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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.

Katy Perry Closing on Second Beverly Hills Mansion

Katy Perry
New Guest Home ... For $7.5 Million!!!

Katy Perry's family and friends just scored HUGE, thanks to her scooping up a quaint little guest house. Kidding ... she bought 'em a freakin' mansion! Take a look at Katy's SECOND home in Bev… READ MORE >

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr Celebrate Katy's Birthday

Katy Perry
Birthday Love From Orlando, His Son & Miranda Kerr!!!

Katy Perry's birthday is truly a magical occasion -- she's not only getting love and attention from her BF, Orlando Bloom ... but also from his ex-wife, and we got it all on video! Katy,… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Shiggy Destroys Backpack Kid In Epic Dance Battle

Destroys Backpack Kid ... In Crazy Dance Battle!

OH NO ... BACKPACK KID GOT SERVED!!!!! Shiggy -- the dude behind the "In My Feelings" challenge -- had a real-life dance battle with Backpack Kid at an ESPYs after-party on Wednesday ... and went… READ MORE >

- 148 days ago
Katy Perry Buys Drinks for Santa Barbara Crowd During Benefit Concert

Katy Perry to Santa Barbara
One Round, On Me! ... Crowd Runs to the Bar

Katy Perry treated her hometown to free booze at a concert this weekend -- but might've spoken too soon ... 'cause much of the crowd went runnin'. Katy performed Saturday night at the Santa… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Taylor Swift Accepts Olive Branch from Katy Perry to End Feud

Katy Perry & Taylor Swift
Bad Blood No More?

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's longstanding feud is apparently water under the bridge, because Katy sent a literal olive branch ... and it looks like Taylor accepted. Tay posted a short vid showing… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Katy Perry Nearly Missed Met Gala After Old, Classic Car Stalled

Katy Perry
Nearly Missed Met Gala After Old, Classic Car Stalled ...

Katy Perry almost didn't make it to the Met Gala this year, all because her ride started acting like an old hunk of junk ... but she had a prayer somewhere there in the engine. Katy was literally… READ MORE >

- 221 days ago
'American Idol' Contestant Dennis Lorenzo Says He Got Screwed by Singing Last

'American Idol' Contestant
Singing Last Screwed Me Over!

Three "American Idol" contestants got the boot this week, and Dennis Lorenzo thinks it's complete BS he was one of 'em, just because he was last on the mic. The former 'Idol' hopeful… READ MORE >

- 227 days ago
'American Idol' Contestant Trevor Holmes Has No Hard Feelings Being Eliminated by Katy Perry

'American Idol' Star Trevor Holmes
It's Fine Katy Perry Gave Me the Ax ... The 'Love Triangle' Paid Off!

"American Idol" dreamboat Trevor Holmes got sent home by Katy Perry this week -- but he ain't mad at her ... 'cause their viral "flirting" put him and his music on the map.  We spoke to… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Says New A.I. Judges Can Learn From 'Voice' Judges

'American Idol' Winner
'A.I.' Judges Should Rip a Page Outta 'Voice' Playbook

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan can learn a thing or two from their rivals Adam, Blake, Alicia and Kelly ... and that's according to an "American Idol" winner! Nick… READ MORE >

- 275 days ago
Katy Perry's No Simon Cowell for 'American Idol' Reboot's First Disaster Audition

'American Idol' Reboot
Katy Perry's No Simon Cowell ... During 1st Disaster Audition

The "American Idol" reboot saw its first train wreck of an audition this weekend, but there was no real Simon Cowell to be found among any of the judges ... try as Katy Perry did. A woman named… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
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