Monday, February 14, 2011

Katy Perry shimmers in mermaid gown at pre-Grammy gala as absent Russell Brand films Saturday Night Live in New York


Going solo: Katy Perry attended the Pre-Grammy Clive Davis Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen in Los Angeles without Russell Brand

Katy Perry may have denied reports that she and husband Russell Brand have been seeking marriage counselling, but the couple have been spotted on opposite sides of the States once again.

As the Teenage Dream singer dazzled in a full length shimmering mermaid-inspired gown at a pre-Grammy bash in Los Angeles last night, Brand was in New York shooting an episode for Saturday Night Live.

The couple, who have been spending an increasing amount of time apart recently, only added further speculation to their marriage woes due to their separate appearances.

Shimmering star: Katy Perry stole the spotlight at the Pre-Grammy event in this full length pink and silver strapless gown

Katy Perry was expected to make a surprise cameo while her British husband hosted the U.S sketch show, but she instead opted to walk the red carpet by herself at the Beverly Hilton.

Russell was therefore forced to joke about his ‘ordinary’ marriage to the American pop star solo during a slapstick sketch on the show, called ‘A Spot Of Tea’.
He was playing one of three elderly British hosts dressed in grandma-drag, while sipping on cups of tea and joking around.

Musician Chris Brown was also a special guest on the episode, who is trying to repair his reputation after pleading guilty to assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

As part of Brand’s hosting duties, he therefore introduced the RnB singer to the show, which Katy Perry will no doubt be unhappy about, as she is a close friend of Brown’s ex Rihanna.

TV hosting gig: Meanwhile Russell Brand was hosting Saturday Night Live in New York City and took part in numerous skits for the comedy show

Grandma drag: Brand dressed up as a grandma for the slapstick sketch show during a segment called 'A Spot Of Tea'

The comedian was also filmed flirting with another television guest during a cooking segment and appeared to be kissing the brunette while putting his finger in her mouth.

Meanwhile, as Brand was raising his profile on U.S TV, Katy made sure to look her best during the Pre-Grammy Clive Davis Gala & Salute To Industry Icons Honouring David Geffen.

Her smoky eyes and pink pout accompanied her sequined pink and silver strapless gown.
The figure-hugging dress showed off her every curve and despite having an absent husband, the singer couldn’t contain her excitement for the awards show.

Katy tweeted yesterday: ‘Tomorrow is Grammy’s and boy oh boy do I have a very special performance ready for you. CLUE: The theme is loooooovvvveee.’

Introducing guests: Host Russell Brand introduced RnB musician Chris Brown to the show too, who pleaded guilty to assaulting ex Rihanna in 2009

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards take place tonight in Los Angeles at Staples Center and Perry has been nominated for Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Teenage Dream.

It is not yet known whether Brand will jet over to Los Angeles today to accompany his nominated wife to the music awards, but he is expected to make an appearance to quash the couple’s marriage woe rumours.

U.S magazine Life & Style recently made the claims that ‘just three months into their marriage, there is trouble in paradise’ and that the newlyweds are consulting with a counselor because they are experiencing problems.

The report said Perry was upset when her hubby posted a picture on his Twitter page of her without any make-up on. It went to say that they have both ‘been pulled in different directions by their careers’.

Nude ladies: Miley Cyrus and Ciara both opted for flesh-toned dresses that exposed plenty of cleavage to grab the spotlight

However, Katy’s UK spokesperson denied that the singer was consulting a marriage therapist, telling MailOnline: ‘This story is completely untrue and entirely fabricated.’

During Katy’s night out at the Pre-Grammy bash, she was accompanied by fellow musicians Whitney Houston, who performed on stage, Miley Cyrus, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson and R Kelly.

Miley Cyrus made sure to turn heads as usual, by pouring her curves into a nude skin tight dress that boasted sheer netting across her bust and hips.

Performers: Singers Whitney Houston and R Kelly performed on stage at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salut to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at the Beverly Hilton

Katy Perry and Leona Lewis at Pre-GRAMMY Gala

Miley Cyrus at Pre Grammy Gala 2011

Whitney Houston at Pre-GRAMMY Gala

Usher at Pre-GRAMMY Gala

Sharon and Kelly Osbourne at Pre-GRAMMY Gala

source: dailymail

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