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Love It or Leave It: Katy Perry’s Independence Day Ensemble

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This is what Katy Perry wore to a bar on the 4th of July. It’s a little costumey for me, but hey, that’s Katy! What do you think?

Ok, fine. Look, this isn’t really about what Katy Perry wore on the 4th of July, obviously. Her outfit isn’t that cute or awful or remarkable at all, and I don’t want to insult you by trying to pretend like that’s the focus of this story. No, the focus of this story is something much bigger, and much more shameful.

I have a confession to make: I went to see the Katy Perry movie last night. And I loved it.

I went as sort of a joke, honestly. I thought it would be really funny – and a good few parts of it were – and I wanted to tell you guys all about it. But at some point, I stopped making fun of her and I started rooting for her. The movie showed quite a few clips from a video she made when she was 18, when she talked about how she wanted to write songs and become a star, and it showed a lot of clips of her interacting with fans. There was this one particularly adorable part where this little boy interviewed her backstage, and oh man, don’t even get me started on the segments with Katy’s grandma.

Then there were the parts about Russell Brand, and since I’m being completely honest here, I’ll go ahead and tell you that I cried a little bit. She did an interview at the beginning of the tour where she said that she’d found the love of her life, which was especially sad, since we all know how that ended. Then, later in the tour, when Katy got the news that Russell had filed for divorce… jeez. You see her lying in her makeup chair and just crying while her assistant and her makeup artist whisper about it. She reaches out her hand, and her assistance hands her this box, and Katy pulls out a necklace and puts it around her neck and starts crying harder, and her assistant tells her makeup artist that it’s a necklace that Russell got for her. They ask her if she wants to cancel the show or just do her best, and she tells them to start putting on her makeup. For her first entrance in the show, she comes up through the floor on this platform, and you see her just doubled over, sobbing, and the crowd is chanting her name, and finally she stands up straight, gives a nod, and puts on a big smile. It’s actually kind of heartbreaking.

But then there were parts that were not so endearing, like when Russell sent her a text joking that they should name their firstborn son after Ronald McDonald, and she said “babies can’t have babies, and I’m still a baby.” Remember when they got married and they both did all those interviews about having all those babies together? Yeah, that’s kind of shitty.

Regardless, what I’m trying to tell you is that for the next few weeks or so, I’m probably going to be a Katy Perry fan. I know that that was the goal of the movie, and I know that it was edited to make Katy look like a fun, awesome, saint of a pop star. I hate myself a little for buying into it, but I already know that I’ll be singing “Part of Me” for the rest of the weekend, and sometimes you just have to give in to this sort of thing, you know?

Blind Items, Revealed!

Today is a magical day. Or, well, yesterday was a magical day, but Sarah and I were busy celebrating America’s birthday, so we’re just getting to the magic today. See, yesterday CDAN revealed tons and tons of blind items. Let’s stop with the preamble and get right to those, all right?

This A list celebrity and former singer who seems to always wear sunglasses was out over the weekend when she stopped to watch a woman on the street singing for money. The celebrity said, “You are better than I ever was. Honestly, so is everyone.” She then actually laughed and dropped $500 into the bucket.

Who could that be? Any guesses? You don’t have to guess, because we already know it was Victoria Beckham! See how fun this is? It’s only just beginning!

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Quotables: Katy Perry Wants to Be Just Like Madonna

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“I think Madonna, especially in the beginning of her career when she was laying the foundation, was evolving every single time and giving a new visual and a new idea to the public. She kept everybody interested because you never knew what she was going to do next, but whatever she delivered was a solid product. I just hope to be the same. I hope to continually make people interested and hopefully in 10 years look back and have written songs that have become timeless.”

Despite how ridiculous Madonna is, it’s not hard to see why a newer singer like Katy Perry would want to be like her. Madonna had her first hit single when she was 24, and here she is, touring around the world and exposing her no-no zones at 53. She’s out of her mind, but she’s still a superstar.

But does Katy Perry have a chance of enjoying a similar career? I really, really don’t think so. I mean, can you see Katy Perry releasing albums thirty years from now? A 57-year-old Katy Perry strutting around, singing “I Kissed A Girl” while millions of people went wild over her? Does she really have that sort of staying power?

Love It or Leave It: Katy Perry Almost Had It Right

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Here’s a photo of what Katy Perry wore to the Part of Me movie premiere. I absolutely love it. I love it so, so much. It’s definitely, without a doubt, my favorite thing that Katy’s ever worn. That amazing dress, and the matching shoes and lipstick? It’s perfect. I could go on and on about this dress all day, but I won’t.

I won’t because Katy Perry ruined it all by wearing this hot mess on her way to the airport:

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It does look comfortable, but at what cost?

Here’s a closer shot of the dress and the leggings:

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The only thing I understand about these photos is that Katy is in her dark place. Perhaps she’s coming up with beautiful, moving songs in her head. Perhaps she’s just wasted. Who can tell? I’m not sure, but with an outfit as horrendous as this one, I really don’t want to analyze it hard enough to find out.

Katy Perry Is Taking A Break

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From Contact Music:

Katy Perry is taking a break from showbiz.

The 27-year-old singer reportedly wants to step back from her career and take time to properly recover from the breakdown of her marriage to Russell Brand last year.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: ”I need to let my heart heal.”

Katy spent much of her 14-month marriage on her world tour and has hinted that her career was one of the causes for the split.

She said: ”For a modern woman, it is important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect.”

Katy – who is now dating Florence + the Machine guitarist Dan Aykroyd – recently insisted she doesn’t regret her failed relationship with Russell, 37.

She said: ”Everybody asks me if I regret something, they ask me if it’s going to be that one moment [her marriage].

”Actually it’s really a lesson learned and it’s super valuable, I could not buy this lesson.

”And I apply it to my life, I learn and a lot of the time, I get really good material for my songs.”

The brunette beauty was unsure if she wanted to open up about her marital troubles in her upcoming documentary film ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ but ultimately wanted to be honest about her life.

She said: ”The whole movie is about overcoming obstacles, overcoming my family, my set of rules and belief systems.”

OH DEAR GOD NO. You can’t leave us like this, Katy Perry! Not when I’ve gone over two years with hearing your annoyingly catchy songs everywhere I go! What would I do without you to tell me that I’m a firework, and what would I strive for if you weren’t there to tell me about such beautiful things as teenage dreams and California gurls? How can I survive in this world without you?!

Katy Perry Will Never Learn

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From Star via Celebitchy:

Is Katy Perry about to make the same mistake twice? Sources tell Star the fast-moving pop star, 27, is already house hunting in London with her new beau, guitarist Robert Ackroyd, just three months after meeting him. “Rob has been staying with Katy in L.A., but now he needs to be in England because he’s playing in all the summer festivals. He begged her to go with him,” says the source. “At first Katy wasn’t sure because he’s got such a ladies’ man reputation [sound familiar?] and only recently split from his ex.” But he insisted he’d put his bad-boy ways behind him to be with her.

Rob, 29, even went so far as to take out his iPhone and delete the numbers of every single ex-girlfriend in front of Katy. “He told her he just really wanted to be with her all the time and that it would be all fun and no drama,” says the source. “She was so taken with the gesture that she agreed to do it.”

There’s just one bump in the road to their happiness — her ex, Russell Brand. “Russell lives in the U.K., and both Katy and he have agreed that they can’t live in the same town anymore,” says the insider.

The amazing thing is, Russell, 37, who Katy says was “unbearably petty” during their 14-month marriage, has actually agreed to give up his home turf in the U.K. and move to L.A. for the summer. Katy is surprised and delighted that he’s being so accommodating.

“She has definitely moved on from Russell,” the sources says. “She’s telling friends she’s madly in love with Rob and has never felt this way about anyone before,” the sources says. “Katy really feels inspired by England, and she just can’t wait to put this horrible year behind her and go forward with this amazing guy by her side.”

I don’t even know where to begin with this. History repeats itself, I guess, and in this case, the history is that a couple of years ago, Katy met a different man who had a similar reputation for being promiscuous. They dated for three months, then they got engaged. The wedding was several months later, and the divorce was filed several months after that. So obviously, in the meantime while she’s waiting for the divorce to finalize, a great idea would be to do the exact same thing all over again.

And if I was concerned about moving in with my boyfriend because I was worried he was a player, then he probably just wouldn’t be my boyfriend anymore. Deleting ex-girlfriends’ numbers from your phone doesn’t exactly sound like an amazing promise of commitment to me. And call me cautious, but if a guy tried to convince me to move in with him because it would be “all fun and no drama,” then again, that would be a no for me.

But hey, I guess if you’re Katy Perry, then getting a house with someone isn’t such a huge deal. It wouldn’t be exactly the same as, say, a lovable gossip blogger buying a house* with her fiancé. There’s a lot more money involved, and a whole lot more travel. I guess for Katy Perry, buying a house in England isn’t really a big deal at all. At least I hope it isn’t, because I really don’t want to write all the engagement, wedding, and divorce stories all over again.

* IT’S ME, YOU GUYS. I’m buying a house! Expect questions about buying carpet and putting down kitchen tiles and gardening within the next few weeks.

Katy Perry Is Doing A Whole Lot of Talking About Russell Brand

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She also has crazy/scary/dead/drugged out eyes. But let’s just focus on that first thing for right now, all right?

Katy Perry is working on promoting her tour documentary, which, by the way, I’m definitely going to see. She’s doing a lot of interviews, and she seems to be focusing a lot on the footage that shows her dealing with the breakup of her marriage with Russell Brand. Remember that interview that she did earlier this week where she discusses how she had to bend over to cry so she wouldn’t mess up her fake eyelashes? Yeah, she’s been saying a lot of things like that. Poor Katy, I guess.

Here are a few things that Katy had to say on her appearance on The Tonight Show last night:

“Just because you’re in the spotlight doesn’t mean you get to dodge the curveballs — they’re actually bigger,” the Wide Awake singer told Leno. “I think if you were to see the movie and it was completely avoided, you’d think, ‘Hmm that’s strange, I know something else happened in her life last year.’”

Katy said she wanted to handle the split “delicately with the most integrity I could,  and show, ‘Yeah I’m going through the same situation that half of America goes through and somehow I landed on my feet.’ So you don’t have to lay down and die like you think.”

The Firework singer added that “it wasn’t always exciting to watch those unflattering scenes where I’m crying and having an intense moment, but I think people will relate to me more seeing me at my lowest point and now at my highest point.”

And just in case you want to hear one more thing about Katy Perry crying, People has another story about the Part of Me documentary:

In her new movie Part of Me, Perry, 27, pulls back the curtain to discuss why her marriage with Brand, 37, fell apart.

The biggest strain on their relationship, she reveals, was her busy touring schedule. As scenes in the movie show, Perry used days off from her grueling world tour to take side trips to see Brand. Yet the time apart still took its toll.

In one scene, Perry is seen sobbing uncontrollably backstage – minutes before show time. Eventually, she rallies. “Start time,” she says before hitting the stage.

Perry also hints that her rocketing music career was a source of tension between her and Brand.

“I thought to myself, ‘When I find that person that’s going to be my life partner, I won’t ever have to choose [between the partner and my career] … they won’t be threatened or have weird motives,” Perry says. “Then I started to realize, that’s not true. That fairytale I had is not true for me right now.”

The pop star says she did everything she could to save her marriage. “I have that same belief system with everything, from career to my life to my personal life, everything. And I will do everything it takes to not fail. And I did everything it took but it still failed.”

What “weird motives” is Katy saying that Russell Brand had? And yeah, I’m sure she did “everything it took” to make her marriage work, except, you know, spending time with her husband.

Have I mentioned how excited I am to see this movie?