Pips can’t stop talking about Britney, even though he won’t admit to calling her a bitch. But then again, Pips was never any good at having a woman’s back, was he? Ask Janet Jackson.

Russell Brand however, even though it’s well over now between him and Katy Perry, and even though she’s been messing around with a mega douche, he still has her back. It’s very sweet. And it doesn’t seem fake. And he’s probably more gracious than most in Hollywood.

Brand was on the Howard Stern Show yesterday and was pressed about Katy and John Mayer. Here’s an excerpt from the exchange:

HS: What do you make of your ex-wife dating John Mayer? Doesn't she know that he's a worse womanizer than you?

RB: Worse or better, depending on how you view it.

HS: He's a better womanizer, then.

RB: Hold on, I resent that! I'm world class!

When Stern kept trying to get Russell to talk about how gross John Mayer is, he refused, explaining that:

"You have to let go of the instinct to protect someone once you divorce them."

And when Stern still wouldn’t give up, Russell finally protested:

"So help me God, Howard Stern, I will not compromise my ex-wife's vagina for the sake of ratings! That woman was perfect from top to bottom!"

Come on. You just went awwwww, didn’t you? It was awww-worthy.

And here’s another area in which he’s superior to Justin Timberlake -- Russell Brand is always respectful of the homeless, always takes time to acknowledge them, would never, ever, EVER turn the homeless into a joke in service of entertaining a bunch of rich f-cks getting off on their own privileged lives.

He’s single, by the way. And looking for love.

"I'm not dating anybody. Actually, I'd like a romance. Not so much playing the field, just going through life, meditating, doing yoga, concentrating on this TV show and trying to find a nice wife."

Let’s set him up with someone really nice.