Katy Perry

tweeted Saturday that hubby

Russell Brand

was denied entry into Japan, where she is performing. "So . . . my husband just got deported from Japan. I am so. sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place #tokyodreamscrushed."

Brand was barred not for his recent unloved Arthur remake but, Perry said, for "priors from over 10 years ago." She added: "But of COURSE I [heart] my Japanese fans & the show #MUSTGOON no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings!" Brand tweeted, too: "Planning escape from Japanese custody. It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick."

Time to settle down

Prince

William

and

Catherine

, Duchess of Cambridge, are home after a top-secret 10-day honeymoon in the Seychelles, a beachy Indian Ocean island chain. Married April 29, they delayed leaving until May 10, and their destination was not disclosed until they returned.

In related/relations news, eBay reports that an unnamed bidder has paid 81,100 pounds - $131,648 - for the Philip Treacy wedding hat worn by William's cousin Princess Beatrice, 22. UNICEF and Children in Crisis will benefit from the sale of the hat, which Tina Brown described as "entwined prawn-colored entrails."

Depp and Cruz cruise

The reengineered

Pirates of the Caribbean

franchise has sailed again at the box office, as the

Johnny Depp/Penelope Cruz

sequel

On Stranger Tides

took a record international haul of $256.3 million, according to studio estimates. Walt Disney Co. said the fourth

Pirates

installment earned $90.1 million domestically, for a worldwide total of $346.4 million, the fourth-largest global opening ever. It jettisons

Keira Knightley

and

Orlando Bloom

, but brings back Depp. Cruz and

Ian McShane

are new.

On Stranger Tides

was the weekend's only new film in wide release. In its second week,

Kristen Wiig's

Bridesmaids

was No. 2 with $21 million.

Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com. This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.