KATY PERRY BREAKS TWITTER SILENCE: KATY PERRY has been totally absent from Twitter since her split from RUSSELL BRAND, nor has she issued any sort of statement about the impending divorce. Of course, that hasn't stopped gossip sites, celebrity magazines, and so called "sources" from blabbing all kinds of alleged details about the split forcing Katy to break her silence and post her first Tweet since the news went public ...

This comes just days after her parents said their daughter's divorce was a blessing because it created interest in their ministry. Her parents -- Keith and Mary Hudson, ministers at the Church on The Rise in Westlake, Ohio -- said ,quote, "I'm sure Katy is trending on the Internet just to get you to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012."

Meanwhile ... the UK press claims that Brand was disinvited to Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, which will be Katy's first public appearance since the couple announced their divorce. Katy is up for seven awards, and producers didn't want any awkward moments for her.

BABY POOP - EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT BEYONCE'S BABY NAME: You've probably heard BEYONCE gave birth to a baby girl via C-section Saturday. Initial reports claimed the baby’s name was Ivy Blue Carter, but Bey's good friend GWYNETH PALTROW took to Twitter to correct us and let us all know the baby’s name was actually BLUE IVY.

Now, of course, people are speculating on the meaning of the baby's name. One theory is that the first two letters of "Ivy" are the Roman numerals for four, which is Beyonce's favorite number and the name of her last album. Another concurs and adds that both Bey and Jay's birthdays are on the fourth. "Blue", some think, could be related to Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' CD series. No word from Paltrow on how on these theories are.

BABY PICS: AMY POEHLER got quite the workout yesterday carrying 17-month old son Abel around on a shopping trip in Los Angeles ...

2. NATALIE PORTMAN, fiancé Benjamin Millepied, and six-month-old son Aleph hit up a farmer's market in L.A. yesterday.

3. JESSICA SIMPSON, pregnant and wearing heels ...

Sadly, Jessie says her growing belly has given her a pedicure problem:

MYSTERY OF BRAD PITT'S WALKING CANE SOLVED: Why was BRAD PITT walking with a cane on the red carpet at the Palm Springs Film Festival Saturday?

"I was carrying my daughter [Vivienne] down the hill and I slipped," Pittexplains. "It was either her or me." Brad, who injured his ACL, doesn't believe he'll need surgery, but does think he'll be sticking with a cane for a while.

RELATIONSHIP REPORT - IS JOHNNY DEPP'S ROMANCE ON THE ROCKS???!!!: Is another superstar couple about to call it quits? Radaronline reports that there's trouble in paradise for JOHNNY DEPP and his longtime love Vanessa Paradis. A source claims that the pair has been arguing constantly and they may be headed for a breakup. There's no word on what exactly is causing the problems, but insiders say Johnny has recently started contacting lawyers to discuss the best way to end things.

MAZEL TOV!!!: Lady Antebellum singer HILLARY SCOTT married drummer Chris Tyrrell in upstate New York on Saturday in front of family and close friends.

Hillary's band mates, however, were not among them. Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood weren't able to make it to the intimate ceremony, but said they look forward to celebrating with the couple in the coming weeks.

SPLITSVILLE - POPULATION PAULA ABDUL: PAULA ABDUL is back on the market. The X Factor judge secretly split from her boyfriend -- record label owner Jeff Bratton -- in November after a year-and-a-half. Bratton cited work commitments and too much time apart as the reasons for their "amicable" split.

SLIDESHOW LINK - STARS WHO'VE LOST THEIR LOOKS: Age, and probably lifestyle choices have turned some stars from really pretty to kinda gritty.

QUOTE/UNQUOTE: "I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body, my son is healthy and happy and that is all that matters." - CHRISTINA AGUILERA to People magazine.

CHARLIE SHEEN SHOWS US HIS PICS - FIXES TOOTH: CHARLIE SHEEN got his jacked up mouth fixed. Sheen, who had been sporting an incomplete smile, posted this picture of himself over the weekend along with the caption, "today spent w/ brilliant cosmetic dentist Dr Kevin Sands! the grill now perfect for Fiat, DirectTV & Anger Management! Smile world!"

RYAN SEACREST'S SEXUAL FAUX PAS: At a press conference yesterday to tout the upcoming season of "American Idol", host RYAN SEACREST made an unintentional joke about his often-questioned sexuality.
When the always-working Seacrest was asked about having so many jobs, Seacrest proclaimed, "I like to juggle balls." After the wave of laughter, Ryan clarified, "Career balls."

Judge STEVEN TYLER had everyone laughing as well when he proudly accepted the charge that his wardrobe out-sparkles that of JENNIFER LOPEZ. On borrowing her clothing, Tyler quipped, "I've always wanted to get into her pants and now every once in a while she lets me."