In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Kellie Pickler shaves her head for a friend with breast cancer and John Mayer and Katy Perry are back together.
HIT: Kellie Pickler shaves head for a friend
The country cutie appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday with a new look: a shaved head! Pickler got rid of her golden locks hair in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller. Miller was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, recently underwent a double mastectomy and is scheduled to start chemotherapy today. Pickler posted a press released on her Facebook page in hopes that she and Miller can raise more awareness and encourage young women to visit their doctor for a mammogram before they turn 40. Ladies, you heard them!
MISS: John Mayer and Katy Perry are back together
Apparently, Mayer and Perry aren’t over just yet but can you blame us believing it was? Mayer’s relationship status is just as finicky as a 12-year-old girl’s crush list. Mayer and Perry were seen together at a music festival on Saturday and having a dinner date on Tuesday. It was the hair, wasn’t it Perry? I mean, it’s pretty fancy and he’s back to looking like a human being.
HIT: President Obama calls on stoners Harold and Kumar for support
Just like in 2008, Obama’s campaign this year has found a lot of support from Hollywood. This time, John Cho and Kal Penn reprise their famous stoner duo for a commercial promoting the Democratic Convention. In the commercial, the President calls Harold and Kumar asking for their support. It’s not much of a stretch considering Penn left acting for politics to work as a Obama staffer in the White House. Penn will also be hosting a live-stream of the convention Thursday night. I wonder if he’s ever gone to a White Castle with Obama…
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First of all, I’m not really sure we can define Katy Perry and John Mayer’s brief relationship as “serious,” considering they were photographed going out together over the course of several weeks. Considering how busy both of them must be, we’re guessing they didn’t have many romantic dates over candlelit dinners while John strummed “Your Body Is a Wonderland” on the ukelele.
US Weekly reported that John Mayer was tired of Perry’s hard partying-ways and thought e-dumping was the most attractive breakup method. However, there’s NO PROOF that John Mayer “broke up” with Katy Perry this way — no copy of an email, no drunkenly written blogs from either of the artists or even a passive aggressive tweet. All we have is an article that claims a “friend” revealed the details (note: a friend would never out you to the media).
Listen, I really wouldn’t put an email breakup past John Mayer but there’s no need to go bananas over non-news headline. On that note, people are also saying John Mayer chopped off his locks because he wanted a “breakup haircut.” Maybe the guy had split ends?
Do you think there’s any merit to the “news” John Mayer broke up with KP over email?
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Ryan Gosling is set to direct a film which he wrote and John Mayer ends it with Katy Perry via e-mail.
HIT: Ryan Gosling to direct his own film
He can sing, he can act and now he’ll direct his own film! Titled How to Catch a Monster, the flick will be lead by his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks. She’ll presumably play Billy, the single mother of two, who with her sons gets sucked into a fantasy underworld that they must escape from. Gosling also wrote the script and it’s scheduled to start filming next spring. Perfect Gosling is just perfect.
MISS: John Mayer dumped Katy Perry over e-mail
According to US Weekly, Perry found out her short summer fling with Mayer was over via e-mail. He probably thinks he’s hot shit because he cut his hair. I wouldn’t worry too much though, Perry fans. She’ll probably use this heartbreak to write another great hit.
HIT: Nick Jonas to co-judge with Demi Lovato on the X-Factor
I know the Jonas Brothers and Demi have always been on good terms ever since she and Joe split, but it’s always nice to see it reaffirmed. The youngest Jonas musician will be joining Demi on the X-Factor as a judge. While it’s not the American Idol gig he was reportedly looking for, X-Factor will at least deliver competition experience he was looking for.
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All the papers are reporting that Katy Perry went to Disneyland to “get over” John Mayer, which seems ridiculous considering:
1. The pair only dated for several weeks so we highly doubt she hid under her duvet with double chocolate ice cream and wrote a new song called “Dear John the Sequel: What happened After Taylor Swift.”
2. She was dating John Mayer. Do you really think the recovery time took all that long?
Girl took some time out of her busy schedule to go to Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom with BFF Shannon Woodward. She tweeted a photo of them wearing mouse ears and hiding behind menus with the caption: “Why, yes! WE will dine with you, Walt!”
And we will gladly dine with you Katy.
Anything that involves Katy Perry, Candy Land and cute puppies is a go in our books. The so-called Katy Puppy croons her summer hit “California Grrs” with the help of backup puppies and kittens as they stroll through streets made of liquorice and wish bones.
We get a special surprise at the end which might — but I don’t want to make promises — point to a sequel. The video was made by ThePetCollective and is pretty much the height of the Internet right now.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Dane Cook jokes about the Aurora shooting and Zac Efron looks good in the Paperboy trailer.
HIT: The London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directed spectacle was AMAZING. While there were some questionable moments (like Sargent Pepper mingling with the Industrial revolution crowd), everything else was fantastic. The Queen jumped out of a helicopter with Daniel Craig, Mary Poppinses brought down the evil Lord Voldemort, an appearance from my queen J.K. Rowling, the music through the ages bit, Paul McCartney, CORGIS… the list goes on. It was just amazing.
MISS: Dane Cook continues to not be funny with a terrible Aurora shooting joke
The “comedian” somehow thought it was a good idea to make a joke about the Dark Knight screening in L.A. a week after the incident. “The Batman movie is so bad,” said Cook, “had the killing spree not occurred, the people inside of the theater would have been begging for someone to shoot them.” He’s since apologized after the internet raged on him, and called it a “bad judgement call.” Three things: One, it was a bad judgement call for whoever gave you stage time. Two, this is the most insensitive joke I think I’ve ever heard. Comedy can be used to talk about hard issues but this didn’t even attempt to do that. Three, did Cook watch Dark Knight Rises? EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS SO GOOD. Much better than Employee of the Month.
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Image seems to be everything in Hollywood (unfortunately) but once in a while two celebrities emerge that seem like the EXACT SAME PERSON. Of course, they’re not really — they both have unique careers and personalities but they share a similar look (see Rihanna and Rita Ora above). Then you end up googling whether or not they’re related (half siblings, third cousins, blood sisters) and realize you were wrong all along.
Which celebs do you think have an uncanny resemblance to eachother?
Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice
Sarah Hyland and Mila Kunis
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For all those people who fervently believe celebrities are in fact robots who don’t have any feelings, Jimmy Kimmel has a message for you. Pull up your pants, do some serious self reflection and STOP bullying people on Twitter. In fact, many celebrities do read your mean tweets and are hurt by them. If you insist on trolling because it’s in your genes or something, then at least use your real name.
Over the past little while, Kimmel has been rounding up celebrities like Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart, Snooki, Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, to read some of the mean tweets they received from the Twitterverse. Apparently Stewart was better as a boy and Snooki has a vagina as big as an ocean (unnecessary rumor control: neither of these are true).
Ultimately, I think it’s a good idea that Twitter and YouTube are encouraging people to buck up and use their real names so they can clean up the discourse. Here’s the test: if you wouldn’t post a comment with your real name, then it’s best no to post it at all!
Watch it here:
Everything about this party reminds me of my childhood. The stuffed Beanie Babies, colourful backpacks and roller skates are nostalgic reminders of my
poor awesome taste.
Katy Perry attended this 90s birthday bash for her stylist friend and America’s Next Top Model expert Johnny Wujek, at Moonlight Rollerway in Los Angeles.
There’s nothing I love more than floral crop tops, neon spandex, butterfly clips and choker necklaces to complete a look. I mean, check out Katy with her big hoop earrings and overlapped skirt. Fierce! [Source]
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Everyone gets a squeeze
During a press conference in Asia, a fan asked Justin Bieber for a hug. Since she was quite a distance away, he told everyone to do one big air hug! [ghostofyous]
Have a break, have a BritKat!
Nestle made limited edition BritKat bars. With all the British invasion going on in North America recently, these things would fly off the shelves. I wonder if they end up giving you an accent? [at0mic]
Newest member of royalty
Scott Lord Disick became a part of royalty in an authentic knighting ceremony (after obvi purchasing the title). He said, ”Becoming royal is going to give me the respect I deserve.” Can you take him seriously? [gottalovebeingafangirl]
Forbes recently released their list of highest earning celebrities from May 2011 to May 2012. As if we already don’t feel bad about putting our coffee on a credit card, let’s ogle at stars who have oodles of moolah and then drop our heads and cry.
9. Tie between Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson — $26.5 million
8. Lil Wayne — $27 million
7. Kristen Stewart — 34.5 million
6. Adele — $35 million
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As Fox gears up for Season 12 of American Idol, there’s lots of talk and speculation about who the new judge will be and who will be replaced.
Top speculations started off with fan fave and Idol alum, Adam Lambert who seems to be the perfect pick in my eyes. Not only does he have mad vocal skills, killer style and a very honest personality, he was also the runner up to Kris Allen on Season 8 and has a clear vision of what it was once like.
In a statement Adam responds, “Idol has an amazing history of introducing great musical talent, and I was very fortunate to have had the Idol stage play a big part in my career,” Lambert says. “If Idol wants to talk to me about judging, I’d be more than flattered to have that conversation.”
Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry would bring in the younger, modern crowd while Will.I.Am (who has been a past mentor on the show) and Fergie know everything there is to know about making catchy hits, both members of the popular band, The Black Eyed Peas.
With new competing shows such as Fox’s X-Factor and NBC’s The Voice, it would actually be refreshing to see someone new judging these upcoming singers and not have to hear the same feedback over and over. No offence dawg, I mean Randy Jackson. Let us know who’s your vote?
Although Katy Perry has dyed her hair MANY times, in a recent interview with UK’s Heat magazine, she cautioned fans to avoid dyeing their hair crazy rainbow colours unless they get help from a professional “I would not advise people to do that to their hair, unless they were using a professional. I had to slowly, slowly go from black to pink, which was my first crazy color. Or my hair would have fallen out. But you can always wear a wig.” Katy admitted. Wise words.
Keeping her disclaimer in mind, here are five fantastic Katy-inspired summer shades that are right in style this summer.
1. Purple — My absolute fave hair colour of Katy’s has to be purple, which she’s currently rocking. She debuted the shade at Coachella and while the colour is a bold statement, she kept her cut simple to balance it out.
This colour was modeled by Katy in 2011 at the Smuf premiere. The Lucille Ball-shade emphasized her 1950s retro style. Damn does any color not look good on her?!
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If you’re the type of person that’s obsessed with pop songs or has a poor attention span then your head is pretty much going to explode when you hear this new “Pop Mash Up” by Vissagan Gopalakrishnan. The track remixes 40 pop songs into four minutes of bliss, including tracks by Rihanna, One Direction, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry.
While we’re happily doing the space hugger to this track, Gopalakrishnan is a bit of a pop music grouch: “I was listening to the radio when I realized I could mix every song I had just heard. Pop songs are so replaceable these days…”
Even if he was trying to prove the point that some pop music can sound formulaic, we still think it’s a solid mashup.
When it comes to fashion, we all have our comfort zones. Personally, I’m most relaxed in jeans and American Apparel tunics but to each their own. Katy Perry on the other hand always goes back to fruit/candy-inspired costumes.
Last night she appropriately wore a popcorn skirt while performing at her Part of Me premiere. Later, she ripped off the skirt to reveal high-waisted short shorts printed with candy-inspired fabric (everything from Hershey’s to Sour Patch Kids to Juicy Fruit were on the print).
If we go through her fashion archives, there are tons of other fuit/candy-inspired costumes. Here are some of our faves:
Our favourite celebrities are usually so glammed up in dramatic costumes and makeup that it’s hard to imagine what they looked like as dimple-cheeked kids. From their perspective, a home video surfacing on YouTube must be like when a proud parent pulls out an embarrassing photo of your first successful potty training lesson to scare your new date (wait, that doesn’t happen to everyone?).
Luckily, these videos aren’t that embarrassing. In fact, they’re pretty adorable.
Without the heavy liquid eyeliner, Kreayshawn is barely recognizable. She posted this video on YouTube a couple days ago with the comment: “I decided to put some old footage of me up so you guys can see a little of how I grew up and some things that inspired me to be who I am today. It is pretty damn hilarious. I have always been a free spirt and I hope this video inspires young girls too. You can do anything you wanna do.”
When I was seven years old I could play “Hot Cross Buns” on the piano but here’s Lady Gaga basically being a little piano prodigy. The video, which was shot in 1993, is short, sweet and foreshadows what was to come… well, except for her daring sense of fashion. Who knew this headband-wearing pianist would later wear a smelly meat dress on the red carpet?
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So, I’m going to go ahead and add this cat cafe that Katy Perry visits in her new film Katy Perry: Part of Me to my bucket list. While in Tokyo, Perry actually PAID to have a tea party with a bunch of costumed cats sitting and running around cupcake shaped beds.
While some people (ahem, Kimmel) don’t understand the draw of cat tea parties Perry’s obsession with Japanese culture goes WAY BACK. “I’m obsessed with Japanese people,” Perry told Jimmy Kimmel.
After her usually-angelic teenage sister was banished from her family home for stealing lingerie from Macy’s, Perry’s parents accepted Japanese exchange students to live in her sister’s room for a couple months.
“I was just like AHH! Everything is Hello Kitty and it’s perfect and it’s clean and you eat with sticks!!” (I add the extra exclamation marks because of her pure excitement.) “She brought me these Hello Kitty chopsticks and I still haven’t opened them and I was like 13. I will always and forever have them.”
Fast forward more than a decade and Perry is basically an anime character who wears Hello Kitty dresses and visits quirky cat cafes with her besties. What’s not to love?
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Ever since Walk off the Earth did their five-person-on-one-guitar version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” there’s been a rise in artists sharing instruments. I’m going to call it recession-proof music. Here’s Patrick Goble and Donovan Kirkpatrick, who demonstrate the four-handed bluesgrass version of Katy Perry’s “Firework.”
Though the duo really just wanted to get some ribs and beans they took some time out of their day, sped up the song and went for a higher pitch. Goble (left) is a 27-year-old instructor and composer from Kentucky.
What do you think of it?
They go by the name of Pentatonix. If you were to look them up in the dictionary, the definition would say genious — because that’s exactly what this cover is. The group brought together two major hits (that you’re probs humming right now), Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” and Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake.” Pentatonix seem to have that a cappella swag, that proves each member of the group has unique talent.
From winning NBC’s show The Sing-Off in November, they’ve continued to win over tons of fans with their modern sound and melodies. With over 13 million views on their YouTube channel, including past covers such as “Moves Like Jagger” and “We Are Young,” Pentatonix has their debut EP coming out on iTunes tomorrow!
Names: Megan and Liz
Song: “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry
Why we’re obsessed: We’re excited about the release of Katy Perry’s new video, but what about Megan and Liz’s cover? It’s not as magical and transformational as the original, but it’s still dayam good. And trust me, I’m not just saying that because I’ve watched ALL their videos!
This acoustic version is nothing short of what I’m used to hearing from these two. I love the way they share their songs instead of trying to compete, plus their harmonies are insane. They’re so emotional while singing it sounds like they’re talking to an old flame. No surprise, their video has received over 180,000 views in three days!
Background: No strangers to the music scene, these twin sisters have been uploading various covers on their YouTube page since 2007. They’ve covered everyone from Taylor Swift to Lil Wayne and perform many originals. Megan strums the guitar and they both harmonize together. They recently released their first EP.
Watch it here: