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American Music Awards Outfits: The Best, Worst, And WTF

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The American Music Awards happened and I don’t think anyone really cared that much, but here’s your outfit recap, just in case. Yeah, it’s a day late. Honestly, who really cares? We covered Katy Perry’s “is this offensive” Geisha performance, which was probably the most interesting thing of the whole night. So here’s the outfits, a touch late, but we can still have fun oooo-ing and aaaah-ing and WTF-ing. Which is what I’ll need your help with. I want you to pick the best, worst, and most WTF outfit of the night. Here we go!

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Katy Perry Plays A Geisha In “Unconditionally” AMA Performance

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Katy Perry played a Geisha in “Unconditionally”, her latest single from Prism, for her performance for the American Music Awards. What did you think? Did you think it was ~~culturally insensitive~~ or were you just rocking out? If you didn’t “get it”, you’re not alone — Jon Hamm felt the same way.

Let us know. Holla!

More stills from the video below.

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Jon Hamm Doesn’t “Get” Katy Perry; Tells Kids To “Get Off His Lawn”

Jon Hamm is 42 but he sounds more like he’s closer to 92, and fully admits to it. He says he doesn’t “get” current music like Miley Cyrus and One Direction (fair) but lumps Katy Perry into it (not fair). From Contact Music:

I’m getting older, I’m slowly morphing into that guy who stands on his lawn and shakes his fist and shouts, ‘Get off my lawn!’ All I can is that I don’t get Miley Cyrus, I don’t get Katy Perry, I don’t get One Direction … I don’t get why that’s a thing.

Let me tell you something, Hammy. Sir Mick Jagger, who is like WAY older than you, totally gets why Katy Perry is a “thing”…if you get what I’m saying.

I don’t think it’s fair to lump Katy in with One Direction. Also, ignoring that it’s Miley, “Wrecking Ball” is a great song. (Video, not so much.) Yeah, I said it.

Come. At. Me.

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Katy Perry Really Tried Not to Point Fingers on ‘Prism’

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Katy Perry has had some shitty exes, so it stands to reason that she’d write songs about them and put them on her albums. However, while her songwriting is confessional in certain ways, she’s insisted that she didn’t want to get too sinister and call these assholes out too badly on Prism.

From MTV News:

“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 that 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 gone inside more so and looked at where I can make myself better, did a patchwork thing, rather than like ‘Screw you. You’re crazy. Fuck you.’”

That’s no more obvious than on the song, “It Takes Two,” on which she apologizes to a former lover.

“There’s one song on the record called ‘It Takes Two,’ which is about specifically that. Because it’s really easy when relationships end to be like ‘That guy was a f—ing douchebag.’ But really if you laid it down, and you saw the whole span of the relationship, you saw that you were in love, you saw the intimate moments, you saw the pain, you saw all the emotions and you have to kind of say ‘Well, what responsibility can I take for myself in all of this’.”

Well, that’s big of her. And, you know, something a mature adult SHOULD do. She would just sorta look like a bitter bitch if she complained the whole record (though after what Russell did, I’d say she has every reason to be). WHATEVER. Bottom line is that Prism is a really, really good pop record.

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Music Video of the Day: Katy Perry’s ‘Unconditionally’

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LOL, as if you were going to get through your day without seeing this video posted! Katy Perry‘s finally released the full version of her ‘Unconditionally’ clip and I think it’s… cute! It’s nothing spectacular or amazing, but it’s nice and seasonal (snow!) and I’m a fan of Katy, I like it. Plus, she gets bonus points for not writhing around like she’s having a seizure or just standing in an empty room (love you, RiRi). Give me some ACTION, people! I love the lush holiday colours, the princess-y feel, Katy’s extensions… not so fond of that centre part, but that’s neither here nor there, I suppose.

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David Blaine Pulled a Lizard Out of Katy Perry’s Purse

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Well, no, he actually pulled the lizard out from under the table, hence the reason he sat down in a chair and set the bag on the table so that you couldn’t see him pick the lizard up… but whatever! David Blaine is super magical! He can make lizards appear and eat drinking glasses! I don’t know that Katy was actually convinced, but she couldn’t really tell him to fuck off and get out when it was being filmed as part of Blaine’s new TV special, now could he?

Apparently he filmed “encounters” with various celebrities for this special, including Kanye West, Ricky Gervais, Olivia Wilde, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and President George W Bush for David Blaine: Real or Magic, which is on ABC tonight. LOL, I wanna watch just for Kanye – I can see him going absolutely mental on Blaine. Also, George W Bush will probably be mesmerized.

David Blaine is pretty much THE WORST “magician” and is corny as shit, but I might actually watch this for the LOLZ.

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Katy Perry Made a 20-Minute Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Roar’

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If you loved Katy Perry‘s video for ‘Roar’, then you’re going to love the 20-minute behind-the-scenes clip she just released about what went into making it! To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever watched the full video (y’all know music videos ain’t my thing) so I don’t really have any interest in this, despite my love for Katy.

The video was filmed at the Arboretum in Los Angeles and features a monkey named Ripley. Fun!

“We like to make big visuals and basically re-remind people that we like to paint with broad strokes… we like to have fun. There’s a wonderful message in this song about… standing up for yourself. Sometimes if you have a serious video and a serious song it can be a little tough. We [wanted] to have a lighthearted visual to go with the song.”

Kewl, Katy. We’re with it. Watch the ‘making of’ video below: