Let’s not get it twisted. Beyonce isn’t the first female musician to go all Marie Antoinette on us with gigantic huge wigs. Plenty of others have previously gone the royal route including Madonna who famously did so during her iconic MTV VMA “Vogue” performance. What has many people’s tongues wagging with Katy Perry’s teaser for her new fragrance is the fact it’s so soon after Beyonce dropped her Mrs. Carter Show world tour promo.
Even more head-scratching is the fact both visuals were directed by Jonas Akerlund. You would think he would’ve come up with a brand new concept for Perry’s “Killer Queen” promos. Check out both clips below, along with side-by-side still comparisons. It seems Akerlund just phoned it in during this assignment. They’re practically identical, except Bey’s is a tad fiercer.
She’s been behind some of the biggest hits in recent memory. In only makes sense that Bonnie McKee forge a recording career of her own. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter debuted the music video for “American Girl” and enlisted a few of her famous friends to lip sync for their lives.
Naturally, Katy Perry appears in the clip prominently considering McKee co-penned four of her No. 1 hits- “Teenage Dream,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” “California Gurls,” and “Part of Me.” Also making a cameo are other artists she’s written for including Adam Lambert (“Chokehold”), Taio Cruz (“Dynamite”), Ke$ha (“C’Mon”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“Turn Me Up”).
Too bad Britney Spears (“Hold It Against Me”), Kelly Clarkson (“Hello”), Christina Aguilera (“Let There Be Love”) and Rita Ora (“How We Do (Party)” didn’t show up in the video. Oh well, there isn’t a shortage of familiar names “singing” her lyrics. Joan Rivers and her Fashion Police crew, Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass, George Takei, Nicole Scherzinger, Jewel and her hubby Ty Murray, Macklemore and plenty other randoms make an appearance. Check out the clip below.
With famed photographer Annie Leibovitz helming the shoot, you know the finished product would be nothing but spectacular. In my opinion, this is hands down one of Katy Perry’s best photo series ever. Definitely a great way to celebrate her first Vogue cover. She previously graced an issue of Teen Vogue, but this is the first for the fashion bible.
The 28-year-old evokes old school Hollywood 50s icon Jane Russell in the country-themed spread. The “Fireworks” singer is without a doubt the most glamorous farmhand I’ve ever seen. With Valentino, Prada, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors designs, it’s hard not to look fabulous. My personal favorite though is the Zac Posen dress she’s wearing where she’s laying in a bed of hay. Stunning.
“He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011. At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”
Today, Katy Perry’s One of the Boys turns five. The album was released June 17th, 2008 and if you ignore her 2001 debut as a Christian rock singer, it was her first big break onto the music scene. While I can’t say I’ve always been a huge fan of hers, loving some stuff and hating others, in the last 5 years she has had some remarkable achievements. It’s probably safe to say I’ve underestimated her.
According to Billboard, she is one of only 21 artists to ever have a single debut at number one. She is also in a three-way tie for having 5 consecutive number one hits with Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey (who actually had 5 in a row twice). The only artists with more consecutive number one hits are Whitney Houston, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and The Supremes.
The singer also holds the record for most consecutive weeks in the top ten, clocking in at 69 weeks. Over a full year of Katy Perry in the top ten – that’s insane! Her album Teenage Dream also holds the record for most number one singles with 5 (tied with Michael Jackson’s Thriller.) Honestly I found some of these numbers to be a bit shocking. Maybe it’s just me. Whether she is just a quick fad that caught on strong or a lasting pop mainstay like some of the above-mentioned artists is still to be seen, but there’s no denying Katy Perry has had some pretty impressive accomplishments over the last five years.
Forget Josie and the Pussycats. It’s all about Katy & the PopCats. The “Fireworks” singer dons a purple latex superhero-like costume for her latest clip for Popchips. Perry teams up with Lulu “the wheels,” Widget “the brains,” and Bobbles “the muscle” to defeat their enemy FAT CAT, whose evil plan is to feed people unhealthy snacks. The horror.
In the clip, Katy and her feline friends navigate around the city in their Katy van, looking for Fat Cat’s Fatty Snacks factory. Her team infiltrates his lair and encounter trippy laser lights and hanging colorful wigs. Eventually, they are victorious and end up blowing up his factory.
But is this the last we’ll hear from Fat Cat. Don’t think so. His puffy little furry arm emerges from the rubble, suggesting a sequel. I can’t wait ;) Watch the entire adventure below. Best part is when Katy gets pussy-slapped.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Katy Perry unloading her medieval castle-looking home she purchased when she was married with Russell Brand. Even though it hasn’t sold as of yet, the 28-year-old singer has purchased new digs adding to her real estate empire. According to The Real Estalker, Perry bought three adjoining parcels of land for a total of $11.2 million. One of which houses a beautiful modern mid-century home.
Compared to her other property, this Hollywood Hills home is much more up my alley. It was built in 1953 and has a beautiful open floor plan. It’s not huge by any means and comes in at 2,916 square feet and boasts 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. My favorite feature is how the floor-to-ceiling windows can fully open to seamlessly connect the indoor living area with the gorgeous outdoor space. Check it out below. Hope you enjoy this week’s celebrity home.
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!