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Katy Perry Instagrams from Auschwitz

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Katy Perry has been spending time in Europe lately, presumably as part of her Prismastic World Tour, but I don’t really know and I’m too lazy to Google. What I do know is that she’s doing her best to put a ~KP sPiN~ on every city she hits, because what’s a 30-year-old woman to do when checking out different locales but pretend to give the Leaning Tower of Pisa a blow job and point out stone penises?

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In case you thought I was joking.

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This was titled “Nailed it.”

It’s all fun and games in Katy’s world, but things took on a more somber tone once she got to Poland, when she and her team visited the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Katy – thank God – showed some due respect and deference to the horrific place:

I don’t really know how I feel about Instagramming Auschwitz. I mean, Katy’s far from the only one to do it, of course, and she was quite respectful about it, but I suppose I find it difficult to understand why one would want photographs of a place like that. I also read a really interesting essay a few days back about how photography generally separates us from fully experiencing or immersing ourselves in something (whether it be a concert, a concentration camp, etc), so spending your time trying to crop perfect pics for a social network sorta adds an inappropriate levity to the matter, in a sense. At the same time, this is the age we’re living in and I don’t think most taking photos there are doing it to be trite – at least not intentionally so.

What do you guys think? And have any of you actually been to Auschwitz?

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Katy Perry is getting her own iPhone game

Pop superstar Katy Perry has been immortalized as a computer game character for 'The Sims 3 Showtime'

Following on the heels of Kim Kardashian, who made a shit ton of money off her crappy mobile game (that’s also totally addicting, I have to admit), Katy Perry is about to release her own game later this year and stands to make just as much as Kim for the deal.

From E! News:

Glu Mobile announced today that the “Roar” singer and Super Bowl halftime superstar will be featured in a new mobile game available later this year.

“Katy is arguably the most recognized musician in America following her Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance this past Sunday,” Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi said in a prepared statement. “She is a cultural icon and we expect to translate key elements of her success into an innovative, highly entertaining mobile experience.”

No word on what this game will actually be about. Katy was previously involved with The Sims in some way, but this game will be entirely based around Katy rather than her being a character that fits into another virtual world. It’ll probably be shit, but if it’s free, you know I’ll download it.

Speak of – which of you has played the Kim K game? It’s nuts, right? Also, why are the dudes so rude? Every time your character goes on a date with one, they tell you to wear nicer clothes. Maybe that’s how things go in Kim’s world – sure sounds like Kanye!

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Katy Perry throws shade at Taylor Swift in ‘Elle’

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Oh God, I’m so, so bored of the Katy Perry and Taylor Swift feud. It’s the most boring, vanilla celebrity bullshit in the entire world. They used to be really close, then Katy stole Taylor’s dancers for some tour or something (but didn’t really steal them because they apparently worked for Katy first) and now it’s some whole thing that is seriously putting me to sleep just to type. And that’s coming from someone who likes them both.

Katy was rumoured to be planning a big “Gotcha!” at Taylor’s expense during the Super Bowl, which never happened (though apparently the dancing sharks had something to do with it?). Instead, Katy shot off at the mouth to Elle magazine, where she cast not-so-subtle shade in Taylor’s direction for being seen as America’s sweetheart.

“You’ve got to name someone the villain, someone the princess, someone the mom-, the dad-type—you know there always have to be characters. As pop figures, we’re all characters. And the media uses that. Who is the sweetheart, who is the villain? You know. Taylor‘s the sweetheart. Kanye‘s the villain. That’s the narrative.”

I mean, why even bring Kanye into this? Trying to position yourself as super progressive and cool, Katy? To me, this just reads like someone who’s a bit butt hurt about Taylor’s success (despite her own), but whatever.


I’m over this nonsense, and both of them need to be, as well, because Taylor is petty, too. Grow up, ladies.

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Katy Perry had a grand ol’ time at the Super Bowl

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Katy Perry has been getting pumped up for her Super Bowl halftime show for a while now – posing on the cover of magazines, holding press conferences, racking up special guest stars… and finally, last night it was time for the BIG EVENT!

There was flying over the stadium, dancing sharks, fireworks (natch), MISSY ELLIOTT… it was craaaazy, and the whole thing went off as only a Katy Perry show could do. I thought it was a lot of fun, but I’m sure there’ll be some detractors.

Here it is again, just in case you missed it. What did you think of the Super Bowl halftime show?

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Katy Perry is making the Super Bowl all about herself

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Sorry to break it to you guys, but this weekend’s Super Bowl isn’t about football, it’s about the fact that Katy Perry is performing during the halftime show, and she’s determined to make this whole thing a complete Katy Perry affair. While it’s usually the teams and coaches that hold press conferences ahead of the big game, it’s Katy who decided to sit down with members of the press this week – complete with her dog Butters – to add a little pop fabulousness to the whole affair.

Don’t believe me? Here’s video proof:

She even threw a football better than half the NFL players out there!

This is going to be a long weekend… (I kinda can’t wait!)

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Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show is drawing near!

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Katy Perry will be taking over the Super Bowl halftime show REALLY soon, and her PR is working really hard at making sure we’re all super pumped about it and ready to tune in come next Sunday. To that end, so to speak, they’ve put her on the cover of ESPN Magazine with Houstan Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who have about as much chemistry as the stars of the 50 Shades of Grey movie (and I don’t know if that’s an insult or a compliment).

There wasn’t much to the accompanying interview, but we did find out that Katy is feeling a bit nervous leading up to her big day and that doing the halftime show is better than anything she’s ever dreamt of.

“Honestly? I feel like I’ve outdreamt my dream,” she says. “I don’t get nervous about much, but I’ll definitely be a little tingly inside that day.”

Huh. Perhaps more hilarious is that Katy seems to think she’s on par with Celine Dion when it comes to vocals, since apparently people would stop in their tracks whenever she started singing when growing up.

“Everybody would be going about their business, and then all of a sudden their heads would turn when I would start singing. It was this magic trick that I had. I guess I loved that attention. And I went for it,” she says, laughing. “But when I was singing into a hairbrush, I had no idea the incredible amount of work that would be asked of me in order to be at this level.”

Now, y’all know I love KP – massive fan. And I also think she’s far more talented than people give her credit for. But to say that her voice is so good that one would turn their head when she starts? LOL girl, no. Just no.

I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for the Super Bowl, though. Someone tell me what time the halftime show is on so I can tune in right as it starts (and turn it off as soon as it ends).

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Katy Perry states the obvious: “I am not Beyonce!”

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In just a couple weeks’ time, Katy Perry will invite some special guests to take over the Super Bowl halftime show. It’ll be weird, it’ll be full of neon colours and it’ll be moderately entertaining. One thing it won’t be? Beyonce. Just in case you were expecting Queen Bey to be there, Katy wants you to know they aren’t the same person and in fact, she has her own “unique” show planned.

“I can tell you this,” she teases. “I have some special guests, I have many costumes, I have different worlds that I’m creating and I would say that my entrance and my exit are very unique.

“I think the speculation is very fun,” she tells ET. “I don’t usually like speculation but I’m like, ‘Hey, it’s like bringing everybody into the conversation and you know, on Feb. 1 you’ll see what’s actually going to go down.”

“I am not Beyonce! We all know that. I am human,” she nervously jokes. “I’ll be something else. There’s so many flavors of ice cream and I’ll be a different one.”

Thank goodness she cleared that up – I would have expected her to do ‘Drunk In Love’, otherwise!

Look, I’m all for a Katy Perry halftime show performance. Why not? She’s fun live – her Prismatic World Tour was a great show (even though I nearly passed out twice and had to go out into the hall – true story!) and I think she’ll do just fine. It’s not like anyone who cares about football is there for the halftime show, and anyone who cares for the halftime show is only going to watch that bit (or hit it up the next day on YouTube, like myself). All will be well.

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