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Katy Perry needed break from John Mayer to deal with marriage split

December 9th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Pop star Katy Perry reluctantly broke off her romance with John Mayer in a bid to properly deal with her feelings following her 2011 marriage split from Russell Brand.

The singer admits her emotions were all over the place when the British comedian filed for divorce in late December, 2011 because the breakdown of her marriage had occurred while she was still busy on her Teenage Dream world tour.

She recalls, "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now. I was, like, just eatin...

John Mayer had 'hang ups' about Katy duet

December 9th, 2013 3:20pm EST
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John Mayer had "hang ups" about recording a song with Katy Perry.
The pair - who have been dating since mid 2012 - collaborated on John's latest single, 'Who You Love', but he was initially unsure if it would be a good idea for them to be on the same track.
He told US radio station z100: "I had this idea that just sat around for a while and I thought, 'Maybe I'll finish it some day' and I played it for Don Was who was producing the record with me and he said,
'Get Katy to sing on it'.
"Now, he could say that because he doesn't have to worry about all the hang ups that I'd have to worry a...

Katy Perry: Russell Brand really wanted children

December 9th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Russell Brand wanted kids with Katy Perry when they were married.
The pair tied the knot in October 2010 following a whirlwind romance and although Russell was ready to start a family, Katy wasn't as keen because she didn't want to sacrifice her pop career.
Katy - whose divorce from the comedian was finalized in February 2012 just a few months after Russell filed legal separation papers in December 2011 - said: "[Russell] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn't ready.
"I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, 'If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice ...

John Mayer splits from longtime manager

December 6th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Musician John Mayer has split from his manager Michael McDonald after 13 years together.

No reason for the break has been given, but McDonald confirmed the news in a statement that reads, "After 13 years, John and I are parting ways. It's been a magnificent journey, which began before his debut album, and along the way has included seven Grammy awards, years of massively successful tours around the world, and over 20 million albums sold. I hold John's talent in the highest regard and wish him nothing but the best."

McDonald, who also manages other artists such as Passion Pit, St. Lucia, a...

Katy Perry is terrible at cooking

December 4th, 2013 1:20am EST
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Katy Perry admits she's terrible at cooking and can't even boil an egg.
The 'Roar' hitmaker, whose 14 month marriage to comedian Russell Brand ended in divorce in 2012, is in no hurry to fulfill the stereotype of being the perfect American housewife.
The singer told German magazine Joy: "The first thing you should know about me is that I can't even boil an egg.
"Secondly, I'm always late. I can't help it; I get it from my mother. Also I find it hard to turn down sweets if there are some in the studio."
The 29-year-old is not always "immaculately styled" and said she has her bad skin days...

John Mayer And Katy Perry Share Intimate Cover Art For New Single, 'Who You Love'

December 3rd, 2013 2:40pm EST
Katy Perry and John Mayer Who You Love
Music couple Katy Perry and John Mayer have posed for their first official portrait together. The two stars collaborated on Mayer's new single, "Who You Love," and both appear on the artwork for the track, off his latest album, "Paradise Valley."

Katy appears in a black silk negligee on a black velvet couch, lounging behind her beau, who sits on the floor with his guitar.

"I’m excited to give you the first look at the single artwork for 'Who You Love,' shot by the great Mario Sorrenti," Mayer wrote on his tumblr page. "Get it at the iTunes Store, and then head over to Vanity Fair to see e...

Katy Perry and John Mayer pose in first portraits together

December 3rd, 2013 3:20am EST
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Lovebirds Katy Perry and John Mayer have posed in their first portraits together for the cover art of Mayer's new single, Who You Love.

The couple is showing a rare public display of affection in a new photoshoot for their song collaboration from Mayer's sixth studio album, Paradise Valley.

The black and white cover image, taken by snapper Mario Sorrenti, shows the Roar hitmaker lounging on a couch with her hand lovingly touching her beau's neck, as he sits on the floor playing his guitar, while another shot in the series captures Mayer's flirtatious side as he kisses Perry's neck.

In an...

Katy Perry planning children?

November 23rd, 2013 4:20am EST
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Katy Perry and John Mayer are planning to have children.
The 'Roar' hitmaker is hoping to get pregnant with her 36-year-old boyfriend and the pair are thrilled about the prospect of starting a family.
A source told Closer magazine: "Katy brought up the idea of having a baby a few weeks ago. He was really supportive and said he'd love her to be the mother of his child."
Katy, 29, is already said to be being cautious about her body during stunt when she performs live, such as when she appeared at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam earlier this month, where she was suspended nine me...

Katy Perry doesn't blame exes in songs

November 20th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Katy Perry won't hit out at her former lovers in her music.
The 'Roar' hitmaker's third album, 'Prism', deals with her emotional state after her split from ex-husband Russell Brand in 2012, but she insists she tries not to make her former flames look like the bad guy in her tracks.
She told MTV: "Well, I never try to make people out to be villains, too much. There's a lot of empathy in my writing, even if there is pain and sadness. I think I'm not always trying to point the finger.
"I think on this record, the whole 'Prism' record, it's very self-reflective and you hear that I've kind of go...

Taylor Swift has date with Douglas Booth

November 20th, 2013 4:20am EST
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Taylor Swift has been on a date with Douglas Booth.
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker - who has previously dated a string of high-profile stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Taylor Lautner - and the 'Romeo and Juliet' actor spent time alone in The Holly Bush, a quiet pub in Hampstead, north London on Friday (15.11.13) and even hired a room to ensure extra privacy.
A source told People: "They hired the back room and were in there alone. They looked very happy [and] were smiling and laughing, just like any other customers."
Taylor, 23, was previously seen flirt...

Taylor Swift Writes About 'Crazy Love'

November 19th, 2013 2:20am EST
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Taylor Swift only writes songs about "crazy love".

The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' singer is famed for composing angst-ridden tracks about her string of famous ex-boyfriends, who include Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Harry Styles, but she insists she only puts pen to paper if it was a meaningful romance, and there are plenty of men she chooses not to write about.

She told New York Magazine: "I only write songs about crazy love. If I go on two dates with a guy and we don't click, I'm not writing a song about that.

"It didn't matter in the emotional grand scheme of things. There's a lot th...

Taylor Swift not afraid to show 'raw emotions'

November 18th, 2013 10:20am EST
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Taylor Swift is never afraid to show her "raw, real emotions" in public.
The '22' hitmaker is famous for the personal content of her songs - which include a number of tracks written about her famous ex-boyfriends, which include Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaall, John Mayer and One Direction's Harry Styles - and she hopes they send a message her fans can empathies with.
She told New York magazine: "I think allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do.
"Hopefully that's the case, if I can remain a real human. I'm fine with being hone...

Katy Perry Continues To Show Off Rumored Engagement Ring

November 11th, 2013 1:03pm EST
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Katy Perry is either playing a prank on the media or doesn't care if we think her sparkling diamond ring is from rumored fiancé John Mayer.

Perry attended the MTV EMAs in Amsterdam on Sunday and was showing off a sparkling diamond ring on her ring finger. It's not the first time we've seen the ring; she wore it during her trip to Japan and in the photos she shared from the country.

Mayer and Perry would have been together for a year as of this summer, but the couple split in March before trying to make it work again weeks later.

A source told E!, "It's inevitable, [the two are] very se...

Katy Perry was 'humiliated' by music industry

November 7th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Katy Perry was "humiliated" in "very uncomfortable ways" when she first started in the music industry.
The 'Roar' singer had a rough start in music and despite being discovered by super-producer Glen Ballard in 2001, she got a number of knockbacks before finally releasing her major label debut album 'One of the Boys' in 2008, which she says was character building.
She told German magazine Joy: "You have to eat dust in the music industry. You'll get humiliated, often in very uncomfortable ways. That period of my life was like a test of my strength.
"My philosophy is: you get presented with ...

Katy Perry getting engaged?

November 6th, 2013 9:20pm EST
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Katy Perry and John Mayer's friends want them to get engaged.
The 36-year-old 'Wildfire' hitmaker is expected to propose to 'Roar' singer, who split from British comedian Russell Brand in December 2011 after 14 months of marriage, in the near future.
A source told E! News: "It's inevitable."
The insider said that the couple are "very serious" and added: "Everyone wants them to get engaged. They are so perfect together."
Katy recently gushed about her feelings for the singer-songwriter, whom she first started dating in June 2012.
She said: "I actually am dating my crush. I had a crush on him...

Katy Perry Poses With Geishas, Robots, And Crabs In Japan

November 6th, 2013 7:03pm EST
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Katy Perry got the change to have a photo taken with a trio of geishas while in Japan.

The pop star was in the country to perform live in support of her latest album, Prism. "One of these things is not like the other," Perry tweeted along with the photo, which features her and three geishas in traditional kimonos -she opted out of the white makeup, however.

Perry is also wearing a ring on her left ring finger, which has us wondering if she's letting us know something or if it was part of the costume. Could it an engagement ring from John Mayer?

Katy then posted a photo of herself with ...

6 of Today’s Most One Dimensional Music Artists

November 3rd, 2013 2:00pm EST
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Some artists constantly change up their formula, while others are content.  There is nothing wrong with being content, but sometimes it puts your artistry into serious questioning.  There are many artists I could characterize as ‘one dimensional’, but I chose five who truly epitomize this description.  And yes, some of these are artists I highly respect and listen to.  I’m a meanie, I know.

India. Arie

I really do respect and enjoy India. Arie’s music, but I feel that she hasn’t truly ‘spread’ her wings for a couple of albums.  I’m all about “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but stil...

Katy Perry Exchanged Love Letters With John Mayer Before Hooking Up

October 31st, 2013 10:52pm EDT
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Katy Perry and boyfriend John Mayer spent lots of time writing each other love letters before they went public with their relationship in June 2012.

The singer reveals that new track "Legendary Lovers" was inspired by something she wrote in an email early on in their courtship.

"I actually wrote it in an email one time, and after I wrote it I looked -- we had a long courtship before anything was [public], just writing letters to each other -- and seeing 'legendary lovers,' it sounded so nice," she tells Entertainment Weekly. "Some things float into my mind, and I process them, and [then] ...

Katy Perry wants a normal life

October 31st, 2013 10:20pm EDT
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Katy Perry wants to have a "normal life with a normal relationship."
The 'Roar' hitmaker, who is dating singer-songwriter John Mayer, claims she doesn't care if people accuse her of using her relationship for publicity just because she enjoys a night out with her boyfriend.
The 29-year-old singer told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I want to have a normal life with a normal relationship and I don't want to be forced to just hang out in a hotel room all the time."
But Katy insists she only shares "bits and pieces" of her private life with her fans.
She said: "I keep enough to myself. I'm go...

Sir Mick Jagger denies hitting on Katy Perry

October 31st, 2013 7:20pm EDT
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Sir Mick Jagger has denied hitting on Katy Perry more than a decade ago.
The Rolling Stones Rocker, who has been in a relationship with fashion designer L'Wren Scott since 2001, insists he never "made a pass" at the 'Roar' hitmaker, 29, after she claimed he tried to romance her when she was just 18.
A spokesperson for the 70-year-old 'Paint It Black' hitmaker told E! News: "Mick Jagger categorically denies that he has ever made a pass at Katy Perry... Perhaps she is confusing him with someone else.''
The denial came just hours after Katy, who is currently dating singer-songwriter John Mayer...

Katy Perry sent John Mayer love letters

October 31st, 2013 12:20am EDT
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Katy Perry and John Mayer exchanged love letters before they started dating.
The 'Roar' hitmaker has revealed she and the singer-songwriter, 36, "had a long courtship" before they first went public with their on/off relationship in June 2012, and it inspired her new track 'Legendary Lovers.'
The 29-year-old star told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I actually wrote it in an email one time, and after I wrote it I looked -- we had a long courtship before anything was [public], just writing letters to each other -- and seeing 'legendary lovers,' it sounded so nice. Some things float into my mi...

Taylor Swift dating Alexander Skarsgard?

October 28th, 2013 5:20am EDT
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Taylor Swift is reportedly dating Alexander Skarsgard.
The 23-year-old singer and the 37-year-old actor have been spotted on a number of romantic dinner dates recently in Los Angeles, but the pair have further fallen for each other since filming together on the set on 'The Giver' in South Africa.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Before they left for Cape Town they had a couple of dinners in LA.
"He's much older than the guys Taylor has dated in the past year, but maybe that's where she's going wrong."
Meanwhile, the 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker has been seeking love...

John Mayer gives university speech

October 25th, 2013 9:20pm EDT
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John Mayer gave a speech at Oxford University yesterday (10.25.13).
The 36-year-old rocker spent an hour and a half at the higher education establishment in Oxfordshire, England, where he spoke about his life and career, as well as passing on little bits of advice he's picked up over the years, to pupils attending the Student Union meeting.
Students took to Twitter to express their excitement over the visit, with some saying it was the best part about studying at the top university.
Rebecca Miles said: "Studying at Oxford just became worth it after seeing @JohnMAyer at the Union today! #ama...

Taylor Swift's new songs to set the record straight

October 25th, 2013 6:20am EDT
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Taylor Swift wants to set the record straight about her love life in her new songs.
The country singer is back in the studio writing new tracks about her short-lived romance with One Direction womanizer Harry Styles and is determined to tell people "what really happened" between them.
She told the Daily Mail newspaper: "When I'm writing songs, it's the only opportunity for my fans to hear what really happened. I'm in control of my life!"
Taylor is famed for putting her failed romances with the likes of John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal in song, and teen heartthrob Harry is also expected to get...

Katy Perry kept Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift's hair

October 23rd, 2013 6:20pm EDT
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Katy Perry used to keep Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift's hair in her handbag.
The 'Roar' hitmaker, who is dating singer-songwriter John Mayer, admitted she asked her younger rivals for locks of their hair at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles a few years ago and thought it was "awesome".
The 28-year-old star told fans during a Q&A with Mario Lopez, broadcast live online from Los Angeles on Tuesday night (10.22.13): "One of the first times I went to the Grammys, I got to share a dressing room with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. And I asked for a lock of their hair from each one of them, which is ...

Katy Perry 'depressed' after Russell Brand split

October 23rd, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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Katy Perry was "very depressed" after splitting from Russell Brand.
The 'Roar' singer parted ways with her ex-husband in December 2012 after just 14 months of marriage, and says she channeled her feelings from the heartbreak into penning 'By The Grace Of God', which features on her new album 'Prism'.
She told Entertainment Weekly: "Well, imagine what you go through. Imagine what happens when you go through a break up. We all go through break ups and we all get very depressed and desperate. The lyrics are very exact and autobiographical.
"That's how I write. But the one thing about those ly...

Katy Perry always had a crush on John Mayer

October 22nd, 2013 6:20am EDT
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Katy Perry says John Mayer is her biggest crush.
The 'Roar' hitmaker harboured secret feelings for her singer/songwriter boyfriend long before they got together and still can't believe she is dating her dream pin-up.
Quizzed if she has a cinematic crush, Katy quipped: "I actually am dating my crush. I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great."
The 28-year-old star likes snuggling up with John to watch romantic movies, but always ends up sobbing into his shoulder - which can prove embarrassing during long-haul flights.
Discussing her favourite films, s...

Are Katy Perry & John Mayer About To Get Engaged?

October 17th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
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Katy Perry and John Mayer are inseperable these days, and they are reportedly ready to take thier relationship to the next level.

The two singers are very serious about each other, and fans should expect an engagement announcement soon, according to E! Online.

Mayer recently took Perry to his brother's wedding, and the pop starlet was treated like family. Us Weekly reports that she even danced with Mayer's father.

The couple recently enjoyed a day at Disney Land and celebrated Mayer's birthday in New York City.

Perry has one failed marriage behind her - she divorced British actor Russ...

Katy Perry is buddies with Kate Hudson

October 16th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
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Katy Perry enjoys game nights with her namesake Kate Hudson.
The 'Roar' hitmaker, whose real name is Katheryn Hudson and previously revealed she changed her name because she feared it would be too confusing, counts the 34-year-old actress among her friends and insists they joke about having extremely similar names all the time.
The 28-year-old star told UsMagazine: "When we text, it's like 'Hudson here.' We are buds and we get along. ...We have become friends and go to game nights together, we play this game called Mafia ... we play it all the time.
"We stopped going to clubs and we started...

2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 3

October 13th, 2013 2:50pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Welcome to the final part of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013.  Here is where I housed my honorable mentions, which were many.  If you missed the previous two posts, here’s how I opened them up respectively, beginning with Favorites and ending with Least Favorites:


“As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and som...

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