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Katy Perry Didn’t Waste Much Time Getting All “Dark”

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Where’s the cotton candy hair? The Americana tits shooting whipped cream and fireworks? The … bubblegum similarities to Justin Bieber? It’s all gone. And don’t you remember? You should have considered yourself warned. Katy said that shit was about to get all dark and scary and what not, both with her style and her music. The only thing she lied about, however, was the hair in the face thing. What she’s actually got going on in these photos is quite the opposite. It’s hair way out of her face.

And why, you wonder, is Katy Perry dressed up like she’s about to suck the life out of some unsuspecting fan? It was all for the Yves Saint Laurent show at this year’s Paris Fashion Week, and what do you guys think about the brand-new look? Kind of hot, right? I mean, I think I actually sort of prefer Katy Perry with a darker edge to her. Her music still flat-out sucks, and that performance at this year’s Grammys … just … whew (and not a good ‘whew’), but the look? If she could keep her mouth shut for five seconds at a clip, she might just start being tolerable, and wouldn’t that be quite a trip?

In related news, remember that performance of hers at the Grammys when she performed ‘Part of Me’ – or, you know, the song that lambasted Russell Brand and his love? Katy’s claiming that the song isn’t about him, and wasn’t even written recently:

“I wrote it two years ago, which is funny because everybody is like ‘God, it sounds so current.’ Some people that I work with were like, ‘You should just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago.’ I’m like, ‘I’m not a d—, I’m going to tell the truth.’ I wrote it two years ago when I was writing and recording Teenage Dream, [but] it didn’t feel right on the record. … Sometimes I’m like, ‘Am I living in The Truman Show?’ … What’s going on?’ It just feels like sometimes I’m caught in this movie where my life is paralleling my music! It seems very serendipitous, but, as un-fun as it sounds, I prepare everything. I’m overly prepared and kind of a control freak in the best of ways.”

So … I don’t know. I’m kind of not buying it. And why wouldn’t she admit to penning the song about Russell anyhow? Well because she’d probably end up looking like a heel. More than she already does.

Who’s Trashier, Rihanna Or Katy Perry?

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This should be fun!

I should take the time to make it clear to you that when I ask about which of these ladies is trashier than the other, I’m referring to their outfits and not their whole selves. Wouldn’t that be awful, if I was like “who’s trashier, Rihanna or Katy Perry,” and then compiled a list of bullet points for each of them explaining why both of them are often tacky and classless? Man, that would be … I don’t even know. Rude? Uncalled for? An idea for tomorrow’s posts?

Anyway, let’s get back to the task at hand, which is, as you should be able to tell by now, figuring out which of these BFFs deserve the title of “Most Trashy.” I showed you the ensembles in question up in that picture, but let’s make it easier for you to analyze, all right?

This is Rihanna. A few days ago, she stepped out of a London hotel she’s currently staying in, and she was wearing thigh high leather boots, a denim shirt, studded short shorts, and another denim shirt that was tied around her waist. Tucked into the shorts. Yeah.

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This is Katy Perry, stepping out of her own hotel in Paris. Now, take a look of the side-by-side image at the very top. Nothing too crazy on Katy’s part, right? Ok, now check out the back view:

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I just don’t know with these two anymore.

So who's trashier?
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Katy Perry Was Heavily Photoshopped for Interview

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Remember the cover of Interview magazine that we showed you the other day featuring Katy Perry trying to channel Amy Winehouse – or so people claimed? We’ve got our hands on some more photos from the spread, and it appears that it’s not Winehouse Katy’s trying to channel, it’s some kind of dark, goth burlesque thing, and it’s appropriate enough – Katy told Interview that her music, and I quote, is “about to get real f-cking dark.” She claims that she’ll be “shoe-gazing,” and you won’t be able to see her face, because her “hair is in [my] face.” She gonna stop washing it, too? There was a kid that used to sit in front of me in one of my Calculus classes back in the day who always wore band t-shirts that supported bands with scary, cadaver-like names to them and this dude always had his hair in his face. Which he never washed (his hair or his face). And he always smelled. Not necessarily of anything like shit or piss or sweat, but like … well, unwashed hair. Oil. He always smelled like body oil, and it was very cloying, very close, and very gross.

Is that the kind of thing you’re going for, Katy? Because if it is … I don’t know, man. No one’s going to want to sit behind you no matter what the front of you looks like.

Jump in to read some more of the interview and for the hot, burlesque, nipple-tassled photos from the shoot itself.

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Katy Perry’s Doing Interview Magazine, If You Care

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Hi! How have you guys been? Things been OK on the Evil Beet front here since I’ve been away? Looks to me like you guys were in some pretty good hands over the past few days, and I’m not surprised. Emily and Jenn are two pretty fabulous ladies, and I know how they feel about you guys.

Anyway, you’re probably wondering why oh why we have anything but Academy Awards coverage today, and I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s because I didn’t watch this year’s Academy Awards, which were held last night. Nope! Know what I was doing? I was *cuddling*. And cradling. Cradling a very sweet-smelling newborn baby boy for half of the night, and cradling my sliced-open-and-restitched abdominal muscles for the other half of the night! Exciting things have been happening in the past few days, friends, and it’s all because of a happy little baby and an emergency c-section.

Remember back when I wrote that post about our lovely orange Jessica Simpson about how I was completely and utterly terrified of having to undergo c-section surgery to remove my darling little baby? IT TOTALLY HAPPENED. Maybe I should have kept my mouth shut, because karma was totally a bitch by the name of “breech birth,” and if it weren’t for the surgery, well. I don’t want to really consider the other option, honestly, and now I get to be a big giant baby any time I have to, you know, move.

Oh, and as for the whole Katy Perry Interview magazine thing, it was totally a ploy to get you to read what I’ve been doing over the past few days. That’s some pretty shiesty behavior right there, isn’t it? Glad to be back, my friends. If you really want a bit of Katy Perry news, if that’s really why you’re here, let Rihanna tell you all about her plans to make Katy Perry a new woman:

“Rihanna wants to help Katy in any way she can. She is telling her that she’ll start setting her up!”

Katy’s friends are also keen on the idea of her finding a new romance, instead of “wasting time” crying over Russell.

The source added: “Katy has been very upset about the divorce. She never expected it to end and now she’s dealing with the aftermath.

“But her friends are telling her to get back out there and date. They don’t want her to waste time being upset over Russell.”

Awesome, right? This can only get better, now, can’t it? It’s going to be like Paris and Nicole circa 2004 or something.

Love It or Leave It: Is Katy Perry Serious With This?

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This is what Katy Perry wore last night’s MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Paul McCartney. She wore this to perform, she wore this on the red carpet, and she wore this to watch the ceremony. She wore this all night. I really like the dress: I think it’s simple and elegant, for Katy, anyway.

But I think you all know that I’m not talking about the dress.

That HAT, ugh. To be fair to Katy, I usually hate all fancy hats. It was really hard for me to look at pictures from the royal wedding last year because of all the fancy hats, and my distaste for fancy hats probably has a little bit to do with my feelings for Lady Gaga. I just think they’re dumb, really. That’s all. I think they’re dumb and too “look at me” and the only occasion where you should even be allowed to wear a fancy hat is to an occasion that can in no way be construed to be about any other person besides yourself. If Katy wants to wear a big stupid hat at her own concert, that would be fine. However, if she wants to wear it at a tribute for someone else, that’s show-offy and attention whoreish and a little bit disrespectful.

Also, have I mentioned how much I miss Katy Perry with black hair? Because it’s a lot.

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Did Cocaine Break Up Katy Perry and Russell Brand?

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I’m going to be real right quick: I kind of hate Katy Perry, so whenever I hear anything about her divorce from Russell Brand, I automatically go into the mindset of “ugh, Katy Perry, what a bitch.” I can’t help it. In my eyes, Russell is a darling angel and Katy Perry is the devil. Do you hear me? She is the devil. So when you read this report about how Katy and Russell broke up because of Katy’s involvement with cocaine, I want you to make your own decisions, because I can’t be impartial here.

From Star via Celebitchy:

Russell Brand may be the recovering addict, but it’s Katy Perry’s exposure to hard drugs and all-night partying that doomed their marriage. Amid reports of cheating, fighting and a fading romance, Star has discovered the shocking reason that [the couple] split a little more than a year after their wedding in India.

Russell, a recovering drug addict, “hit the roof,” says a source, when he found out exactly what was going on in Hawaii. “Katy runs with a really wild crowd,” an insider tells Star. Some of her acquaintances love to do cocaine. “They will party all night till the sun comes up, doing line after line of coke.”

According to pals, Russell felt he had no choice but to instruct his lawyers to put a swift end to the marriage. “How is Russell supposed to feel when he hears that his wife is out till all hours of the night,” says the insider. “He can only assume the worst.” And even though the singer wasn’t doing drugs herself, the source feels it showed really bad judgment. “Ruseell was a truly horrible addict. It’s a day-by-day struggle for him to stay sober and walk the right path now,” says the insider. “He’s really turned his life around, and he couldn’t let it be destroyed.”

Katy appears to have had a long and complicated history with drugs. Although her parents [are] strict evangelical Christians, she revealed in 2009 that even they weren’t always on the straight and narrow. In fact her mom was, in Katy’s words, a “wild child rock ‘n’ roller, pot-smoking debutante,” and her dad was an “acid dealer with long hair.”

There’s no doubt that Katy was exposed to it all, even then. Her Gym Class Heroes singer ex, Travie McCoy, acknowledged his own addiciton and blogged about being in rehab. And a source claims he was a really bad influence on her. “Katy was really struggling when she was with him.” But “she promised her dad she would stay clean.”

According to another insider, Russell saw changes in his wife over the past year. “She went from this sweet, adorable woman that he was madly in love with” to a needy person who surrounded herself with hangers-on who were using her, says an insider. And her behavior was getting increasingly erratic. “She’d throw back tequila shots, chain smoke… and have mood swings. He gave her an ultimatum: ‘Get rid of your hard-partying friends or lose me forever!’” It looks as if Katy made her choice.

This is exactly what I said, remember? Way back when I told you guys all about how Katy and Russell didn’t spend Christmas together, I said that Katy was being immature, selfish, and ridiculous with all the crazy partying while her husband is actively working on maintaining sobriety. And that’s why I have absolutely no trouble believing this story. From Star.

What do you guys think? If Katy was partying with cokeheads all the time, would that be a reasonable dealbreaker?

Quotables: Russell Brand Uses His Manners, Is “Fine”

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“Quite well, thank you. Are you asking because of recent events? You are making the mistake of seeing time as linear. The brilliant American author Kurt Vonnegut, he’ll tell you that if you imagine reality as experienced simultaneously, events become redundant.”

This is what Russell Brand had to say when he was asked how he was doing this past weekend.

You know, something about a lot of European folks: they’ve still got some manners left after all these years. And that’s not to say that Americans don’t, because that’s just not generally true, but if an American actor (even an American actor like the revered Ryan Gosling) said something like this in response to a paparazzi’s question, they’d be considered pretentious, vague, and annoying. When it comes from the mouth of someone with a refined accent (and not a chewy US East Coast accent), it’s seen as so much more tolerable. Seriously, as much as I’m not a huge Russell Brand fan, he’s looking better and better as the days go by.

Like I said last week.

And the week before, too.

Also, I love that he’s been educated enough to have read Kurt Vonnegut and is able to correlate ideas from literature and apply their basis in day-to-day events. I mean, that kind of stuff’s probably way over Katy Perry’s reading level. I’ll bet she stopped at Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret or at the very least, Twilight.

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