Well, this was never going to end well. Katy Perry has gone full-on Egyptian for for the ‘Dark Horse’ video, which is a shame, because I rather preferred the whole witches’ coven/The Craft vibe she had going during her performance of this track at the Grammys, to be honest.
It’s still a great song and will do really well, no doubt, but it’s a bit strange and I’m sure the cultural appropriation police will be ringing their bells anytime now (especially after the whole geisha thing). I like it, generally speaking, and as far as videos go, it could be a lot worse.
What do you think?
February 21, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Everyone’s been speculating on when Katy Perry and John Mayer are going to get engaged since, well… since they first got (back) together, really.The latest rumours sparked when Katy and John were seen exiting a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, Katy with a huge smile on her face and a ring on her ring finger (no mention of whether or not she was wearing the ring when she ENTERED the restaurant, which is a very real possibility).
Lots of people are saying this whole engagement was inevitable, but US Weekly says it’s a no go – there are no wedding bells ringing for these two, and thank God for that:
“It’s not true. They are not engaged,” an insider tells Us. Adds a second source: “It was a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for the two of them in a private spot but there was no proposal…the dinner was sweet but low-key.” Afterward, the pair met up with friends at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood and sat at a private booth. (The next day, Perry was no longer wearing the ring as she and Mayer did some shopping in Hollywood.)
It’s great things are going well for them and all, but I am not a fan of the marriage plan for these two. Seriously, shut it down. After all, what’s the rush with getting married all the time? Katy saw how that went with Russell, so there is seriously no need to go straight down that road again. Not that I’m saying they’re doomed as a couple – in fact, Katy and John do seem to be set for the (somewhat) long haul, and he makes her happy, so I hope things stay that way.
I got the hottest girl in the game Pick in’ my brain
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) February 15, 2014
February 18, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry is my girl, y’all know that. However, that does not mean she gets a free pass for all fuckery, like the upcoming video for ‘Dark Horse’. It’s a great track from a great album and I’m totally with her weirdness, but what in the hell is this? The preview for this video is a mess – I miss the Craft-inspired theme for this song from the Grammys, at this point.
LOL – Katy-Patra? Girl, what?
I mean, I will listen to this album ’til the cows come home, but I’m really going to avoid this video at all costs.
February 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
Katy Perry took part in the Grammys’ Beatles tribute for CBS this week, and some Beatles megafans are not happy with her version of ‘Yesterday’, claiming it was “gross” and that she changed the words to suit her whim. Frankly, I think she did a pretty great job for her (especially considering some of her other, less successful live performances) and the biggest offense here is the outfit. Like, what? I get she’s going for ethereal beauty, but… girl, no.
All said, I think her voice sounded great – Katy has always worked really well in an acoustic setting and this is no different. You’re always going to have critics when dealing with an artist like The Beatles, however – they’re legendary and people are so attached to their music that NO ONE can do it any justice (even if they sorta do). ‘Yesterday’ is far from my favourite Beatles song (then again, I feel the Beatles are overrated), but I think this was a nicely done, respectable cover.
How do you think Katy did?
February 11, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry broke another record — she’s got herself 50 million followers on Twitter, ousting Justin Bieber as the most followed artist. You go, Katy! She now stands tall on Twitter above The Beebs and The Gags. Curious about other Twitter music superstars? From Billboard:
Other high-ranking artists on Twitter include Britney Spears at 35 million, Rihanna at 34 million and Justin Timberlake at a little more than 30 million in total. (Oh, and the President of the United States, of course, but despite his 41 million followers, we won’t rank him until he releases an album.)
In fact, music remains the most-discussed topic on all of Twitter, with more than 1 billion tweets sent about music in 2013.
Do YOU follow Katy Perry on twitter? Who are some big name artist you follow? Everybody’s got at least one. I follow Katy, even though I’m still eye-rolling a bit after her big boob comment. But I can’t help it, I love her.
February 1, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Let’s take a look at what celebs were wearing this week and dub a “winner” for BEST, WORST, and WTF.