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Taylor Swift will destroy Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show

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Katy Perry and Taylor Swift used to be quite good friends only a few short years ago. Then things got ugly when Katy apparently stole some of Taylor’s dancers for her tour, and then Taylor dissed Katy publicly about it and blah blah blah. Now, the feud continues, because apparently Taylor is planning to try anything she can to sabotage Katy’s upcoming performance at the Super Bowl halftime show this winter.

An entertainment insider tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that both singers have been using the same concert tour director and production designer, Baz Halpin, for years.

“Baz did Taylor’s most recent RED tour and the Speak Now tour, and he did California Dreamz and the current Prism tour for Katy,” notes the source.

And now that Perry, who will celebrate her 30th birthday on October 25, has scored the high-profile Super Bowl XLVIV Halftime Show, she’s asked Halpin to design it. “He’s working out the money details right now, but it’s obviously a huge career highlight for him and he wouldn’t pass up the chance to do it,” says the insider.

That dedication to Perry isn’t exactly sitting well with 24-year-old Taylor. “She got word of Baz agreeing to do the show for Katy and Taylor’s flat out said she will not hire him ever again for any performance or tour if he goes ahead with his decision.”

The insider says that Halpin would “be nuts not do the gig” and there’s no way he’ll pass it up.

As for Perry’s thoughts on the subject? “Katy got word of Taylor’s ‘ultimatum’ and found it quite amusing.”

Oh, brother. I don’t know if any of this is true or why it even matters, but whatever. Taylor has got her own shit going on – 1989 is out and she’s headlining the New Years Rockin’ Eve celebrations here in NYC. Relax, everyone.

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Katy Perry is your Super Bowl XLIX halftime show headliner

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No wonder Katy Perry‘s been hanging around the football crowd lately – according to the New York Post, she’s a done deal to be the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show headliner!

Perry’s been rumored as a contender for the coveted Super Bowl slot, along with Coldplay and Rihanna (whose “Run This Town” was unceremoniously axed by CBS Sports as its Thursday Night Football tune when the season opened). The Super Bowl airs Feb. 1 on NBC.

Perry’s certainly been showing enthusiasm for the sport lately — at least at the college level. She appeared on ESPN’s “College GameDay” last weekend in a hot pink-and-black furry jersey, implored Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight, “Call me!” and partied with Ole Miss students.

“A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl,” said an entertainment insider of the plan.

On ESPN, Perry blasted a reported NFL scheme to ask recording stars to pay the league in exchange for performing on its Super Bowl stage, which last year drew a record-setting 111.5 million viewers. “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,” Perry sniffed. The NFL said its negotiations with artists are confidential.

Say what you will about Katy Perry, but having seen her live, she does put on a great show, and her shit is so grandiose and over-the-top, it would totally fit in with the occasion.

But hold up, the NFL expects artists to pay THEM to perform? Uh, what world do we live in? Obviously that’s not what’s happening here, though, if she’s agreeing to it.

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Katy Perry might be dating Diplo again

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Katy Perry was first linked to Diplo back in the spring of this year when they were spending a lot of time together, but that sorta petered off for a while and she was linked to a few other people. However, here we are again: Katy and Diplo have been partying in Las Vegas, fueling rumours that they’re “on again”.

From People:

The pop star continues to fuel speculation that she’s romancing DJ Diplo, partying as he performed in Sin City after selling out her own show at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Garden Arena on Friday night

Perry, 29, held court in the VIP section during Diplo’s set at Surrender Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, a source tells PEOPLE.

The singer sipped water and bopped her head along to her rumored beau’s music as her pals drank Grey Goose and Moet Ice, ordering pizza to their table later in the night.

She left the club as his set drew to a close, and Diplo exited shortly after at about 3:15 a.m.

Well, that certainly sounds… conclusive. There is such a thing as people being friends, and I don’t particularly see these two as a couple, but hey – I guess you never really know. There’s one thing I do know, however – whatever in sandal hell Katy is wearing on her feet needs to go.

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Here’s some footage from Katy Perry’s Christian music tour

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Pretty much everyone knows that before Katy Perry was singing about getting bi-curious when she’s drunk, she was a Christian singer trying to make it in the religious music world. It was kind of a hot mess, and now a cameraman wants you to see just how much of a mess it was, since he found and released some new footage from her first tour as a Christian artist when she was just a teenager.

Funny enough, it doesn’t seem like Katy has actually changed all that much since 2001. She looks pretty much exactly the same, although her skin has obviously lost the teenage acne sheen we are all familiar with. Her personality is pretty much the same, as well – she’s pretty endearing (and yes, incredibly corny).

What do you think of Christian Katy?

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Katy Perry takes the Ice Bucket Challenge to the next level

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Guys, I’m sick of the ice bucket challenge. I realize it’s for a good cause and that ALS deserves more attention/money for research and treatment, but can’t we all just DONATE MONEY instead of drawing attention to ourselves by pouring buckets of water over our heads? I dunno, I’m just feeling a little exhausted of it all – it’s like posting pictures of yourself without makeup on Facebook “for cancer”. Definitely helping a lot of people, I’m sure.

In any case, Katy Perry is the most recent celebrity to take part in this trendy charity thingymabob and she actually took it to the extreme, using ACTUAL ICE in her bucket, unlike some people – no names mentioned, but apparently there have been stories about some participants using warm water which, you know, completely defeats the supposed purpose. Below is Queen Katy taking on the challenge because the site I was the founding editor of challenged her to do it. There’s also a little vid of her hanging out in a pool with her gays, because why not?

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Katy Perry got her nose pierced

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You’d think Katy Perry was 10 years younger than she actually is, but I assure you, she is indeed about to turn 30 come October. Still, this seemed as good a time as any for her to get her nose pierced, I suppose, and she posted a video of the experience on Instagram this weekend for all to see.

Check this out:

Katy also offered an apology to her mom, who was no doubt doing the sign of the cross and praying for her salvation (as she’s been doing since 2007 or whatever year Katy released ‘I Kissed a Girl’, lolz).

Last time I did this I was on my own with a safety pin & cube of ice @ 13. This time I thought it was best I left it to the pro’s. Sorry mom (again)

Nose piercings are alright – I had mine done (and my labret) when I was about 18, but I got rid of them a few years later. Katy’s blossoming a bit late in life, but let’s let her follow her path to self-discovery.

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Katy Perry wrote Iggy Azalea’s new single, ‘Black Widow’

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Iggy Azalea is THE WORST and pretty much everything wrong with the world, but people seem to really love her despite her racist and homophobic bullshit, so there’s that. ‘Fancy’ has become the unofficial song of the summer to some, she’s had massive success as a featured artist on Ariana Grande‘s hit single ‘Problem’, and now she’s about to release a new track with Rita Ora called ‘Black Widow’, which was written by none other than Katy Perry. Considering it has a super ‘Dark Horse’ vibe, I’m not at all surprised.

From Mix FM:

“Katy Perry said to me, ‘Hey I’ve got this song, I’ve been writing and I think you should do it. I just keep picturing you on it,’” Iggy explains to ABC News Radio. “That’s how my collaboration with her kind of began: first we had a friendship and then she wrote something that she had me in mind for. And, being that her album was already out, I said, ‘Will you let me have this for my album?’” Iggy laughs, “And she did me the kindness!”

I’m sure this will be a hit and everything, but Katy, come on girl. Get some standards.

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