Friday, June 17, 2011

Kerry Katona is dropped by agent Claire Powell amid reports she 'blew her last chance'


Dropped: Kerry Katona, pictured at her local YMCA today, has been dumped by her management CAN Associates

Kerry Katona has been dropped by her agent after she allegedly blew her last chance to save her career.

CAN Associates, which is run by Claire Powell, yesterday ended their working relationship with the troubled reality TV star and today confirmed they were no longer representing her.

They said: 'We can confirm that we no longer manage Kerry Katona.'

Adding that they had nothing further to say on the matter, they wouldn't give a reason for dropping the former pop star from their books.

Kerry was pictured looking in high spirits today, despite the potentially devastating blow to her career, as she arrived at her local YMCA with son Max.

The reality star, wrapped up against the unseasonably cold weather, smiled for the cameras.

Parting ways: Claire Powell (left, pictured with Katona in March) and CAN Associates today confirmed they had dropped Katona but wouldn't give a reason

Reports today claimed that CAN decided enough was enough after the star went on a six-hour drinking session on Wednesday night.

And the agency was said to be fed up that she wasn't putting any effort into rescuing her career.

Kerry, 30, was seen looking rather worse for wear as she left the May Fair hotel in the small hours of Thursday morning.

Was this the reason she was dropped? Kerry looked worse for wear as she left a six-hour drinking session which reportedly cost her her contract with her agent

She should have been attending the 21st birthday celebrations of TOWIE star Amy Childs, who is also represented by CAN.

CAN clients typically attend events together, and the Mail Online noted that Kerry was a surprising no show on the night.

A story in the Daily Star today suggested that not only did the drinking session cost her her agent, but that her snubbing the party also contributed.

One too many? Kerry was snapped sitting on a porter's trolley with her head in bag at the end of the night

A source claimed to the Daily Star: 'We rescued Kerry from obscurity a year ago.

'We have spent a lot of money cleaning up her image. We have given her a whole new image, new clothes, a new life and she has blown it all.'

Kerry signed to CAN in March last year as her career and public profile took a huge nosedive.

Parting ways: Claire Powell, seen here with celebrity clients Peter Andre and Amy Childs, dropped Kerry from her books yesterday

She had just split from her second husband Mark Croft, had been caught taking cocaine on camera and was declared bankrupt.

As part of her contract with CAN, she was banned from using drugs and subjected to regular testing, and banned from reuniting with Croft.

She was settled into a new home, adopted a new look which included a strict exercise and diet regime and starred in the sixth series of Dancing On Ice, which gave her career a much needed boost.

Pre-CAN: Kerry and Mark Croft before they split in 2009 and she signed with Powell

source: dailymail

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