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Russell Brand deported from Japan due to past crimes

Russell Brand appears in a still from his 2010 film, 'Get Him to the Greek.' (Universal Pictures/Glen Wilson)

May 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actor Russell Brand got kicked out of Japan because of his past criminal history.

The 35-year-old comedian was deported on Saturday. He had traveled to Japan because his wife, singer Katy Perry, was scheduled to perform a series of concerts there.

Sunday, Perry Tweeted that Brand was denied entry due to criminal activity over 10 years ago.

Japanese immigration officials did not comment.