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Katy Perry cancels first post-divorce appearance at People's Choice Awards

By Jenna Busch

Katy Perry has spoken out after the announcement of her divorce from husband Russell Brand, saying, "I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again." She also told the world that all the tabloid stories aren't true, saying, "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family."

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Perry was supposed to appear at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday in Los Angeles, which was to be her first appearance after the divorce announcement. This is no longer happening. The singer tweeted, "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." The singer is up for seven awards at the show, including Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist and Song of the Year for "E.T." with Kanye West.

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Perry's still scheduled to make two appearances on her California Dreams tour later this month, one on Jan. 19 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and one on Jan. 22 in the Philippines, according to her website. She's also scheduled to appear at the Grammys on Feb. 12. Her parents recently caused controversy by calling her concerts "almost like church" and saying her fans "want to worship and they want to love; they are just worshiping and loving the wrong person," while passing out samples of her perfume, Purr.

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