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Ariana Grande: 'Katy Took Me Under Her Wing'

11/4/2015 11:18am EST
Ariana Grande Talks Katy Perry Friendship, Inspiration
Did you know that Ariana Grande and Katy Perry are besties?

Grande revealed that she is a huge fan of Perry and is always glad to see her because she has been there as a support system for the actress turned singer since the beginning of her career.

During an interview with Zach Sang & the Gang, Grande revealed, "Katy was very nice to me when I first put out music and she took me under her wing and was like, 'if you ever need anything, I can totally be here for you'."

"She was very welcoming and wonderful. It was so crazy because I went to her show at the Staples Center a few years ago...

Do You Want To See Madonna Spank Katy Perry? (Video)

10/29/2015 10:17am EDT
Madonna Spanks Katy Perry, Calling The Pop Diva 'A Bad Girl!' (V
Madonna spanked Katy Perry onstage at one of her concerts when the star made a pit stop in the "California Girl's sunshine state during her "Rebel Heart" tour.

How do we follow that up?

Here are all the sexy details.

During her show at The Forum in Inglewood, California, Madonna retrieved Katy Perry from the audience and got her to dance along to her track "Unapologetic Bitch," according to Billboard.

Throughout the song, Perry danced alongside the ‘Material Girl’ star and at one point was bent over by backing dancers while Madonna spanked her and said: “She’s been a bad, bad, bad girl!...

This Week's Celebrity Rumor Roundup

10/24/2015 12:58pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Adele Makes Katy Perry Cry, Kristen Wiig 'Bummed O
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kristen Wiig 'Bummed Out' By "Ghostbusters" Controversy: After a reboot of the classic flick "Ghostbusters" was announced, fans of the films were thrilled...until they learned that the film would star an all-female cast. Starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, Wiig was reportedly upset the film was causing so much unhappiness to fans.

Verdict: True! The comedienne rem...

Celebs Mourn The Death Of Makeup Artist Jake Bailey

10/24/2015 9:08am EDT
Selena Gomez
Celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey, who worked on stars including Selena Gomez and Katy Perry, was found dead of an apparent suicide at his Los Angeles, Calif., home on Friday.

Bailey's assistant called emergency services after finding him unconscious, but they were unable to revive the 37-year-old man. Officials believe his death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, according to

The L.A. County coroner is expected to do an autopsy.

Bailey worked with Perry during the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show in February. His other clients included Mariah Carey, Katie Holmes, Kyra Sedg...

Shady Music Moments From 2015

10/3/2015 1:00pm EDT
When The Shade Hits The Fan: 9 Shady Music Moments From 2015
Musicians have been “throwing shade” at each other for years – understatement. In fact, before it was known colloquially as throwing shade, the esteemed classical composers were literally ripping each other apart with their harsh critiques of one another. Each and every year, new shade is thrown into the hands of the media, which in turn is presented to the people for their entertainment pleasure.

1) Empire (Season 2, Episode 1) Vs. Donnie McClurkin

Even gospel artists – those singing for “the glory of God” are subject to shade. In its disjointed second season premiere, hip-hop soa...

Katy Perry Kissed & Groped By Crazed Fan In Brazil -- Watch!

9/30/2015 3:42pm EDT
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Katy Perry once sang that she "kissed a girl and she liked it," but now it seems that one of her female fans may have taken that line as an invitation to get a little too close to the pop star.

Perry was performing a concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday when she invited a fan to come up on stage with her. That's a regular occurrence for a Katy Perry show, but this time the 'Roar' singer got more than she bargained for.

The fan appeared to be a little dazed and confused as she went in for a hug on Perry. Then, she never really let go.

"She's kissing my neck," Perry told the crowd t...

41 Sexiest Album Covers We've Ever Seen

9/19/2015 3:00pm EDT
Eye Candy: 41 Sexiest Album Covers
Ah, is there anything that’s tastier than candy? While the answer to that question is debatable, few will argue about the power and beauty of the kind of candy that you DON’T eat, but rather view with the eyes. That ladies and gents is “eye candy” which taps into lustfulness, innuendo and unapologetic naughtiness among a variety of other characterizations. Eye candy has been around for years and we, as humans never seem to tire of its power. Its shock value keeps us talking and keeps our eyes glued considering we “can’t get enough.”

Music can be the ultimate “ear candy,” featuring the...

Katy Perry Unable To Master Segway Skills At Burning Man -- Watch!

9/7/2015 1:56pm EDT
Katy Perry Vs. A Segway At Burning Man -- Who Won?
Katy Perry spent her first weekend at the Burning Man festival in Nevada and wasn't afraid to try something new -- and fail.

The pop star, who Entertainment Weekly succinctly compared to "an extra from Mad Max: Fury Road," posted a video of herself on Instagram on Saturday trying to balance on the two-wheeled vehicle.

Perry, 30, started off okay on the Segway but eventually lost control, thus leading to her caption of the clip: "Obvious first time burner alert."

Perry is spotted playing around in the sand in front of an art installation. She wore a coat, dress, goggles and a handkerchief...

Katy Perry Could Be America's Next Top Supermodel

7/30/2015 10:44pm EDT
Katy Perry Vogue Japan
Katy Perry rocks her short pixie-do in the September issue of Vogue Japan, showing that if she ever gives up on music she's definitely got what it takes to be a supermodel.

The singer, who posed in a number of shots ranging from lingerie to sweatsuits to furs, shared a series of three images across the top of her Instagram page on Tuesday. Unfortunately, from now on she'll have to keep posting three shots at a time to if she wants to keep the triptych intact:

Katy's playful pink cover is a far cry from what's on the pages inside the issue, where she holds her own in a spread styled by C...

Most Notable Music Moments (So Far)

7/26/2015 11:00am EDT
32 Most Notable Music Moments Of 2015 (So Far)
Every year is filled with news, whether good or bad. 2015 is no different from any other year, with an assortment of politically and socially charged events occurring. That’s the nature of the beast called life. The same goes with music, too. There have been numerous notable moments and occurrences, so many that it would be impossible to recap them all. So we won’t try – we’ll choose 32 of the most notable music moments of 2015 so far, and hope we didn’t miss too many important ones along the way!

1) The legendary B.B. King died

When ‘Hospice’ is uttered by or associated with an ...

Katy Perry & John Mayer Are Probably Dating Again

7/7/2015 9:45am EDT
Back Together? Katy Perry & John Mayer Get Cozy At Grateful Dead
Katy Perry and John Mayer were spotted hanging out at the Grateful Dead farewell concert in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend. The duo appeared to have a great time at the show and even posed for photos with fans.

An onlooker told People, "They were backstage being super sweet together – but not standing too close – in a big group of friends. Someone handed her a tie-dyed rose. Katy was extremely polite, gracious and friendly."

Perry, 30, wore a tie-dye tank top and jeans, while Mayer, 37, wore a blue bandanna in his hair and a denim shirt.

A bystander with the handle @loveJohn...

Who Are The Biggest Celebrity Deadheads?

7/5/2015 5:23pm EDT
Bill Walton, George R.R. Martin And A Dozen Of The Most Famous G
This weekend marks the final performances of rock legends the Grateful Dead as the band is set to play three last shows at Chicago's Soldier Field under the "Fare Thee Well" moniker.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the band, along with the 20-year anniversary of lead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, and the group is set to go out with a bang with its four surviving members -- Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- and a little help from Bruce Hornsby, who played keyboards for the band for a couple of years after the death of Brent Mydland, and Phish's Trey Anastasio.


50 Songs To Celebrate The 4th Of July

7/4/2015 9:00am EDT
Katy Perry
Ah, the wonderful country that is the United States of America – sigh? What better way to celebrate the great USA than through song? Music moves, and these 50 songs – one for each state – should ‘move’ you. Well, maybe not all of them ‘move’ and maybe not even all are celebratory, but these 50 songs should tickle your fancy and potentially beef up your playlist. There’s also plenty of diversity here – veteran artists, obscurer lesser known artists and a variety of genres. So, here goes nothing!!!

But first, how about a little “Fifty Nifty United States”… “From 13 original colonies!”


Nuns Don't Want Katy Perry In Their Convent -- Read Why

6/30/2015 9:22am EDT
Katy Perry Battles Nuns To Purchase Convent In Los Angeles
A couple of nuns are trying to prevent Katy Perry from purchasing the Sister of Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The villa-style hilltop property has views of downtown L.A. and is located in the San Gabriel Mountains.

According to legal documents, Sisters Rita Callanan and Catherine Rose believe the convent is legally theirs to sell and subsequently sold it to to restaurateur Dana Hollister for $15.5 million.

However, Archbishop Jose Gomez claims that the property is his to sell and is negotiating a contract with the pop star, according to Us ...

You Won't Believe How Much Money Katy Perry Made Over The Last Year

6/29/2015 1:13pm EDT
Katy Perry Is Highest-Paid Female Celeb With $135 Million Annual
Forbes just released its annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world's highest-paid celebrities, and Katy Perry earned "more than any other entertainer on earth" with a $135 million paycheck from June 2014 to June 2015.

The singer's international tour was a big contributor to her salary. Of the 124 concerts she played over the last year, 75 occurred outside of the United States, spanning 27 countries and four continents.

Despite her massive success, Perry was trumped by two boxers: Floyd Mayweather ($300 million) and Manny Pacquiao ($160 million), whose famous bout aired on pay-per-view in ...

Madonna Pulls A Taylor Swift For New Video

6/16/2015 2:58pm EDT
Madonna is looking to some of today's hottest young stars to help her out with her latest video, "B*tch I'm Madonna," which features Nicki Minaj.

The 56-year-old singer has recruited Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Rita Ora and Beyonce to help her out in the new promo

If all of this sounds familiar, it's because Taylor Swift did the same thing a month ago for her "Bad Blood" music video, which featured pals Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldradge, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Hayley Williams and more.

"Video coming soon! Ju...

Katy Perry Sizzles For Moschino; Won't Be In Next Smurfs Movie

6/15/2015 10:25pm EDT
Sideboob, Sidebod -- Katy Perry Shows Side Everything In First S
Last week we told you about Katy Perry landing a modeling gig as the face of fashion house Moschino, and following the news Katy has been at it on her Instagram page showing off fashions from the company's top designer, Jeremy Scott.

Jeremy and Katy have been pals for a while, the latter having worn dozens of fashions designed for the company by Scott on numerous occasions.

Katy's latest promotional images feature a lot of skin, including one sizzling shot that would normally termed a "sideboob" shot, however "side-bod" would be more appropriate as one shot exposes the full side of her bo...

Katy Lands Top Modeling Deal

6/11/2015 6:39pm EDT
Katy Perry Is The New Face Of Moschino
Katy Perry is the new face of Moschino.

The singer, who is rarely seen wearing anything but these days, made the announcement on her Instagram page on Wednesday, showing off a photo of herself from the brand's Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign.

"THE FACE OF MOSCHINO," she wrote in all caps.

Katy and Moschino's top fashion designer, Jeremy Scott, have been friends for some time now, and when Scott unveiled his first collection for the fashion house in February 2014, the singer was hooked.

The "Roar" singer has worn many of his creations on stage for her own tours, during her Super Bowl XLIX ha...

Is '1984' A Diss On Taylor Swift?

6/9/2015 12:07pm EDT
Katy, Taylor Diss: '1984' Is Katy Perry's New Track, Could Be Di
Is Katy planning to release a Taylor diss track? This is something that has pretty much been expected for months (read: years), but now it appears as though it's going to happen. Like, for real.

According to Yahoo! News, Katy Perry has registered a song called 1984, and many believe that this track will be in response to Taylor Swift's tune Bad Blood, which is rumored to be about Katy, and the feud that the two singers have.

"While Swift has never directly confirmed that 'Bad Blood' is about Perry, she did tell Rolling Stone in an interview before 1989 was released that the song was about...

These Artists Aren't Afraid To Show Their Faith

5/30/2015 5:00pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood notched her seventeenth Billboard Music Award this month with her song, “Something In The Water,” taking home the honors of ‘Best Christian Song.’ Despite criticisms of her Christian lyrical-nature, Underwood won’t give in to those spreading hate.

“I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith [or] any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either,” she told Glamour Magazine back in 2012.

Underwood is just one of many artists that aren’t afraid to speak out in support of their faith or put it into a song, and some of the musicians on...

Katy Perry Blasted An Australian Newspaper -- Read Why!

5/25/2015 9:54pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry is angry at an Australian newspaper over a "new" interview with her that was published on Saturday, and she took to her Twitter page on Monday to blast the publication and the author.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph published an article in which the singer opened up about ex-husband Russell Brand, saying that the last time he spoke to her was via text message to inform her he was filing for divorce.

It turns out that Katy's interview was actually "repurposed" from one she did three years ago, in which she said Brand "hasn't spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for di...

Katy Perry Opens Up About Divorce From Russell Brand

5/25/2015 7:03pm EDT
Katy Perry Hasn't Spoken To Russell Brand Since He Filed For Div
Katy Perry has finally spoken about the whirlwind divorce she went through following her split from British comedian Russell Brand in 2011 after just over a year of marriage.

The singer reveals that the last contact she had with her ex was via text message prior to his divorce filing.

"He hasn't spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce. I don't want to talk about him - my songs will say what I need to say," she told Australia's Sydney Daily Telegraph on Saturday.

"I'm excited by my own evolution," she added.

The singer also says that while she may stay hushed on ...

Katy Perry Sizzles On The Met Gala Red Carpet (See Pics!)

5/5/2015 4:10pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry showed off her new short hairdo and lots of cleavage on the red carpet at Monday night's Costume Institute Benefit Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, wearing a strapless gown by designer Moschino what featured a spraypainted graffiti design.

Instead of a clutch or a purse, the singer carried a can of Krylon spray paint, rebranded Moschino, on a gold chain and even had the designer's name set into her fingernails.

Katy wasn't the only one wearing Moschino -- pop queen Madonna also wore a dress by the designer that featured the title of her latest album...

The Craziest Gowns From The MET Gala -- See Which One Tops The List

5/5/2015 9:42am EDT
The 10 Most Outrageous Looks At The MET Gala - A Nearly Naked Be
One of the most anticipated fashion events of the year is the MET Ball, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The theme of this year's Costume Institute Benefit Gala was "China: Through The Looking Glass," which prompted some celebs to wear Asian-inspired gowns with a twist.

Others just opted for over-the-top costumes.

Beyonce was probably the stand-out star of the night. One of the last to walk the red carpet, she dazzled in a sheer, see-through Givenchy gown bedazzled with gemstones.

The designer strategically placed baubles and beads around the star's private parts....

Katy Perry Wore A Sunflower Dress In Taipei, Causing Controversy

4/30/2015 9:50am EDT
Katy Perry Sparks Controversy By Wearing Sunflower Dress In Taiw
Katy Perry sang in Taiwan earlier this week and sparked controversy by wearing a dress with sunflowers, the symbol of Taiwan's anti-China protest in 2014.

The singer performed as part of her "Prismatic" world tour in the capital city of Taipei on Tuesday, and many wondered if she was showing her support for Taiwan's independence through her choice of costume.

During the performance, Perry draped the national flag of Taiwan over her shoulders on top of her glittering green costume that includes large sunflowers on it. Her back-up dancers also donned sunflower-themed oufits.

Perry has bee...

Katy Perry Most Likely Needs A New Number

4/2/2015 4:41pm EDT
Katy Perry Accidentally Posts Her Phone Number on Social Media
Singer Katy Perry is one of the most popular celebrities on Twitter with 70 million followers. Katy is known to be active on social media and sometimes tweets out photos of herself with friends or just random thoughts. But today, she gave all of her fans a little too much information about herself.

Katy posted a video to her Twitter and Instagram accounts today of her dog, Butters. She captioned it with a play on words from a new Rihanna song called "B---h Better Have My Money."

" WANTS SAUSAGES!", it read. Nothing out of the ordinary for a Katy Perry post on social media, really. But the...

What Do You Think Of Katy Perry's New Hairdo?

4/2/2015 8:30am EDT
Katy Perry's New Pixie Cut Is Gorgeous, Said She 'Asked For The
Katy Perry just debuted a brand-new look: a tousled, unbelievably sexy pixie cut. And it's got us a little confused.

Not on the sexiness, of course. Yesterday, Perry posted an Instagram pic of her new locks, along with a mysterious kind of "come hither" look. It's a great picture. But it's a picture that was uploaded on April 1st... aka "April Fool's Day; aka Every Single Person With a Modicum of Online Fame Posts Some Kind of Prank" day.

So this could very well just be a wig, with Perry's previous haircut tucked underneath. E! attests that Perry was last spotted on March 30 with her old ...

Why Does Katy's Hair Look Like A Rat's Nest?

3/27/2015 4:32pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry took lots of selfies with her fans (many of them dressed like her) at the premiere screening of her new concert film for TV network EPiX, "Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour," on Thursday night, but her hair looked a little... off.

The singer, who usually looks flawless on the red -- in this case, pink -- carpet, looks like she hasn't washed her hair in days, wearing it pulled back and looking like a rat's nest.

The singer, who is known for her frequent changes in hair color, revealed at the premiere that she won't be changing from her natural black for a while, becasue she's...

Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Emma Watson And More Get Bigger Curves

3/14/2015 7:01pm EDT
Katy Perry
Spanish artist David Lopera has some mad Photoshop skills.

Using the photo-altering software the artist has taken photos of numerous celebs, including Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Emma Watson, and added some serious pounds to each of the stars.

Lopera defended the photos, which are borderline controversial, telling Britain's Mail Online, "These women look much better when they're overweight."

Considering Hollywood's idea of the perfect body, the artist adds that his work helps to promote a healthier body image instead of the usual models and actresses who are photoshopped to appear sli...

Katy Perry Capitalizing On Super Bowl 'Left Shark'

3/4/2015 10:32am EST
Katy Perry Gives Fans A Chance To Be A 'Proper' Left Shark With
Katy Perry's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show was one of the better performances during the big game in recent years, but one of the most talked about moments was the two background dancers dressed as sharks who joined her as she sang hit single "California Gurls."

The dancer on her left (from the audience's perspective) created a huge buzz online because of its out-of-sync dance moves, and was quickly dubbed "Left Shark."

Following the performance, a Florida artist began producing Left Shark figures he created using a 3D printer and offering them online for $24.99, but Katy's lawyers quickl...