Lately, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for me to feature a celebrity’s home on Saturday. With open houses typically taking place on the weekend, I thought it was only appropriate. Hope you enjoy this week’s property.
Katy Perry and Russel Brand’s divorce became final in July 2012, but for some reason the “Fireworks” singer still has the property the two purchased when they were newlyweds. Reportedly, it was purchased for $6.5 million. Perry is trying to unload it for $6.95 million. Considering they never lived in it, that’s a decent profit if it sells at that price.
Located in the Hollywood Hills, this 3-acre estate boasts 7 bedrooms and 11 baths in 8,835 square feet. It sorta resembles a medieval castle with Spanish touches. The interior has huge coffered ceilings, stained glass and stoned walls. Outside there’s a Japanese-style bridge and garden, a guesthouse, and a sexy grotto. If convenience is a priority, the property is near the Chateau Marmont- a favorite celeb hangout. Check out pictures below.
Oh what the heck, I’m going there. In my last article, I mentioned I’m going through a breakup and I’m coming to realize that several other people I know are too so why not share my list with others. Spring Fever, I guess!
Over the past week, I put in the effort to dig up songs that really spoke to how I was feeling and really help you get through the angry part. Yes, I’m not listening to the depressing types of breakup songs that make you cry. I’m listening to the “eff you” type songs that help build myself back up. I’m sure many of you have had these songs on your playlist at one time or another when going through a breakup, while others may want to add them in right now if they’re going through it now. Enjoy!
Prior to the London 2012 Olympics, I thought Ryan Lochte was the sexiest swimmer out there. Of course, that was before I heard him speak. From his post-race interviews, to his attempt to make his catchphrase “jeah” happen, the 28-year-old Olympian came off as the biggest douche out there. Albeit the sexiest douche, but a douche nonetheless.
It’s only fitting that ESPN and Lochte chose Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover to recreate. Let’s face it, he probably has the same IQ as the baby in the iconic record artwork. That said, he does a pretty good job of copying the image. The only difference is that Ryan is wearing Speedo. Too bad he didn’t fully commit to the project and go au naturel like the baby ;)
“If you look at the baby, he’s definitely happy in the water, and that’s what I am … and he’s chasing after a dollar bill, so he’s always on the grind,” says the swimmer. “Usually, when I go swimming, I have goggles on. So when I didn’t have my goggles on for this shoot my eyes were definitely burning. [Blinks a lot.] Am I blinking a lot? ‘Cause I feel like it. Hopefully everyone’s reaction when they see it, they’ll be like, dang, look at that guy. I honestly think I nailed the shot.” – Ryan Lochte
Lochte was one of many athletes participating in ESPN’s annual music issue. Photographed by Matthias Clamer, several well-known figures covering a wide range of sports posed to emulate their favorite musicians. From Beyonce, Devo, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan to everything in between, every genre of music is represented. Check out Ryan’s photo along with a few of my favorites below.
At long last, we finally have our first major awards show of what promises to be a lengthy season. The 2013 People’s Choice Awards were handed out last night and as always it was pretty easy to predict. If you saw someone in the audience, chances were they were solely there to pick up their trophy. Why else would they show up, right? The Golden Globes are just a few days away.
While The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift cleaned up with regards to hardware (click here for the full list of winners), each lady placed in different categories on my fashion round-up of the 2013 PCAs. Can you figure out which one landed on my Best Dressed, Worst Dressed and On The Fence list? Keep reading below to see if you figured out my fashion tastes, along with my respective picks in each category. Be sure to leave your comments at the end of the post for your choices for who rocked it out on the red carpet and who bombed. Fashion is highly subjective after all.
I totally forgot how much I love this song and how good this music video. Over a year ago, Katy Perry‘s “The One That Got Away” music video was released and only just now has the unseen director’s cut been leaked/released.
The original video is just under 5-minutes, while this one is about 7-minutes long. There’s an extended opening scene and extended ending in this version that’s worth checking out. As you may recall in the original, Perry plays both the young and old version of herself in this video. We see flashbacks of her falling in love with the man of her dreams (played by Diego Luna), while cutting back to a present day “old lady” version of her.
As I mentioned when writing about Katy Perry being honored as the Billboard Woman of the Year for 2012, Katy has the ability to inspire and she does such a fantastic job of telling stories through her music and really connecting with people through her music. This video and song was a perfect example of that.
As you can see, Perry looks stunning as she graces the cover of the December issue of Billboard. In an interview with the magazine, Perry explains how she was totally caught off guard by this and how grateful she is. “I’d thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year. It’s truly a lovely compliment.” I think she was a great choice for this honor, considering her record-breaking success coupled with her ability to inspire and remain so down to earth.
At last night’s event, she explained, “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.” She added, “I don’t really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I am an inspiration for them, especially young women. My mantra, especially for the ['Part Of Me'] film, was: If you believe in yourself, you can be anything.”
One Direction were definitely the big winners at this year’s MTV VMAs with regards to snagging the most awards. The British boy band walked away with moon statues for best pop video, best new artist, and most-shareworthy video for “What Makes You Beautiful,” beating out acts like The Wanted, Justin Bieber and Rihanna. The Bajan beauty shouldn’t be too upset, she scored the big award of the night, Best Music Video of the Year.
As with most of these things, it’s all about what people wore on the red carpet. Since it’s a music-related affair, there tend to be more fashion risks than your typical awards show. I’ve gone through all the arrivals and picked my Top 5 picks for best and worst dressed at the 2012 MTV VMAs. But before we do, can we discuss P!nk’s doppelganger?
Who knew the 32-year-old singer had a younger sister? With her new chopped blond hairdo, Miley Cyrus definitely exhibited some serious Single White Female behavior last night, channeling the “So What” singer. It’s like they went to the same salon before the event. P!nk wore a full length Stella McCartney dress, while Miley chose an Emilio Pucci sheer cutout gown. Both ladies looked great, but who did P!nk better? Cast your vote below.
Heidi Klum has done it. So have Jillian Michaels and Ashton Kutcher. Now, it’s Katy Perry’s turn to hawk the tasty, healthy snack. Not only is the 27-year-old the latest ambassador for the brand, but she’s also an investor in the company. She’s definitely putting her money where her mouth is. Popchips is the latest in a series of endorsement deals for the pop singer. She’s also lent her name to fragrances, adidas, a wig line and Ubisoft.
“I was hooked after my first bite!” says Katy Perry. “When I discover something good, I want to share it with everyone I know, so I tweeted about it.”
I can definitely agree with her sentiment. I’m totally addicted to the tiny chips. They’re always my go-to choice when I’m craving a treat. Popchips recently announced the launch of a new line of popped tortilla chips. “Never fried. never baked. tortilla popchips are popped using the same stoneground corn masa used to make traditional tortillas and then topped with naturally delicious seasonings. nothing artificial. no trans fat. gluten free. lower fat and calories.” Their new ad campaign certainly plays on the guilt-free factor. Perry is seen in athletic wear and form-fitting dresses in the artwork. Check out all the ads below.