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Rihanna skipped Katy Perry's wedding because she couldn't get phone calls or e-mail

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Newly minted redhead Rihanna was nowhere to be seen at her BFF Katy Perry's wedding to Russell Brand in India a week ago, but it's not like they had a big fight or anything. No, the only thing Ri-ri's fighting is her cellphone contract, since she skipped the ceremony because "we couldn't get any phone service or Internet service over there." Has she never heard of GSM?

It was ultra-important that Rihanna be reachable, since her fifth album, Loud, is due on Nov. 16. That meant she didn't dare risk going to the Oct. 23 wedding, for fear that something might happen without her knowing it instantly.

"The album is coming out in two weeks, and I had to be available for a lot of approvals," she told Extra (watch the video below). "I was crushed, was really looking forward to it, but she understood. I was glad I could throw her a bachelorette party."

So, that's only marginal believeable, since millions of business travelers manage to get phone and data plans to cover India. It has the third-largest GDP in the world, for crying out loud. If you don't want to go, Ri, just say so.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Friday, October 29, 2010 1:02pm]

    

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