By Jill Krajewski
If you thought Katy Perry was cute now, wait till you see pics and videos of the “Wide Awake” singer growing up. Her movie Katy Perry: Part of Me comes out on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 18 (that’s tomorrow!) so we decided to celebrate with a retrospective look at her rise to fame. Get ready to say awww.
When Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson aka Katy Perry was born in 1984, she had those signature, doe-like eyes we’re obsessed with. She grew up in Santa Barbara, California with her parents, big sister Angela and little brother David.
Katy was always into the spotlight and started doing kiddie beauty pageants in grade school. “I still wear those same outfits… and still have my hair and makeup done like that,” she blogged in 2009.
See her as a gleek after the jump
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:
Looks like Katy wasn’t just in London to rekindle her romance with Florence + the Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd.
On Thursday night, she showed up to a special screening of her film ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ in London to surprise many of her fans by serving some popcorn and introducing her film.
“Hi, is it alright that I’m here?” she asked as she appeared on stage. “We’re going to watch my movie.”
Taking a seat among her fans, she took some photos and even fulfilled a fan’s wish when he asked for a hug!
What a nice thing for Katy to do! Dressed in a cute, casual dress, she seemed modest and looked like she had a blast with her fans.
I would say that she’s definitely living the teenage dream!
And that is the sound of Rihanna and Katy Perry lovers cheering around the world. In an interview with Wild 94.9, Perry revealed that she is not recording with Rihanna but that they’re going to have sex.
Okay, it was just a passing comment but Perry revealed muchos amazingness in the interview. Perry also told DJ Nessa all about how to get super close to your significant other (surviving a night of food poisoning) and demonstrated twerking. But (duh) Perry is a good question so she refused to answer most of the other questions about threesomes and having sex in dirty places.
Perry’s movie Part of Me will be out on July 5.
Watch the interview here:
Katy Perry didn’t listen when her ex-husband Russell Brand asked her to axe any footage of him in her new documentary “Part of Me.”
According to The Sun, Perry and her producers did consider Brand’s request to be eliminated from her movie, but decided to keep it in so the film could flow better.
“When Katy first decided to make the movie in 2010, Russell agreed to be filmed on the condition he got to see the final edit. Being a fly-on-the-wall documentary, he knew full well that it was going to be warts and all — and wasn’t best comfortable with that. But Katy persuaded him to do it,” the source revealed. “Now they have broken up, she can keep whatever she wants in the film.”
Personally, I think it’s a bit rude to not consider Brand’s opinions. Since he was part of her life, what’s personal should be allowed to stay personal. Their lives are public enough!
But of course, only time will tell. Each half of the former couple have spoken highly of one another. Perry recently told Ellen Degeneres that she will show everything in a “tasteful way.” So perhaps, Brand won’t look evil on screen!
In the new official clip for Katy Perry: Part of Me we get a behind the scenes look at a costume fitting for, what else, a three-tiered, multi-coloured cake with lollipops, ice cream cones and other bonbons attached to the icing.
We also see a gigantic peacock outfit (remember that one?) and a dress with swirling candy canes (literally).
The movie will be out on the fourth of July weekend and from this clip we get a bit of the Alice and Wonderland, and Dorothy in Oz element of Katy’s life.
“I feel a real connection to fairytales and I think that in some ways I live in a fairytale,” she says in the clip.”
Watch it here:
It’s hard to believe Katy Perry was dropped by three record labels before making it big. She opened up to Ellen about overcoming all those ‘nos’ she received from the industry and her family.
She said she had a strict upbringing and wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music. The industry was wary also, she speculated, because her vision was so strong.
“I just never accepted that,” she said. ”A lot of people wanted me to be like someone — whether it was a Kelly Clarkson or an Avril Lavigne — and I was like ‘ Well I wanna be Katy Perry first’ and they didn’t really understand that.
Katy’s upcoming movie Part of Me will delve into her struggle. ”Sometimes people think that we’re perfect and we know we’re not at all,” she told Ellen. “I think it’s important to start breaking down the idea that to achieve your dream you have to be perfect or flawless or live in a fantasy world.”
Watch it here:
Katy Perry fist pumped the air during her acceptance speech for winning the NARM Artist of the Year Award. Girl looked more goth than tired to us, but Perry said she’s exhausted and after watching the promo reel she realizes why.
“I saw why I was so exhausted — because I like working so hard!” she said. “It’s really so fun working so hard, because I like reaching my goals. I don’t know about you.”
One of the best parts of Perry’s speech was when she shared a story about how she was originally inspired to get into the music biz. When she was younger she was only allowed to listen to certain types of music. Every time she visited her friend she’d force them to throw on MTV real quick, like a rebellious little kid would. One time, her friend pulled out “Killer Queen” by Queen and she says it hit her like a shockwave.
“I remember falling down what felt like slow motion in my bed,” she said. “I thought to myself oh my gosh, this music is incredible. These lyrics, they speak to me.”
Perry next plans? She’s taking a much deserved break.
“I swear after this song I’m taking a f*cking vacation,” she said.
Watch it here:
Don’t I look fed up, listening to my fave songs over and over again? Not that I don’t love them, but a girl has to get her fill of new songs once in a while. Occasionally a new track will come out to tease me but I need the whole album to satiate me!
Bluntly put, I have an addiction to these artists and I need another album hit. They should really have a support group for these types things, don’t you think?
Here are the upcoming albums that I’m most excited about:
1) Taylor Swift
A new album is said to be in the works, but I still can’t help but shout HURRY UP! You can’t blame me for being impatient because this album is rumoured to be a good one! Taylor even told Vogue that her new album would be about “an earth shattering, not so recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak.”
Taylor can this album possibly be about your painful break up with Jake Gyllenhaal? I can’t wait to hear the juicy details in the form of lyrics. It’s going to be a good one! And even though her track list is not released yet Taylor said she recorded 25 new songs! If Safe & Sound and Eyes Open are any indication how this album will sound, then I can not wait any longer!
Finally Kesha is back! I know you guys secretly all missed her as much as I did. With a record rumored to be releasing in May, I can only imagine what new adventures this sleazy Diva has gotten herself into. I mean she just finished recording a collaboration with Wayne Coyne about doing acid. I know one thing’s for sure, everyone’s excited and already asking, can it be May yet?
3) Katy Perry
What’s the best way to cure heartbreak? Answer: an awesome album burning the guy who did you wrong! According to Katy her new “music is about to get real f**king dark. You’d never see my face because my hair would be in it.” I love it already! With Russell’s new tell all book and Katy’s new album can this be the start of a feud? I guess we will just have to wait and see! One things for sure everyone have your popcorn ready!
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Katy Perry’s life is so interesting it deserves an entire feature length film. For someone in their twenties, that’s a pretty big deal.
The 3D concert movie follows her rise from a church singing Christian to a candy bra wearing pop star, and will appropriately be out on the Fourth of July weekend (she’s living the American Dream after all).
It looks like the movie will include tons of cool vintage home videos from her childhood and footage from her California Dreams Tour. ”If you have a dream, you have to go on a journey to fulfill that dream,” she says in the clip. The movie looks interesting, although I worry it glamorizes fame as being the pinnacle of “greatness.”
Still, if you haven’t had a chance to see her California Dreams Tour yet, Katy Perry: Part of Me is another way to see it!
Watch the trailer below:
We speculated last week why Katy Perry joined the army in her new video for “Part of Me” and of course, it would be because of a bad breakup. In the beginning of the Ben Mor-directed video Perry splits from her sleazy beau and is so angry that she decides to join the Marines. The beauty queen goes to a gas station washroom and chops of her hair into an unflattering crop — though she still manages to pull it off.
We watch Perry maintain the sparkling part of her soul that her boyfriend could never take away. Between scenes of her crawling under barbed wire and being submerged in icy cold water, she burns a letter from her ex and sings: ”You chewed me up and spit me out / Like I was poison in your mouth / You took my light, you drained me down / That was then and this is now.”
This song is the perfect breakup anthem, which is kind of fitting considering she just separated from her husband Russell Brand. Still, she wrote the song long before their split so it’s coincidental that it would come out now.
Katy Perry decided to torture us by releasing a 25-second teaser of her upcoming music video for “Part of Me” and then make us wait until next Wednesday to see the whole thing. Evil!!
The video is very Demi Moore in G.I. Jane and features Perry as a scruffed-up soldier. The singer still manages to look good with her face painted in camouflage. Perry looks grim-faced as she hear bullets and helicopters flying around her. The vibe fits the lyrics: “Throw your bombs and your blows / But you’re not gonna break my soul.”
Watch it here:
Katy Perry is the next celebrity to deliver a 3D adventure of her life. I thought Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” was one documentary too many but apparently the genre is sticking.
The movie “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” will essentially be Perry’s “California Dreams” tour, just in case you missed it while it was in town. I never saw the appeal of watching a concert in the theatre. I supposed you’d get better views than you would in the nosebleed section but the whole point of going to a live concert is to feel the vibe of the crowd and hear the music vibrate around you.
Will you be singing along with it in the theatre this summer?