■ The FBI this week recovered quarterback Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl LI jersey in Mexico, TMZ.com reports. Investigators used security video from the Patriots’ locker room to identify the suspected thief as Mauricio Ortega, the director of the Mexican newspo had press credentials—as he entered the locker room behind Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick and left 14_minutes later with an object tucked under his arm. Authorities confronted him in Mexico City, where he reportedly turned over a stash of memorabilia t hat also included the jersey Brady wore in Super Bowl XLIX.
■ Katy Perry revealed last week that she explored lesbian relationships as a teenager, which put her in direct conflict with her evangelical Christian upbringing, CBSNews.com reports. While accepting a human rights award, Perry, 32, said her 2008 hit single, ay away at my Jesus camps.” But when she came to know gay people, she found they “were nothing like what I had been taught to fear. They were the most free, strong, kind, and inclusive people I have ever met.”
■ Three years after Richard Simmons vanished from public view, his family is denying rumors that he is either being held hostage by his housekeeper, ailing, or transitioning into a woman. “My brother is fine,” Lenny Simmons tells People. “My wife, Cathy, anends say they haven’t been able to contact him. But his brother says the fitness guru has withdrawn from the spotlight voluntarily. “After 40-some-odd years, he just decided that he wants to rest,” Lenny says. “He’s in good health, but he just wants time for himself.”