized in June. As for the singer herself? “Katy is doing well just now, ” Hudson says. “Her career got really busy and she did not get to see that much of Russell. It was just one of those things.”


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