Russell Brand

A video is making its rounds on the Internet where Russell Brand jokingly takes off his wedding ring. The video was posted on YouTube this past November 14, nearly a month before the funnyman filed for divorce from his wife Katy Perry

“I’m going to learn first hand about sororities,” Russell said in a video to promote his college tour. “I’m just going to place this (takes wedding ring off) some place very safe for the next week.”

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Meanwhile, Katy announced via Twitter on Monday that she would not be attending the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night despite being nominated seven times. She wrote:

“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”

Prior to this, she also tweeted in regards to the tabloid reports: “Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, ‘close sources’ or my family.”