JAIPUR, India — Comedian Russell Brand and pop singer Katy Perry flew to the Maldives on Monday after their wedding at a tiger reserve in India, while authorities investigated whether the wedding party broke noise laws.

Under tight security, the couple tied the knot Saturday at an exclusive resort strewn with colorful lights and flower garlands.

On Monday afternoon, the newlyweds boarded a helicopter near Ranthambhore National Park and arrived in the city of Jaipur, where they took a chartered flight to the Maldives, Jaipur airport director R.K. Singh said. The nation of tiny coral islands in the Indian Ocean is renowned for its high-end resorts.

Locals had mixed feelings about the celebrity visit, and Rajasthan state’s chief minister on Monday ordered an investigation into public complaints about party noise that lasted into the early hours of Sunday.

Local laws ban noise beyond 10 p.m. that would disturb local communities or wildlife. If laws were broken, concerned parties or resort management would be charged, officials said.

Madonna has global plans for Hard Candy fitness centers

MEXICO CITY — Pop singer Madonna is opening a chain of fitness centers around the world to be known as Hard Candy Fitness global gyms.

A partnership between Madonna, her manager and New Evolution Ventures plans to open the first gym in a posh neighborhood in Mexico City on Nov. 29. Madonna will attend the Mexico City opening.

A statement by Hard Candy Fitness says gyms “will open in major cities around the world,” including 10 more locations in Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Europe and Asia. No gyms are immediately planned for the United States, but the statement noted that more locations are possible in the future.

Rapper will not face charges related to stop

 

LOS ANGELES — Citing his federal prison sentence on a probation violation, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Monday that it has declined to file criminal charges against Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I.

On Sept. 1, the 29-year-old rapper, whose given name is Clifford Harris, and his 36-year-old wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, were in a vehicle in West Hollywood when deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department smelled marijuana coming from their vehicle during a traffic stop, officials said.

In rejecting the case, prosecutors cited the federal 11-month prison sentence given the rapper for violating the terms of his probation, stemming from his September arrest.

T.I. faced a 30-year prison sentence in 2007 after an arrest on federal gun charges. He pleaded guilty and accepted a year behind bars plus 1,000 hours of community service that included warning youth about the dangers of gangs and drugs.

Bush to do TV interview

 

NEW YORK — Former President George W. Bush is giving the first one-on-one television interview about his presidency since leaving the White House to NBC News’ Matt Lauer.

NBC News said Monday that Lauer will interview Bush for a one-hour prime-time show Nov. 8, the day before Bush’s book “Decision Points” is released. Bush also will appear live on NBC’s “Today” show Nov. 10.