This morning, Jenn told you all about how Russell Brand was uninvited from the People’s Choice Awards because “it will be Katy’s big night” and organizers wanted to “avoid any awkwardness or confrontation.” Jenn called it high schoolish, and boy, did she hit the nail on the head with that one. This is precisely like Russell and Katy getting an invite to the cool kids’ party, but then they get into this fight and they are so over, so the cool kids decide to just have Katy there because OMG she is so much more popular and like wouldn’t that be the greatest?
But you guys. Katy isn’t even going to the party. Check out this Tweet:
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
And now you get neither, People’s Choice Awards. Did you learn your lesson?
In other news originating from Katy Perry’s Twitter, she has stated that the love and support from her fans means a lot to her – “you guys have made my heart happy again” – and she’s also made it clear that, in these trying times, no one else speaks for her, “not a blog, magazine, ‘close sources,’ or my family.”
But why did Katy specifically mention her family? Why, because her parents are using the publicity from her divorce to get people to visit their church. Sweet, right?
Just as moving vans pulled up to Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s Hollywood Hills home, Perry’s parents discussed their daughter’s impending divorce for the first time, from the pulpit of their evangelical ministry. During a worship service this week, the two said that they believed Perry’s split was God’s way of bringing people to church.
Mary and Keith Hudson saw an unusual surge in the crowd at their Church on the Rise in Westlake, Ohio, during the week following Brand’s filing for divorce from Perry after just 14 months of marriage. The Hudsons advertise being “Kate Perry’s Parents” on the roadside sign for their congregation.
“I’m sure that Katy’s trending on the Internet was to get you here to church tonight,” Mary Hudson said from the pulpit, to a crowd of 300. “I mean 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.”
Keith Hudson added, “What has taken place in my daughter’s life has opened many opportunities to go in and be with guarded and gated people. God has given us a platform to go in and meet people — and they like us because we are cool. We are not threatening.”
He furthered that the couple were not upset with their daughter for getting divorced, often frowned upon by their religion.
“I love my daughter and I will always love her,” Keith Hudson continued. “Stop being judgmental and critical. Do not close the doors to your loved ones, especially your children. Just because they do not like what you do or what you are, they are still praying that you stay in the race. They are counting on you.
“I believe in God, for every one of my children.”
Whoa. Whoa. Hold it right there, parents, because you have gone too far. I thought that you went too far with the Katy Perry tell-all, but now, I think I spoke too soon. I think the moment when you decided that any of this was in any way acceptable, that’s the moment you crossed the line.
But seriously, how awful is that? And where do you guys stand now: Team Russell or Team Everybody But Katy Perry’s Parents?