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Perhaps Katy Perry's hair color reflects her mood.

Laying low in recent weeks, the recently separated singer braved the crowds at the LAX airport Monday as she caught a flight out to Singapore with her entourage.

Sporting blue hair, Katy has undergone yet another couture change since her split with Russell Brand. In recent months, she's also been a blonde and a ... pink.

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Katy Perry apparently needs a little bit more time out of the spotlight.

The "Firework" announced she's bailing on her return to the public eye.

"Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the People's Choice Awards," she wrote. "I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS."

Katy Cat

The award show tomorrow night was to be Perry's first public appearance since she and husband Russell Brand split up just before New Year's Eve.

Perry, who is up for seven People's Choice Awards, didn't give a reason why she's no longer attending. Her rep also declined comment on the topic.

Perry recently returned to Twitter, thanking her fans for making her "heart happy again," while also taking a shot at her parents and gossip sources.

"I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me," she tweeted with a hint of bitterness. "Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family."

She has two concerts scheduled in Indonesia on Jan. 19 and 22, so it may be awhile until we see her out and about stateside. Grammys perhaps?

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In honor of Kate Middleton's 30th birthday today, we decided to bestow some love upon the Duchess of Cambridge and her many famous namesakes here at THG.

We do cover an inordinate number of Kates, Katies, Katys and Katherines in our line of work, and we have to say, many of them are pretty fabulous.

Take a look at our Top 10 and vote for your favorite below!

Kate Middleton in Canada

10. Katherine Heigl. We used to love her on Grey's Anatomy. Since leaving that show on bad terms, she's gone on to ... what has she been in lately? Hmm.

9. Kate Upton. Victoria's Secret model / teenage Mark Sanchez girlfriend.

8. Kate Moss. Older, more famous, significantly lighter model.

7. Kate Gosselin. Groan. No introduction necessary.

6. Kate Beckinsale. Underworld Awakening badass!

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5. Kate Hudson. A fun-loving free-spirited star with talent to boot. What's not to love about Hudson, her famous folks, her rocker fiance, and sons Ryder and Bing.

4. Katy Perry. Fun fact - born Katheryn Hudson, the newly-single singer chose the stage name Katy Perry so as not to be confused with ... Kate Hudson!

3. Katharine McPhee. Major THG crush for a few years after her run on American Idol, now starring on the buzzed-about new show Smash on NBC!

2. Kate Winslet. One of the more talented and classy actresses around, and what can we say, we totally in the tank for the British. Which brings us to ...

1. Kate Middleton. She's royalty. In real life and here.

Who's your favorite Kate?

 

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Katy Perry returned to Twitter for the first time since her split from Russell Brand, and while she didn't address that directly, she made a few telling remarks.

The 27-year-old, who has been laying low since Russell filed for divorce, thanked her fans for their concern and well-wishes during a very difficult time.

"I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world," she Tweeted. "You guys have made my heart happy again."

Her words for certain other figures in her life? A little less kind.

Katy Perry, Sunglasses

Katy, who was married a little over a year, lashed out at her parents last night for speaking publicly about her split from Russell - in church no less.

Keith and Mary Hudson, who are both Christian ministers, said that Katy's divorce was a blessing in disguise, generating interest in their ministry.

Katy Tweeted last night that no one speaks for her ... including her family. It seems she's not happy with the comments they've been making.

"Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family," the singer wrote.

Perry Divorce Tweet

You heard it here first. Or on Katy's Twitter if you follow her.

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Katy Perry's parents are conservative Christian ministers, so you would assume they would be devastated by her divorce. If so, they're definitely not showing it.

It's been reported that Russell Brand filed for divorce in large part so Katy, who was raised in a devout Christian household, wouldn't have to do so.

God works in mysterious ways, though, and in the eyes of Katy's parents, her recent split from Russell is one of those ways. Say what now?

Because He used to the divorce to fill the rafters of their church, they say.

Katy Perry, Father Keith Hudson

Pastors Keith and Mary Hudson preached at Church On The Rise in Westlake, Ohio, on Wednesday, in an appearance advertised by the church.

Perry's mom, Mary, speaking for the first time about the split, half-joked, "I'm sure Katy is trending on the internet just to get you to church tonight."

"All over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012."

It is a solid glass-half-full attitude if nothing else.

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Katy Perry has been following a "(Last Friday Night) T.G.I.F." strategy in coping with her divorce from Russell Brand, but also is very distraught, according to reports.

The two are very likely related.

While in Kauai over the holidays to kick back and let the storm blow over back home, our beloved, newly-single "California Gurl" apparently spent little time relaxing.

"Katy partied the entire time she was in Kauai," dished an eyewitness.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand Pic

Let's be clear: We are not judging or criticizing Katy for going out in the wake of the split as she figures out the next stage in her life. That's just what's happening.

In fact, the witness claims Perry seemed "very distraught over the breakup."

That makes two of them. Russell Brand sources that even though he's been doing his share of flirting these days as well, he, too, "is very sad."

A reconciliation is not on the table, though, according to insiders.

This seems like a case of two people who really wanted to make it work, and are sad it didn't, but Katy Perry and Russell Brand are just too different.

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Katy Perry will appear at the People's Choice Awards January 11.

This is not surprising, as she is likely the people's choice for a great many things. But it will mark her first public appearance since her divorce was announced.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand were married only for a little over a year, and she's been laying low in Hawaii as the firestorm of media scrutiny blows over.

But she's got to return sometime, and next week's that time.

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Perry is not expected to present during the show. However, considering she is nominated for a whopping seven awards, there may be a brief speech in her future.

Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Lea Michele, Ashley Greene, Adam Levine and Julianne Hough are just some of the other stars set to attend.

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco will host the big show with performances by Demi Lovato and Faith Hill, live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

As always, THG will cover the program in earnest.

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Hardly.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand clearly had their share of problems, but his craziness was not one of them, despite what certain reports would have you believe.

On the contrary: If anything, the 36-year-old Brand, who has been sober seven years, may have been too much of a homebody for social butterfly Katy, 28.

According to sources close to the couple, they tried to make it work, but were just too different and parted amicably. Sad, but nothing like this portrayal:

Katy Perry Us Cover

No clue why Us decided to trash Russell Brand, who (raunchy stand up comedy and Michele Bachmann crazy eyes aside) is really not that wild anymore.

Nor did he blindside her with the divorce, as the above cover says. Russell Brand filed for divorce instead of Katy because of her family's religious beliefs.

As for explosive fights, that's news to people close to the couple.

"I was shocked when I found out," a source told People. "I thought they would be together for a long time. Maybe not forever – but definitely not just 14 months."

"They were always laughing," the source went on to say. "They were very affectionate, always holding hands. They seemed like they were really in love."

Another source who spent time with Brand and Perry said that despite the split, they "took marriage very seriously ... these aren't people who give up."

Long and short: It just didn't work out. But that doesn't make it scandalous.

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Katy Perry's divorce from Russell Brand wasn't due to a particular event or issue. The pair simply got married too fast and are too different, sources say.

They were infatuated with each other when they wed in October 2010, but had only been together about a year at that point, and things went south fast.

People close to the couple say Katy and Russell were head over heels for each other, fascinated to be with a great person who was an extreme opposite.

The problems came when the honeymoon phase wore off.

A Russell Brand and Katy Perry Pic

After they got married, they fought constantly, often in front of people at clubs and shows. They're both stubborn and strong-willed, making things worse.

Their busy schedules didn't help, as they never spent long periods of time with each other. In the end, despite their attraction, they were "just too different."

Brand, who filed for divorce Friday, is more of a homebody than Katy, 27, who loves going out partying. Russell, 36, has been sober for years and didn't enjoy the scene.

He would often voice his desire to stay in or leave places early, asking her to come with him, which would trigger arguments. So it went. Not a long-term match.

At the end of the day, neither hates the other, there's no bad blood, and not even a hint of impropriety on either part. Just a mutual parting of ways.

Sad, but something a lot of people, famous or not, can relate to.

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The divorce of Katy Perry and Russell Brand was months in the making, and the pop star was NOT blindsided by the actor/comedian's filing, reports say.

They decided Brand would file the court papers in the divorce because she didn't want to upset her religious parents, sources close to the couple indicate.

Katy and Russell knew the relationship was on the rocks months ago, but didn't want to bail on the marriage without a concerted effort to work it out.

Sadly, both sides ultimately felt "it just wasn't there."

Russell Brand, Katy Perry

Katy Perry and Russell Brand in happier times.

Katy and Russell were on board with the divorce weeks ago - there was no massive fight that triggered the split - but didn't want to be in L.A. when the papers were filed.

Thus, he went back to England and she went to Hawaii for Christmas.

Fans of Katy know her parents are evangelical Christians, who raised her to believe that divorce is morally wrong. Out of respect to Katy and her family, Russell was the one to officially file; It's unclear how or when Katy will legally respond.

Brand released a statement confirming the split but insisting the two will always love each other and remain friends. Here's hoping that's true, but don't bet on a reconciliation.

These two appear to have had problems since the get-go.

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Katy Perry Biography

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Birthplace
Santa Barbara, California
Full Name
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
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