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Katy Perry

Katy Perry (birth name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) was born on October 25, 1984. She and siblings David and Angela were raised in Santa Barbara, CA in a strict Christian household by evangelical minister parents, Keith Hudson and Mary Perry. The future popstar was blocked from the secular world. She picketed Madonna concerts and the only book she was allowed to read was the Bible. When Perry made her big music debut with “I Kissed A Girl” in 2008, the lyrics raised a lot of eyebrows in the religious community. Some of her other hits include “Roar,” “Firework,” “California Gurls,” “Waking Up in Vegas,” “Wide Awake,” “The One That Got Away,” “Hot n Cold,” “Dark Horse,” “E.T.,” and “Teenage Dream.” She’s toured the world to perform for fans and promote her albums such as “Prism,” “One of the Boys,” and “Witness.” Perry headlined the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2015 and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2010. She’s won MTV VMAs, Billboard Music Awards, Kids’ Choice, People’s Choice, and American Music Awards. She will serve as a judge on “American Idol” when the reincarnatin of the show debuts on ABC in 2018. Perry wed actor Russell Brand in India in October 2010. A mere fourteen months later, her husband sent her a text message to notify her he planned to file for divorce on New Year’s Eve 2011. She moved on and had some very public flings with John Mayer and Orlando Bloom.

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Katy Perry Plays Fairy Godmother For Aspiring Designer!!!

Katy Perry
Plays Fairy Godmother For Aspiring Designer!!!

Katy Perry opened the financial floodgates for an aspiring designer who wore one of her own outfits to Katy's concert that caught Katy's eye.  Samantha Bolton met Katy at a… READ MORE >

Nigel Lythgoe Gives Props to Katy Perry, What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe
Props to Katy, Luke and Lionel What Hits Has Simon Had?

Nigel Lythgoe took a fun shot at Simon Cowell ... the same Simon who went after the "American Idol" reboot. We got the longtime EP of the OG "Idol" Friday on his way to E Baldi in… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Luke Bryan Announces He and Lionel Richie Are Joining 'American Idol'

Luke Bryan
It's Official ... My Hero Lionel & I Are Joining 'Idol!!!'

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- 21 days ago
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- 21 days ago
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ABC vs. Producers ... Tug of War Over Racial Diversity

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- 26 days ago
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Luke Bryan
Set to Be 2nd Judge on 'Idol' ... Hasn't Signed Quite Yet

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- 26 days ago
'American Idol' May Be Delayed, and That Causes Problems with Katy Perry

'American Idol'
Filming May Be Delayed Chaos Looms Large

"American Idol" has backed itself into a corner, because it might need to delay taping until it lands more judges ... but that doesn't work for the only judge it's got so far -- Katy Perry. Our… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
'American Idol' Offering Disney Perks to Lure Judges Due to Blown Budget

'American Idol'
Judge Budget Running Dry ... How 'Bout a Disney Deal?

"American Idol" is struggling to land judges to join Katy Perry because of budget limitations, but it still has a weapon on reserve to lure 'em in -- a partnership with Disney. Our 'A.I.'… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Katy Perry Sued After Stagehand Loses Toe on Prismatic Tour

Katy Perry
Stagehand Sues ... Thanks to You, I Only Got 9 Toes

Katy Perry is in a toe jam, after a woman claims she lost one of hers while working on the singer's tour. Christina Fish claims in a lawsuit she was hired as a stagehand for Katy's… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
MTV Video Music Awards Behind the Scenes Photos

MTV Video Music Awards
Behind The Scenes Photos

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