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Russell Brand Wants Out of ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’

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When Madonna made her concert documentary ‘Truth or Dare’ in 1991, her then-boyfriend Warren Beatty was featured in a few scenes, but he didn’t look all that happy to have the cameras in his face.

Now a somewhat similar situation is playing out between Katy Perry and her ex-husband Russell Brand as she prepares for the July 5th release of her own concert film, ‘Part of Me.’ But while Brand didn’t mind being in the movie when it was shot, he’s now reportedly upset that he won’t have a say in how the couple’s relationship will be depicted on-screen.

Apparently, Brand has asked that any footage involving their short-lived marriage be removed from the movie entirely, and while Perry did talk to producers about accommodating his wishes, the decision was made to leave the scenes in the film.

A source for the Sun told the UK paper, “When [Perry] first decided to make the movie in 2010, Russell agreed to be filmed on the condition he got to see the final edit … he knew full well that it was going to be warts and all but Katy persuaded him to do it. Now [that] they have broken up, she can keep whatever she wants in the film.”

‘Part of Me’ follows Katy on her 2011 ‘California Dreams’ tour, and the singer recently told Ellen DeGeneres that it will include a “tasteful” mention of her divorce, adding that she felt it was important that viewers see at her most vulnerable.

“I think sometimes people think that [celebrities] are perfect,” Perry said. “[But] we’re not perfect at all.”

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