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Katy Perry Drops Out of People's Choice Awards After Split with Russell Brand

Pop star nominated for seven awards at tomorrow's event

January 10, 2012 8:45 AM ET
Katy Perry
Katy Perry at the Grove in Los Angeles
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Katy Perry has dropped out of plans to attend the People's Choice Awards, which would have been her first public appearance since splitting with her husband, comedian Russell Brand. Perry has been nominated for seven awards at this year's show, which will air on CBS tomorrow night.

"Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the People's Choice Awards. I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS," Perry announced on her Twitter account yesterday. Perry has kept a low profile since separating from Brand. Aside from this message, Perry's only word to her fans in recent days has been a tweet urging them not to trust reporting from gossip sites and magazines. "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family," she wrote.

Russell Brand filed papers for divorce in Los Angeles just before New Year's Eve, citing irreconcilable differences. Brand and Perry had been married for 14 months.

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